Pre-Meditated Drama

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Pre-Meditated Drama
Studio album by Steady Mobb'n
Released May 6, 1997
Recorded 1995−1997
No Limit Studios, The Grill, (Oakland, California)
Genre West Coast Hip Hop, Gangsta rap
Length 70:43
Label Bomb Shelter / No Limit Records
Producer Craig B (exec.)
DJ Daryl, KLC, Master P (exec.)
Steady Mobb'n chronology
Pre-Meditated Drama
(1997)
Black Mafia
(1998)

Pre-Meditated Drama is the debut album by American rap group Steady Mobb'n, released May 6, 1997 on Bomb Shelter and No Limit Records. The 12 songs DJ Daryl produced were recorded at The Grill Studios in Oakland California. It managed to gain decent success, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at 29 on the Billboard 200. [1]

The original version of "If I Could Change" also produced by DJ Daryl was heard in the film, I'm Bout It (which came out shortly after this album), and was also released as a single and a music video to promote the film's soundtrack and this album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[3]

The Source (6/97, p.124) - 3.5 Mics (out of 5) - "...Pre-Meditated Drama shows that (Steady Mobb'n) definitely have those engaging narratives of the hustling street life....if you truly appreciate gangsta rap and the sound that has made No Limit records so popular, then this is the album for you..."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Strong Heart"
  3. "It's On" (featuring Master P, Mystikal & Fiend)
  4. "Animosity"
  5. "Trouble" (featuring Richie Rich)
  6. "Kidnap Call" (skit)
  7. "West to South" (featuring Master P, Fiend, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker, Mac, C-Loc, Kane & Abel)
  8. "Puff Puff Pass"
  9. "Dice Game" (skit)
  10. "Check ya Nuts"
  11. "Trying to Get Mine" (featuring Master P & JT the Bigga Figga)
  12. "Call Back" (skit)
  13. "Blood Money" (featuring Marvin Klark)
  14. "Lil Nigga"
  15. "Up to no Good" (featuring Big Ed, Mia X & Master P)
  16. "Block Monsters" (featuring Killa K, Marvin Klark & Kollision)
  17. "Mr. Serv On commercial"
  18. "4 Corners" (featuring Dirty White)
  19. "If I Could Change" (remix) (featuring Ephrine Galloway & Juda)

Track 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18 and 19 produced by Daryl L. Anderson (DJ Daryl)

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1997)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 29
U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b allmusic ((( Pre-Meditated Drama > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2009-12-02.
  2. ^ Stanley, Leo. Review: Pre-Meditated Drama. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-12-31.
  3. ^ Columnist. "Review: Pre-Meditated Drama". The Source: 124. June, 1997.

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