Reality Check (Juvenile album)

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Reality Check
Studio album by Juvenile
Released March 7, 2006
Recorded 2005–06
Genre Hip hop
Length 71:54
Label UTP, Atlantic
Producer Cool & Dre, XL, Scott Storch, Mannie Fresh, Lil Jon, Sinista
Juvenile chronology
Juve the Great
(2003)
Reality Check
(2006)
Cocky & Confident
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B-[2]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[3]
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[5]
RapReviews (8/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B[8]
USA Today 3/4 stars[9]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[10]

Reality Check is the seventh studio album by American rapper Juvenile; it was released on March 7, 2006, by UTP Records and Atlantic Records.[11] The album's features guest appearances from Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Fat Joe and Ludacris, among others.

Reality Check was supported by three single "Rodeo", "Get Ya Hustle On" and "Way I Be Leanin'". The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 174,000 copies its first week.[12] The album became a certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single "Rodeo"; it was produced by Cool & Dre was released. The single had charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at a modest number 41.

The album's second single "Get Ya Hustle On"; it was produced by Donald XL Robertson was released. The song descrides as a scathing indictment for the local government and the media's response from the 2005's Hurricane Katrina, including lyrics such as "the mayor ain't your friend, he's the enemy-just to get your vote, a saint is what he pretend to be" and "fuck foxnews I don't listen to y'all ass, couldn't get a nigga off the roof when the storm passed."

The album's third single "Way I Be Leanin'" featuring Mike Jones, Paul Wall; along with his label-mates Wacko and Skip was released. The music video for "Way I Be Leanin'" premiered on MTV's Making the Video.

Promotional singles[edit]

The album's promotional singles on both of the songs– "Animal" and "Sets Go Up"– was released before the album's release.

Other songs[edit]

The track titled "Sets Go Up" was featured on the video game, named Need For Speed: Most Wanted.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     Stormy Dai 0:26
2. "Get Ya Hustle On"   T. Gray, T. Freeman, D. Robertson XL, Sinista 3:29
3. "Around the Way"   T. Gray, T. Freeman Sinista 3:55
4. "Sets Go Up" (featuring Wacko) T. Gray, S. Storch, D. Grison Scott Storch 4:12
5. "Rodeo"   T. Gray, A. Lyons, M. Valenzano, R. Kelly Cool & Dre 3:58
6. "What's Happenin'"   T. Gray, T. Freeman Sinista 3:37
7. "Loose Booty" (featuring 8 Ball & Skip) T. Gray, D. Miller, P. Smith, C. Nocholas Stormy Dai 4:12
8. "Way I Be Leanin'" (featuring Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Wacko & Skip) T. Gray, J. Hunter, M. Jones, P. Slayton, C. Nicholas, D. Grison, T. Mosely, S. Carter Perion 4:08
9. "Break a Brick Down"   T. Gray, A. Lyons, M. Valenzano Cool & Dre 4:41
10. "Who's Ya Daddy"   T. Gray, T. Freeman Sinista 3:18
11. "I Know You Know" (featuring Trey Songz) T. Gray, N. Perez, T. Neverson, M. Caren Happy Perez 4:06
12. "Keep Talkin'" (featuring Skip & Red Eyezz) T. Gray, T. Freeman, C. Nicholas, P. James Sinista 3:52
13. "Rock Like That" (featuring Bun B) T. Gray, T. Freeman, B. Freeman Sinista 3:32
14. "Why Not" (featuring Skip) T. Gray, J. Smith, C. Love, L. Jefferson, J. Phillips, R. Jones Lil Jon 3:53
15. "Animal"   B. Thomas Mannie Fresh 3:42
16. "Addicted" (featuring Brian McKnight) T. Gray, B. McKnight Brian McKnight 3:45
17. "Holla Back"   T. Gray, T. Freeman Sinista 4:03
18. "Pop U" (featuring Ludacris & Fat Joe) T. Gray, J. Cartagena, C. Bridges, M. Dean Mike Dean, Juvenile 4:25
19. "Say It to Me Now" (featuring Kango of Partners-N-Crime) T. Gray, S. Storch Scott Storch 4:45
iTunes bonus tracks
No. Title Length
20. "Come Out the Laundry" (featuring Skip[disambiguation needed]) 3:21

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 1
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
In My Own Words by Ne-Yo
Billboard 200 number-one album
March 19, 2006 - March 25, 2006
Succeeded by
High School Musical Soundtrack