Reality Check (Juvenile album)

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Reality Check
Studio album by Juvenile
Released March 7, 2006 (USA)
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Southern Hip Hop
Length 71:54
Label UTP / Atlantic
Producer Cool and Dre
Donald XL Robertson
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 rapper Juvenile and was released on March 7, 2006.[11] It features artists such as Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Fat Joe, and Ludacris making guest appearances, among others. The first promo singles were released back in 2005 ("Animal" and "Sets Go Up"). The first official single was "Rodeo" produced by Cool and Dre, which charted on the Hot 100 and peaked at a modest #41. The second single was "Get Ya Hustle On" produced by Donald XL Robertson, a scathing indictment of the local government and the media's response to 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 third single off the album was "Way I Be Leanin'", which premiered on MTV's Making the Video. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 174,000 copies its first week.[12] The album would eventually be certified gold by the RIAA.

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 Donald XL Robertson, 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 Position
Billboard 200 1
Billboard Top Rap Albums 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