|Studio album by 8Ball & MJG|
|Released||March 13, 2007 (U.S.)|
|Genre||Memphis rap, Crunk, Southern rap, Gangsta rap|
|Label||Bad Boy South|
|Producer||Diddy (Executive Producer), Mario Winans, Jazze Pha, Drum Majors, DJ Toomp, Midnight Black, Bangladesh, Danja, B-Rock, DJ Nasty & LVM, Shawty Redd, Soul Diggaz, Gorilla Zoe, Bigg D, C.K.P., Gorilla Tek|
|8Ball & MJG chronology|
Ridin High is the seventh studio album by rap duo 8Ball & MJG and their second release for Bad Boy Records. The album was released on March 13, 2007. It was originally scheduled for July under the title "Pure American Pimpin'", but then has been confirmed to be titled "Ridin High".
The album features artist like Three 6 Mafia, Juvenile, Yung Joc, P Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Jazze Pha, 112, Big Pun & Project Pat. Productions will come from Jazze Pha, Sean Dre, Drumma Boy, Lil Jon, DJ Toomp and Timbaland's protégé Nate "Danja" Hills.
The first single off the album is "Relax and Take Notes", which features The Notorious B.I.G. (containing elements of "Dead Wrong" from his posthumous album Born Again) and fellow Memphian Project Pat. The second single of the album is called "Cruzin'", and it has been confirmed on 8Ball & MJG's official website. The explicit version of the album leaked onto the Internet on March 7, 2007. The album was also highly publicised on Xxlmag.com.
Following its release, the album debuted at number eight on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 50,000 copies in its first week. As of September 2007, the album has sold approximately 200,000 copies worldwide.
|2||"Relax and Take Notes"||DJ Nasty & LVM||The Notorious B.I.G. & Project Pat||4:51|
|3||"Ridin High"||Bigg D||P Diddy||4:18|
|4||"Turn Up the Bump"||Danja||4:29|
|5||"Cruzin"||Midnight Black||Three 6 Mafia & Slim of 112||5:20|
|6||"Whatchu Gonna Do"||Midnight Black||Pimp C||4:50|
|7||"30 Rocks"||Soul Diggaz||P Diddy||4:23|
|8||"Blow Job" (Interlude)||MJG & Big Du||1:33|
|9||"Hickory Dickory Dock"||Shawty Redd||4:53|
|10||"Runnin Out of Bud"||Gorilla Tek||Killer Mike||5:13|
|11||"Clap On"||Gorilla Zoe||Yung Joc||3:50|
|12||"Alcohol Pussy Weed"||P Diddy, Mario Winans||3:37|
|13||"Pimpin" (Interlude)||Conrad "Rad" Dimanche, Kenan Thompson||0:30|
|14||"Pimpin Don't Fail Me Now"||Jazze Pha||Jazze Pha & Juvenile||3:56|
|16||"Take It Off"||Midnight Black||Poo Bear||5:22|
|17||"Memphis"||Baron "B-Rock" Agee||Al Kapone||3:59|
|19||"Stand Up"||Crown Kingz Productions (C.K.P.)||4:20|
- Relax and Take Notes
- Ridin High
- Clap On
- Hickory Dickory Dock
- Get Low
Relax & Take Notes
- "Dead Wrong" by The Notorious B.I.G.
Runnin' Out Of Bud
- "When A Woman's Fed Up" by R. Kelly
Pimpin' Don't fail Me Now
- "Pussycat" by Missy Elliott
- "Walking In Memphis" by The Vineyard Sound
- "Patron" by Yung Joc
Take It Off
- "The Love Scene" by Joe
Reviews for Ridin High are equally impressive with 3 stars out of 4 from USA Today, a B- grade from Entertainment Weekly magazine and a "Critics Choice" pick from the New York Times. Online reviews cite the disc as "...an instant classic...," "...a must own" (Down-South.com), "a trip worth taking"
Album – Billboard (U.S.)
singles – Billboard (U.S.)