Somethin' Serious

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Somethin' Serious
Studio album by Big Mike
Released June 25, 1994
Recorded 1993–1994
Genre Hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 52:38
Label Rap-a-Lot/Priority/EMI Records
0499 2 53907 2 8
P2-53907 (first pressing)


Rap-a-Lot/Noo Trybe/Virgin/EMI Records
7243 8 40448 2 4
V2-40448 (second pressing)
Producer Michael Banks, Mike Barnett, John Bido, Troy Clark, Simon Cullins, Mike Dean, N.O. Joe, Pimp C, James H. Smith
Big Mike chronology
Somethin' Serious
(1994)
Still Serious
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Somethin' Serious is the 1994 debut album by rapper Big Mike. The album reached #40 on Billboard's Billboard 200 chart and #4 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It launched the charting single "World of Mind", which peaked at #45 on Hot Rap Tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Comin' from the Swamp - 3:45
  2. World of Mind - 4:25
  3. Ghetto Love - 3:00
  4. Creepin’—Rollin’ - 4:21
  5. Smoke ’Em & Choke ’Em - 4:08
  6. Havin’ Thangs (featuring Pimp C) - 4:49
  7. On da Real - 3:37
  8. Playa, Playa - 4:48
  9. Southern Thang - 1:41
  10. Somethin’ Serious - 3:46
  11. Get over That - 4:33
  12. Fire - 4:05
  13. Daddy’s Gone (featuring Scarface) - 4:33
  14. On da 1 (featuring Bun B, Tre'mendous) - 3:07

Samples[edit]

Fire

Havin' Thangs

Playa Playa

  • "What a Wonderful Thing Love Is" by Al Green

Smoke 'Em & Choke 'Em

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael Banks – producer
  • Mike Barnett – producer, production coordination, mastering, assistant engineer, mixing
  • John Bido – producer, mixing
  • Big Mikevocals
  • Troy Clark – producer, mixing
  • Billy Cook
  • Simon Cullins – producer
  • Mike Dean – producer, engineer, mastering, mixing
  • DJ Domination – scratching, cut
  • John Moran – mastering
  • N.O. Joe – producer, mixing
  • Patrick Nixon – art direction
  • Pimp C – producer
  • Sheila Pree – photography
  • R.A.W.
  • Scarface – rap
  • James H. Smith – executive producer
  • Lester Tone
  • Tre'mendous - rapper
  • UGK