T.I.P. (album)

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T.I.P.
Studio album by Young Buck
Released October 11, 2005 (Original release)
November 8, 2005 (Audio CD)
Recorded 2005
Genre Southern hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 53:02
Label Mass Appeal Entertainment
Producer D. Smoov
Young Buck chronology
Straight Outta Ca$hville
(2004)
T.I.P
(2005)
Buck the World
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
RapReviews (5/10)[1]
Stylus Magazine B[2]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars[3]

T.I.P. is the second Independent album by rapper Young Buck. It was released on November 8, 2005, through the independent label, Mass Appeal Entertainment. Guest appearances on the album include D-Tay, Rizin Sun, First Born and Bun B.

The album was recorded before Young Buck signed with G-Unit in 2002, but it was not released until after his 2004 solo debut album, Straight Outta Cashville.

Reception[edit]

T.I.P. sold more than 26,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at number 40 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[4] It also reached number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[5]

Stylus Magazine writer Evan McGarvey criticized the album's "meager" production values, and he noted that "Young Buck’s charms are alluring, if a little unrefined."[6] McGarvey praised Young Buck for knowing "even then that two rappers make a song intrinsically different than one voice. That in itself is a lesson most rappers seldom learn as rookies."[6] Steve Juon of RapReviews wrote that opening track "Blood in Blood Out" sounded similar to Young Buck's later work, providing the album with a "fairly promising" start.[7] However, Juon added that "too much of this album is just plain mediocre", and that its release was an obvious attempt "to cash in on Buck's fame."[7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Young Buck, music compositions listed below.

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Blood In Blood Out" (featuring Rizin Sun) D. Smoov 3:44
2. "Thug In The Club" (featuring Bun B & Smoov Jizzel) D. Smoov 3:59
3. "Caught In The Wind" (featuring D-Tay & Rizin Sun) D. Smoov 3:41
4. "Crime Pays"   D. Smoov 4:37
5. "Penny Pinchin" (featuring D-Tay) D. Smoov 4:27
6. "All About Money" (featuring D-Tay) D. Smoov 4:30
7. "All My Life" (featuring D-Tay) D. Smoov 3:41
8. "Get Your Murder On"   D. Smoov 3:21
9. "Can't Keep Livin"   D. Smoov & Jordan Suecof 4:10
10. "Hard Hitters" (featuring D-Tay, First Born & Rizin Sun) D. Smoov 3:56
11. "Dickie Fits"   D. Smoov 3:47
12. "Purse First" (featuring Bun B & First Born) D. Smoov 5:08
13. "Thugged Out" (featuring D-Tay) D. Smoov 4:01

Credits[edit]

Mastering
  • Eric Conn
  • Don Cobb
Mixing
  • Eric Schilling
Design
  • Blake Franklin
Performer
  • Rizin' Sun-
  • Smoov Jizzell

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 40
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[5] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ RapReviews review
  2. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  3. ^ "Young Buck - T.I.P. (review)". Sputnikmusic.com. 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ Harris, Chris (2005-11-16). "50 Cent Gets A Billboard Beating From Zellweger's Ex". MTV. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  5. ^ a b c "T.I.P. - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  6. ^ a b McGarvey, Evan (2006-01-27). "Young Buck - T.I.P. - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  7. ^ a b Juon, Steve (2005-11-08). "Young Buck - T.I.P. - John Galt Entertainment". RapReviews. Retrieved 2010-01-30.