The Black Bossalini

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The Black Bossalini (aka Dr. Bomb from da Bay)
Studio album by Spice 1
Released October 28, 1997
Recorded 1996−1997
Genre West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
Length 58:17
Label Jive
Producer Ali Malek, Ant Banks, Bobby Ross Avila, Chaz Hayes (exec.), Clint "Payback" Sands, Femi Ojetunde, Hen-Gee, Mike Mosley, Paris, Rick Rock
Spice 1 chronology
1990-Sick
(1995)
The Black Bossalini
(1997)
Immortalized
(1999)
Singles from The Black Bossalini
  1. "510, 213" / "Ballin'" / "I'm High"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Playa Man"
    Released: 1997

The Black Bossalini (aka Dr. Bomb from da Bay) is the fifth studio album by American rapper Spice 1, released October 28, 1997 on Jive Records. The album was produced by Ant Banks, Clint "Payback" Sands, Mike Mosley, Paris and Rick Rock. It peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200 and at number 5 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[1] The album features guest appearances by WC, Big Syke, Ice-T, Too Short, Kokane, MC Breed, Yukmouth and Mack 10.

Along with a single, a music video was released for the song, "Playa Man".[2]

The song, "2 Hands & a Razorblade, was originally heard in the film, Dangerous Ground, and was also released on the film's soundtrack.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Allmusic - "...There are a couple of Southern Californian flourishes here and there...it's a solid record that should appeal to his legions of fans."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Thug In Me" (Dedicated to Tupac Shakur) – 3:36
  2. "I'm High" (featuring Da Old Skool) – 4:02
  3. "Recognize Game" (featuring Ice-T, Too Short & Kokane) – 4:03
  4. "Playa Man" (featuring Da Old Skool) – 4:07
  5. "Caught Up in My Gunplay" – 3:28
  6. "Ballin'" (featuring MC Breed, Yukmouth & Kokane) – 4:51
  7. "The Boss Mobsta" – 4:46
  8. "510 / 213" (featuring Big Syke & WC) – 4:46
  9. "Kill Street Blues" – 5:12
  10. "Fetty Chico and the Mack" (featuring Mack 10) – 4:06
  11. "Wanna Be a G" – 3:23
  12. "Diamonds" – 4:04
  13. "Down Payment on Heaven" (featuring Cydal) – 4:31
  14. "2 Hands & a Razorblade" – 4:14

Samples[edit]

510 / 213

Down Payment on Heaven

  • "(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind" by LeVert

Playa Man

Recognize Game

The Boss Mobsta

The Thug in Me

Caught Up in My Gunplay

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1997)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 28
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b allmusic ((( The Black Bossalini (a.k.a. Dr. Bomb from Da Bay) > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2009-04-14.
  2. ^ Spice 1 - "Playa Man" (official video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2010-02-07.
  3. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review: The Black Bossalini (a.k.a. Dr. Bomb from da Bay). Allmusic. Retrieved on February 7, 2010.

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