The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 2 (I Am What I Am)

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The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 2 (I Am What I Am)
Studio album by B.G.
Released March 21, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Gangsta Rap/Southern Rap
Label Chopper City, Koch Records, Atlantic Records
B.G. chronology
The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 1
(2005)
The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 2 (I Am What I Am)
(2006)
Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (6/10)[2]
Stylus Magazine B−[3]

The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 2 (I Am What I Am) is the tenth studio album by rapper B.G., released on March 21, 2006 on Koch Records. The first single from the album, Move Around, features former Cash Money Records artist/producer Mannie Fresh.[4] Paul Wall, Webbie, and the Chopper City Boyz appear on this album. The album debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 with over 62,000 copies sold in the first week released. This is B.G.'s highest to the chart.[5][6]

Album information[edit]

As one of the initial artists on New Orleans's Cash Money label, and a member of the Hot Boys (which also featured fellow future superstars Juvenile and Lil Wayne), B.G. is something of a Dirty South lynchpin. A string of solo releases on Cash Money and other labels has helped maintain his profile, and The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol. 2, follows up its companion, Vol. 1, in typical B.G. style. B.G. raps on the usual topics here with his laid-back, laconic flow. At 18 tracks the album is a bit too sprawling, but guest stars Mannie Fresh, Webbie, and Paul Wall keep things interesting with their dynamic cameos. There is plenty of similar production, as well as swagger, menace, and brio Southern rap fans are accustomed to. While Vol. 2 isn't necessarily considered a leap forward for B.G., it holds his established name in good standing. The song "Kill or be Killed" is considered by many to be a street classic.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Hush 2:02
2. "Real Nigga"   Coree Benton 3:08
3. "Move Around" (feat. Mannie Fresh) Mannie Fresh 4:48
4. "What I Need" (feat. Conrad) Coree Benton 3:22
5. "Get Yo Mind Right" (feat. Evelyn) Bass Heavy 3:31
6. "Living Right" (feat. Tone Tone) Tone Tone 4:48
7. "Kill or Be Killed"   Crack Tracks 4:09
8. "Deuces Up" (feat. Paul Wall & Yung Redd) Pretty Todd 3:56
9. "Bout Mine" (feat. Bossman & VL Mike) Coree Benton 3:35
10. "Fuck Em" (feat. The Show) Crack Tracks 4:00
11. "Ain't No Bitch" (feat. Webbie & VL Mike) Mouse On Tha Track 3:51
12. "Yeah Nigga Yeah" (feat. Hakim) Coree Benton 3:32
13. "I Ain't Got Nothing"   Crack Tracks 4:16
14. "Pussy Pop" (feat. Sniper & Gar) Howard 3:14
15. "Face Up" (feat. Gar) Howard 2:50
16. "It Don't Stop" (feat. Hakim & Bossman) Coree Benton 4:14
17. "Gotta Get Me"   Bass Heavy 3:59
18. "Whatever U Like" (feat. Gar) Bass Heavy 4:40

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  4. ^ B.G. Shows "Heart," Reteams With Mannie Fresh For Post Cash Money Reunion
  5. ^ Chopper City/KOCH Recording Artist B.G. Debuts at #6 on the Billboard Top 200!!
  6. ^ Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'