The Hemp Museum

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The Hemp Museum
Studio album by B-Legit
Released November 26, 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre West Coast hip hop, Mobb Music, Gangsta Rap
Length 57:48
Label Jive, Sick Wid It
Producer B-Legit (exec.), Emgee, Femi Ojetunde, Funk Daddy, K-Lou, Kevin Gardner, Mike Mosley, Redwine, Studio Ton, Tone Capone
B-Legit chronology
Tryin' to Get a Buck
(1993)
The Hemp Museum
(1996)
Hempin' Ain't Easy
(1999)
Singles from The Hemp Museum
  1. "Check It Out" / "Gotta Buy Your Dope From Us"
    Released: 1996
  2. "Ghetto Smile"
    Released: 1996

The Hemp Museum is the second studio album by American rapper B-Legit, released November 26, 1996 on Jive and Sick Wid It Records. The album features production by K-Lou, Mike Mosley, Studio Ton, Tone Capone and B-Legit. It peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 55 on the Billboard 200.[1] The album features guest performances by Kurupt, C-Bo, E-40, Levitti, Daryl Hall, Celly Cel, A-1 and Funk Mobb. The final track, "My Flow of Cash", is a bonus track exclusive to the CD release.

Along with a single, a music video was released for the song, "Check It Out" featuring E-40 and Kurupt.

The song, "Ghetto Smile", was later used in the 1997 film, Dangerous Ground, and was released as a single and a music video to promote the film's soundtrack.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Source 3/5 stars [3]
Vibe (positive) [4]

Allmusic - "...when the thick-tongued rapper cuts "Check It Out" with E-40 and tha Dogg Pound's Kurupt, he demonstrates his true skills..." [2]

The Source (12/96, p.135) - "...The Hemp Museum may be the lick if you understand the science behind the Sick Wid It sound, or know the Vallejo flavor..." [3]

Vibe (2/97, p.105) - "...B's badass Bay Area baritone is as distinguishable as a Picasso brush stroke..." [4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" - 1:14
  2. "City 2 City" - 3:49 (featuring Levitti)
  3. "For So Long" - 4:42
  4. "Check It Out" - 5:20 (featuring E-40 & Kurupt)
  5. "Gotta Buy Your Dope From Us" - 3:48 (featuring C-Bo & Little Bruce)
  6. "The Hemp Museum" - 4:03 (featuring Suga-T)
  7. "Neva Bite" - 4:39 (featuring The Mossie)
  8. "Ghetto Smile" - 4:15 (featuring Daryl Hall)
  9. "Don't Do It (Interlude)" - 0:18 (featuring G-Note)
  10. "Can My Nine Get Ate" - 4:15 (featuring Mac Shawn)
  11. "Niggaz Get They Wig Split" - 4:08 (featuring Celly Cel & C-Bo)
  12. "Rollin' Wit Hustlers" - 3:56 (featuring Harm)
  13. "Get's Down Like That" - 5:07 (featuring A-1)
  14. "D-Boy Blues" - 4:23 (featuring Levitti)
  15. "My Flow of Cash" - 3:51 (featuring Funk Mobb)

Samples[edit]

Ghetto Smile

Gotta Buy Dope From Us

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1996)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 55
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ((( The Hemp Museum > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-07.
  2. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. Review: The Hemp Museum. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-29.
  3. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: The Hemp Museum". The Source: 135. December, 1996.
  4. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: The Hemp Museum". Vibe: 105. February, 1997.

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