The Kingdom Come

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The Kingdom Come
Studio album by King Tee
Released 2002
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre West Coast hip hop
Label Greedy Green Entertainment, Mo Beatz, Aftermath Entertainment
Producer Dr. Dre (exec.), Ant Banks, Battlecat, Bud'da, DJ Quik, Fredwreck, Mike Dean, Stu-B-Doo
King Tee chronology
Ruff Rhymes: Greatest Hits Collection
(1998)
The Kingdom Come
(2002)
The Ruthless Chronicles
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
RapReviews.com 6.5/10 stars[1]

Thy Kingdom Come is the fifth studio album by West Coast hip hop artist King Tee. It was released in 2002 on Greedy Green Entertainment and Mo Beatz. The album was originally titled The Kingdom Come and was slated for a release on June 30, 1998, on Aftermath Entertainment. The 2002 release contains all of the same tracks as the 1998 version, except 2 tracks. The 1998 version was to be King Tee's first release of new material in three years after allying with Dr. Dre and appearing on his compilation, Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath. King Tee's album was later put on hold. His shelved album had already been rated three and a half stars out of five by The Source, which was "not good enough" for Dr. Dre,[2] but King Tee maintained a positive relationship with Dr. Dre. He even appeared on Dr. Dre's album, 2001, in 1999. By 2002, The Kingdom Come was released to mixed opinions and was a commercial failure. It had no charting singles, and it did not chart as an album. The album has been released in some places under the original name "Thy Kingdom Come" with an alternative album cover. The song "Speak On It" also appeared on San Andreas: The Original Mixtape, an album by King T's protégé Young Maylay.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Length
1 "Intro" Fredwreck Ice-T 1:09
2 "Speak on It" Stu-B-Doo King Tee 3:29
3 "Stay Down" Bud'da King Tee 4:12
4 "Squeeze Yo Balls" DJ Battlecat Baby S, King Tee 3:57
5 "Money" Dr. Dre Dawn Robinson, Dr. Dre, King Tee 4:13
6 "Da'Kron" Dr. Dre King Tee, Dr. Dre 4:28
7 "Big Boyz" Ant Banks King Tee, Too Short 3:12
8 "Let's Make a V" DJ Quik DJ Quik, El DeBarge, Frost, King Tee 4:51
9 "Tha Game (It's Ruff)" DJ Battlecat King Tee, Playa Hamm 5:27
10 "Reel Raw" Dr. Dre Sharief aka Killa Ben, King Tee 4:01
11 "2 G's from Compton" Stu-B-Doo King Tee, MC Ren 4:15
12 "Shake Da Spot" Bud'da King Tee, Shaquille O'Neal 3:46
13 "6 N 'Na Moe'nin" Dr. Dre Dawn Robinson, King Tee 3:07
14 "Step on By" Dr. Dre Crystal, Dr. Dre, King Tee, RC 5:14
15 "Big Ballin' (Playin' 2 Win)" Dr. Dre King Tee, RC 5:03
16 "Where's T" Dr. Dre Dr. Dre, King Tee 3:16
17 "Nuthin Has Changed" Bud'da King Tee, Kool G Rap, Tray Deee 3:38
18 "The Original" Mike Dean King Tee, Whoz Who 4:33

Additional Information[edit]

On the 2002 release of The Kingdom Come, many song and personnel names are spelled differently:

  • King Tee is credited as King T (Though he is credited as King T on all his songs on the aftermath)
  • DJ Quik is credited as DJ Quick
  • Shaquille O'Neal is credited as Shaquille O'Neil in "Shake da Spot", which samples the talk box from "California Love", and interpolates lyrics for "Straight Outta Compton".
  • Bud'da is credited as Budda
  • Playa Hamm is credited as Playa Ham
  • Stu-B-Doo is credited as Stu
  • Sharief is credited as Killa Ben
  • "Squeeze Yo Balls" is credited as "Skweez Ya Ballz"
  • "Money" is credited as "Monay"
  • "The Chron" is credited as "Da 'Kron" and samples skits from Snoop Dogg's "Who Am I (What's My Name)?".
  • "Real Raw" is credited as "Reel Raw"
  • "2 G's From Compton" samples the background chorus vocals from Snoop Dogg's "Who Am I (What's My Name)?".
  • The beat of "6 In Tha Moe'nin" was later released in "Zoom" by LL Cool J feat. Dr. Dre.

There are three tracks on the original tracklisting that did not get released on the CD in 2002: "Got It Locked", "That's Drama" and "The Future". The song "The Future" used the same beat as the song "Xxplosive" from Dr. Dre's album, 2001. Also, a song titled "Psychic Pimp Hotline" appeared on an Aftermath Entertainment sampler.[3] The song never appeared on any of the subsequent releases or tracklistings; however, on the album "Deuce" by The D.O.C., the song "Psychic Pimp Hotline" exists.[4] Coincidentally, the track is produced by Dr. Dre.

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