The Recipe (album)

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This article is about the Mack 10 album. For the Mambo Sauce album, see Mambo Sauce (band).
The Recipe
Studio album by Mack 10
Released October 6, 1998
Recorded 1998
Genre West Coast rap, Gangsta rap
Length 65:41
Label Priority, Hoo-Bangin'
Producer Binky Mack, Clint "Mr. Payback" Sands, DJ U-Neek, Jermaine Dupri, KLC, Mack 10 (exec.), Slice, Snoop Dogg, Young Trey
Mack 10 chronology
Based on a True Story
(1997)
The Recipe
(1998)
The Paper Route
(2000)
Singles from The Recipe
  1. "Let the Games Begin"
    Released: September 27, 1998
  2. "Money's Just a Touch Away"
    Released: December 15, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Source 4/5 stars[2]
Vibe (Favorable)[3]
Rap Pages 4/5 stars[4]

The Recipe is the third studio album by American rapper Mack 10, released October 6, 1998 on Priority and Hoo-Bangin' Records. It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 15 on the Billboard 200.[5] The album features guest performances by Eazy-E, MC Eiht, Master P, WC, Tray Dee, Jermaine Dupri, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Korn. It was the "launching pad" for Mack 10's new record label, Hoo-Bangin' Records and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.[citation needed]

Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs: "Money's Just a Touch Away" featuring Gerald Levert, and "Let the Games Begin" featuring Fat Joe, Big Pun and CJ Mac.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   - 1:02
2. "The Recipe" (featuring Techniec, Binky Mack, Boo Kapone & CJ Mac) Binky Mack 4:59
3. "You Ain't Seen Nothin'" (featuring Foxy Brown & Jermaine Dupri) Jermaine Dupri 3:58
4. "Made Niggaz" (featuring Master P & Mystikal) KLC 3:18
5. "Get Yo' Ride On" (featuring Eazy-E & MC Eiht) Rhythm D., Slice 3:37
6. "Money's Just a Touch Away" (featuring Gerald Levert) Rhythm D., Slice 4:34
7. "Suck Down" (Insert) - 0:29
8. "Get a Lil Head" (featuring Techniec, CJ Mac, Binky Mack and Boo Kapone) Dutch 4:29
9. "For the Money" (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Buckshot) Young Trey 4:33
10. "Ghetto Horror Show" (featuring Ice Cube & Jayo Felony) DJ U-Neek 4:46
11. "LBC and the ING" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Snoop Dogg 4:36
12. "Radio Insert: Funkmaster Flex"   - 0:18
13. "Let the Games Begin" (featuring Fat Joe, Big Pun and CJ Mac)   3:37
14. "#1 Crew In the Area" (featuring K-Mac, Techniec, MC Eiht, CJ Mac, WC, Boo Kapone, Binky Mack, Thump & Road Dawgs) DJ U-Neek 5:07
15. "Gangsta Shit's Like a Drug" (featuring Tray-Dee & Squeak Ru) Mr. Payback 3:57
16. "The Letter"   Binky Mack 3:50
17. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (featuring Ice Cube) Dutch 4:09
18. "Outro"   - 0:22
Total length:
1:03:43

Samples[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Album
Chart (1998)[5] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 15
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 6
Singles
Song Chart (1998)[6] Peak
position
"Let The Games Begin" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 54
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 31
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 5

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