This Ain't a Game

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This Ain't a Game
Studio album by Ray J
Released June 19, 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre R&B, hip hop, urban
Length 61:18
Label Atlantic/Knockout
Producer Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Brycyn "Juvie" Evans, Ken Ifill, Rodney Jerkins, The Neptunes, Ray J, Brandy, Chris Taylor, Colin Wolfe [1]
Ray J chronology
Everything You Want
This Ain't a Game
Singles from This Ain't a Game
  1. "Wait a Minute"
    Released: May 1, 2001
  2. "Formal Invite"
    Released: February 5, 2002
  3. "Keep Your Head Up"
    Released: December 4, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]

This Ain't a Game is the second studio album by R&B artist, Ray J. The album was released on June 19, 2001 under Atlantic Records.

It peaked at #21 on the Billboard 200 and at #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 18,321 copies in its first week. As of 2013 it sold 300,000 copies to date.

The album spawned one Top 40 hit single, peaking at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 called "Wait a Minute", featuring Lil' Kim. His second single, "Formal Invite" peaked at #54 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, both songs which were produced by The Neptunes.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   William Norwood II    
2. "Wait a Minute" (featuring Pharrell & Lil' Kim) Chad Hugo; Kimberly Jones; Pharrell Williams The Neptunes  
3. "Takin' Control"   William Norwood II    
4. "Formal Invite" (featuring Pharrell) LaShawn Daniels; Fred Jerkins III; Rodney Jerkins; Nora Payne; Robert Smith The Neptunes 4:19
5. "Keep Your Head Up"   LaShawn Daniels; Rodney Jerkins; Fred Jerkins III Rodney Jerkins  
6. "I Tried"   Brycyn Evans; Cynthia Loving Brycyn Evans  
7. "U Need It/U Don't"   W. Norwood II    
8. "Out tha Ghetto" (featuring Shorty Mack) Chad Hugo; Owens; Pharrell Williams The Neptunes  
9. "No More"   Darrell Allamby; Antonio Mobley; Johnathen Rasboro Darrell "Delite" Allamby  
10. "This Ain't a Game"   Daniels; Jerkins; Jerkins III Rodney Jerkins  
11. "Interlude"   William Norwood II    
12. "Wet Me"   Dalvin Degrate DeVante Swing  
13. "Crazy"   Daniels; Rodney Jerkins; Jerkins III; Robert Smith Rodney Jerkins  
14. "I Got It All"   Ken Ifill; Mobley; William Norwood II, E. Shaw DJ Clue, Ken "Duro" Ifill  
15. "Airport" (skit) Chris Taylor; Colin Wolfe Chris "The Glove" Taylor, Colin Wolfe  
16. "Where Do We Go From Here"   Mobley; Oczavia Pittman    


Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 21
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 9


  1. ^ allmusic ((( This Ain't a Game > Credits )))
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  4. ^ allmusic ((( This Ain't a Game > Overview )))