Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
|Thoughts of a Predicate Felon|
|Studio album by Tony Yayo|
|Released||August 30, 2005|
|Genre||Hip hop, gangsta rap|
|Producer||50 Cent (exec.)
Eminem, Havoc, Hi-Tek, J. R. Rotem, Domingo, Focus..., LT Moe, Megahertz, Punch, Ron Browz, Sam Sneed, Studio 44, Sha Money XL, DJ Khalil
Thoughts of a Predicate Felon is the debut album by G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo, which was released on August 30, 2005 through G-Unit Records and Interscope Records. The albums sold 214,000 copies in its first week.
"With 50, he has the notoriety of hit records. I actually wrote 'Seductive' before he wrote 'Candy Shop.' [That's why] you hear him say 'so seductive' [in the 'Candy Shop' intro]. 50, he plays a big part in all our albums. I feel like we can stand on our own cause we're writing all our material," Tony told SOHH.com. "50, he just adds on. I love to hear 50 get on a record. I love the way 50 rides the beat. I did 'Seductive', 50 came on it and I was like, 'I gotta keep him on it' cause it sounds ten times better with him on it."
50 Cent is the executive producer, and is also a featured artist on the album. G-Unit members also contribute to the album, including Lloyd Banks (minus Young Buck), as well as various other guests and Interscope label mate Obie Trice. The album was released on August 30, 2005. The album was delayed and highly anticipated, due to Tony Yayo's time in prison.
It features guest appearances and production from various artists, such as Eminem (who is also an additional producer on the song "It Is What It Is"), and a limited edition with a DVD is available. The album also includes other appearances from Spider Loc, Olivia, Joe, Kokane, and Jagged Edge. Other producers include Havoc, Hi-Tek, J.R. Rotem, Domingo, Focus..., LT Moe, Megahertz, Punch, Ron Browz, Sam Sneed, Studio 44, Sebb, Black Jeruz, Sha Money XL, and DJ Khalil. Additional producers include Jeff Bass of the Bass Brothers, and Luis Resto.
Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard wrote: "With the exception of a few complete duds, Felon is a solid stopgap, although it may also mark the moment when designer bullet holes start to go out of fashion."
|3.||"It Is What It Is" (featuring Spider Loc)||Marvin Bernard, Curtis Williams, Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto, Steven King, S. Vuigner||Sebb, Eminem (add.)||5:00|
|4.||"Tattle Teller"||Bernard, Daryl Hall, John Oates||Black Jeruz, Sha Money XL||4:16|
|5.||"So Seductive" (featuring 50 Cent)||Bernard, Curtis Jackson, Michael Harper||Punch||3:30|
|6.||"Eastside Westside"||Bernard, Bernard Edwards, Jr., Ray Parker, Jr.||Focus...||2:47|
|7.||"Drama Setter" (featuring Eminem and Obie Trice)||Bernard, Mathers, Resto, King, Jeff Bass, Obie Trice||Eminem, Jeff Bass (add.), Luis Resto (add.)||5:03|
|8.||"We Don't Give a Fuck" (featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Olivia)||Bernard, Jackson, Charles Lloyd, Jasmin Lopez, Jonatham Rotem||J.R. Rotem||3:41|
|9.||"Pimpin'"||Bernard, Todd Moore||LT Moe||3:06|
|10.||"Curious" (featuring Joe)||Bernard, Samuel Anderson||Sam Sneed||3:23|
|11.||"I'm So High" (featuring Kokane)||Bernard, Jackson, Jerry Long, Jr., Louis Gaste, Maurico Kaiserman||DJ Khalil||3:24|
|12.||"Love My Style"||Bernard, Anand Bakshi, Laxmikant Kudalkar, Dorsey Wesley||Megahertz||4:08|
|13.||"Project Princess" (featuring Jagged Edge)||Bernard, Brandon Casey, Brian Casey, Edwards||Focus...||3:49|
|14.||"G-Shit"||Bernard, Rondell Turner||Ron Browz||3:45|
|15.||"I Know You Don't Love Me" (featuring G-Unit)||Bernard, Jackson, Lloyd, David Brown, Eugene Daniels, Leroy Pendarvis||Studio 44||3:55|
|16.||"Dear Suzie"||Bernard, Kejuan Muchita||Havoc||3:07|
|17.||"Live by the Gun"||Bernard, Edwards||Focus...||2:57|
• (add.) Additional production