VYP (Voice of the Young People)

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VYP (Voice of the Young People)
Studio album by Lil Mama
Released April 28, 2008
(see release history)
Recorded 2006-2008
Genre Hip hop, urban, dance, R&B
Length 59:07
Label Zomba, Jive
Producer Familiar Mindz (exec.), Xtramile Productions (exec.), Matt Beckley, Benny Blanco, James Chambers, Cool & Dre, Paul Diaz, Dr. Luke, Tatiana Gottwald, Malissa "Mali" Hunter, Justin C. Johnson, Marv Johnson, Scott Storch, The Runners, Tuneheadz Productions, Peter Toh, Danja, Clubba Langg, Carl Shackelton, T-Pain
Singles from VYP: Voice of the Young People
  1. "Lip Gloss"
    Released: June 19, 2007
  2. "G-Slide (Tour Bus)"
    Released: September 25, 2007
  3. "Shawty Get Loose"
    Released: January 11, 2008
  4. "L.I.F.E"
    Released: Cancelled
  5. "What It Is (Strike a Pose)"
    Released: August 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (71/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Associated Press (positive)[3]
DJ Booth 3/5 stars[4]
Entertainment Weekly B+[5]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[6]
musicOMH 3/5 stars[7]
RapReviews (7.5/10)[8]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
Spin (8/10)[11]

VYP (Voice of the Young People) is the debut album by rapper Lil Mama released in April 2008, which includes the hit singles "Lip Gloss" and "Shawty Get Loose" (featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain). The album's fourth single, "What It Is (Strike a Pose)", was released in July 2008, replacing "L.I.F.E." Producers for the album include Cool & Dre, Scott Storch, The Runners and Dr. Luke.[12] VYP debuted at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 19,000 copies in its first week.[13]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" - 1:08
  2. "Lip Gloss" - 4:04
  3. "One Hit Wonder" (featuring DJ Khaled) - 3:27
  4. "Get Loose Request (Skit)" - 0:11
  5. "Shawty Get Loose" (featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain) - 3:34
  6. "What It Is (Strike a Pose)" (featuring T-Pain) - 3:58
  7. "G-Slide (Tour Bus)" (featuring Kadar) - 3:31
  8. "Gotta Go Deeper (Skit)" - 0:14
  9. "Stand Up" - 3:36
  10. "L.I.F.E." - 3:57
  11. "College" (featuring Yirayah) - 4:00
  12. "Emotional Rollercoasters (Skit)" - 0:28
  13. "Broken Pieces" - 3:47
  14. "Swim" - 4:22
  15. "Truly In Love" (featuring Peter Toh) - 4:07
  16. "Look At My Life (Skit)" - 1:01
  17. "Make It Hot (Put It Down)" - 3:13
  18. "Pick It Up" - 3:45

Bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "On Fire" (Deluxe Edition) - 3:15
  2. "Girlfriend" (Deluxe Edition)
  3. "Never Let Go" (Japanese Track) - 4:02

Deluxe edition bonus DVD[edit]

[14]

  1. "Lip Gloss" (Music Video)
  2. "Shawty Get Loose" (Music Video)

Charts[edit]

Chart Provider Position U.S. sales
U.S. Billboard 200 RIAA 25 66,200 copies[15]
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[16] RIAA 5
U.S. Top Rap Albums[16] RIAA 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom April 28, 2008
United States April 29, 2008
Japan May 13, 2008
Netherlands May 29, 2008

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