Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz

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Watermelon, Chicken, & Gritz
Studio album by Nappy Roots
Released February 26, 2002 (U.S.)
Recorded 2001
Genre Southern rap
Length 74:48
Label Atlantic
Producer Mike Caren (executive producer)
Carlos "Six July" Broady
Mike City
James "Groove" Chambers
Troy Johnson
Brian KiddThe Trackboyz
Nappy Roots chronology
Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz
(2002)
Wooden Leather
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars [3]
NME (6/10) [4]
Q 4/5 stars [4]
RapReviews (7.5/10) [5]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [7]
Spin (8/10) [4]
Stylus Magazine B+ [8]

Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz is the commercial debut album by Kentucky-based rap sextet Nappy Roots. It was released on February 26, 2002, the album was propelled by the hit-single "Awnaw" which was produced by James "Groove" Chambers. The second single was "Po' Folks" featuring Anthony Hamilton, which reached #21 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album is certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[9]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Time
1 "Intro" James "Groove" Chambers 0:26
2 "Hustla" James "Groove" Chambers 3:45
3 "Set It Out" James "Groove" Chambers 3:52
4 "Country Boyz" Brian Kidd 4:30
5 "Ballin' On A Budget" James "Groove" Chambers 3:42
6 "Awnaw" James "Groove" Chambers Jazze Pha 3:59
7 "Headz Up" James "Groove" Chambers 4:07
8 "Slums" James "Groove" Chambers CJ "Vodou" Henry 3:25
9 "Po' Folks" The Trackboyz Anthony Hamilton 4:08
10 "Start It Over" The Trackboyz 4:05
11 "Blowin' Trees" James "Groove" Chambers 4:17
12 "Sholiz" Mike City 4:07
13 "Life's A Bitch" Carlos "6 July" Broady 4:40
14 "My Ride" James "Groove" Chambers Ayesha Kirk 3:25
15 "One Forty" James "Groove" Chambers 4:25
16 "Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny" Troy Johnson 3:47
17 "Kentucky Mud" James "Groove" Chambers 4:45
18 "The Lounge" 0:39
19 "Ho Down" Mike Caren The Barkays 4:45
20 "Headz Up (refried)" James "Groove" Chambers
and remixed by Troy Johnson
Tiffany Villarreal 4:02

Reissue Includes "Awnaw (Rock Remix Feat. Marcus Of P.O.D.)"

Album charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
U.S. Billboard 200 24
U.S. Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

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