We Got It 4 Cheap

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We Got It 4 Cheap is a series of mixtapes released by Virginia hip hop duo Clipse and their group, the Re-Up Gang. The series' latest installment, entitled Volume 3: The Spirit of Competition (We Just Think We're Better) was released on February 5, 2008. The main theme of all three mixtapes is drug trafficking, which has always been a Clipse and Re-Up Gang trademark.[1][2][3]

We Got It 4 Cheap Volume 1[edit]

We Got It 4 Cheap Volume 1
Mixtape by Clipse
Released 2004
Genre Hip hop
Length 61:15
Label Re-Up
Producer Clinton Sparks, The Neptunes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10) [4]
Stylus Magazine (B-) [5]

Released in early 2004, We Got It 4 Cheap Volume 1 was the first official collection of new material from Clipse since the release of their debut album Lord Willin' in late 2002. It is hosted by prominent mixtape DJ Clinton Sparks, who helped put the mixtape together, at Pusha T's request.[6] While focused primarily on Clipse, the mixtape also introduced Ab-Liva and Sandman, the other half of their group, the Re-Up Gang. They are both heavily featured throughout its twenty-five tracks.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Instrumental(s) Time
1 "Intro" (skit) "The Fall" by Blake Leyh (Closing Theme from The Wire) 0:44
2 "You'll See" (feat. Pharrell) "You'll See" by The LOX 3:41
3 "Coast to Coast" "The Whole City Behind Us" by Kanye West, The Game and Ludacris 2:39
4 "Interlude (Who We Do This 4)" (skit) 0:19
5 "I Shot Ya" "I Shot Ya" by LL Cool J 2:53
6 "Re-Up Anthem" "Shake That (Remix)" by Ray J and B2K 3:42
7 "You Know My Style" "You Know My Style" by Nas 3:50
8 "Interlude (Get Familiar)" (skit) 0:16
9 "Drop It Like It's Hot" "Drop It Like It's Hot" by Snoop Dogg 3:52
10 "Niggas Know" 3:41
11 "Stay from Around Me" "I Got a Love" by Jin 3:22
12 "Interlude" (skit) (feat. Hassan, Voice of Reason) 0:26
13 "Stuntin' Y'all" (feat. Pharrell Williams) Original production by The Neptunes 3:48
14 "Interlude (Hit Men)" (skit) 0:24
15 "Radical (Sandman Freestyle)" 2:00
16 "Don't Let Me Die (Ab-Liva Freestyle)" "Don't Let Me Die" by R. Kelly and Jay-Z 2:27
17 "Interlude (Sandman)" (skit) 0:22
18 "Just a B-Boy" 3:58
19 "Interlude (Ab-Liva)" (skit) 0:22
20 "The Sermon" 3:43
21 "Nothing Like It" "Nothing Like It" by Beanie Sigel 2:38
22 "Queen Bitch" "Queen Bitch" by Lil' Kim 3:24
23 "Cross the Border" "Cross the Border (remix)" by Philly's Most Wanted 3:15
24 "Pussy (remix)" "Pussy" by Clipse 4:11
25 "Outro" (skit) 1:18

We Got It 4 Cheap Volume 2[edit]

We Got It 4 Cheap Volume 2
Mixtape by Clipse
Released 2005
Genre Hip hop
Length 60:48
Label Re-Up
Producer Clinton Sparks, The Neptunes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[7]
Pitchfork Media (8.8/10) [4]
RapReviews (8.5/10) [8]
Stylus Magazine (B+) [5]

We Got It 4 Cheap Volume 2 was released in late 2005 and was voted "2005 Mixtape of the Year" by AllHipHop.com.[citation needed] Online music magazine Pitchfork Media placed We Got It 4 Cheap, Vol. 2 at number 130 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s.[9]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Instrumental(s) Time
1 "Previously on We Got It 4 Cheap" (skit) 1:00
2 "Re-Up Intro" "Intro" by Ludacris 3:51
3 "What's Up" (feat. Pharrell) "Put You on the Game" by The Game 4:56
4 "Run This Shit" "So Seductive" by Tony Yayo 3:27
5 "Roll with the Winners" "Get Ya Shit Together" by T.I. 3:13
6 "Mic Check" "Mic Check" by Juelz Santana 2:55
7 "Interlude" 1:17
8 "Zen" Original production by Clinton Sparks 2:58
9 "Hate It or Love It" (feat. Pharrell Williams) "Hate It or Love It" by The Game 4:31
10 "Play Your Part" (feat. Pharrell Williams) "Cobra" by Mobb Deep 4:40
11 "Monopoly" "Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)" by Showbiz and A.G. 3:17
12 "The Corner" "The Corner" by Common 4:26
13 "I'm a Hustla" "I'm a Hustla" by Cassidy 3:27
14 "Daytona 500" "Daytona 500" by Ghostface Killah 2:05
15 "Maybe Interlude" (skit) 1:16
16 "Maybe (remix)" (feat. Pharrell Williams) "Elevators (Me & You)" by OutKast 4:11
17 "One Thing" "1 Thing" by Amerie 4:03
18 "Ultimate Flow" "Drugs" by Lil' Kim 5:35

We Got It for Cheap Volume 3[edit]

We Got It for Cheap Volume 3
Mixtape by Clipse
Released 2008
Genre Hip hop
Length 72:13
Label Re-Up
Producer DJ Drama
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllHipHop (8.5/10) [10]
Blender 3.5/5 stars [11]
DJBooth 4/5 stars [12]
Dusted Magazine (positive) [13]
Hip Hop News Live 3.5/5 stars [14]
The New York Times (neutral) [15]
Nobody Smiling (negative) [16]
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10) [17]
Prefix Magazine (7.0/10) [18]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [19]

We Got It for Cheap Volume 3 was released as a free download through the Re-Up Records website on February 5, 2008. Unlike the previous installments in the series, it is hosted by DJ Drama.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Instrumental(s) Time
1 "Here's What They Think about You Interlude" (skit) 2:18
2 "Re-Up Gang Intro" "I Hustle" by B.G. 3:59
3 "Show You How to Hustle" "Show You How to Hustle" by Pharrell 4:04
4 "Roc Boys" "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..." by Jay-Z 3:40
5 "20k Intro" (skit) 0:57
6 "20k Money Making Brothers on the Corner" Original production by Dame Grease 3:51
7 "Dey Know Yayo" "Dey Know" by Shawty Lo 4:22
8 "500 Birds Interlude" (skit) 0:34
9 "Scenario 2008" "Scenario 2000" by Eve 3:37
10 "Good Morning" "Good Morning" by Kanye West 4:35
11 "Rainy Dayz" "Rainy Dayz" by Raekwon 4:50
12 "Emotionless" "Emotionless" by Jim Jones 4:42
13 "Fuck You" "Fuck You" by The LOX 4:17
14 "Bring It Back" "Bring It Back" by Jae Millz 4:22
15 "Hand on My Glock"1 "Streetz on Lock" by Hot Dollar 3:28
16 "Cry Now" "Cry Now" by Obie Trice 4:10
17 "Sand Solo" "Return of the Hustle" by Fabolous 2:29
18 "Liva Solo" "Come & Go" by 50 Cent 1:51
19 "Real Niggas" "Deep Cover" and "Nuthin' but a "G" Thang" by Dr. Dre, "Black Superman" by Above the Law, "Gin and Juice" by Snoop Dogg 5:13
20 "Cheers" (feat. Pharrell Williams)2 Original production by Khao[disambiguation needed] 4:54

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