Word of Mouf
|Word of Mouf|
|Studio album by Ludacris|
|Released||November 27, 2001 (US)|
|Recorded||2000 – 2001|
|Genre||Southern hip hop, dirty rap|
|Label||DTP, Def Jam South|
|Producer||Ludacris, Swizz Beatz, Paul King, Bangladesh, Timbaland, Organized Noize, KLC, Jook, Jazze Pha|
Word of Mouf is the second studio album by American rapper Ludacris. It was released on November 27, 2001 by Def Jam South. Def Jam South decided to release the album early when pirated copies of the album's tracks were leaked onto popular peer-to-peer file sharing networks such as LimeWire.
The album debuted at number three US Billboard 200 chart, and sold over 281,000 copies in its first-week of sales, The album has become a certified three-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album is Ludacris' best-selling album to date with sales of over 3,616,000 copies in the US as of July, 2009. It contains the singles, "Rollout (My Business)", "Area Codes", "Move Bitch", and "Saturday (Oooh Oooh!)". It was nominated at the Grammy Awards of 2003 for Best Rap Album, but lost to The Eminem Show.
|Los Angeles Times|||
Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic called Word of Mouf a "superstar affair that aims for mass appeal with a broad array of different styles" and enjoyed "witty puns and sly innuendoes" displayed in songs such as "Area Codes". However, he felt that "amid all of these various team-ups you do lose a little bit of the sincere, personal edge that had characterized much of Ludacris' debut." Soren Baker of the Chicago Tribune also praised the album's comedic nature, commenting that "Whether he's delivering a punchy one-liner, exaggerating his rhyme flow to a silly extreme or cleverly deploying pop culture references, Ludacris keeps the mood light and festive. Even his skits are funny enough that they could serve as the foundation for a top-tier comedy album."
- All tracks are co-written by Christopher Bridges.
|1.||"Coming 2 America"||Shondrae||3:21|
|2.||"Rollout (My Business)"||Timbaland||4:58|
|3.||"Go 2 Sleep" (featuring I-20 & Fate Wilson & Three 6 Mafia)||Mr. Bangladesh||5:12|
|4.||"Cry Babies (Oh No)"||Swizz Beatz||5:58|
|5.||"She Said" (featuring Fate Wilson)||Organized Noise||4:35|
|7.||"Area Codes" (featuring Nate Dogg)||Jazze Pha||5:03|
|8.||"Growing Pains" (featuring Fate Wilson & Keon Bryce)||P. King||4:51|
|9.||"Greatest Hits" (skit)||Mike Johnson||1:18|
|10.||"Move Bitch" (featuring Mystikal & I-20)||KLC||4:30|
|11.||"Stop Lying" (skit)||1:38|
|12.||"Saturday (Oooh Oooh!)" (featuring Sleepy Brown)||Organized Noise||3:52|
|13.||"Keep It on the Hush" (featuring Jazze Pha)||Jazze Pha||4:48|
|14.||"Word of Mouf (Freestyle)" (featuring 4-Ize)||Chaka Zulu||2:13|
|15.||"Get the F Back" (featuring Shawnna & I-20 & Fate Wilson)||Mr. Bangladesh||5:21|
|16.||"Freaky Thangs" (featuring Twista & Jagged Edge)||Mr. Bangladesh||5:34|
|17.||"Cold Outside" (featuring Chimere)||Jook||6:05|
|18.||"Block Lockdown" (featuring I-20)||Ludacris I-20||4:26|
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (April 2010)|
|US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||1|
|US Billboard 200||3|
Samples and interpolations
"Coming 2 America"
- "Requiem", 3rd movement (Dies irae) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Conductor and orchestra unknown)
- Symphony No. 9, "From the New World", 4th movement (Allegro con fuoco) by Antonín Dvořák (Conductor and orchestra unknown)
"Rollout (My Business)"
- "Yay Boy" by Africando
- "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" by B.T. Express
- "I Forgot To Be Your Lover" by William Bell
"Welcome to Atlanta"
- Amazon.com: Word of Mouf: Ludacris: Music
- D'Angelo, Joe (December 5, 2001). "Creed Won't 'Sacrifice' Pole Position On Billboard Chart". MTV.com. Retrieved June 17, 2011.
- "Chart Watch Extra: The Top 20 New Acts Of The 2000s". Chart Watch. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
- Birchmeier, Jason. "Word of Mouf - Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 3, 2011.
- Christgau, Robert (April 22, 2003). "Not Hop, Stomp". The Village Voice (New York). Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Los Angeles Times review
- HipHopDX review
- RapReviews review
- Rolling Stone review
- Rolling Stone review on CD Universe
- USA Today review
- Soren, Baker (February 3, 2002). "Ludacris "Word of Mouf" (Def Jam South) - Review". The Chicago Tribune. Tony W. Hunter. Retrieved July 10, 2011.