You Can't See Me
|You Can't See Me|
|Studio album by John Cena & Tha Trademarc|
|Released||May 10, 2005 (U.S.)
May 30, 2005 (U.K.)
|Recorded||2004 - 05|
Jake One & Kutfather
|John Cena & Tha Trademarc chronology|
|Singles from You Can't See Me|
You Can't See Me is the debut album of WWE wrestler John Cena and his cousin Tha Trademarc. Released on May 10, 2005 by WWE Music Group, the album debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200 charts with over 143,000 copies sold in the first week released. In the United Kingdom, the album peaked at #103 on the UK Albums Chart. John Cena sold 1,346,000 units as of October 8, 2010.
It features a guest appearance by Boston rapper Esoteric on one track, and Bumpy Knuckles on several. The cover art is based on Cena's customized WWE Championship belt, while the title comes from his popular catchphrase.
|1||The Time is Now||John Cena & Marc Predka, and Julian "Jay" Alphonso Williams||Jake Dutton (aka Jake One)||2:58|
|2||Don't Wanna Fuck With Us||John Cena & Marc Predka||Eli Nachowitz aka Eligh||3:24|
|3||Flow Easy (feat. Bumpy Knuckles)||Cena, Predka, Freddie Foxxx||Hidden Agenda||3:47|
|4||Right Now||John Cena & Marc Predka||James McEwan & Todd Spadafore (aka Chaos & Order)||3:47|
|5||Make it Loud||John Cena & Marc Predka||Chaos & Order||4:20|
|6||Just Another Day||John Cena & Marc Predka||Jake One||3:58|
|7||Summer Flings||Cena, Predka, R. DeBona||Chaos & Order||3:35|
|8||Keep Frontin' (feat. Bumpy Knuckles)||Cena, Predka, Foxxx||Hidden Agenda||4:13|
|9||We Didn't Want You to Know||John Cena & Marc Predka||Jake One||4:16|
|10||Bad, Bad Man (feat. Bumpy Knuckles)||Cena, Predka, Foxxx||Chaos & Order||3:31|
|11||Running Game||John Cena & Marc Predka||Chaos & Order||3:52|
|12||Beantown (feat. Esoteric)||Cena, Predka, Seamus Ryan||Chaos & Order||3:47|
|13||This is How We Roll||John Cena & Marc Predka||Chaos & Order||4:09|
|14||What Now||John Cena & Marc Predka||Chaos & Order||4:30|
|15||Know the Rep||Cena, Predka, Foxxx||Jake One||2:59|
|16||Chain Gang is the Clique||John Cena & Marc Predka||Chaos & Order||3:52|
|17||If it All Ended Tomorrow||John Cena & Marc Predka||Chaos & Order||4:30|
- "Bad, Bad Man" - A spoof of the 1980s culture, focusing on the television series The A-Team; guest starring Gary Coleman and impersonators of Michael Jackson, Madonna, among other popular celebrities. This video is featured on the DVD for WWE's Judgment Day 2005.
- "Right Now" - The video was shot in West Newbury, Massachusetts and Hampton Beach, New Hampshire and features clips from Cena's family videos. This video was released on WWE's SummerSlam 2005 DVD and his My Life DVD.
- The album went through several titles including Underground, Basic Thuganomics, and others before being released as You Can't See Me.
- The first track, "The Time is Now", is currently being used by Cena as his entrance music.
- "The Time Is Now" contains samples from "Ante Up" by M.O.P. and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" by Bobby Russell.
- "Right Now" contains samples from "Now" by L.T.D..
- "Just Another Day" contains samples from "As Long as You Are There" by Carolyn Franklin.
- "Summer Flings" contains samples from "Dance the Kung-Fu" by Carl Douglas.
- "Keep Frontin'" contains samples from "On the Mic" by Big L.
- "Beantown" contains samples from "Cocaine" by Eric Clapton.
- Cena originally stated on WWE.com that his previous entrance theme song, "Basic Thuganomics", would appear on the album. However, it did not make it onto the album. It was, however, released on the WWE Originals soundtrack album in January 2004.
- "If it All Ended Tomorrow" was used in the ending credits of Cena's movie, The Marine.
- An additional track, "The Underground", was made available on the Trademarcs MySpace page.
- "Bad, Bad Man" was used in trailers for the fifth season of the FX drama The Shield that focused on the Jon Kavanaugh character, and in the trailer for Seth Rogen comedy, Observe and Report.
- On October 14, 2008, M.O.P. filed suit in a New York Federal Court against WWE and Cena. The group claimed that Cena and WWE stole parts of their song "Ante Up" for "The Time is Now". M.O.P. sought the destruction of the song and asked for $150,000 in damages. M.O.P. dropped the lawsuit two months later.
|US Billboard 200||15|
|US R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||10|
|US Rap Albums (Billboard)||3|
|US Internet Albums (Billboard)||47|
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- "John Cena, Freddie Foxxx and Tha Trademarc's Keep Frontin' sample of Big L's On the Mic". Retrieved 2013-04-13.
- "John Cena and Tha Trademarc feat. Esoteric's Beantown sample of Eric Clapton's Cocaine". Retrieved 2013-04-13.
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the album also has my original theme music, “Basic Thuganomics.”
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