21 & Over (album)

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21 & Over
The Alkaholiks Album 21 & Over.jpg
Studio album by Tha Alkaholiks
Released August 24, 1993
Recorded 1992-93
Genre Hip hop, underground hip hop
Length 36:10
Label Loud/RCA
Producer Tha Alkaholiks
King Tee
Lootpack
Derick "D. Pimp" Williams
Tha Alkaholiks chronology
21 & Over
(1993)
Coast II Coast
(1995)Coast II Coast1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

21 & Over is the debut album by West Coast hip hop group, Tha Alkaholiks. It is highly praised, and has been described as "the quintessential West Coast party album."[2] It has ten tracks, timed at only about 35 minutes, but it contains three singles, "Make Room," "Likwit" and "Mary Jane." None of these singles reached The Billboard Hot 100, but they all did well on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales chart. The only single that contains vocals from anybody other than Tash and J-Ro is "Likwit," which features King Tee. King Tee is responsible for founding Tha Alkaholiks, and the track's title is a reference to the Likwit Crew that he created. Lootpack and Threat are the only other guest vocalists on this album, but production is provided by Tha Alkaholiks, King Tee, Lootpack and Derick "D. Pimp" Williams.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Sample(s) Length
1 "Likwit" E-Swift, Tha Alkaholiks Tash, J-Ro, King Tee *"Ode to Billie Joe" by Lou Donaldson

*"Rock Box" by Run-DMC

2:34
2 "Only When I'm Drunk" E-Swift, Tha Alkaholiks J-Ro, Tash, E-Swift *"Seven Minutes of Funk" by Tyrone Thomas & The Whole Darn Family 3:36
3 "Last Call" E-Swift, King Tee Tash, J-Ro, E-Swift *"The Payback" by James Brown 4:37
4 "Can't Tell Me Shit" Derick "D. Pimp" Williams, E-Swift E-Swift, J-Ro *"Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins 4:09
5 "Turn Tha Party Out" Lootpack, Tha Alkaholiks Lootpack, Tash, J-Ro, E-Swift *"Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss 3:19
6 "Bullshit" King Tee, E-Swift, Tha Alkaholiks J-Ro, King Tee *"It's A New Day" by Skull Snaps 3:27
7 "Soda Pop" E-Swift, King Tee E-Swift, Field Trip, Tash *"Hard Times" by Baby Huey
*"Snakin' the Grass" by Cannonball Adderley
2:48
8 "Make Room" E-Swift, Tha Alkaholiks J-Ro, Tash *"Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone
*"Blow Your Head" by Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s
3:28
9 "Mary Jane" Lootpack, Tha Alkaholiks J-Ro, Tash *"Mary Jane" by Rick James 3:31
10 "Who Dem Niggas" E-Swift, Tha Alkaholiks Threat, E-Swift, J-Ro, Tash *"Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by Bob James
*"Blind Alley" by Emotions
*"You Can't Love Me if You Don't Respect Me" by Lyn Collins
3:46

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Billboard 200 124
US Top R&B Albums 23

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
US Hot 100 US R&B US Rap US Dance
Maxi-Singles
1993 "Make Room" 85 8 43
1994 "Likwit" 97 31 38
1994 "Mary Jane" 22

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