25 to Life (album)

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25 to Life
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Studio album by P$C
Released September 20, 2005[1]
Recorded 2004–2005
Genre Southern hip hop, gangsta rap, trap
Label Grand Hustle, Atlantic
Producer Clifford Harris (executive), Jason Geter (executive), Keith Mack, Tony Galvin, DJ Montay, Lil Jon, Jasper Cameron, Sapp, Crown Kingz, Khao
P$C chronology
25 to Life
(2005)
Singles from 25 to Life
  1. "I'm a King"
    Released: June 20, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Prefix Magazine Mixed[3]
RapReviews (5/10)[4]

25 to Life is the debut studio album by American Southern hip hop group P$C, released on September 20, 2005 under Atlantic and Grand Hustle Records. The album title "25 to Life" refers to the group members' ages at the time.[5] Although the critical reviews are lukewarm, it peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart on October 8, 2005.[1]
The album features guest appearances from Young Jeezy, Young Dro, Cee-Lo, Lil Scrappy and Lloyd. Its production was handled by Keith Mack, Tony Galvin, DJ Montay, Lil Jon, Jasper Cameron, Sapp, Crown Kingz and Khao.

Single[edit]

The lead single, "I'm a King", was featured on the 2005 American drama film, "Hustle & Flow"'s soundtrack and achieved commercial success.[6] The song peaked at #67 on Billboard Hot 100 chart.[7] It also sold over 500,000 copies, and certified as Gold by RIAA.[8] The song was remixed by Californian rapper The Game as diss track towards his rival 50 Cent.

Videos[edit]

There are three videos released for the album.
The first one is for the single "I'm a King", has several cut from the track featured film "Hustle & Flow".
The second one is for the song "Do Ya Thang", which was featured on the video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted.[9] The video contains many cars and has cameos by Southern rappers such as Alfa Mega, Xtaci and Young Jeezy.
The third one is for the song "Set It Out". It features sequel from the video for T.I.'s singles "ASAP" and "Motivation".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "25 to Life" (Mac Boney, Big Kuntry King, AK & C-Rod) Tony Galvin 5:00
2. "Westside" (Mac Boney, AK, T.I., Big Kuntry King) DJ Montay 4:44
3. "Fuck Where Ya From" (Mac Boney & T.I. feat. Young Jeezy) Black Mob 4:17
4. "Do Ya Thang" (Mac Boney, T.I., C-Rod, Big Kuntry King & AK feat. Young Dro) Keith Mack 4:26
5. "Walk This Way" (T.I. & Mac Boney feat. Cee-Lo Green) Tony Galvin 4:22
6. "I'm a King" (T.I. & Big Kuntry King feat. Lil' Scrappy) Lil Jon 3:32
7. "Like a Movie" (Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney & T.I. feat. Lloyd) Reese & Jasper Cameron 4:09
8. "Lookin' Shife" (Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, AK & C-Rod) Tony Galvin 5:05
9. "Still I Luv Her" (AK, Big Kuntry King, T.I., Mac Boney & C-Rod feat. Young Dro) Cyber Sapp 4:52
10. "Coming Down" (Big Kuntry King, AK, T.I. & Mac Boney) Tony Galvin 5:03
11. "Mess It Up" (Mac Boney, Big Kuntry King, T.I., AK & C-Rod feat. Young Dro) Crown Kingz Productions (C.K.P.) 4:17
12. "Touch Something" (Mac Boney, T.I. & C-Rod) Tony Galvin 3:56
13. "Murder Game" (Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, C-Rod & T.I.) Keith Mack 5:48
14. "Set It Out" (Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney & T.I.) Keith Mack 3:56
15. "#1 Crew" (Mac Boney, AK, Big Kuntry King & C-Rod) Kevin "Khao" Cates 4:26

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 10
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 3

Singles[edit]

Year Song Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Pop 100
2005 "I'm a King" #67 #16 #14 #77

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "25 to Life". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Prefix Magazine Review
  4. ^ RapReviews Review
  5. ^ 25 to Life Overviewallmusic. Accessed April 11, 2009.
  6. ^ Kellman, Andy. allmusic ((( 25 to Life > Overview ))). allmusic. Accessed March 26, 2008.
  7. ^ I'm A King on Billboard Hot 100Billboard. Accessed April 11, 2009.
  8. ^ RIAA: P$C Gold and Platinum dataallmusic. Accessed April 11, 2009.
  9. ^ Eric Qualls. Need for Speed Most Wanted Soundtrack Revealed'About.com'. Accessed April 11, 2009.