25 to Life (album)

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25 to Life
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 20, 2005[1]
GenreSouthern hip hop, gangsta rap, trap
LabelGrand Hustle, Atlantic
ProducerClifford Harris (executive), Jason Geter (executive), Keith Mack, Tony Galvin, DJ Montay, Lil Jon, Jasper Cameron, Sapp, Crown Kingz, Khao
Singles from 25 to Life
  1. "I'm a King"
    Released: June 20, 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Prefix MagazineMixed[3]

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 200 chart on October 8, 2005.[1]
The album features guest appearances from Young Jeezy, Young Dro, CeeLo Green, Lil Scrappy and Lloyd. Its production was handled by Keith Mack, Tony Galvin, DJ Montay, Lil Jon, Jasper Cameron, Sapp, Crown Kingz and Khao.


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.

Music videos[edit]

Three videos were released for the album. The first one is for the single "I'm a King", has several scenes from the track featured film Hustle & Flow. The second single "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 music video is for the song "Set It Out".

Track listing[edit]

1."25 to Life" (Mac Boney, Big Kuntry King, AK & C-Rod)Tony Galvin5:00
2."Westside" (Mac Boney, AK, T.I., Big Kuntry King)DJ Montay4:44
3."Fuck Where Ya From" (Mac Boney & T.I. feat. Young Jeezy)Black Mob4:17
4."Do Ya Thang" (Mac Boney, T.I., C-Rod, Big Kuntry King & AK feat. Young Dro)Keith Mack4:26
5."Walk This Way" (T.I. & Mac Boney feat. Cee-Lo Green)Tony Galvin4:22
6."I'm a King" (T.I. & Big Kuntry King feat. Lil' Scrappy)Lil Jon3:32
7."Like a Movie" (Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney & T.I. feat. Lloyd)Reese & Jasper Cameron4:09
8."Lookin' Shife" (Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, AK & C-Rod)Tony Galvin5:05
9."Still I Luv Her" (AK, Big Kuntry King, T.I., Mac Boney & C-Rod feat. Young Dro)Cyber Sapp4:52
10."Coming Down" (Big Kuntry King, AK, T.I. & Mac Boney)Tony Galvin5:03
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 Galvin3:56
13."Murder Game" (Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney, C-Rod & T.I.)Keith Mack5:48
14."Set It Out" (Big Kuntry King, Mac Boney & T.I.)Keith Mack3:56
15."#1 Crew" (Mac Boney, AK, Big Kuntry King & C-Rod)Kevin "Khao" Cates4:26

Chart positions[edit]

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


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


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  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$C Gold and Platinum data Archived 2013-02-25 at the Wayback Machine.allmusic. Accessed April 11, 2009.
  9. ^ Eric Qualls. Need for Speed Most Wanted Soundtrack Revealed'About.com'. Accessed April 11, 2009.
  10. ^ "American single certifications – P$C – Function". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH.