5 * Stunna

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5 ★ Stunna
Birdman - 5 Star Stunna.jpg
Studio album by Birdman
Released December 11, 2007 (2007-12-11)
Recorded 2006–07
Genre
Length 75:25
Label Cash Money, Universal
Producer Birdman (exec.), Ronald "Slim" Williams (exec.), Kane Beatz, T-Mix, Cool & Dre, Young Yonny, Tommy Gunnz, The Fliptones, Steve Morales, Raymond "Sarom" Diaz, StreetRunner, Jim Jonsin, Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Drumma Boy, DVS Productions, JRock, Maestro, Mark Batson, Jeff Bhasker, Jeff Reid, Mousa, Rodnae, Jason "Jay E" Epperson, Keleigh Reid
Birdman chronology
Like Father, Like Son
(2006)Like Father, Like Son2006
5 * Stunna
(2007)
Pricele$$
(2009)Pricele$$2009
Singles from 5 * Stunna
  1. "Pop Bottles"
    Released: June 15, 2007
  2. "100 Million"
    Released: November 23, 2007
  3. "I Run This"
    Released: May 14, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[2]
RapReviews 7.5/10 stars[3]
DJBooth.net 3.5/5 stars[4]

5 * Stunna (stylized as 5 ★ Stunna, also known as 5 Star Stunna) is the third studio album by American rapper Birdman. It was released on December 11, 2007, by Cash Money Records and Universal Records.[5] The album includes the productions from Kane Beatz, T-Mix, Cool & Dre, Young Yonny, DJ Tone, The Fliptones, Tommy Gunnz, Drumma Boy, Steve Morales and Raymond "Sarom" Diaz, among others. Rapper Lil Wayne has featured 7 out of 22 tracks throughout the whole album. The album debuted at number 18 on the US Billboard 200, selling 80,000 copies in the first week. To date, the album has sold 372,000 copies in the United States.

All three singles were released from the album, and each of them contains the collaborations with Lil Wayne; "Pop Bottles", which also features guest vocals from fellow rapper Jadakiss, "100 Million", which also features guest vocals from these fellow rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, along with these record producers Dré and DJ Khaled, "I Run This".

Background[edit]

The album was first rumored to be titled as 5 Star General, however, the title of the album was later changed into 5 Star Stunna.

Singles[edit]

His official debut single for his third album, titled "Pop Bottles" was released on June 15, 2007. The song features guest vocals from his frequent collaborator and fellow rapper Lil Wayne, while it was produced by Raymond "Sarom" Diaz and Steve Morales.

The album's second single, titled "100 Million" was released on November 23, 2007. Lil Wayne also featured on this track, alongside with these fellow rappers Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, and these record producers Dré and DJ Khaled. The song was produced by the production duo Cool & Dre.

The album's third single, "I Run This" was released on May 14, 2008. For the third time, Lil Wayne was featured on this track, while it was produced by T-Mix and Drumma Boy.

Lawsuits[edit]

In October 2009, Birdman, Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records, and various music distribution outlets were sued for copyright infringement by Thomas Marasciullo, who claims his voice was used without permission. The rappers asked him to record some "Italian-styled spoken word recordings" in 2006. The lyrics were allegedly used on "Respect", and other tracks from the rappers' collaboration album Like Father, Like Son.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "5* Stunna (Intro)" Keleigh Reid 1:06
2. "Fully Loaded" Kane Beatz 3:40
3. "I Run This" (featuring Lil Wayne) T-Mix, Drumma Boy 3:31
4. "The Money "So Fresh"" JRock, Young Yonny (co.) 4:35
5. "The Old Man #1 (Interlude)" (Keleigh Reid) Birdman 1:09
6. "100 Million" (featuring Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne) Cool & Dre 3:29
7. "Believe Dat" (featuring Lil Wayne) Mark Batson, Jeff Bhasker (co.), Jeff Reid (add.) 4:01
8. "Wet Paint" T-Mix 3:46
9. "Grind" (featuring Lil Wayne and Brisco) StreetRunner 3:48
10. "All the Time" Jim Jonsin 4:09
11. "The Old Man #2 (Interlude)" (Keleigh Reid) J Mac 0:48
12. "Head Busta" Young Yonny, Maestro 4:28
13. "Pop Bottles" (featuring Jadakiss and Lil Wayne) Raymond "Sarom" Diaz, Steve Morales 3:27
14. "Love My Hood" T-Mix 4:32
15. "I'm a Stunna" T-Mix, DVS Productions 4:37
16. "The Old Man #3 (Interlude)" (Keleigh Reid) Bird man 1:02
17. "Make Way" (featuring Fat Joe and Lil Wayne) The Fliptones, JRock 4:33
18. "So Tired" (featuring Lil Wayne) The Fliptones, Honorable C.N.O.T.E. 4:06
19. "Outro" Keleigh Reid 0:50
20. "We Gangsta" (featuring Starlito & Yo Gotti) T-Mix 5:03
21. "Bossy" (featuring Jason Derülo) The Fliptones, Jason "Jay E" Epperson 3:46
22. "R.I.P." Mousa, Rodnae 5:15

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5 * Stunna Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "5 * Stunna Review". HipHopDX. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "5 * Stunna Review". RapReviews. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "5 * Stunna Review". DJBooth.net. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Satten, Vanessa (August 7, 2007). "Baby & Lil Wayne - Nobody Does It Better". XXL. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved August 10, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Birdman – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Birdman. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  7. ^ "Birdman – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Birdman. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  8. ^ "Birdman – Chart history" Billboard Top Rap Albums for Birdman. Retrieved May 13, 2015.
  9. ^ "2008 Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "2008 Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "2008 Year-End Charts: Rap Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 13, 2015.