Back to Basics (Beenie Man album)

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Back to Basics
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Studio album by Beenie Man
Released July 13, 2004 (2004-07-13)
Genre Dancehall, reggae fusion, club, hip hop
Label Virgin
Producer Dave Kelly, Tony "CD" Kelly, Troyton Rami, Cordel "Scatta" Burrell, Donovan Vendetta Bennett, Patrick Roberts, Supa Dups, Timbaland, Steven "Lenky" Marsden, Boi-1da, Chad Simpson
Beenie Man chronology
Tropical Storm
Back to Basics
Hundred Dollar Bag

Back to Basics is the seventeenth studio album by the reggae artist Beenie Man released on July 13, 2004. His single "Dude" reached #26 on the Billboard charts and #7 in the British charts.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 69/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [3]
The Guardian 2/5 stars [4]

Back to Basics received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 69, which indicates "generally favorable reviews", based on 13 reviews.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dude" (featuring Ms. Thing) [produced by Dave Kelly]
  2. "King of the Dancehall" [produced by Tony "CD" Kelly]
  3. "Love All Girls"
  4. "Dr. Know" (featuring Jimmy Cheeztrix) [produced by Supa Dups, co-produced by Dave Kelly & Steven "Lenky" Marsden]
  5. "Grindacologist" (featuring Kymberli)
  6. "Get On Bad"
  7. "Good Woe'"
  8. "Doctor Mi Rate Yu" (featuring Ms. Thing)
  9. "Set Away"
  10. "Eloh" (produced by Supa Dups)
  11. "All Girls Party" (produced by Timbaland)
  12. "Pussy Language" (produced by Supa Dups)
  13. "D-O or G-O" (featuring Ghost)
  14. "If a Neva God" (featuring Kirk Davis)
  15. "Back Against the Wall"
  16. "Row Like a Boat" (bonus track)
  17. "Pride & Joy" (featuring Ebon-E) (bonus track)


Chart (2004) Position
U.S. Billboard 200 51
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 7
U.S. Billboard Top Reggae Albums 1