Block Music

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Block Music
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Studio album by Shawnna
Released June 6, 2006 (2006-06-06)
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Dirty Rap, R&B
Length 56:22
Label Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam
Producer Vudu, Chucky Thompson, Xcel, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Tony Dinero, 110% Pure
Shawnna chronology
Worth tha Weight
(2004)
Block Music
(2006)
Bitch Like Me
(TBA)[citation needed]

Block Music is the second studio album from the Chicago native Shawnna. The first single was "Gettin' Some," which went Platinum in the US in December 2006. The second single is "Damn" featuring Smoke of Field Mob. The album has an exclusive remix of "Gettin' Some" featuring Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Pharrell and Too Short. The album has so far sold over 240,000 copies in the U.S, and over 260,000 copies worldwide.

The single version of "Gettin' Some" appears as a hidden track on the album.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
DJBooth 3.5/5 stars[2]
XXL 4/5 stars[3]

Block Music garnered positive reviews from music critics praising Shawnna's improvement as a rapper in terms of lyrical content and tonal delivery. Andy Kellman of AllMusic gave high praise to Shawnna's ability to portray different emotions and deliver topics with complex writing over energetic production, saying that, "With a surprising level of depth and a more complementary set of productions, Block Music makes Worth tha Weight – a decent album in its own right – seem like a clumsy warm-up."[1] Alvin Blanco of XXL also commended Shawnna for side-stepping her usual sex-filled braggadocio to reveal more introspective material delivered in both hard-hitting and soft-spoken styles, concluding that "Offering up more of herself this go-round, Shawnna shows considerable growth. Maybe now she can finally get some… props."[3] DJBooth staff writer DJ Z found the featured artists more of a welcome addition than a distraction alongside Shawnna throughout the album, saying that "Instead, they showcase her extraordinary abilities side by side to some of the most dominant male MC's in the game."[2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Time
1. "Can't Do It Like Me" 2:51
2. "Block Music (Bang)" (featuring I-20) 3:39
3. "Damn" (featuring Smoke of Field Mob) 4:19
4. "Gettin' Some Head (Remix)" (featuring Ludacris, Lil' Wayne, Pharrell and Too Short) 5:41
5. "Candy Coated" (featuring 8 Ball & MJG) 4:33
6. "Roll Wit Me" 2:28
7. "In tha Chi" (featuring Johnny P and Syleena Johnson) 4:16
8. "Take It Slow" (featuring Bobby Valentino and Ludacris) 4:11
9. "Can't Break Me" (featuring Buddy Guy and Shareefa) 4:12
10. "Ghetto Fairy Tails" 3:01
11. "Lil Daddy What's Good" 3:37
12. "Hit the Back/Slide In" (featuring Yung Berg) 4:22
13. "Chicago" (featuring Avant, Buddy Guy and Malik Yusef) 6:05
14. "Gettin' Some Head" 3:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Block Music - Shawnna". AllMusic. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b DJ Z (June 6, 2006). "Shawnna - Block Music". DJBooth. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Blanco, Alvin (June 2, 2006). "Shawnna Block Music". XXL. Townsquare Media. Retrieved November 18, 2011.