Da Crime Family

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Da Crime Family
Da Crime Family.jpg
Studio album by TRU
Released June 1, 1999
Recorded March 1998-May 1999
Genre Gangsta Rap, Southern Hip Hop
Length 91:10
Label No Limit, Priority
Producer Beats By the Pound (exec.)
Battlecat (exec.)
O'Dell, Sugar Bear, Meech Wells
TRU chronology
Tru 2 da Game
Da Crime Family
The Truth
Singles from Da Crime Family
  1. "Hoody Hooo"
    Released: June 10, 1999
  2. "Tru Homies"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.0/5 stars
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars
USA Today 3.8/4 stars

Da Crime Family is the fifth studio album by New Orleans hip-hop group, TRU, released June 1, 1999, on No Limit Records and Priority Records. It was produced by Beats By the Pound and Battlecat. Da Crime Family slightly improved over the groups successful TRU 2 Da Game album, peaking at #5 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling 142,000 copies in its first week. It remains their most successful album as a group with No Limit Records.

Produced by Battlecat, Da Crime Family contains the lead single "Hoody Hooo" which made it to #11 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. The other single "Tru Homies", which peaked at #6 on the Hot Rap Singles and #61 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. "Hoody Hooo" samples the theme song to the Halloween film. "Tru Homies" samples "I'll Be Around" by The Spinners.

Commercial performance[edit]

The Da Crime Family was certified Gold by the RIAA, on August 8, 2000.

Track listing[edit]

Da Crime Family

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Tru: The Beginning" 3:55
2. "Hoody Hooo" 3:25
3. "Dangerous in My City" (featuring Fiend & Full Blooded) 2:47
4. "Miller Boyz" (featuring Ghetto Commission) 3:32
5. "Tru Homies" (featuring O'Dell) 3:34
6. "Don't Judge Me" (featuring Popeye) 4:06
7. "The Tank Goes On" (featuring O'Dell & Porsha) 3:58
8. "Hard N****'s" (featuring Fiend) 3:24
9. "Stay Real" (featuring Skull Duggery) 3:32
10. "Suppose to Be My Friend" (featuring Snoop Dogg & Charlie Wilson) 3:00
11. "The Ghetto is a Struggle" 3:19
12. "Run Away Slaves" 4:10
13. "Livin' Like a Hustler" (featuring Ms. Peaches & Mo B. Dick) 2:49
14. "No Limit Army" (featuring Mac & Pheno) 4:22
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Bounce" 2:17
2. "You'll Never Change" (featuring Mac & D.I.G.) 3:28
3. "Hail Mary" (featuring Magic) 3:23
4. "I Don't Want You No More" (featuring Mr. Serv-On) 3:40
5. "Soldier Till I Die" (featuring D.I.G. & Magic) 3:21
6. "Buss That" (featuring Mia X) 2:08
7. "Don't Fuck With Tru" 3:14
8. "Never" (featuring Baby Soulja, Reginelli & D.I.G.) 2:36
9. "R.I.P. Kevin" (featuring O'Dell) 4:21
10. "Bounce to This" (featuring Big Ed) 2:58
11. "It's a Beautiful Thing" (featuring Snoop Dogg) 2:17
12. "The World Is Yours" 2:35
13. "We Riders" 2:18
14. "Prayer for a G" 3:03
15. "Tru Homies Radio Edit" (featuring O'Dell) 4:15

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1999 Da Crime Family 5 2