Don't Fight the Feelin'

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Don't Fight The Feelin'
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Studio album by Rappin' 4-Tay
Released July 26, 1994[1]
Recorded 1993–1994
Genre West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap [2]
Label Chrysalis, Rag Top
Producer Anthony, Black C, Cyrus Esteban, Franky J, Gigolo Gee, J-Mack, JT The Bigga Figga, Fly, T.C.
Rappin' 4-Tay chronology
Rappin' 4-Tay is Back
(1991)Rappin' 4-Tay is Back1991
Don't Fight The Feelin'
(1994)
Off Parole
(1996)Off Parole1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Don't Fight the Feelin' is the second studio album by American rapper Rappin' 4-Tay, released July 26, 1994 on Chrysalis Records and Rag Top Records. The album is notable for producing the popular single "Playaz Club", which received mainstream radio play.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Back Again" - 2:12
  2. "Dank Season" - 4:34 feat. Seff The Gaffla
  3. "Keep One In The Chamba" - 3:24
  4. "Can U Buckem'" - 4:16
  5. "Just Cause I Called You A Bitch" - 2:59
  6. "Playaz Club" - 4:26
  7. "She's A Sell Out" - 5:09
  8. "I'll Be Around" - 5:16 on first album pressing 5:47 on subsequent releases
  9. "Tear The Roof Off" - 4:20
  10. "Sucka Free" - 4:43
  11. "Call It What You Want To" - 4:56
  12. "I Got Cha Back" - 4:08 feat. JT The Bigga Figga, Fly
  13. "This Is What I Know" - 3:38
  14. "The Gift" - 4:12
  15. "Out 4000" - 3:53
  16. "Playaz Club" (Instrumental) - 4:20

Only the first pressing of this album contained the original version of "I'll Be Around" which is not available on the single or any other album. All subsequent pressings of this album contained a remixed version of "I'll Be Around" with a running time of 5:47. The most obvious difference between the original version and the remix is that in the remix the music starts at the very beginning during the phone call, in the original the music doesn't start until after the phone call intro.

Samples[edit]

The song "She's A Sell Out" has the lyrics, "You can't trust a big butt and a smile" repeated many times in the background; these lyrics are originally from Boogie Down Productions, Jimmy on "By All Means Necessary". These lyrics are also used in Bell Biv Devoe song "Poison" (1990) and also used in the Ice Cube song "Look Who's Burnin'" from the album Death Certificate. "She's A Sell Out" also heavily samples Too Short's song "Don't Fight the Feelin'" on Life Is...Too Short which is where Rappin 4-Tay made his mainstream debut[3] and where this album gets its title.

"Playaz Club" samples the guitar riff from Judy Clay and William Bell's "Private Number" [1968].

"I'll Be Around" samples the chorus from The Spinners' I'll Be Around (1972).

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1994)[4] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 174
U.S. Billboard Top R&B Albums 52
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 4

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