Even in Darkness

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Even in Darkness
Even in Darkness cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 6, 2001
GenreSouthern hip hop/soul/funk
Length58:32
LabelArista
Producer
Singles from Even in Darkness
  1. "Trans DF Express"
    Released: October 9, 2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX4/5[2]
RapReviews9/10[3]
Robert ChristgauB+[4]

Even in Darkness is the debut studio album by American supergroup the Dungeon Family. It was released on November 6, 2001 via Arista Records. Production was handled by Organized Noize and Earthtone III.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Presenting Dungeon Family"
    • Backbone
    • Killer Mike
  2. "Crooked Booty"
    • Cee-Lo
    • Andre 3000
    • Sleepy Brown
    • Khujo Goodie
  3. "Follow the Light"
    • Sleepy Brown
    • Cee-Lo
    • Big Gipp
    • Big Boi
    • Shuga Luv
  4. "Trans DF Express"
    • Cee-Lo
    • Andre 3000
    • Big Gipp
    • Backbone
    • Big Boi
  5. "On & On & On"
    • Big Gipp
    • Big Boi
    • T-Mo
    • Witchdoctor
    • Khujo Goodie
  6. "Emergency"
    • Big Gipp
    • Mello
    • Backbone
  7. "Forever Pimpin' (Never Slippin')"
    • Cool Breeze
  8. "6 Minutes (Dungeon Family It's On)"
    • Big Boi
    • Witchdoctor
    • Big Gipp
    • Backbone
    • Khujo Goodie
    • T-Mo
    • Cee-Lo
    • Cool Breeze
    • Big Rube
  9. "White Gutz"
    • Sleepy Brown
    • Big Boi
    • Big Gipp
    • Bubba Sparxxx
    • Cee-Lo
  10. "Rollin'"
    • Sleepy Brown
    • Andre 3000
    • Cee-Lo
    • Big Rube
    • Society of Soul
  11. "They Comin'..."
    • T-Mo
    • Khujo Goodie
  12. "Excalibur"
    • Big Gipp
    • Big Rube
    • Khujo Goodie
    • Cee-Lo
  13. "What Iz Rap?"
    • Witchdoctor
    • Big Rube
  14. "Curtains (DF 2nd Generation)"
    • ChamDon
    • Blvd. International
    • Slimm Calhoun
    • Killer Mike
    • C-Bone
    • Supa Nate
    • Lil' Brotha

Personnel[edit]

  • Aaron Mills – bass (tracks: 2, 4, 9, 10)
  • André Lauren Benjamin – lead vocals (tracks: 2, 4, 10), backing vocals (track 2)
  • Antwan André Patton – lead vocals (tracks: 3-6, 8, 9), additional vocals (track 5), backing vocals (track 8)
  • Brandon "Shuga Luv" Bennett – lead vocals (track 3)
  • Bob Lewis – trombone (track 12)
  • Brian "Slimm Calhoun" Loving – lead vocals (track 14)
  • Calvin Loatman – guitar (track 7)
  • Cameron Gipp – lead vocals (tracks: 3-5, 8, 9, 12)
  • Corey "C-Bone" Andrews – lead vocals (track 14)
  • David Whild – guitar (tracks: 3, 10)
  • Debra Killings – backing vocals (track 8)
  • Donny Mathis – guitar (track 2, 11, 12)
  • Eric Alexander – trombone (track 12)
  • Erin "Witchdoctor" Johnson – lead vocals (tracks: 5, 8, 13)
  • Frederick "Cool Breeze" Bell – lead vocals (tracks: 7, 8)
  • Greg "G-Rocka" Martin – backing vocals (track 6)
  • Jamahr "Backbone" Williams – lead vocals (tracks: 1, 4, 6, 8)
  • James "Mello Capone" Hollins – lead vocals (track 6)
  • Jason Freeman – horns (track 2)
  • Jerry Freeman – horns (track 2)
  • Joi Elaine Gilliam-Gipp – additional vocals (track 4)
  • Jonathan Mannion – photography
  • Kawan "KP" Prather – A&R
  • Kebbi Williams – horns (track 2)
  • Kirsten Shelton – backing vocals (track 7)
  • Lee King – trumpet (track 12)
  • Marvin "Chanz" Parkman – keyboards (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 6, 11), bass (track 7), organ (track 12)
  • Michael "Blue" Williams – co-executive producer, management
  • Michael Santiago Render – lead vocals (track 14), additional vocals (track 1)
  • Mike Barry – trumpet (track 12)
  • Mike Cebulski – timpani & gong (track 12)
  • Mike Hartnett – bass (tracks: 8, 13), guitar (track 13)
  • Nathaniel Elder – lead vocals (track 14)
  • Nivea B. Hamilton – additional vocals (track 5)
  • Patrick "Sleepy" Brown – lead vocals (tracks: 2, 3, 10), additional vocals & strings (track 4), backing vocals & keyboards (track 8)
  • Richard Owens – horns (track 2)
  • Robert "T-Mo" Barnett – lead vocals (tracks: 5, 8, 11)
  • Ruben Lemont Bailey – lead vocals (tracks: 8, 10, 12, 13)
  • Thomas DeCarlo Callaway – lead vocals (tracks: 2, 3, 8, 10, 12), additional vocals (tracks: 4, 12)
  • Warren Anderson Mathis – lead vocals (track 9)
  • Willie Edward Knighton – lead vocals (tracks: 2, 5, 8, 11, 12), additional vocals (track 11)
  • Blvd. International – backing vocals (track 6), lead vocals (track 14)
  • Brother James – lead vocals (track 14)
  • Chamdon – lead vocals (track 14)
  • Cutmaster Swiff – scratches (tracks: 5, 14)
  • DJ Herb – scratches (track 6)
  • Earthtone III – producers (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 11)
  • Lil' Will – additional vocals (track 14)
  • Organized Noize – producers (tracks: 3, 4, 6-10, 12-14)
  • Preecha – additional vocals (track 13)
  • Preston Crump – bass (tracks: 12, 14)
  • Ramon – additional vocals (track 13)
  • Ramon Campbell – A&R
  • Ricciano – backing vocals (tracks: 6, 7, 9)
  • Society Of Soul – vocals (track 10)
  • Sweet Melodi – backing vocals (track 9)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 42
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Even in Darkness - Dungeon Family | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dungeon Family - Even In Darkness". HipHopDX. November 30, 2001. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (November 27, 2001). "Dungeon Family :: Even in Darkness :: Arista Records". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Dungeon Family". www.robertchristgau.com. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "Dungeon Family Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Dungeon Family Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2019.

External links[edit]

Dungeon Family ‎– Even In Darkness at Discogs (list of releases)