Free City (album)

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Free City
St. Lunatics - Free City.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 5, 2001
Recorded2000–2001
StudioNew York City, New York
Electric Lady Studios
Unique Studios
Sound On Sound Recordings
GenreHip hop
Length71:02/76:29 (with bonus)
LabelUniversal Records/Fo'Reel/The Incorporated
ProducerJason Epperson, Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam, City Spud, Rich Travali
St. Lunatics chronology
Free City
(2001)
Who's the Boss
(2006)

Free City is the only studio album by hip-hop group St. Lunatics.[1] It was released on June 5, 2001, almost a full year after the release of group member Nelly's debut, Country Grammar. The album was a commercial success as it debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 196,000 copies sold in its first week.[2] The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA a month later.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars link
RapReviews(7/10) link
Rolling Stone3/5 starslink

The title Free City came from their sixth member City Spud who was incarcerated at the time of release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Just for You (The Introductory Poem)" (feat. Amber Tabares) (1:26)
  2. "S.T.L." (5:21) (Kyjuan, Ali, Murphy Lee, Nelly)
  3. "Okay" (3:50) (Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan)
  4. "Summer in the City" (4:37) (Nelly, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Ali)
  5. "Mad Baby Daddy (Skit), Part 1" (1:40)
  6. "Boom D Boom" (3:27) (Ali)
  7. "Midwest Swing" (4:40) (Nelly, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan, Ali)
  8. "Show 'Em What They Won" (4:31) (Ali, Nelly, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee)
  9. "Let Me in Now" (4:42) (Nelly, Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan)
  10. "Diz Iz Da Life" (4:31) (Ali, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan, Nelly)
  11. "Mad Baby Daddy (Skit), Part 2" (1:06)
  12. "Scandalous" (3:29) (Murphy Lee)
  13. "Groovin' Tonight" (feat. Brian McKnight) (5:21) (Ali, Nelly, City Spud)
  14. "Jang a Lang" (feat. Penelope) (4:24) (Nelly, Murphy Lee, Kyjuan)
  15. "Mad Baby Daddy (Skit), Part 3" (1:44)
  16. "Real Niggaz" (4:26) (Nelly, Kyjuan, Ali, Murphy Lee)
  17. "Here We Come" (4:12) (Nelly)
  18. "Love You So" (feat. Cardan) (4:03) (Kyjuan, Murphy Lee)
  19. "Mad Baby Daddy (Skit), Part 4" (3:32)
  20. "Batter Up" (Bonus track) (5:27) (Nelly, Ali, Murphy Lee)

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Free City adapted from CD Universe.[4]

  • St. Lunatics - lead vocals
  • Jason "Jay E" Epperson - producer
  • Waiel "Wally" Yaghnam - producer
  • Steve Eigner - engineer
  • Lavell "City Spud" Webb - producer
  • Penelope - backing vocals
  • Amber Tabares - backing vocals
  • Little Rock - backing vocals
  • Donneash Ferguson - backing vocals
  • Duro Gimel "Young Guru" Keaton - engineer
  • Steve Eigner - guitar
  • Bashiri Johnson - percussion
  • Cardan - additional vocals
  • Brian McKnight - additional vocals
  • John Adler - mixing
  • Steve Eigner - guitar
  • Bashiri Johnson - percussion
  • Richard Travali- mixing
  • Jonathan Mannion - photographer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 3
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[5] 1
Canadian Albums Chart[5] 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Free City: St Lunatics: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  2. ^ "Staind Fends Off Radiohead, St. Lunatics At No. 1". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  3. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  4. ^ "St Lunatics - Free City CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2001-06-05. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  5. ^ a b c [1] Billboard. Accessed June 8, 2010.