Give It 2 'Em Raw

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Give It 2 'Em Raw
Soulja Slim Give 2 Em Raw.jpg
Studio album by Soulja Slim
Released May 19, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Gangsta rap, Hardcore hip hop, Southern hip hop
Length 73:49
Label No Limit Records
Priority
Producer Master P (exec.)
KLC (also exec.)
Craig B., Carlos Stephens, Mo B. Dick, DJ Daryl
Soulja Slim chronology
Dark Side
(1995)
Give It 2 'Em Raw
(1998)
The Streets Made Me
(2001)
Singles from Give It 2 'Em Raw
  1. "From What I Was Told"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Street Life"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Give It 2 'Em Raw is the debut studio album by American rapper Soulja Slim, released on May 19, 1998 on No Limit Records and Priority. The album was a mild success, debuting at number 13 on the Billboard 200.[1] It also debuted at number 4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[2] This is Soulja's most successful album on the Billboard charts.

Album Info[edit]

The album was recorded in 1997/98 period. The Executive producer was No Limit Records CEO Master P who also appear as featured artist. KLC, Craig B., Mo B. Dick, Carlos Stephens & DJ Darryl appears as producers. Other featured artist was Silkk The Shocker, O'Dell, Snoop Dogg, Tre-Nitty, Big Ed, Full Blooded, Mr. Serv-On, Mia X, C-Murder, Mac (rapper), Mystikal, Steady Mobb'n, Fiend (rapper), Gambino Family (group), Prime Suspects, Kane & Abel (group) & Magic (rapper). At the time the album was released, Soulja Slim was in prison.[3]

Music video[edit]

There was a music video for the single "From What I Was Told" which was successful. There was also a release single called "Street Life" which made it to number 17 on the Top/ Hip Hop Singles & Tracks. This album could still found in retail stores, as of 2013. The album's highly famous, yet typical Pen & Pixel cover art was later homaged on the cover for the mixtape White Flame by Lil B.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 82,000 copies in the United States.[4] Tapp was serving in prison on a probation violation in 1998 when his first album, "Give it 2 ‘Em Raw, " fell just short of selling the 500,000 copies needed for coveted gold-record status.[5] It's Soulja's most successful album to date.

Track listing[edit]

Give It 2 'Em Raw
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "From What I Was Told" James Adarryl Tapp Carlos Stephens 3:26
2. "Street Life" (featuring Silkk The Shocker & O'Dell) James Adarryl Tapp, Vyshonne King Miller DJ Daryl 4:26
3. "Wright Me" (featuring O'Dell) James Adarryl Tapp Carlos Stephens 4:18
4. "At The Same Time" (featuring Snoop Dogg) James Adarryl Tapp, Cordozar Broadus KLC 3:13
5. "Only Real Niggas" James Adarryl Tapp KLC 3:52
6. "Pray For Your Baby" (featuring Master P & Tre-Nitty) James Adarryl Tapp, Percy Robert Miller, Trenitty Cutthroat Carlos Stephens, Craig B. 2:45
7. "Head Buster" (featuring Big Ed & Mr. Serv-On) James Adarryl Tapp, Edward Lee Knight, Corey Smith Carlos Stephens 3:36
8. "Me & MY Cousin" (featuring Full Blooded) James Adarryl Tapp, Full Blooded Carlos Stephens 3:11
9. "You Got It" (featuring Mia X) James Adarryl Tapp, Mia Young KLC 4:57
10. "You Ain't Never Seen" (featuring Master P) James Adarryl Tapp, Percy Robert Miller Craig B. 3:47
11. "Anything" (featuring Mia X) James Adarryl Tapp, Mia Young Craig B. 2:35
12. "Imagine" (featuring C-Murder & Mac (rapper)) James Adarryl Tapp, Corey Miller, McKinley Phipps Craig B. 3:48
13. "Takin' Hits" James Adarryl Tapp Mo B. Dick 3:29
14. "Wootay" James Adarryl Tapp KLC 3:31
15. "Get High With Me" (featuring Tre-Nitty & Mystikal) James Adarryl Tapp, Trenitty Cutthroat, Michael Lawrence Tyler Carlos Stephens 4:04
16. "Law Brekaz" James Adarryl Tapp Mo B. Dick 4:00
17. "What's Up, What's Happening" James Adarryl Tapp KLC 2:39
18. "Hustlin' Is A Habit" (featuring Steady Mobb'n) James Adarryl Tapp, Crooked Eye, Billy Bathgate Mo B. Dick 3:29
19. "Getting Real" (featuring Silkk The Shocker, Fiend (rapper) & Full Blooded) James Adarryl Tapp, Richard "Ricky" Jones, Full Blooded KLC 3:52
20. "N.L. Party" (featuring Master P, Silkk The Shocker, Full Blooded, Tre-Nitty, Gambino Family (group), Big Ed, Prime Suspects, Mac, Kane & Abel (group), Magic (rapper) & Snoop Dogg) James Adarryl Tapp, Percy Robert Miller, Vyshonne King Miller, Full Blooded, Trenitty Cutthroat, Gotti, Melchior, P'heno, Regginelli, Edward Lee Knight, Glock, New-9, Uzi, McKinley Phipps, Daniel "Kane" Garcia, David "Abel" Garcia, Awood Johnson, Cordozar Broadus Mo B. Dick 4:51

Personnel[edit]

 C-Murder-featured artist 
  • Soulja Slim — primary artist
  • Master P — executive producer, featured artist
  • Pen & Pixel Graphics — artwork designer
  • Duffy Rich — A&R [Coordination]
  • Omni Color — Layout, Design
  • Silkk The Shocker — featured artist
  • Snoop Dogg — featured artist
  • Full Blooded — featured artist
  • Tre-Nitty — featured artist
  • Mystikal — featured artist
  • Steady Mobb'n — featured artist
  • Fiend — featured artist
  • Gambino Family — featured artist
  • Big Ed — featured artist
  • Prime Suspects — featured artist
  • Mac — featured artist
  • Magic — featured artist
  • Kane & Abel — featured artist
  • Mia X — featured artist
  • O'Dell — unaccredited additional vocal
  • Carlos Stephens — producer
  • Mo B. Dick — producer
  • Craig B. — producer
  • KLC — producer
  • DJ Darryl — producer
  • Anthony Boswell — menagment

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