Heaven'z Movie

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Heaven'z Movie
Bizzy Bone Heaven.jpg
Studio album by Bizzy Bone
Released October 6, 1998 (1998-10-06)
Recorded 1997-98
Genre Hip hop, Horrorcore, Gangsta Rap
Length 49:07
Label Ruthless/Relativity/Mo Thugs/Epic
Producer Nina, Johnny J, Mafisto, Mike Smoov, Erik 'E' Nordquist, Mike Johnson & Cat Cody
Bizzy Bone chronology
Heaven'z Movie
(1998)
The Gift
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly (B-)[2]
MVRemix (6.5/10)[3]

Heaven'z Movie is the first solo album by the rapper Bizzy Bone, released on October 6, 1998.[4][5] The songs "Marchin' on Washington", "Roll Call" and "Yes Yes Y'all" were cut short due to sample clearances not being made on time. The album reached #3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and #2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in 2010, and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.[6]

Many songs did not make the album in time, leaving Heaven'z Movie incomplete. Songs omitted included the Tupac Shakur tribute "Life Goes On", "Trials & Tribulations", "Walking In Da Cold", "Way 2 Strong", "Relentless", "Retaliation", "Power", "War Time", "Murder, Murder", "These Are My Family", "Seven", "10 Commandments", "Dying", "Mercenary" and "Confessions".

Critical reception[edit]

Heaven'z Movie received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. Many reviewers criticized the cutting short of four prominent tracks ("Roll Call", "March On Washington", "Yes, Yes Ya'll", "Brain On Drugs") due to sample clearances. Entertainment Weekly gave the album a B- rating, stating "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s youngest member continues their formula of hip-hop harmony, fire-and-brimstone spirituality, and roughneck rhymes on his solo debut. Bizzy Bone also throws in inner-city cautionary tales (”Social Studies”) and flirts dangerously with fascism (check out guest H.I.T.L.A.H. Capo — Confuscious’ handle). Any enlightening messages in Heaven’z Movie are made unintelligible by Bizzy’s over-the-speed-limit rapping, which will satisfy Bone Thugs aficionados — but confuse everyone else." Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic gave the album three out of five stars reviewing "One of the more troubled members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Bizzy Bone takes the opportunity presented to him by his solo debut to explore much of his personal life. It's a fairly naked album, often confessional and, relative to his work with Bone, very serious. As such, it's an album orientated mostly toward Bone fans curious about the group's respective inner workings."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Guest artist(s) Length
1. "Roll Call"   0:52
2. "Thugz Cry"   3:39
3. "Marchin' on Washington"   0:58
4. "Yes Yes Y'all"   0:58
5. "Menensky Mobbin'"   3:56
6. "Waitin' for Warfare" Capo 5:46
7. "Mr. Majesty II" Mr. Majesty 4:21
8. "Brain on Drugs"   1:08
9. "On the Freeway" Cat Cody 4:34
10. "Demons Surround Me"   2:49
11. "(The Roof Is)"   3:33
12. "Nobody Can Stop Me"   4:03
13. "Social Studies"   11:46

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Chart positions
Billboard 200 # 3
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 2

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