I Need Mine

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I Need Mine
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 27, 2007 (U.S.)
Recorded2006–2007
GenreHip hop, Southern hip hop
Length160:00
LabelClover G, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Lil' Flip chronology
U Gotta Feel Me
(2004)
I Need Mine
(2007)
Respect Me
(2009)
Alternative cover
Alternate cover
Alternate cover
Singles from I Need Mine $$
  1. "What It Do"
    Released: January 6, 2006
  2. "Ghetto Mindstate (Can't Get Away)"
    Released: January 30, 2007

I Need Mine is the third full-length studio album (fourth overall) by Houston rapper Lil' Flip, released on March 27, 2007. The album features appearances from Mike Jones, Lyfe Jennings, Big Pokey, Lil' Keke, Nate Dogg, and Mannie Fresh, among others. It consists of 37 songs on 2 discs.[1] The album also debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200 with 45,000 copies sold in the first week released.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Blender3/5 stars[4]
DJBooth4/5 stars[5]
RapReviews7.5/10[6]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]

I Need Mine received generally positive reviews from music critics. Nathan Slavik of DJBooth praised Flip for expressing different characters throughout the double album while still being able to deliver solid enough hustle skills in his delivery, concluding that "In the end, I Need Mine finds the Cloverland legend constantly flipping between his different personalities: the street soldier, the honey lovin player, and the socially conscious commentator. The true hip-hop legends manage to be all three at once (a.k.a. Biggie and Tupac), and Lil’ Flip has the skills to join their ranks, he’s just more concerned with getting his first."[5] Pedro Hernandez of RapReviews praised the album for scaling back on the humor to allow for diverse topics and sharp production, calling it "Lil' Flip's best album to date and yet it isn't. Even with the scarcity of humor on the album, if you put all the best songs on the double disc together you would have Flip's best album."[6] Andrew Beaujon of Blender felt that a discord was found between the production and Flip's lyrics, saying that "The beats are often dazzling, the rhymes less so. His disses in particular need a little work."[4]

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro"Lil' Flip0:59
2."I Get Money" (featuring Rick Ross)The Symphony3:41
3."Fly Boy"Lil' Flip & Shorty P3:58
4."Ghetto Mindstate (Can't Get Away)" (featuring Lyfe Jennings)The Symphony3:54
5."Bust a Clip"Attractive Productions4:03
6."Playa 4 Life" (featuring Chamillionaire)Play-N-Skillz4:01
7."Starched & Cleaned" (featuring Big Pokey & Lil' Keke)Carnival Beatz4:41
8."Flippin'" (featuring Mýa)The Symphony3:47
9."Addicted (Mary Jane)"The Symphony4:22
10."White Cup" (featuring Mike Jones)Lil' Flip & Shorty P3:43
11."Find My Way" (featuring Robin Andre)The Symphony & Russell Rockwell4:48
12."Single Mother"The Symphony3:57
13."Say It to My Face" (featuring Z-Ro)Z-Ro3:45
14."Can't U Tell" (featuring Squad Up & MJG)DJ Squeeky5:08
15."I Just Wanna Tell U"DJ Paul & Juicy J2:31
16."Block Money"Attractive Productions2:42
17."Sorry Lil' Mama" (featuring Z-Ro & Nutt)The Symphony3:57
18."I'm a Baller (Flip My Chips)"The Symphony & Falling Down3:22
19."Take You There" (featuring Nate Dogg)The Symphony4:06
20."Hall of Fame Graveyard"The Symphony3:33

Disc 2[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."We Make It Out da Hood" (featuring Big Shasta)Nitti3:51
2."Cruise Control"Attractive Productions3:26
3."Hustle"Attractive Productions3:52
4."Real Hip-Hop"Mel Beatz2:52
5."Stay Ballin'" (featuring Yukmouth)Lil' Flip & Shorty Pe aka Preston Flowers4:38
6."Get it Crunk"Russell Rockwell4:08
7."Tell Me" (featuring Collie Buddz)Scott Storch3:48
8."3, 2, 1, Go!" (featuring Three 6 Mafia)DJ Paul & Juicy J4:25
9."Make It Shake"Lil' Flip & Shorty Pe aka Preston Flowers3:45
10."Pimp Juju" (skit)Lil' Flip0:58
11."You'z a Trick"Salaam Remi4:09
12."The Souf" (featuring C-Note & D-Red)Fyngaz5:04
13."Family Tradition"Z-Ro4:14
14."What It Do" (featuring Mannie Fresh)Mannie Fresh4:02
15."Warrior"Lil' Flip & Shorty Pe aka Preston Flowers3:37
16."Fly Boy (Remix)" (featuring Mike Jones)Lil' Flip & Shorty Pe aka Preston Flowers3:59
17."You'z a Trick (Remix)" (featuring UGK)Salaam Remi4:49

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 15
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 5
US Top Rap Albums 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Overview of I Need Mine". allmusic.com.
  2. ^ "McGraw Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts Onto Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-23.
  3. ^ Jeffries, David. "I Need Mine - Lil' Flip". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Beaujon, Andrew. "Lil Flip - I Need Mine". Blender. Alpha Media Group. Archived from the original on January 31, 2006. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Slavik, Nathan (March 27, 2007). "Lil' Flip - I Need Mine". DJBooth. Archived from the original on April 19, 2016. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Hernandez, Pedro (April 17, 2007). "Feature for April 17, 2007 - Lil' Flip's "I Need Mine"". RapReviews. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  7. ^ Hoard, Christian (March 20, 2007). "Lil' Flip: I Need Mine". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on May 18, 2007. Retrieved August 4, 2011.