I Need Mine

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I Need Mine
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Studio album by Lil' Flip
Released March 27, 2007 (U.S.)
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre Hip hop, Southern hip hop
Length 160:00
Label Clover G, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Lil' Flip chronology
U Gotta Feel Me
(2004)
I Need Mine
(2007)
Respect Me
(2009)
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 43,000 copies sold in the first week released.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Blender 3/5 stars[4]
DJBooth 4/5 stars[5]
RapReviews 7.5/10[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 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. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Lil' Flip 0:59
2. "I Get Money" (featuring Rick Ross) The Symphony 3:41
3. "Fly Boy"   Lil' Flip & Shorty P 3:58
4. "Ghetto Mindstate (Can't Get Away)" (featuring Lyfe Jennings) The Symphony 3:54
5. "Bust a Clip"   Attractive Productions 4:03
6. "Playa 4 Life" (featuring Chamillionaire) Play-N-Skillz 4:01
7. "Starched & Cleaned" (featuring Big Pokey & Lil' Keke) Carnival Beatz 4:41
8. "Flippin'" (featuring Mýa) The Symphony 3:47
9. "Addicted (Mary Jane)"   The Symphony 4:22
10. "White Cup" (featuring Mike Jones) Lil' Flip & Shorty P 3:43
11. "Find My Way" (featuring Robin Andre) The Symphony & Russell Rockwell 4:48
12. "Single Mother"   The Symphony 3:57
13. "Say It to My Face" (featuring Z-Ro) Z-Ro 3:45
14. "Can't U Tell" (featuring Squad Up & MJG) DJ Squeeky 5:08
15. "I Just Wanna Tell U"   DJ Paul & Juicy J 2:31
16. "Block Money"   Attractive Productions 2:42
17. "Sorry Lil' Mama" (featuring Z-Ro & Nutt) The Symphony 3:57
18. "I'm a Baller (Flip My Chips)"   The Symphony & Falling Down 3:22
19. "Take You There" (featuring Nate Dogg) The Symphony 4:06
20. "Hall of Fame Graveyard"   The Symphony 3:33

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "We Make It Out da Hood" (featuring Big Shasta) Nitti 3:51
2. "Cruise Control"   Attractive Productions 3:26
3. "Hustle"   Attractive Productions 3:52
4. "Real Hip-Hop"   Mel Beatz 2:52
5. "Stay Ballin'" (featuring Yukmouth) Lil' Flip & Shorty Pe aka Preston Flowers 4:38
6. "Get it Crunk"   Russell Rockwell 4:08
7. "Tell Me" (featuring Collie Buddz) Scott Storch 3:48
8. "3, 2, 1, Go!" (featuring Three 6 Mafia) DJ Paul & Juicy J 4:25
9. "Make It Shake"   Lil' Flip & Shorty Pe aka Preston Flowers 3:45
10. "Pimp Juju" (skit) Lil' Flip 0:58
11. "You'z a Trick"   Salaam Remi 4:09
12. "The Souf" (featuring C-Note & D-Red) Fyngaz 5:04
13. "Family Tradition"   Z-Ro 4:14
14. "What It Do" (featuring Mannie Fresh) Mannie Fresh 4:02
15. "Warrior"   Lil' Flip & Shorty Pe aka Preston Flowers 3:37
16. "Fly Boy (Remix)" (featuring Mike Jones) Lil' Flip & Shorty Pe aka Preston Flowers 3:59
17. "You'z a Trick (Remix)" (featuring UGK) Salaam Remi 4:49

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart Chart positions
Billboard 200 #15
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #5
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. All Media Network. 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. 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.