Immobilarity

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Immobilarity
Immobilarity.jpg
Studio album by Raekwon
Released November 16, 1999
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 65:12
Label Loud, Columbia
Producer The Infinite Arkatechz, Triflyn, Vo, Pop Pete Rock, Carlos "Six July" Broady
Raekwon chronology
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
(1995)
Immobilarity
(1999)
The Lex Diamond Story
(2003)
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
U-God:
Golden Arms Redemption
(1999)
Immobilarity
(1999)
Ghostface Killah:
Supreme Clientele
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Sun-Times 1.5/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
PopMatters (favorable)[5]
RapReviews (7/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars 1999[7]
Rolling Stone 1.5/5 stars 2004[8]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[9]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[10]

Immobilarity is the second studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan-member Raekwon, as a follow-up to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.... It was released in November 1999 on Loud Records, and peaked in the Top 10 of the US album charts. The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 20, 1999.[11]

Unlike the first album, it has no production input from the RZA and no guest features from Ghostface Killah. However, the album does feature Method Man and Masta Killa. Raekwon has stated that the title is an acronym for I Move More Officially by Implementing Loyalty and Respect in the Youth. The album features affiliates American Cream Team, who would later become Ice Water.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   The Infinite Arkatechz 2:19
2. "Yae Yo"   Carlos "Six-July" Broady 2:37
3. "Casablanca"   The Infinite Arkatechz 3:51
4. "100 Rounds"   Triflyn 4:54
5. "Real Life"   DJ Devastator 3:02
6. "Power" (featuring American Cream Team) Triflyn 3:49
7. "Skit 1"     1:05
8. "All I Got Is You Pt. 2" (featuring Big Bub) Naheen "Pop" Bowens, Vo 4:54
9. "Jury" (featuring Kim Stephens) The Infinite Arkatechz 3:51
10. "Fuck Them" (featuring Method Man) Triflyn 3:55
11. "Skit 2"     1:29
12. "Live From New York"   The Infinite Arkatechz 3:26
13. "My Favorite Dred"   Triflyn 1:58
14. "Friday"   Triflyn 3:25
15. "The Table" (featuring Masta Killa) The Infinite Arkatechz 3:03
16. "Sneakers"   Pete Rock 3:02
17. "Raw" (featuring American Cream Team) Naheen "Pop" Bowens, Vo 3:07
18. "Pop Shit"   Naheen "Pop" Bowens, Vo 3:18
19. "Heart To Heart"   Naheen "Pop" Bowens, Vo 4:04
20. "Forecast"   Triflyn 3:08
21. "Outro"     1:09

Charts[edit]

Charts (1999) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[12] 4
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farley, Keith. Review: Immobilarity. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-09-21.
  2. ^ Kyles, Kyra. "Review: Immobilarity". Chicago Sun-Times: 13. January 9, 2000. Archived from the original on 2009-09-21. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide: Immobilarity". The Village Voice: January 25, 2000. Archived from the original on 2009-09-21.
  4. ^ Baker, Soren. Review: Immobilarity. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2009-09-21.
  5. ^ Fuchs, Cynthia. Review: Immobilarity. PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-09-21.
  6. ^ Mr. S. Review: Immobilarity. RapReviews. Retrieved on 2009-09-21.
  7. ^ Columnist. "Review: Immobilarity". Rolling Stone: 80. December 9, 1999.
  8. ^ Hoard, Christian. "Review: Immobilarity". Rolling Stone: 672. November 2, 2004.
  9. ^ Columnist. "Review: Immobilarity". The Source: 187. January 2000.
  10. ^ Jones, Steve. "Review: Immobilarity". USA Today: 4.D. November 9, 1999. Archived from the original on 2009-09-21. (Transcription of original review at talk page)
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Raekwon – Immobilarity". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2011-03-08.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  12. ^ "Raekwon – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Raekwon. Retrieved December 2, 1999.
  13. ^ "Raekwon – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Raekwon. Retrieved December 2, 1999.

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