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)Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…1995
Immobilarity
(1999)
The Lex Diamond Story
(2003)The Lex Diamond Story2003
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
U-God:
Golden Arms Redemption
(1999) String Module Error: Match not found1999
Immobilarity
(1999) Immobilarity1999
Ghostface Killah:
Supreme Clientele
(2000) String Module Error: Match not found2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Sun-Times1.5/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[3]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[4]
PopMatters(favorable)[5]
RapReviews(7/10)[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars 1999[7]
Rolling Stone1.5/5 stars 2004[8]
The Source3.5/5 stars[9]
USA Today3.5/4 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.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro"The Infinite Arkatechz2:19
2."Yae Yo"Carlos "Six-July" Broady2:37
3."Casablanca"The Infinite Arkatechz3:51
4."100 Rounds"Triflyn4:54
5."Real Life"DJ Devastator3:02
6."Power" (featuring American Cream Team)Triflyn3:49
7."Skit 1" 1:05
8."All I Got Is You Pt. 2" (featuring Big Bub)Naheen "Pop" Bowens, Vo4:54
9."Jury" (featuring Kim Stephens)The Infinite Arkatechz3:51
10."Fuck Them" (featuring Method Man)Triflyn3:55
11."Skit 2" 1:29
12."Live From New York"The Infinite Arkatechz3:26
13."My Favorite Dred"Triflyn1:58
14."Friday"Triflyn3:25
15."The Table" (featuring Masta Killa)The Infinite Arkatechz3:03
16."Sneakers"Pete Rock3:02
17."Raw" (featuring American Cream Team)Naheen "Pop" Bowens, Vo3:07
18."Pop Shit"Naheen "Pop" Bowens, Vo3:18
19."Heart To Heart"Naheen "Pop" Bowens, Vo4:04
20."Forecast"Triflyn3:08
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)". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 1999.
  13. ^ "Raekwon Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 1999.

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