Just Tryin' ta Live

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Just Tryin' ta Live
Devin the Dude - Just Tryin' ta Live.jpg
Studio album by Devin the Dude
Released January 29, 2002[1]
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop
Label Rap-a-Lot, Suave House
Producer Devin the Dude, Mike Dean, Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Raphael Saadiq, N.O. Joe, Luster Baker, David Banner, DJ Styles, Domo, Rob Quest, T-Mix
Devin the Dude chronology
The Dude
(1998)
Just Tryin' ta Live
(2002)
To tha X-Treme
(2004)

Just Tryin' ta Live is the second album from rapper Devin the Dude. It was a minor critical success, but did not fare well commercially. It peaked at #61 on the Billboard 200 chart, but had no charting singles. It features high-profile guest appearances from Nas and Xzibit as well as production from Dr. Dre and DJ Premier, but overall is an underground style album.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Producer(s) Performer(s) Length
1 "Zeldar" D. Copeland, M. Poye Domo Devin the Dude 2:43
2 "It's a Shame" D. Copeland, A. Young, J. Boyd Dr. Dre Devin the Dude, Pooh Bear 3:48
3 "R & B" D. Copeland, M. Dean, H. Cross, R. Ellison, D. Johnson, R. McQueen Rob Quest, DJ Styles, Mike Dean Devin the Dude 4:14
4 "Lacville '79" D. Copeland, D. Edwards Devin the Dude Devin the Dude 5:17
5 "I-Hi" D. Copeland, M. Poye Domo Devin the Dude 3:08
6 "Who's That Man, Moma" D. Copeland, R. McQueen Rob Quest, Devin the Dude Devin the Dude 5:45
7 "Some of 'Em" D. Copeland, A. Joiner, N. Jones, T. Jones T-Mix Devin the Dude, Nas, Xzibit 3:14
8 "Go Somewhere" D. Copeland, M. Dean, R. McQueen Rob Quest, Devin the Dude, Mike Dean Devin the Dude 4:08
9 "Whatever" D. Copeland, R. McQueen, M. Poye Rob Quest, Domo Devin the Dude 1:09
10 "Would Ya?" D. Copeland, R. McQueen, M. Poye Rob Quest, Domo Devin the Dude 3:57
11 "Doobie Ashtray" D. Copeland, C. Martin DJ Premier Devin the Dude 5:17
12 "Just a Man" D. Copeland, C.R. Wiggins, R.C. Ozuna Jr., G.D. Stanridge II, Raphael Saadiq Devin the Dude, Raphael Saadiq 4:44
13 "Fa Sho" D. Copeland, C. Garza, D. Johnson, J. Johnson, M. Dean, R. McQueen Rob Quest, DJ Styles, Mike Dean, N.O. Joe Coughee Brothaz 4:21
14 "WXYZ" D. Copeland, R. McQueen, M. Poye Blind Rob, Devin the Dude, Domo, Luster Baker Devin the Dude 3:49
15 "Tough Love" D. Copeland, R. McQueen, C. Garza Rob Quest, DJ Styles, Tony Mason (co-producer) Devin the Dude 5:36
16 "Just Tryin' ta Live" D. Copeland, M. Dean, R. McQueen, H. Cross, R. Ellison, D. Johnson David Banner, Mike Dean Coughee Brothaz 5:26

Samples[edit]

  • "Whatever" - Contains a sample of "Warning" by Ice-T
  • "Doobie Ashtray" - Contains a sample of "Quit It" by Miriam Makeba

Charts[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 8/10 stars[2]
Charts (2002) Peak
position
Billboard 200 61
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 11

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