Likwidation

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Likwidation
Likwidation.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 26, 1997 (1997-08-26)
Recorded1996–97
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length1:12:50
LabelLoud Records
Producer
Tha Alkaholiks chronology
Coast II Coast
(1995)
Likwidation
(1997)
X.O. Experience
(2001)
Singles from Likwidation
  1. "Hip Hop Drunkies"
    Released: April 10, 1997
  2. "Likwidation"
    Released: August 26, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[2]

Likwidation is the third studio album by American hip hop group Tha Alkaholiks. It was released on August 26, 1997 via Loud Records. Recording sessions took place at Enterprise Studio in Burbank, California, at Yo Mama's House and at Sound Castle Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Production was primarily handled by member E-Swift, as well as Madlib, Easy Mo Bee, T-Smoov, and Marley Marl. It features guest appearances from Xzibit, Keith Murray, King Tee, Lootpack, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Phil da Agony, The WhoRidas, with cameos from DeBarge, LL Cool J and Nas. The album peaked at number 57 on the Billboard 200 and number 15 on Top R&B Albums. Its lead single, "Hip Hop Drunkies", became the group's biggest hit in 1997, peaking at #66 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Following the release of Likwidation, group member Tash temporarily went solo, and released the album Rap Life in 1999. The group didn't return with another album until 2001, with the release of X.O. Experience under 'Tha Liks'.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."AA Meeting" (Intro)  1:36
2."Likwidation"Easy Mo Bee5:08
3."Captain Hook"
  • Robinson
  • R. Smith
  • Brooks
E-Swift4:44
4."Nas Skit"Nasir Jones 0:31
5."Tore Down" (featuring Lootpack)Madlib4:38
6."Off the Wall" (featuring Keith Murray)
  • T-Smoov
  • E-Swift[a]
4:40
7."Killin' It" (featuring Xzibit)
Madlib4:04
8."LL Cool J Skit"James Todd Smith 0:51
9."Feel the Real"
  • Robinson
  • R. Smith
  • Brooks
E-Swift4:36
10."Hip Hop Drunkies" (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard)
4:54
11."Aww Shit!" (featuring Xzibit)
  • Robinson
  • R. Smith
  • Brooks
  • E-Swift
  • Easy Mo Bee[a]
3:53
12."J-Ro Late Skit"  0:25
13."Keep It Pourin'"
  • Robinson
  • Brooks
E-Swift3:51
14."Likwit Ridas" (featuring The WhoRidas)
  • Robinson
  • R. Smith
  • Hasaan Mahmoud
  • Meikeo Taylor
  • Brooks
E-Swift4:44
15."Funny Style" (featuring King Tee)
E-Swift2:49
16."Commercial Skit"  0:47
17."All Night"
E-Swift5:44
18."DeBarge Skit"DeBarge 0:37
19."Pass Out"
  • Robinson
  • R. Smith
  • Brooks
E-Swift4:33
20."20th Caller Skit"  0:32
21."Rockin' With the Best" (featuring Phil da Agony)
E-Swift4:03
22."Contents Unda Pressure"
  • Robinson
  • R. Smith
  • Brooks
E-Swift4:58
Total length:1:12:50
Notes
Sample credits
  • Track 6 contains elements from "The Breaks" written by Kurtis Walker, JB Moore, Robert Ford, Russell Simmons & Lawrence Smith, performed by Kurtis Blow
  • Track 11 contains elements from "Love Spell" written by Bill Curtis, performed by the Fatback Band
  • Track 15 contains elements from "Don't Tell It" written by Deidra Brown, Deanna Brown and Yamma Brown, performed by James Brown
  • Track 17 contains elements from "Too High" written and performed by Stevie Wonder

Personnel[edit]

  • DJ Romes – scratches (tracks: 5, 15)
  • Morris Rentie Jr. – bass (track 6)
  • Eric "Bobo" Correa – percussion (track 6)
  • James Macon – guitar (track 13)
  • Derrick Davis – flute (track 17)
  • Eric Brooks – engineering
  • Eric Lynch – engineering
  • Steve "Fred 40 To The Head" Fredrickson – engineering
  • Gabe Chiesa – engineering
  • Jean-Marie Horvat – engineering
  • Marlon Williams – engineering
  • Mark Chalecki – mastering
  • Natas Kaupas – art direction, layout
  • Philippe McClelland – photography
  • Dave McEowen – lacquer cut
  • Noa Ochi – A&R direction
  • Che Harris – A&R
  • Laurie Marks – A&R

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 57
US Top R&B Albums (Billboard)[4] 15

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks
1997 "Hip Hop Drunkies" 66 37
"Likwidation" 122 89

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. "Likwidation - Tha Alkaholiks | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8.
  3. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart: Week of September 13, 1997". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  4. ^ "Top R&B Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. September 13, 1997. p. 32. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved October 22, 2020.

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