Listennn... the Album

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Listennn... the Album
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Studio album by DJ Khaled
Released June 6, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 65:56
Label Terror Squad, Koch
Producer
DJ Khaled chronology
Listennn... The Album
(2006)
We the Best
(2007)
Singles from Listennn... The Album
  1. "Holla at Me"
    Released: February 28, 2006
  2. "Grammy Family"
    Released: July 1, 2006
  3. "Born-N-Raised"
    Released: September 24, 2006

Listennn... the Album is the debut album by mixtape DJ and Terror Squad member DJ Khaled. The album was released on June 6, 2006. by Terror Squad Entertainment and Koch Records. The album debuted at number twelve in the Billboard 200, spawning three singles: "Holla at Me", "Grammy Family", and "Born-N-Raised". The album features guest appearances from P.M., Fat Joe, Young Jeezy, Kanye West, Bun B, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Juelz Santana, Slim Thug, Krayzie Bone, Chamillionaire, Trina, Twista, Freeway, T.I., John Legend, Akon, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Styles P, Dre, Paul Wall, Pitbull, Brisco, Homebwoi, Lil Scrappy and others.[1]

The first official single is "Holla at Me", featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Pitbull. The single peaked at number 59 on the Billboard 100. The second official single is "Grammy Family", featuring Kanye West, John Legend and Consequence. The third official single is "Born-N-Raised", featuring Pitbull, Trick Daddy and Rick Ross. The song is also included on Pitbull's second album El Mariel.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX 2.5/5 stars[3]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[4]
RapReviews 6/10[5]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[6]
XXL 3/5 stars[7]

Listennn... The Album received a generally positive reception from music critics. David Jeffries of AllMusic praised Khaled for crafting an album that's diverse in its production geography-wise and for bringing out great performances from his artists.[2] A. L. Friedman of PopMatters also praised Khaled for bringing in an all-star cast of artists and producers, signaling out "Born-N-Raised" and "Gangsta Shit" as the album's standouts.[4] Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews gave a mixed review of the album, saying it was competent and has a few standout tracks but said that it didn't reveal much about Khaled besides the fact that he has many connections and shows pride in representing Miami.[5] Andrew Tardio of HipHopDX gave credit to the catchy production but felt it was let down by the weak lyricism delivered by almost every artist throughout the album, concluding that, "If nothing else, this album shows off Khaled's connections, but it does little justice to Khaled's talent."[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, selling 44,000 copies in its first week. It has since sold over 230,000 copies.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   DJ Khaled 1:59
2. "Born-N-Raised" (featuring Pitbull, Trick Daddy and Rick Ross) The Runners 4:16
3. "Gangsta Shit" (featuring Young Jeezy, Bun B, Slick Pulla and Blood Raw) DJ Nasty & LVM, Midnight Black 3:51
4. "Grammy Family" (featuring Kanye West, Consequence and John Legend) Kanye West, Jon Brion 3:24
5. "Problem" (featuring Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss) DJ Khaled 3:36
6. "Holla at Me" (featuring Lil Wayne, Paul Wall, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and Pitbull) Cool & Dre 4:28
7. "Addicted" (featuring Juelz Santana) StreetRunner 3:45
8. "Watch Out" (featuring Akon, Styles P, Fat Joe and Rick Ross) Cool & Dre 3:45
9. "Destroy You" (featuring Krayzie Bone and Twista) Cool & Dre 4:27
10. "Never Be Nothing Like Me" (featuring Lil' Scrappy and Homeboy) Mr. Collipark 4:23
11. "Candy Paint" (featuring Slim Thug, Trina and Chamillionaire) Cool & Dre 4:10
12. "MIA" (featuring Lil Wayne) DVLP 3:45
13. "Where You At" (featuring Freeway and Clipse) DJ Khaled 3:52
14. "Still Fly" (featuring Birdman and Chop) T-MIX 5:10
15. "Dip Slide Ride Out" (featuring T.I., Big Kuntry King and Young Dro) Nick Fury, Keith Mack 5:10
16. "Movement" (featuring Dre) Cool & Dre 3:42
17. "The Future of Dade" (featuring Brisco, Dirty Red, Dela, Lunch Money, Co, Hennessy and P.M.) Jack Venom 5:37

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 12
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Diep, Eric (October 21, 2013). "DJ Khaled's Complete Discography By The Numbers - Page 2 of 8 - XXL". XXL. Townsquare Media. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Jeffires, David. "Listennn... the Album - DJ Khaled". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Tardio, Andres (June 4, 2006). "Terror Squad Presents DJ Khaled - Listennn". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Friedman, A. L. (September 7, 2006). "DJ Khaled: Listennn... the Album". PopMatters. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (June 13, 2006). "DJ Khaled :: Listennn - The Album :: Terror Squad/Koch Records". RapReviews. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ Vibe review
  7. ^ Golianopolous, Thomas (June 2, 2006). "DJ Khaled Listennn... The Album". XXL. Townsquare Media. Retrieved July 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for DJ Khaled. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
  9. ^ "DJ Khaled Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for DJ Khaled. Retrieved May 20, 2014.