Me, Myself & I (album)

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Me, Myself & I
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Studio album by Fat Joe
Released November 14, 2006
Recorded 2005–2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 49:53
Label Terror Squad, Virgin, Imperial
Producer Scott Storch, Streetrunner, LV, DJ Khaled, The Runners, Nu Jerzey Devil
Fat Joe chronology
All or Nothing
(2005)
Me, Myself & I
(2006)
The Elephant in the Room
(2008)
Singles from Me, Myself, & I
  1. "Make It Rain"
    Released: October 31, 2006

Me, Myself & I is the seventh studio album by American rapper Fat Joe. The album was released on November 14, 2006, by Terror Squad, Virgin Records and Imperial Records. The album was supported by the singles "Make It Rain" featuring Lil Wayne, which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "No Drama (Clap & Revolve)". The album debuted at number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 and has since sold a total of 206,000 copies.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C[3]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
RapReviews 6.5/10[6]
Stylus Magazine C−[7]

Me, Myself & I received mixed reviews from music critics who found it to be of less quality compared to All or Nothing. AllMusic's David Jeffries praised the album for toning down on featured artists to focus more on Joe's deep street lyricism backed by ear-grabbing production, concluding that "hearing this high-profile thug so boldly reclaiming his street cred without any concessions is exciting and makes it easy to shrug off this driven full-length's one-track mind."[2] Soren Baker of the Los Angeles Times praised the album for balancing out the street bangers with contemplative tracks like "Bendicion Mami" and "Story to Tell", saying that it makes "Joe's latest a well-rounded affair."[5] Andrew Kameka of HipHopDX found some of the lyrical content wearing thin but praised Joe for sticking with his gut of performing gruff street tracks with aggressive production, saying that "Fat Joe doesn't hold his weight on a few of the album's songs, but he delivers enough strength to silence anyone who questions his place in Hip Hop.[4]

Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews found the lyrical content to be samey because of Joe's lack of energy and that they were more suited for Rick Ross and Pitbull, concluding with, "That personality is completely absent from Me, Myself & I, which may make this the most ironically titled album of his career."[6] Jody Rosen of Entertainment Weekly said that despite two Lil Wayne collaborations, the album suffers from generic brag raps and southern production that are more slave to trends than imaginative, concluding with, "If only Joe’s CD had less of he, himself, and him."[3] Evan McGarvey of Stylus Magazine criticized the album for showcasing Joe's worst tendencies of borrowing regional hip hop beats and delivering sex and street lyrics that sound more humorous, concluding with "Don’t buy it. He’ll be back next year saying the same thing, synth-de-jour in tow."[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Pendemic" Streetrunner 3:25
2. "Damn" LV 3:50
3. "The Profit" (featuring Lil Wayne) DJ Khaled 5:07
4. "No Drama (Clap & Revolve)" The Runners 3:58
5. "Breathe and Stop" (featuring Game) Nu Jerzey Devil 3:44
6. "She's My Mama" (featuring H-Mob) Streetrunner 4:23
7. "Make It Rain" (featuring Lil Wayne) Scott Storch 4:11
8. "Jealousy" LV 4:55
9. "Think About It" Scott Storch 3:31
10. "Hard Not to Kill" LV 2:55
11. "Bendicion Mami" Streetrunner 4:41
12. "Story to Tell" DJ Khaled 5:17

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 14
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fat Joe Makes 'Room' For New Album". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 19, 2007. Retrieved November 18, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Me, Myself and I - Fat Joe". AllMusic. Retrieved June 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Rosen, Jody (December 27, 2006). "Me, Myself & I". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Kameka, Andrew (November 15, 2006). "Fat Joe - Me, Myself & I". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Baker, Soren (November 7, 2006). "Untainted `Love'". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (November 21, 2006). "Fat Joe :: Me, Myself & I :: Terror Squad Entertainment". RapReviews. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b McGarvey, Evan (November 20, 2006). "Fat Joe - Me, Myself & I". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on January 2, 2007. Retrieved June 26, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Fat Joe – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Fat Joe. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  9. ^ "Fat Joe – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Fat Joe. Retrieved September 19, 2013.