Me, Myself & I (album)

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Me, Myself & I
Fat-joe-mmi-cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 14, 2006
Recorded2005–2006
GenreHip hop
Length49:53
Label
Producer
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 and Imperial. The album was supported by the single "Make It Rain" featuring Lil Wayne, which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album debuted at number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 and has since sold a total of 206,000 copies.[1] It sold 60,000 copies the first week of release[2].

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC[4]
HipHopDX3/5 stars[5]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[6]
RapReviews6.5/10[7]
Stylus MagazineC−[8]

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."[3] 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."[6] 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.[5]

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."[7] 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."[4] 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."[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Pendemic"Streetrunner3:25
2."Damn"LV3:50
3."The Profit" (featuring Lil Wayne)DJ Khaled5:07
4."No Drama (Clap & Revolve)"The Runners3:58
5."Breathe and Stop" (featuring Game)Nu Jerzey Devil and Bill BG Gray3:44
6."She's My Mama" (featuring H-Mob)Streetrunner4:23
7."Make It Rain" (featuring Lil Wayne)Scott Storch4:11
8."Jealousy"LV4:55
9."Think About It"Scott Storch3:31
10."Hard Not to Kill"LV2:55
11."Bendicion Mami"Streetrunner4:41
12."Story to Tell"DJ Khaled5:17

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fat Joe Makes 'Room' For New Album". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. September 19, 2007. Retrieved November 18, 2009.
  2. ^ "Ten Fat Joe songs you may have missed". Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Me, Myself and I - Fat Joe". AllMusic. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Rosen, Jody (December 27, 2006). "Me, Myself & I". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  5. ^ a b Kameka, Andrew (November 15, 2006). "Fat Joe - Me, Myself & I". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  6. ^ a b Baker, Soren (November 7, 2006). "Untainted `Love'". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  7. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (November 21, 2006). "Fat Joe :: Me, Myself & I :: Terror Squad Entertainment". RapReviews. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  10. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  11. ^ "2007 Year-End: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 19, 2015. Retrieved December 18, 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)