Necessary Roughness (album)

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Necessary Roughness
Studio album by The Lady of Rage
Released June 24, 1997
Recorded 1996-1997
Genre West Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Length 60:53
Producer Suge Knight (exec.), Daz Dillinger, Soopafly, DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, Kenny Parker, Lady of Rage, Reg Flair, Sean "Barney" Thomas
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Necessary Roughness is the debut album of rapper The Lady of Rage. After appearing on high-profile, critically acclaimed Death Row releases—including Dr. Dre's The Chronic and Snoop Doggy Dogg's Doggystyle—and releasing her own, Dr. Dre-produced single "Afro Puffs" (which does not appear here), Rage released her debut on June 24, 1997. Produced largely by Daz Dillinger with contributions from Easy Mo Bee and DJ Premier, it peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200 on July 12, 1997. After the release of this album, Rage left Death Row to join Snoop Dogg's record label, Doggystyle Records. This would be the last Death Row album distributed by Interscope.

Track listing[edit]

1."Riot Intro" 2:44
2."Necessary Roughness"Easy Mo Bee4:37
3."Big Bad Lady" (featuring Makaveli & Kevin Vernando)Daz Dillinger5:12
4."Sho Shot"Sean "Barney" Thomas4:26
5."No Shorts"Daz Dillinger4:00
6."Get With Da Wickedness (Flow Like That) - Remix"Daz Dillinger5:05
7."Raw Deal"Daz Dillinger, Tyrone Wrice (co-producer)5:25
8."Breakdown"Easy Mo Bee4:17
9."Rough Rugged & Raw" (featuring Daz Dillinger & Snoop Doggy Dogg)Reg Flair4:06
10."Super Supreme"Kenny Parker4:10
11."Some Shit"DJ Premier3:06
12."Microphone Pon Cok" (featuring Madd 1)DJ Premier4:14
13."Get With Da Wickedness (Flow Like That)"Lady of Rage, Daz Dillinger3:57
14."Confessions"Lady of Rage, Soopafly (co-producer)5:34

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Chart (1997) Peak
US Billboard 200[2] 32
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 7

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jenkins, Sacha; Wilson, Elliott; Mao, Chairman; Alvarez, Gabriel; Rollins, Brent (1999), ego trip's: Book of Rap, St. Martin's Griffin, pp. 239–251, ISBN 0-312-24298-0 
  2. ^ "The Lady of Rage Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "The Lady of Rage Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.