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
Label Death Row, Interscope
Producer Suge Knight (exec.), Daz Dillinger, Soopafly, DJ Premier, Easy Mo Bee, Kenny Parker, Lady of Rage, Reg Flair, Sean "Barney" Thomas
The Lady of Rage chronology
Necessary Roughness
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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.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Riot Intro"   2:44
2. "Necessary Roughness" Easy Mo Bee 4:37
3. "Big Bad Lady" (featuring Makaveli & Kevin Vernando) Daz Dillinger 5:12
4. "Sho Shot" Sean "Barney" Thomas 4:26
5. "No Shorts" Daz Dillinger 4:00
6. "Get With Da Wickedness (Flow Like That) - Remix" Daz Dillinger 5:05
7. "Raw Deal" Daz Dillinger, Tyrone Wrice (co-producer) 5:25
8. "Breakdown" Easy Mo Bee 4:17
9. "Rough Rugged & Raw" (featuring Daz Dillinger & Snoop Doggy Dogg) Reg Flair 4:06
10. "Super Supreme" Kenny Parker 4:10
11. "Some Shit" DJ Premier 3:06
12. "Microphone Pon Cok" (featuring Madd 1) DJ Premier 4:14
13. "Get With Da Wickedness (Flow Like That)" Lady of Rage, Daz Dillinger 3:57
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 for The Lady of Rage.
  3. ^ "The Lady of Rage – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for The Lady of Rage.