Nigga Please

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This article is about the album by Ol' Dirty Bastard. For the phrase "nigga, please", see Nigga.
Nigga Please
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Studio album by Ol' Dirty Bastard
Released September 14, 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:48
Label Elektra
Producer Buddha Monk, Dat Nigga Reb, DL, Flavahood Productions, Irv Gotti, Mr. Fingers, The Neptunes, RZA, True Master
Ol' Dirty Bastard chronology
Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Nigga Please
The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones
Wu-Tang Clan solo chronology
Beneath the Surface
Nigga Please
Method Man & Redman:
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
The A.V. Club (favorable) [2]
RapReviews 8.5/10 stars [3]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [5]

Nigga Please is the second and final studio album by American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard. Released on September 14, 1999, this was the last official solo album released during ODB's lifetime. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 with 93,000 copies sold in the first week.[6] Three months later the album was certified gold by the RIAA.[7]

Album information[edit]

Before its release Ol' Dirty Bastard announced multiple title possibilities for the album, including "God Made Dirt and Dirt Don't Hurt" and "The Black Man Is God, White Man Is the Devil." The latter was changed due to commercial concerns regarding its controversial nature.[8] In January 2015, MTV and Rap Genius posted an uncut and never before seen interview with Ol' Dirty Bastard from 1997 on the Rap Genius page and the News Genius page. In the interview, he says his next album was going to be called Dirty's World when he was asked about his next album, which later was renamed to Nigga Please.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Recognize" (featuring Chris Rock) (produced by The Neptunes) 4:24
  2. "I Can't Wait" (produced by Irv Gotti) 3:59
  3. "Cold Blooded" (Produced by The Neptunes) 3:35
  4. "Got Your Money" (featuring Kelis) (produced by The Neptunes) 3:59
  5. "Rollin' Wit You" (produced by Mr. Fingers & Irv Gotti) 3:52
  6. "Gettin' High" (Raison the Zukeeper, 12 O'Clock, La The Darkman, Shorty Shit Stain) (produced by Buddha Monk) 2:13
    • Samples "You Turn Me On" by Labelle
  7. "You Don't Want to Fuck With Me" (Produced by DL & Irv Gotti) 4:05
  8. "Nigga Please" (produced by RZA) 2:49
  9. "Dirt Dog" (produced by Buddha Monk co-prod. by RZA) 3:08
  10. "I Want Pussy" (produced by RZA) 2:28
  11. "Good Morning Heartache" (featuring Lil' Mo) (produced by Flavahood Productions) 4:20
  12. "All in Together Now" (produced by True Master) 4:42
  13. "Cracker Jack" (produced by RZA) (unlisted 13th song on the album) 4:02
    • Samples "Group Introduction" by Emotions

Charting singles[edit]

Billboard Music Charts (North America)

  • 1999 Got Your Money Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks No. 19
  • 1999 Got Your Money Rhythmic Top 40 No. 4
  • 1999 Got Your Money Top 40 Tracks No. 35
  • 1999 Got Your Money The Billboard Hot 100 No. 33
  • 2000 Got Your Money The Billboard Hot 100 No. 26
  • 2000 Got Your Money Hot Rap Singles No. 6
  • 2000 Got Your Money Rhythmic Top 40 No. 5
  • 2000 Got Your Money Top 40 Tracks No. 32


  1. ^ Conaway, Matt. "Ol' Dirty Bastard: Nigga Please > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 6 October 2011.
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (29 March 2002). "Nigga Please". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Juon, Steve (5 October 1999). "Ol' Dirty Bastard :: Nigga Please". Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Ol' Dirty Bastard". Retrieved 2012-04-08. 
  5. ^ Tate, Greg (14 October 1999). "Ol' Dirty Bastard: Nigga Please". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 823). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. 
  6. ^ Boehlert, Eric (22 September 1999). "Eve Rides to the Top of the Chart". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow). ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Ol' Dirty Bastard – Nigga Please". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  8. ^ Heimlich, Adam (23 September 1999). "Ol' Dirty Bastard Is a Free Man". The Stranger (Seattle: Index Newspapers). ISSN 1935-9004. Retrieved 6 October 2011.