Off Parole

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Off Parole
Rappin4tay offparole.jpg
Studio album by Rappin' 4-Tay
Released March 19, 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Gangsta rap
West Coast Rap
Label Capitol/EMI, Chrysalis
Producer Al Eaton, Dave G, Doug Rasheed, The Enhancer, Frank Hudson Jr. (exec.), G-Man Stan, Kevin "Kirv" Irving, Les G, Lil' Fly, Mike Dean, Rappin' 4-Tay, Reggie-Reg, T.C., Too Short
Rappin' 4-Tay chronology
Don't Fight the Feelin'
(1994)
Off Parole
(1996)
4 Tha Hard Way
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Off Parole is the third studio album by American rapper Rappin' 4-Tay, released March 19, 1996 on Chrysalis Records. The album features production by The Enhancer, G-Man Stan, Lil' Fly, Mike Dean, Rappin' 4-Tay and Too Short. It peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 38 on the Billboard 200.[2] The album features guest performances by Too Short, MC Breed, Lil' Fly, Get Low Playaz (JT The Bigga Figga, San Quinn & Seff The Gaffla) and Jasmyne Forté (4-Tay's Seven Year Old Daughter).

Four music videos were produced to promote the album, including: "Never Talk Down" featuring Too Short & MC Breed, "A Lil' Some'em Some'em", "Ain't No Playa (Playaz Sh*t)" and "Off Parole".

The song, "Never Talk Down", is a slightly different version than the one presented on Too Short's album, Gettin' It.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Paid My Dues" - 4:25
  2. "New Trump" (featuring Lil' Fly) - 4:14
  3. "A Lil' Some'em Some'em" - 5:37
  4. "Check Ya Self!" - 3:27
  5. "Ain't No Playa (Playaz Sh*t)" (featuring Passion) - 5:02
  6. "Never Talk Down" (featuring Too Short & MC Breed) - 5:37
  7. "25-2-Life" - 5:04
  8. "Boogie Bang Bang" (featuring Franky J.) - 4:29
  9. "Comin' Back" - 4:04
  10. "Hala at a Playa!" - 4:11
  11. "Game on the Shelf" (featuring Get Low Playaz) - 3:43
  12. "Off Parole" - 4:14
  13. "Where's the Party" - 4:55
  14. "Phat Like That" (featuring Jasmyne Forté) - 3:42
  15. "Still Ph#@*in' wit My Folk$" (featuring Primo, T-Lowe, D-Moe, Nate The Banksta & Hugh E. MC) - 4:47
  16. "Ain't No Playa" (radio mix) - 4:14

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1996)[2] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 38
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review: Off Parole. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-15.
  2. ^ a b ((( Off Parole > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-15.

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