Only God Can Judge Me

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Only God Can Judge Me
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 1999
Recorded1998–1999
GenreGangsta rap, R&B, southern rap
Length70:28
Label
ProducerMaster P (also exec.)
Carlos Stephens (exec.)
Rico Lumpkins, Dez, Donald XL Robertson, Ke'Noe, Suga Bear, Pennatentire, Young Guns, Carl So-Lowe, Jermaine Dupri
Master P chronology
Da Last Don
(1998)
Only God Can Judge Me
(1999)
Ghetto Postage
(2000)
Singles from Only God Can Judge Me
  1. "Step to Dis"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Da Ballers"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[3]
USA Today3/4 stars[4]
The Source3.5/5 stars
Spin6/10

Only God Can Judge Me is the eighth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Master P, released on October 26, 1999 by No Limit Records, Priority Records and EMI. It was considered a "comeback album" for the established rapper, as 1998's MP da Last Don was slated to be his final release. It was produced primarily by Master P and Carlos Stephens as well as Jermaine Dupri, and features several guest contributions from fellow American rappers such as Nas, Jermaine Dupri, Mac, Silkk the Shocker, Mystikal and Magic.

Background[edit]

It marked Master P's return to Rap as a solo artist after P vowed he would retire as a solo artist after the chart-topping "MP Da Last Don" in 1998. There were promotional videos for the two singles " Step to Dis and Da Ballers " which was a success.

Commercial performance[edit]

It has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of 1,000,000 units. It has sold over 640,000 copies in the United States and more than 1 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Only God Can Judge Me"2:56
2."Ghetto Prayer" (featuring Magic)3:02
3."Step to Dis" (featuring De'Mond)2:51
4."Return of da Don" (featuring Silkk The Shocker)2:46
5."Say Brah" (featuring Mac)3:07
6."Boonapalist" (featuring De'Mond & Ms. Peaches)3:38
7."Where Do We Go from Here" (featuring Mac, Nas & Sons of Funk)4:19
8."Ice on My Wrist (Remix)" (featuring Magic)3:22
9."Stop Playing Wit Me"4:06
10."Ghetto in the Sky" (featuring Suga Bear)3:46
11."Ain't Nothing Changed" (featuring De'Mond & Magic)3:19
12."Commercial" (featuring Young Gunz)2:23
13."Oh Na Nae"2:40
14."Ghetto Honeys" (featuring Mac)2:55
15."Y'all Don't Want None (Cash Money Records & Pastor Troy Diss)" (featuring Mystikal)3:19
16."Life Ain't Easy" (featuring C-Murder & Porsha)1:52
17."Who Down to Ride" (featuring De'Mond)2:26
18."Y'all Don't Know" (featuring Ghetto Commission & Two For One)3:53
19."Nobody Moves" (featuring Magic & Silkk The Shocker)3:11
20."Da Ballers" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)3:02
21."Crazy Bout Ya" (featuring Mercedes & Ms. Peaches)2:45
22."(Intro to) Get Yo Mind Right"0:20
23."Get Yo Mind Right" (featuring C-Murder)3:30
Samples

Ghetto Prayer interpolates Aaliyah's "If Your Girl Only Knew".

Personnel[edit]

  • Aswad - Composer
  • C-Murder - Primary Artist
  • Jodi Cohen - Design, Layout Design
  • De'Mond - Guest Artist, Performer, Primary Artist
  • Jermaine Dupri - Guest Artist, Producer
  • Ghetto Commission - Performer, Primary Artist
  • Ke'Noe - Producer
  • Ricco Lumpkins - Engineer, Producer
  • M.A.C. - Guest Artist, Primary Artist
  • Magic - Guest Artist, Primary Artist
  • Master P- Executive Producer, Performer
  • Mercedes - Primary Artist
  • Ms. Peaches - Primary Artist
  • Mystikal - Primary Artist
  • Nas - Guest Artist
  • Porsha - Primary Artist
  • Rappin' 4-Tay - Vocals
  • Donald "XL" Robertson Producer
  • Silkk the Shocker - Guest Artist, Primary artist
  • Sons of Funk - Vocals
  • Carlos Stephens - Arranger, Mixing, Producer
  • Suga Bear - Producer, Vocals

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak Position
US Billboard 200 # 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 1

Singles[edit]

Step To Dis

Chart Position
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 21
U.S. Hot Rap Singles #10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 # 66

Da Ballers

Chart Position
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 13
U.S. Hot Rap Singles # 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 # 19

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Marc Weingarten (1999-10-29). "Only God Can Judge Me Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  3. ^ Rob Sheffield (2000-01-20). "Master P: Only God Can Judge Me : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  4. ^ Steve Jones (1999-10-26). "Master P judges next generation; Parton picks Bluegrass (Master P, Only God Can Judge Me)". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-06-15.