Pimpalation

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Pimpalation
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 11, 2006 (2006-07-11)
Recorded2005–2006
Studio
Genre
Length1:09:45
LabelRap-A-Lot 4 Life
Producer
Pimp C chronology
The Sweet James Jones Stories
(2005)
Pimpalation
(2006)
The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones
(2010)
Singles from Pimpalation
  1. "I'm Free"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Pourin' Up"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Knockin' Doorz Down"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX3/5[2]
RapReviews8/10[3]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[4]
XXL3/5 stars[5]

Pimpalation is the second solo studio album by American rapper Pimp C from UGK. It was released on July 11, 2006 through Rap-A-Lot Records, making it the rapper's last solo album released during his lifetime. Recording sessions took place at Dean's List House of Hits, at M.A.D. Studios and Studio 7303 in Houston and at PatchWerk Recording Studios in Atlanta. Production was handled by several record producers, including Mr. Lee, Mike Dean, Jazze Pha and Mannie Fresh. A chopped and screwed version of the album was mixed by DJ Michael "5000" Watts. The album features a large number of guest performers, such as 8Ball & MJG, ABN, Ali & Gipp, Big Mike, Bun B, Chamillionaire, J. Prince, Lil' Boosie, Lil' Keke, Mike Jones, Scarface, Slim Thug, Tela, Webbie and Willie D among others.

The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 87,288 copies in its first week of release in the United States, it charted at number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Top Rap Albums charts.[6] It was certified Gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America on March 8, 2007 for selling over 500,000 copies in the U.S.

The album spawned three singles: "I'm Free", "Pourin' Up" and "Knockin' Doorz Down".

The CD is the follow-up to the Pimpalation: Return of the Trill DVD, which was released on April 11, 2006. The DVD showed Pimp C celebrating his release from prison on December 30, 2005 and in the studio working on music with a host of stars including Scarface, Z-Ro, Webbie, Bun B, Lil' Flip and Young Jeezy. Lil' Flip and Jeezy didn't appear on the album though.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."The Pimp Is Free! (Intro)" (featuring J. Prince)Mike Dean1:11
2."I'm Free"
  • Beat Master Clay D
  • Int'l Red (co.)
3:59
3."Knockin' Doorz Down" (featuring P.O.P. & Lil' Keke)Myke Diesel4:24
4."Rock 4 Rock" (featuring Scarface, Willie D & Bun B)Mr. Lee5:32
5."Pourin' Up" (featuring Bun B & Mike Jones)Salih Williams4:48
6."The Honey" (featuring Jazze Pha, Jody Breeze & Tela)Jazze Pha4:33
7."Gitcha Mind Right" (featuring Cory Mo)Mr. Lee3:38
8."I Don't Fuck Wit' U" (featuring Smoke D & Vicious)Cory Mo3:34
9."Working the Wheel" (featuring Slim Thug & Pimpin Ken)Mike Dean4:57
10."Bobby & Whitney" (featuring 8Ball & MJG)Mr. Lee3:43
11."Like That (Remix)" (featuring Lil' Boosie & Webbie)Mouse4:00
12."Cheat on Yo Man" (featuring Mannie Fresh & Suga)Mannie Fresh4:16
13."Havin' Thangs '06" (featuring Big Mike)Pimp C2:52
14."Overstand Me" (featuring Trae & Chamillionaire)Mr. Lee4:26
15."On Your Mind" (featuring Jagged Edge, Big Zak, Ali & Gipp)Jazze Pha5:31
16."I Miss U" (featuring Z-Ro & Tanya Herron)
  • Beat Master Clay D
  • Donald Brown
  • Kendall Jackson
5:26
17."Outro"Pimp C2:56
Total length:1:09:45
Sample credits
  • Track 2 contains a sample from "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty
  • Track 7 contains a portion of "Take It Off" by UGK
  • Track 10 contains a portion of "Get Ready for the Get Down" by Willie Hutch
  • Track 13 contains a sample of "Havin Thangs" by Big Mike
  • Track 15 contains a sample of "Don't Say Shit" by UGK
  • Track 16 contains a sample of "I Miss You" by Aaron Hall

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 1
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[9] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[10] 6

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Pimpalation - Pimp C | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  2. ^ Sims, Brian (July 14, 2006). "Pimp C - Pimpalation". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  3. ^ Juon, Steve 'Flash' (July 11, 2006). "Pimp C :: Pimpalation :: Rap-A-Lot/Asylum Records". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  4. ^ Serpick, Evan (August 11, 2006). "Pimp C: Pimpalation : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Cantor, Paul (June 26, 2006). "Pimp C The Pimpalation (Return of the Trill) - XXL". XXL. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Goodman, Elizabeth (July 19, 2006). "Chart Roundup: Thom Yorke, Gnarls Barkley, Muse, Pimp C." Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Pimp C Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  8. ^ "Pimp C Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  9. ^ "Pimp C Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  10. ^ "Pimp C Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Pimp C – Pimpalation". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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