Rap Life

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Rap Life
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 2, 1999 (U.S.)
GenreWest Coast hip hop
Tash chronology
Rap Life
X.O. Experience
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Source3.5/5 stars[2]
The Los Angeles Times3/4 stars[3]

Rap Life is the solo debut album by West Coast hip hop artist, Tash. It was released in 1999, two years before and after Tash's albums with Tha Liks. It received positive critical reception, but was not too commercially successful. It reached #148 on The Billboard 200, but reached #1 on the Top Heatseekers chart, which measures underground acclaim. It had two charting singles—the title track and "Bermuda Triangle." The lack of further success of this album is odd considering its high-profile guest appearances from Outkast, Xzibit and B-Real of Cypress Hill amongst others. Still, many positive things have been said about the album such as that it is a "beacon of hope for the West's resurgence."[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."Ricochet"R. Smith, E. Brooks, H. Magidson, A. Wruble, C. Wallace, S. Combs, N. MyrickE-Swift3:15
2."Cops" (skit)Sir Jinx0:14
3."G'z Iz G'z" (featuring Kurupt)R. Smith, R. Brown, L. Gilliam, R. Noble, W. Collins, G. Clinton, L. HaywoodBattlecat4:31
4."Pimpin' Ain't Easy"R. Smith, M. Richardson, R. Finch, H.W. CaseyMinnesota3:15
5."Rap Life" (featuring Raekwon)R. Smith, C. Woods, R. FriersonYounglord4:51
6."The Game" (featuring Carl Thomas)R. Smith, C. Thomas, J. Foster, M. WhiteKnobody4:13
7."Game Show" (skit)Sir Jinx0:18
8."Only When I'm Drunker" (featuring E-Swift, J-Ro and Phillip Johnson)R. Smith, E. Brooks, J. Robinson, M. Richardson, W. Thomas, A. MoonMinnesota4:28
9."Goggles" (skit)R. Smith, E. BrooksSir Jinx1:03
10."Nightfall"R. Smith, F. NassarFredwreck3:46
11."Bill Clinton" (skit)E-Swift1:04
12."Smokefest 1999" (featuring B-Real, OutKast and Phil da Agony)R. Smith, A. Benjamin, A. Patton, J. Smith, E. BrooksE-Swift4:59
13."Fallin' On"R. Smith, D. Stinson, D. AxelrodRockwilder3:25
14."Tash Rules" (featuring LV)R. Smith, L. Sanders, D. StinsonRockwilder3:49
15."Ice-T" (skit)E-Swift0:55
16."True Homies" (featuring Phil da Agony and Xzibit)R. Smith, A. Joiner, J. Smith, E. BrooksE-Swift4:50
17."Blackula" (performed by Tha Alkaholiks)R. Smith, E. BrooksE-Swift3:42
18."Bermuda Triangle"R. Smith, E. BrooksE-Swift4:11
Total length:56:24

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Heatseekers
1999 Rap Life

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
1999 "Rap Life" 86 45
"Bermuda Triangle" - 39