Rap Life

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Rap Life
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Studio album by Tash
Released November 2, 1999 (U.S.)
Recorded 1998-1999
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length 56:24
Label
Producer
Tash chronology
Likwidation
(1997)
Rap Life
(1999)
X.O. Experience
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Los Angeles Times 3/4 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]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ricochet" R. Smith, E. Brooks, H. Magidson, A. Wruble, C. Wallace, S. Combs, N. Myrick E-Swift 3:15
2. "Cops" (skit) Sir Jinx 0:14
3. "G'z Iz G'z" (featuring Kurupt) R. Smith, R. Brown, L. Gilliam, R. Noble, W. Collins, G. Clinton, L. Haywood Battlecat 4:31
4. "Pimpin' Ain't Easy" R. Smith, M. Richardson, R. Finch, H.W. Casey Minnesota 3:15
5. "Rap Life" (featuring Raekwon) R. Smith, C. Woods, R. Frierson Younglord 4:51
6. "The Game" (featuring Carl Thomas) R. Smith, C. Thomas, J. Foster, M. White Knobody 4:13
7. "Game Show" (skit) Sir Jinx 0:18
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. Moon Minnesota 4:28
9. "Goggles" (skit) R. Smith, E. Brooks Sir Jinx 1:03
10. "Nightfall" R. Smith, F. Nassar Fredwreck 3:46
11. "Bill Clinton" (skit) E-Swift 1:04
12. "Smokefest 1999" (featuring B-Real, OutKast and Phil da Agony) R. Smith, A. Benjamin, A. Patton, J. Smith, E. Brooks E-Swift 4:59
13. "Fallin' On" R. Smith, D. Stinson, D. Axelrod Rockwilder 3:25
14. "Tash Rules" (featuring LV) R. Smith, L. Sanders, D. Stinson Rockwilder 3:49
15. "Ice-T" (skit) E-Swift 0:55
16. "True Homies" (featuring Phil da Agony and Xzibit) R. Smith, A. Joiner, J. Smith, E. Brooks E-Swift 4:50
17. "Blackula" (performed by Tha Alkaholiks) R. Smith, E. Brooks E-Swift 3:42
18. "Bermuda Triangle" R. Smith, E. Brooks E-Swift 4:11
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
148
28
1

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
US R&B US Rap
1999 "Rap Life" 86 45
"Bermuda Triangle" - 39

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