Reality Check (Juvenile album)

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Reality Check
Reality Check.jpg
Studio album by Juvenile
Released March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07)
Recorded 2005–06
Genre Hip hop
Length 71:54
Juvenile chronology
Juve the Great
(2003)Juve the Great2003
Reality Check
Cocky & Confident
(2009)Cocky & Confident2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B-[2]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[3]
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[5]
RapReviews (8/10)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B[8]
USA Today 3/4 stars[9]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[10]

Reality Check is the seventh studio album by American rapper Juvenile. The album was released on March 7, 2006, by UTP Records and Atlantic Records.[11] The album features guest appearances from Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Fat Joe and Ludacris, among others.

Reality Check was supported by three singles "Rodeo", "Get Ya Hustle On" and "Way I Be Leanin'". The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 174,000 copies its first week.[12] The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


The album's lead single "Rodeo"; it was produced by Cool & Dre was released. The single had charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at a modest number 41.[13]

The album's second single "Get Ya Hustle On"; it was produced by Donald XL Robertson was released. The song descrides as a scathing indictment for the local government and the media's response from the 2005's Hurricane Katrina, including lyrics such as "the mayor ain't your friend, he's the enemy-just to get your vote, a saint is what he pretend to be" and "fuck foxnews I don't listen to y'all ass, couldn't get a nigga off the roof when the storm passed."[14]

The album's third single "Way I Be Leanin'" featuring Mike Jones, Paul Wall; along with his label-mates Wacko and Skip was released. The music video for "Way I Be Leanin'" premiered on MTV's Making the Video.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Stormy Dai 0:26
2. "Get Ya Hustle On" T. Gray, T. Freeman, D. Robertson XL, Sinista 3:29
3. "Around the Way" T. Gray, T. Freeman Sinista 3:55
4. "Sets Go Up" (featuring Wacko) T. Gray, S. Storch, D. Grison Scott Storch 4:12
5. "Rodeo" T. Gray, A. Lyons, M. Valenzano, R. Kelly Cool & Dre 3:58
6. "What's Happenin'" T. Gray, T. Freeman Sinista 3:37
7. "Loose Booty" (featuring 8 Ball & Skip) T. Gray, D. Miller, P. Smith, C. Nocholas Stormy Dai 4:12
8. "Way I Be Leanin'" (featuring Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Wacko & Skip) T. Gray, J. Hunter, M. Jones, P. Slayton, C. Nicholas, D. Grison, T. Mosely, S. Carter Perion 4:08
9. "Break a Brick Down" T. Gray, A. Lyons, M. Valenzano Cool & Dre 4:41
10. "Who's Ya Daddy" T. Gray, T. Freeman Sinista 3:18
11. "I Know You Know" (featuring Trey Songz) T. Gray, N. Perez, T. Neverson, M. Caren Happy Perez 4:06
12. "Keep Talkin'" (featuring Skip & Red Eyezz) T. Gray, T. Freeman, C. Nicholas, P. James Sinista 3:52
13. "Rock Like That" (featuring Bun B) T. Gray, T. Freeman, B. Freeman Sinista 3:32
14. "Why Not" (featuring Skip) T. Gray, J. Smith, C. Love, L. Jefferson, J. Phillips, R. Jones Lil Jon 3:53
15. "Animal" B. Thomas Mannie Fresh 3:42
16. "Addicted" (featuring Brian McKnight) T. Gray, B. McKnight Brian McKnight 3:45
17. "Holla Back" T. Gray, T. Freeman Sinista 4:03
18. "Pop U" (featuring Ludacris & Fat Joe) T. Gray, J. Cartagena, C. Bridges, M. Dean Mike Dean, Juvenile 4:25
19. "Say It to Me Now" (featuring Kango of Partners-N-Crime) T. Gray, S. Storch Scott Storch 4:45
iTunes bonus tracks
No. Title Length
20. "Come Out the Laundry" (featuring Skip) 3:21


Chart (2006) Peak
US Billboard 200[16] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[17] 1


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