Rear End

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Rear End
Rear End.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 29, 1999
Recorded1997-1999
GenreR&B, Hip hop, hip hop soul
Length70:09
LabelNo Limit/Priority
ProducerBeats By the Pound
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)

Rear End is the only studio album released by American recording artist Mercedes. It was released on June 29, 1999 on No Limit Records and Priority Records. It was produced by Beats By the Pound. Rear End found mild success on the Billboard charts in the United States, but was not as successful as some of their other chart-topping releases during that time, only peaking at #72 on the Billboard 200 and #12 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

One single found success on the charts: "It's Your Thing", which featured Master P, made it to #96 on the Billboard Hot 100, #31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and #4 on the Hot Rap Singles.

"Do You Wanna Ride" was only included on the first edition press of the album and was later taken off due to copyright infringement for the sample(s) not being cleared properly and/or used without permission. A second edition or re-release/re-pressing also exists with that track not appearing on the album the second time around. Future pressings of the album contained 22 tracks unlike the original, first pressing that contains 23 tracks. The samples that were not cleared on the song are as follows: "Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6 & "Mercedes Boy" by Pebbles.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's Your Thing" - (featuring Master P & Ms. Peaches)
  2. Pussy - (featuring Ghetto Commission)
  3. Talk 2 Me (Skit)
  4. I Can Tell - (featuring Mac, Jamo & Ms. Peaches)
  5. Hit Em - (featuring Mia X & A-Lexxus)
  6. Kiss Da Cat (Skit) - (featuring 1st Time)
  7. Do You Wanna Ride
  8. N's Ain't Shit - (featuring Mia X)
  9. Bonnie & Clyde - (featuring Magic)
  10. Pony Ride - (featuring Ms. Peaches, O'Dell & Erica Foxx)
  11. Candle Light & Champagne
  12. Camouflage - (featuring Mac & Samm)
  13. Stop Playing On My Phone (Skit)
  14. Hush - (featuring Mystikal)
  15. What You Need - (featuring Silkk The Shocker)
  16. Crazy Bout Ya - (featuring Master P & Ms. Peaches)
  17. My Love - (featuring Mr. Serv-On & A-Lexxus)
  18. Free Game - (featuring A-Lexxus & Lil Italy)
  19. Chillin' - (featuring A-Lexxus)
  20. I'm Down - (featuring A-Lexxus)
  21. I Need A Thug - (featuring O'Dell, Popeye & Master P)
  22. You're The Only One - (featuring A-Lexxus)
  23. Talk Dirty To The DJ's

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Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position[2]
U.S. Billboard 200 72
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 12

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