Redemption (Benzino album)

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Redemption
Benzino album cover Redemption.jpg
Studio album by Benzino
Released November 19, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre East Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 63:37
Label Elektra
Producer Benzino (exec.), David Mays (exec.), Hangmen 3 (exec.), L.E.S., Mario Winans (exec.), Trackmasters
Benzino chronology
The Benzino Remix Project
(2002)
Redemption
(2003)
Arch Nemesis
(2005)
Singles from Redemption
  1. "Rock the Party"
    Released: September 14, 2002
  2. "Would You"
    Released: March 29, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 7/10 stars[2]

Redemption is the second solo album by Boston, Massachusetts rapper Benzino, released January 14, 2003 on Elektra Records.

Background[edit]

Production on Redemption was handled by Mario Winans, L.E.S., Trackmasters, D Moel and mostly Hangmen 3. Notable guests are Scarface, Jadakiss, Wyclef, Lil' Kim, Petey Pablo, Mario Winans and LisaRaye. The album sold 20,000 copies in its first week on shelves. Because Benzino had beef with Eminem and 50 Cent when he was recording the album, he made sure to work with people who were beefing with 50 Cent at the time, including, Caddillac Tah & Black Child (credited as Murder Inc.), Hussein Fatal, and Lil' Kim.

Chart history[edit]

Redemption features Benzino’s highest charting single to date. “Rock The Party” produced by Mario Winans, peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 along with selling 450,000 copies and appeared on the soundtrack to the Jason Statham film, "The Transporter". Redemption was also Benzino’s highest charting album to date. It debuted #65 on the Billboard 200 chart. On the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums the album reached #31.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featuring Notes
1 "Stayin 4Eva" Famil
2 "Call My Name" Jadakiss
3 "Rock The Party" Mario Winans
4 "Would You" LisaRaye & Mario Winans
5 "Make You Wanna Holla"
6 "Neva Shuvin'" M3 & Wyclef
7 "Gangsta's Touch" Black Child & Caddillac Tah
8 "Redemption (Rosary)" Hussein Fatal & Kid Javi
9 "X-Tra Hot" Daz Dillinger & Jewell
10 "I Remember" Mario Winans
11 "Get It On"
12 "44 Cal Killa" Scarface & M3
13 "Hoola Hoop"
14 "Different Kind Of Lady" Lovher
15 "Pull Your Skirt Up" Eminem, D12, G-Unit, Dr. Dre Obie Trice & 50 Cent Diss
16 "Rock The Party (Young Heff Remix)" Lil' Kim, Petey Pablo & Mario Winans
17 "Love" L.O. Hidden Track

In popular culture[edit]

The first single "Rock the Party" (which originally appeared in the 2002 film The Transporter) appeared in the 2002 film I Spy and the 2003 video game NBA Street Vol. 2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. Review: Redemption. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2007-05-23.
  2. ^ Juon, Steve. Review: Redemption. RapReviews. Retrieved on 2009-11-17.
  3. ^ Redemption: Billboard album. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2008-15-09.

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