Ridin' Dirty

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Ridin' Dirty
UGK Ridin' Dirty 1996.jpg
Studio album by UGK
Released July 30, 1996
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre
Length 65:19
Label Jive
Producer
UGK chronology
Super Tight
(1994)Super Tight1994
Ridin' Dirty
(1996)
Dirty Money
(2001)Dirty Money2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (10/10)[2]

Ridin' Dirty is the third studio album by American hip hop duo UGK. It was released on July 30, 1996 by Jive Records. Despite no music videos or official singles being released, it is their best selling album with over 850,000 copies sold to date, with 70,000 copies sold in its first week.[3]

Critical Reception[edit]

After receiving little attention from national critics upon its release, the album received widespread critical acclaim. Stereogum claims that Pimp C "absorbed lessons from West Coast producers like Dr. Dre and DJ Quik, putting their cinematic musicality to work."[4]

Influence[edit]

The album became one of the most influential albums in Southern Hip Hop, especially the Houston Hip Hop Scene.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   1:05
2. "One Day" (featuring 3-2 & Ronnie Spencer) Pimp C, N.O. Joe, Bun B 5:24
3. "Murder" N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C 3:52
4. "Pinky Ring" Bun B, Pimp C 5:12
5. "Diamonds & Wood" N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C 5:13
6. "3 In the Mornin'" (featuring C-Note (Of The Botany Boys)) Bun B, Pimp C 5:41
7. "Touched" (featuring 3-2) N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C 5:04
8. "Fuck My Car" N.O. Joe, Pimp C 3:59
9. "That's Why I Carry" (featuring N.O. Joe) N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C 5:38
10. "Hi-Life" N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C 5:25
11. "Good Stuff" Pimp C, Sergio, Bun B 3:48
12. "Ridin' Dirty" Pimp C, Bun B 5:32
13. "Outro" Pimp C 9:26
Sample credits
  • "One Day" contains a sample of "Ain't I Been Good to You" performed by Isley Brothers.
  • "Pinky Ring" contains a sample of "Future Shock" performed by Curtis Mayfield.
  • "Diamonds & Wood" contains samples of "Munchies for Your Love" performed by Bootsy Collins and "Elbows Swang" performed by .380.
  • "Good Stuff" contains samples of "Backstrokin'" performed by The Fatback Band and "Money" performed by Pink Floyd.
  • "Ridin' Dirty" contains samples of "Mister Mellow" performed by Maynard Ferguson and "Angel" performed by Wes Montgomery.
  • "Outro" contains samples of "Munchies for Your Love" performed by Bootsy Collins.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 15
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leo Stanley (1996-07-29). "Ridin' Dirty - UGK". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  2. ^ "UGK :: Ridin' Dirty :: Jive Records". Rapreviews.com. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  3. ^ UGK Thump Plies To Top Billboard Albums Chart
  4. ^ https://www.stereogum.com/1890942/ridin-dirty-turns-20/franchises/the-anniversary/
  5. ^ "Ridin’ Dirty is to the South what Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions… is to New York; namely, a work of such immense and enduring power that no one making hip-hop after its release can completely escape its influence."
  6. ^ "UGK Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  7. ^ "UGK Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.

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