Ruthless for Life

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Ruthless for Life
Studio album by MC Ren
Released June 30, 1998 (1998-06-30)
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Gangsta rap, hardcore hip hop, G-funk
Length 50:10
Producer Executive producers
Additional producers
MC Ren chronology
The Villain in Black
(1996)The Villain in Black1996
Ruthless For Life
Singles from Ruthless For Life
  1. "Ruthless for Life"
    Released: April 28, 1998
  2. "Comin' After You"
    Released: July 1998
  3. "Who in the Fuck"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Davey D4/5 stars [2]
Los Angeles Times3/4 stars [3]
The Source3/5 stars [4]

Ruthless for Life is the third album by rapper MC Ren, released June 30, 1998, on Ruthless Records and distributed by Epic Records.


Ruthless for Life was MC Ren last album on Ruthless Records. The album is mostly dedicated to the deceased and to MC Ren's good friend Eazy-E, the album is also dedicated to his home-town Compton. The album was the last album from MC Ren for the next 11 years.

Commercial Performance[edit]

The album debuted on #100 on the Billboard top 200 with first week sales of 21,000 copies, the album sold to-date 175,000 copies in the US and over 220,000 copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

1."Ruthless for Life"L.T. Hutton4:24
2."Who in the Fuck" (featuring Eightball & MJG)T-Mix4:20
3."Nigga Called Ren"Ant Banks4:06
4."Comin' After You" (featuring Ice Cube)DJ Bobcat4:16
5."Voyage to Compton"T-Mix4:24
6."Must Be High"T-Mix3:23
7."So Whatcha Want?" (featuring Snoop Dogg & RBX)L.T. Hutton4:40
8."Shot Caller" (featuring Big Rocc & Tha Chill)Raw Steele4:22
9."All the Same"Ant Banks3:29
10."Who Got That Street Shit?"Touchtone4:39
11."Pimpin' Is Free" (featuring Peeps)Alan Tatum, Larry Johnson4:14
12."CPT All Day" (featuring T-Girl)Young Tre4:19
Total length:50:10

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart Chart positions
Billboard 200 # 100
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 14