Seasoned Veteran

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Seasoned Veteran
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Studio album by Richie Rich
Released November 5, 1996
Recorded 1995-1996
Genre West Coast hip hop, Rap, Gangsta rap
Length 60:10
Label Def Jam
Producer Ali Malik, DJ Daryl, Doug Rasheed, Jermaine Dupri, Kevin "Lipper" Washington (exec.), Lev Berlak, Mike Mosley, Richie Rich (exec.), Rick Rock, Tina Davis (exec.)
Richie Rich chronology
Big League Records Greatest Hits1999
Half Thang
(1996)Half Thang1996
Seasoned Veteran
(1996)
Big League Records Greatest Hits
(1999)
Singles from Seasoned Veteran
  1. "Let's Ride"/"Funk"
    Released: November 12, 1996
  2. "Do G's Get To Go To Heaven?"
    Released: February 11, 1997
  3. "Touch Myself (Remix)"/"Touch Myself"
    Released: 1997
  4. "Niggas Done Changed"/"Real Pimp"
    Released: 1997

Seasoned Veteran is the third studio album by American rapper Richie Rich. It was released November 5, 1996 on Def Jam Recordings, and to date is the only major label release for the artist. The album was produced by Ali Malik, DJ Daryl, Doug Rasheed, Jermaine Dupri, Lev Berlak, Mike Mosley, Richie Rich and Rick Rock. It peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 35 on the Billboard 200.[1] Two of the singles released, "Let's Ride" and "Do G's Get To Go To Heaven?", both appeared on multiple Billboard singles charts. The album features guest performances by 2Pac, E-40, Luniz, D'wayne Wiggins, T-Boz, and Rame Royal of Rhythm & Green.

Along with the single, a music video was produced for the song, "Let's Ride". A second single, "Do G's Get To Go To Heaven?", was also released as a music video, featuring Bo-Roc, and is dedicated to the memory of Tupac Shakur.

In the song N—-s Done Changed’ Feat. Tupac, 2Pac predicts his own death by saying “I been shot and murdered, can tell you how it happened, word for word / But best believe n—-s gonna get what they deserve.” The Drop FM put it number 1 on their list of 10 Rap Lyrics That Predicted the Future,,.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[4]

The Source – "...Seasoned Veteran is one of the few albums available in the reality rap genre that lives up to its name and comes close to meeting the listener's expectations..."[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer Featured guest Length
1 "Intro" Lev Berlak, Richie Rich 1:39
2 "Funk" DJ Daryl 5:45
3 "It's On" DJ Daryl E-40 4:40
4 "Let's Ride" Ali Malik 4:34
5 "30 Minutes (Skit)" Richie Rich 1:21
6 "Real Pimp" DJ Daryl, Richie Rich 4:37
7 "Guess Who's Back" Lev Berlak, Richie Rich 5:17
8 "Fresh Out" DJ Daryl 4:11
9 "Niggaz Done Changed" Rick Rock 2Pac 4:53
10 "Pillow" DJ Daryl Rame Royal, D'wayne Wiggins 4:49
11 "Check 'Em'" DJ Daryl 4:33
12 "Real Shit" Lev Berlak 2:10
13 "Questions" Doug Rasheed Luniz 4:15
14 "It's Not About You" Lev Berlak, Richie Rich 4:13
15 "Do G's Get To Go To Heaven?" Mike Mosley, Richie Rich Bo-Roc 5:59
16 "Touch Myself (Remix)" Jermaine Dupri T-Boz, Jermaine Dupri 4:11

Samples[edit]

Fresh Out

Let's Ride

Pillow

Chart history[edit]

Album
Chart (1996)[1] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 35
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 11
Singles
Song Chart (1996)[5] Peak
position
"Let's Ride" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 74
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 55
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 8
Song Chart (1997)[5] Peak
position
"Do G's Get To Go To Heaven?" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 57
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 37
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 10
"Let's Ride" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 67
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 69
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 15

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ((( Seasoned Veteran > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-09.
  2. ^ http://thedrop.fm/rap-lyrics-that-predicted-the-future/
  3. ^ Stanley, Leo. Review: Seasoned Veteran . Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-09.
  4. ^ a b Columnist. "Review: Seasoned Veteran". The Source: 130. December, 1996.
  5. ^ a b ((( Seasoned Veteran > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-09.

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