T.I.P. (album)

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Young Buck T.I.P..jpg
Studio album by Young Buck
Released October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11) (Original release)
November 8, 2005 (2005-11-08) (Audio CD)
Recorded 1999–2000
Length 53:02
Label Mass Appeal Entertainment
Producer D. Smoov
Young Buck chronology
Straight Outta Ca$hville
(2004)Straight Outta Ca$hville2004
Buck the World
(2007)Buck the World2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Stylus MagazineB[2]
Sputnikmusic5/5 stars[3]

T.I.P. is the second Independent album by rapper Young Buck. It was released on November 8, 2005, through the independent label, Mass Appeal Entertainment. Guest appearances on the album include D-Tay, Rizin Sun, First Born and Bun B.

The album was recorded before Young Buck signed with G-Unit in 2002, but it was not released until after his 2004 solo debut album, Straight Outta Cashville.


T.I.P. sold more than 26,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at number 40 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.[4] It also reached number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[5]

Stylus Magazine writer Evan McGarvey criticized the album's "meager" production values, and he noted that "Young Buck’s charms are alluring, if a little unrefined."[6] McGarvey praised Young Buck for knowing "even then that two rappers make a song intrinsically different than one voice. That in itself is a lesson most rappers seldom learn as rookies."[6] Steve Juon of RapReviews wrote that opening track "Blood in Blood Out" sounded similar to Young Buck's later work, providing the album with a "fairly promising" start.[7] However, Juon added that "too much of this album is just plain mediocre", and that its release was an obvious attempt "to cash in on Buck's fame."[7]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Young Buck, music compositions listed below.

Track listing[edit]

1."Blood In Blood Out" (featuring Rizin Sun)D. Smoov3:44
2."Thug In The Club" (featuring Bun B & Smoov Jizzel)D. Smoov3:59
3."Caught In The Wind" (featuring D-Tay & Rizin Sun)D. Smoov3:41
4."Crime Pays"D. Smoov4:37
5."Penny Pinchin'" (featuring D-Tay)D. Smoov4:27
6."All About Money" (featuring D-Tay)D. Smoov4:30
7."All My Life" (featuring D-Tay)D. Smoov3:41
8."Get Your Murder On"D. Smoov3:21
9."Can't Keep Livin'"D. Smoov, additional production Jordan Suecof4:10
10."Hard Hitters" (featuring D-Tay, First Born & Rizin Sun)D. Smoov3:56
11."Dickie Fits"D. Smoov3:47
12."Purse First" (featuring Bun B & First Born)D. Smoov5:08
13."Thugged Out" (featuring D-Tay)D. Smoov4:01


  • Eric Conn
  • Don Cobb
  • Eric Schilling
  • Blake Franklin
  • Young Buck
  • Rizin' Sun
  • Smoov Jizzell
  • D-Tay
  • First Born
  • Bun B

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[5] 40
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[5] 11


  1. ^ RapReviews review
  2. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  3. ^ "Young Buck - T.I.P. (review)". Sputnikmusic.com. 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ Harris, Chris (2005-11-16). "50 Cent Gets A Billboard Beating From Zellweger's Ex". MTV. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  5. ^ a b c "T.I.P. - Charts & Awards - Billboard Albums". Allmusic (Rovi Corporation). Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  6. ^ a b McGarvey, Evan (2006-01-27). "Young Buck - T.I.P. - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  7. ^ a b Juon, Steve (2005-11-08). "Young Buck - T.I.P. - John Galt Entertainment". RapReviews. Retrieved 2010-01-30.