Ten Toes Down

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Ten Toes Down
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Studio album by 8Ball & MJG
Released May 4, 2010
Recorded 2008–10
Genre Hip hop
Length 63:59
Label Grand Hustle, E1
Producer T.I. (exec.), Jason Geter (exec.), Nitti, Drumma Boy, David Banner, Nard & B, 1500 or Nothin', Lil' C
8Ball & MJG chronology
Ridin High
(2007)
Ten Toes Down
(2010)
Singles from Ten Toes Down
  1. "Ten Toes Down"
    Released: February 2, 2010
  2. "Bring It Back"
    Released: February 2, 2010

Ten Toes Down is the eighth studio album by American southern hip hop duo 8Ball & MJG. The album was released on May 4, 2010, by Grand Hustle Records and E1 Music. This is the first album by the duo, since leaving the Bad Boy South, before signing a record deal with Grand Hustle label.[1] The album features guest appearances from T.I., Young Dro, Slim Thug and Bun B with the production was handled production by T.I. himself, along with the other productions from Nitti, Drumma Boy, Nard & B, and Lil' C, among others.

The album has sold 16,000 copies in its first week, when it debuted at number 36 on the US Billboard 200.

Singles[edit]

The album second single, titled "Bring It Back" was released on February 2, 2010. The song's production was handled by Nitti and serving as a guest vocals was an American rapper and their label-mate Young Dro.[2] The music video (directed by Gabriel Hart) was released on March 28, 2010.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
DJBooth 3.5/5 stars[5]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[7]

Mitchell Hannah of HipHopDX said, "Lacking evolution by continually conceding to major labels’ cookie-cutter templates, Ten Toes Down comes as a disappointment, especially for those from the B.C. era. Nevertheless, the album retains nostalgia value and places Ball & G among a select number of 20-year veterans that are able to stay remotely close to relevant."[6]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 36 on the Billboard 200 selling 16,000 copies in the United States in its first week.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "It's Goin' Down" Drumma Boy 4:54
2. "Bring It Back" (featuring Young Dro) Nitti 3:56
3. "I Don't Give a Fuck" (featuring Bun B) David Banner 4:35
4. "Ten Toes Down" (featuring Lil Boosie) Drumma Boy 4:44
5. "Fuck You Mean" (featuring Soulja Boy Tell 'Em) B-Don, SuperCed (co.) 4:21
6. "We Come From" (featuring David Banner) Midnight Black 4:43
7. "She's So Fine" The Beat Bullies 4:20
8. "Grindin'" (featuring Ricco Barrino) Nard & B, DJ Spinz 4:17
9. "Spotlight" (featuring Ricco Barrino) Shamann Raz (of Beat Billionaire) 3:33
10. "Right Now" Mo B. Dick 6:28
11. "What They Do" (featuring T.I.) 1500 or Nothin', Lil' C 4:42
12. "Billy (Truth Be Told)" Nard & B 3:23
13. "Life Goes On" (featuring Slim Thug) Drumma Boy, DJ Spinz 5:22
14. "Still Remain" Drumma Boy 4:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 36
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nolan Strong (2010-01-28). "8Ball & MJG Announce 'Ten Toes Down'; T.I. Comments". AllHipHop.com. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Bring It Back Feat. Young Dro [Explicit]". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  3. ^ 8Ball & MJG – DJ Bring It Back f. Young Dro (Video)
  4. ^ David Jeffries (2010-05-04). "Ten Toes Down - 8Ball and MJG | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  5. ^ Nathan S. "review". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  6. ^ a b Mitchell.Hannah (2010-05-09). "8Ball & MJG - Ten Toes Down". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  7. ^ "8Ball and MJG: Ten Toes Down | Album Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2015-06-20. 
  8. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2010-05-12). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/9/2010". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  9. ^ "Eightball & MJG – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Eightball & MJG. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  10. ^ "Eightball & MJG – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Eightball & MJG. Retrieved September 19, 2013.