Tha G-Code

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This article is about an album by rap artist Juvenile. For the machine tool programming language, see G-code.
Tha G-Code
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Studio album by Juvenile
Released December 7, 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 70:29
Label Cash Money, Universal
Producer Mannie Fresh, Bryan "Baby" Williams (exec.), Ronald "Slim" Williams (exec.)
Juvenile chronology
400 Degreez
Tha G-Code
Project English
Singles from Tha G-Code
  1. "U Understand"
    Released: November 25, 1999
  2. "I Got That Fire"
    Released: January 29, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune (mixed)[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Hartford Courant (favorable)[4]
NME (5/10)[5]
PopMatters (average)[6]
Q 4/5 stars[7]
RapReviews 8.5/10[8]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[9]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[10]
The Source 3.5/5 stars[7]
USA Today 3/4 stars[11]

Tha G-Code is the fourth studio album by American rapper Juvenile, released December 7, 1999, on Cash Money Records.[12] It features the hit singles, "U Understand" and "I Got That Fire".

The album wasn't as successful as his previous album, 400 Degreez, but it did reach number 10 on the US Billboard 200 with first week sales of over 290,000 copies and also topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart during the first week of 2000. The album was also certified platinum by the RIAA on January 24, 2000 for sales of one million copies, and went on to sale 2,000,000 worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Big Tymer (Intro)" (feat. Lovely & Atrice) 2:14
  2. "U Understand" 4:19
  3. "Fuck That Nigga" (feat. B.G.) 4:36
  4. "A Million And One Things" (feat. Hot Boys) 4:45
  5. "Take Them 5" 4:37
  6. "G-Code" (feat. Lil Wayne) 4:34
  7. "Something Got 2 Shake" (feat. Big Tymers) 4:09
  8. "Da Magnolia" (feat. Mannie Fresh) 4:40
  9. "Catch Your Cut" (feat. B.G.) 3:42
  10. "Lil' Boyz" (feat. Lil Wayne & Big Tymers) 4:12
  11. "Get It Right" (feat. Lil Wayne & B.G.) 3:54
  12. "Never Had Shit" (feat. Baby, B.G. & Turk) 4:13
  13. "I Got That Fire" (feat. Mannie Fresh) 5:46
  14. "Tha Man" (feat. Turk) 3:07
  15. "March Nigga Step" 4:02
  16. "Guerrilla" (feat. B.G.) 5:11


  • The beat to the track "Tha Man" was originally used as an introduction for the Big Tymers album How You Luv That Vol. 2.
  • The chorus for the songs "U Understand" and "Take Them 5" is borrowed directly from lyrics of the song "3rd Ward Solja" from Juvenile's debut album Solja Rags.
  • Tha G-code was certified platinum a month later for sales over 1 million copies.
Year Album Chart Rank
2000 Tha G-Code The Billboard 200 10
2000 Tha G-Code Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1