Tha Smokin' Nephew

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Tha Smokin' Nephew
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Studio album by Baby Bash
Released September 23, 2003
Recorded 2001–2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:10:25
Label Universal, Dope House Records
Producer Baby Bash (exec.), Big Ice, Charles Chavez (exec.), Happy Perez, Mario Ayala, Mike Cee, Oral Bee, Shadow
Baby Bash chronology
On Tha Cool
(2002)
Tha Smokin' Nephew
(2003)
Ménage à Trois
(2004)
Singles from Tha Smokin' Nephew
  1. "Suga Suga"
    Released: August 15, 2003

Tha Smokin' Nephew is the first major label studio album by the rapper Baby Bash and his third album overall. Released by Universal Records, it entered the Billboard 200 at #48.[1] Five months after its release, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA. By March 2005, the album had sold well over 531,000 copies in the United States of America.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Blender 1/5 stars[4]
RapReviews 8/10[5]

Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews gave the album high praise for Happy Perez's Hispanic-influenced production and Bash's smooth, laid-back delivery, concluding that "Bash may be a long-time veteran of hip-hop and latin rap, but he represents the newest trends and emerging dopeness of regionally recognized hispanic hip-hop to the best and fullest. Easily one of 2003's "must cop" albums, Tha Smokin' Nephew will open many eyes and please just as many ears."[5] AllMusic's David Jeffries also praised Perez's production for being energetic and cohesive, and Bash's lyrical content for containing different topics, concluding that "At 17 tracks it runs a little long, but there are only a few seeds and sticks to pick out of Baby Bash's fat bag."[3] Jonah Weiner of Blender heavily panned the album for its lady-focused lyrical content being mediocrely delivered over subpar production. He added that the single "Suga Suga" was the only noteworthy track on the album.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest(s) Time
1 "Suga Suga" Frankie J 4:03
2 "Yeh Suh!" Max Minelli 4:04
3 "Weed Hand" Grimm & Lucky Luciano 4:19
4 "Shorty DooWop" Russell Lee & Perla Cruz 3:18
5 "On tha Curb" David Wade 3:53
6 "Sexy Eyes (Da Da Da Da)" Russell Lee 4:29
7 "Image of a Pimp" Oral Bee & Lucky Luciano 4:01
8 "Early in the Morning" Mario Ayala & Meno Bay Bee 4:46
9 "Feeling Me" Russell Lee 3:53
10 "Oh Wow" Merciless & Happy Perez 3:55
11 "Changed My Life" Grimm 3:51
12 "Stay Perkin'" Angel Dust, Chingo Bling & Doom 4:31
13 "Pollution" Russell Lee, Grimm & Rasheed 4:48
14 "Ménage à Trois" Frankie J & Powda 4:15
15 "Tha Chop" A-Wax & Jay Tee 4:07
16 "Don't Disrespect My Mind" Low-G 4:11
17 "Suga Suga" (Reggae Remix) {Radio Edit} Major Riley 4:05

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003–04) Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP)[6] 80
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 92
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[8] 22
US Billboard 200[9] 48
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[10] 32

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tha Smokin' Nephew > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums. All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on January 13, 2010.
  2. ^ "Jack Johnson News - Yahoo! Music". New.music.yahoo.com. March 23, 2005. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Tha Smokin' Nephew - Baby Bash". AllMusic. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Weiner, Jonah. "Tha Smokin' Nephew". Blender. Alpha Media Group. Archived from the original on May 3, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (October 21, 2003). "Baby Bash :: Tha Smokin' Nephew :: Universal Records". RapReviews. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Baby Bash – Tha Smokin' Nephew". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  7. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Baby Bash – Tha Smokin' Nephew". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  9. ^ "Baby Bash – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Baby Bash. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  10. ^ "Baby Bash – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Baby Bash. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  11. ^ "American album certifications – Baby Bash". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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