The Beginning of the End (UTP album)

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The Beginning of the End
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Studio album by UTP
Released May 18, 2004
Recorded 2003 - 2004
Genre Southern Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
Label Rap-a-Lot / Asylum
Producer Ad Future, Grizz, Terius Gray, Donald "XL" Robertson, Slice Tee
UTP chronology
The Compilation
The Beginning of the End
Nolia Clap
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Beginning of the End is the debut studio album by UTP, released on May 18, 2004 through Rap-a-Lot Records.


The Beginning of the End marked UTP's first studio album after having previously releasing two compilation albums in 2002 (The Compilation) and 2003 (Street Stories). Instead of using the UTP name, the trio was instead billed as Juvenile, Wacko & Skip in order to build off Juvenile's popularity. The album is best known for its lead single "Nolia Clap". The single peaked at 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 9 on both the R&B and rap charts. It would be the only top 40 hit that UTP would get, classifying them as one-hit wonders. The success of the single eventually led the album to reach No. 122 on the Billboard 200, the group's only album to do so. It also peaked at 17 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, which was their highest peak position on that chart. The Beginning of the End stayed on the Billboard 200 for four weeks and on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for 17 weeks.[2]

Production was handled be several prominent southern hip hop producers including Derek "Grizz" Edwards, Slice Tee and Donald "XL" Robertson. Mike Dean both mixed and mastered the album.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nolia Clap"- 4:30
  2. "Don't Start"- 3:47
  3. "What's Up"- 3:52
  4. "Who the Fuck Is This"- 4:00
  5. "Juvie, Wacko, Skip (3 Bad Brothers)"- 3:28
  6. "Solja"- 4:19
  7. "What's Your Brains Like"- 5:21
  8. "War Shit"- 4:22
  9. "That's All That I Know"- 4:09
  10. "At U Bitches"- 3:00
  11. "The Best Years"- 4:20
  12. "Nolia Clap" (Remix)- 4:30
  13. "What's Up" (Remix)- 3:45
  14. "Ride Tonight"- 4:48


Chart (2004) Peak
Billboard 200 122
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop 17