The Pursuit of Nappyness

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The Pursuit of Nappyness
Studio album by Nappy Roots
Released June 15, 2010
Recorded 2008-2010
Genre Hip hop, Southern hip hop, alternative hip hop
Length 61:07
Label Nappy Roots Entertainment Group
Producer James "Groove" Chambers, Sol Messiah, Phivestar Productions, Je’Kob Washington, SMKA, LX, Cloud9, Silent Riot
Nappy Roots chronology
The Humdinger
The Pursuit of Nappyness
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (8/10)[2]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[3]

The Pursuit of Nappyness is the fourth studio album by Kentucky-based hip hop group Nappy Roots. It was released on June 15, 2010 through Nappy Roots Entertainment Group.[4] This is the quintet's follow-up to their 2008 major release The Humdinger.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Notes Length
1 "Welcome to the Show" Cloud9
  • Additional Production by Silent Riot
2 "Do It Big" D. Focis 3:34
3 "Fishbowl" Phivestarr
  • Additional Vocals by Ellie Perry
4 "Be Alright" (featuring Je'Kob Washington) Je'Kob Washington
  • Additional Background Vocals by Je'Kob Washington
5 "Infield" Phivestarr
  • Additional Production by Nikolai Prange
6 "How I Do" CHOPS 3:38
7 "The People" Q Smith 4:15
8 "Ride" Phivestarr 3:15
9 "Live & Die" Sol Messiah 3:07
10 "Back Home" Phivestarr
  • Additional Vocals by Elizabeth Woodward
  • Acoustic Guitar by Jess Evans
11 "Know Bout Me" (featuring Aleon Craft) CHOPS
  • Additional Vocals by CHOPS
12 "Right Place, Right Time" LX
  • Additional Vocals by Penelope Magnet
13 "Winner Take All" Phivestarr, Jay Electronica
  • Additional Vocals by Elizabeth Woodward
14 "Paint A Picture" (featuring Chops) CHOPS 4:05
15 "P.O.N. (Pursuit of Nappyness)" Dave Andrew Sitek
  • Additional Background Vocals by A. Leon Craft
16 "All 4 You" CHOPS 3:34


  • Executive Producers: Paul Diaz and Sheldon "Dutch" John
  • Project Manager: Chris V. Weeks
  • A&R: Warren "Flaw" Griffin, Jr.
  • A&R: Ellen Chamberlain
  • Mastering: Randall Lumpkin
  • Publicity: Jonathan Hay, Ebie McFarland


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