The Recipe (album)

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This article is about the Mack 10 album. For the Mambo Sauce album, see Mambo Sauce (band).
The Recipe
Studio album by Mack 10
Released October 6, 1998 and reissue in 2007
Recorded 1997
Genre West Coast rap, Gangsta rap
Length 65:41
Label Priority, Hoo-Bangin'
Producer Binky Mack, Clint "Mr. Payback" Sands, DJ U-Neek, Jermaine Dupri, KLC, Mack 10 (exec.), Slice, Snoop Dogg, Young Trey
Mack 10 chronology
Based on a True Story
The Recipe
The Paper Route
Singles from The Recipe
  1. "Let the Games Begin"
    Released: September 27, 1998
  2. "Money's Just a Touch Away"
    Released: December 15, 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Source 4/5 stars[2]
Vibe (Favorable)[3]
Rap Pages 4/5 stars[4]

The Recipe is the third studio album by American rapper Mack 10, released October 6, 1998 on Priority and Hoo-Bangin' Records. It peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 15 on the Billboard 200.[5] The album features guest performances by Eazy-E, MC Eiht, Master P, WC, Tray Dee, Jermaine Dupri, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Korn. It was the "launching pad" for Mack 10's new record label, Hoo-Bangin' Records and has been certified Gold by the RIAA on December 3, 1998.[citation needed]

Along with singles, music videos were produced for the songs: "Money's Just a Touch Away" featuring Gerald Levert, and "Let the Games Begin" featuring Fat Joe, Big Pun and CJ Mac.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   - 1:02
2. "The Recipe" (featuring Boo Kapone, Binky Mack, Techniec & CJ Mac) Binky Mack 4:59
3. "You Ain't Seen Nothin'" (featuring Foxy Brown & Jermaine Dupri) Jermaine Dupri 3:58
4. "Made Niggaz" (featuring Master P & Mystikal) KLC 3:18
5. "Get Yo' Ride On" (featuring Eazy-E & MC Eiht) Rhythm D., Slice 3:37
6. "Money's Just a Touch Away" (featuring Gerald Levert) Rhythm D., Slice 4:34
7. "Suck Down" (Insert) - 0:29
8. "Get a Lil Head" (featuring Boo Kapone, CJ Mac, Binky Mack and Techniec) Dutch 4:29
9. "For the Money" (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard & Buckshot) Young Tre 4:33
10. "Ghetto Horror Show" (featuring Ice Cube & Jayo Felony) DJ U-Neek 4:46
11. "LBC and the ING" (featuring Snoop Dogg) Snoop Dogg 4:36
12. "Radio Insert: Funkmaster Flex"   - 0:18
13. "Let the Games Begin" (featuring Fat Joe, Big Pun and CJ Mac) Young Tre 3:37
14. "#1 Crew In the Area" (featuring WC, K-Mac, Techniec, MC Eiht, CJ Mac, Boo Kapone, Binky Mack, Thump & Road Dawgs) DJ U-Neek 5:07
15. "Gangsta Shit's Like a Drug" (featuring Tray-Dee & Squeak Ru) Mr. Payback 3:57
16. "The Letter"   Binky Mack 3:50
17. "Should I Stay or Should I Go" (featuring Ice Cube & Korn) Dutch 4:09
18. "Outro"   - 0:22
Total length:


Chart history[edit]

Chart (1998)[5] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 15
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 6
Song Chart (1998)[6] Peak
"Let The Games Begin" U.S. Billboard Hot 100 54
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 31
U.S. Billboard Rap Songs 5


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