The Shocker (album)

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The Shocker
The Shocker.jpg
Studio album by Silkk
Released August 20, 1996
Recorded 1994−1996
Genre
Length 74:54
Label No Limit, Priority, EMI
Producer Master P (exec.), Carlos Stephens, Craig B, KLC, Ken Franklin, Mo B. Dick, DJ Daryl, T-Bone
Silkk chronology
The Shocker
(1996)
Charge It 2 da Game
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars [1]

The Shocker is the debut album of American rapper Silkk the Shocker, who was then known as Silkk. It was released on August 20, 1996, by No Limit Records and Priority Records. It features production by Beats By the Pound and guest appearances from C-Murder and Mia X among others. The Shocker was only a mild success compared to some his future albums and made it to number 49 on the US Billboard 200 and #6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. As with most of No Limit's albums, this featured a lot of guest appearances from members of the record label including his brothers, Master P and C-Murder and group TRU.

Background[edit]

Planning of this album dates as far back as early 1995, as advertisements for the album can be seen on the back cover of earlier copies of Master P's 1995 album 99 Ways to Die.

Controversy[edit]

Before the album was released, the initial cover for the album had Silkk holding a 9 mm caliber outside of a TV. This is possibly why the "Parental Advisory" logo was moved to the middle of the cover.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Murder" (featuring Master P and Big Ed the Assassin) DJ Daryl 5:04
2. "I Ain't Takin' No Shorts""   2:56
3. "I Represent" Craig B. 4:55
4. "The Shocker" (featuring Master P) KLC, Mo B. Dick 4:45
5. "No Limit Party" (featuring Master P and Mia X) KLC 5:38
6. "Freeloaders" (featuring Mo B. Dick) Craig B. 4:33
7. "1 Morning" (featuring Mo B. Dick) Craig B. 1:30
8. "How We Mobb" (featuring Master P) Ken Franklin 3:59
9. "It's On" KLC 3:48
10. "Ain't Nothing" Mo B. Dick 4:18
11. "Ghetto Tears" (featuring Master P) Carlos Stephens 3:43
12. "Mr." Carlos Stephens, KLC 3:50
13. "It's Time to Ride" (featuring Master P) Carlos Stephens 3:04
14. "If My 9 Could Talk" KLC 3:43
15. "Commercial One" (performed by Skull Duggery) Carlos Stephens 3:43
16. "Got 'Em Fiending" (featuring Master P) Ken Franklin 3:41
17. "My Car" Mo B. Dick 4:32
18. "Ghetto 211" (featuring Master P) T-Bone 4:48
19. "Why My Homie" (performed by TRU) Mo B. Dick 5:21
Total length: 74:54

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted by Allmusic[3]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak Position
U.S.Billboard Top 200 # 49
U.S.Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 6
Top R&B/Hip-Hop ALbums # 69

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