Thoughts of a Predicate Felon

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Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
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Studio album by Tony Yayo
Released August 30, 2005
Recorded 2004 - 2005
Genre Hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 60:41
Label
Producer 50 Cent (exec.)
Eminem, Havoc, Hi-Tek, J. R. Rotem, Domingo, Focus..., LT Moe, Megahertz, Punch, Ron Browz, Sam Sneed, Studio 44, Sha Money XL, DJ Khalil

Thoughts of a Predicate Felon is the debut album by G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo, which was released on August 30, 2005 through G-Unit Records and Interscope Records. The albums sold 214,000 copies in its first week.[1]

Background[edit]

The album features the hit single, "So Seductive", featuring 50 Cent. Other singles on the album include "Pimpin'", "Curious" featuring American R&B singer Joe, and "I Know You Don't Love Me".

"With 50, he has the notoriety of hit records. I actually wrote 'Seductive' before he wrote 'Candy Shop.' [That's why] you hear him say 'so seductive' [in the 'Candy Shop' intro]. 50, he plays a big part in all our albums. I feel like we can stand on our own cause we're writing all our material," Tony told SOHH.com. "50, he just adds on. I love to hear 50 get on a record. I love the way 50 rides the beat. I did 'Seductive', 50 came on it and I was like, 'I gotta keep him on it' cause it sounds ten times better with him on it."

50 Cent is the executive producer, and is also a featured artist on the album. G-Unit members also contribute to the album, including Lloyd Banks (minus Young Buck), as well as various other guests and Interscope label mate Obie Trice. The album was released on August 30, 2005. The album was delayed and highly anticipated, due to Tony Yayo's time in prison.

It features guest appearances and production from various artists, such as Eminem (who is also an additional producer on the song "It Is What It Is"), and a limited edition with a DVD is available. The album also includes other appearances from Spider Loc, Olivia, Joe, Kokane, and Jagged Edge. Other producers include Havoc, Hi-Tek, J.R. Rotem, Domingo, Focus..., LT Moe, Megahertz, Punch, Ron Browz, Sam Sneed, Studio 44, Sebb, Black Jeruz, Sha Money XL, and DJ Khalil. Additional producers include Jeff Bass of the Bass Brothers, and Luis Resto.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX.com 2.5/5 stars[3]
RapReviews.com (7.5/10)[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard wrote: "With the exception of a few complete duds, Felon is a solid stopgap, although it may also mark the moment when designer bullet holes start to go out of fashion."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"       1:13
2. "Homicide"   Gomez Zorrilla Domingo 3:38
3. "It Is What It Is" (featuring Spider Loc) Marvin Bernard, Curtis Williams, Marshall Mathers, Luis Resto, Steven King, S. Vuigner Sebb, Eminem (add.) 5:00
4. "Tattle Teller"   Bernard, Daryl Hall, John Oates Black Jeruz, Sha Money XL 4:16
5. "So Seductive" (featuring 50 Cent) Bernard, Curtis Jackson, Michael Harper Punch 3:30
6. "Eastside Westside"   Bernard, Bernard Edwards, Jr., Ray Parker, Jr. Focus... 2:47
7. "Drama Setter" (featuring Eminem and Obie Trice) Bernard, Mathers, Resto, King, Jeff Bass, Obie Trice Eminem, Jeff Bass (add.), Luis Resto (add.) 5:03
8. "We Don't Give a Fuck" (featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Olivia) Bernard, Jackson, Charles Lloyd, Jasmin Lopez, Jonatham Rotem J.R. Rotem 3:41
9. "Pimpin'"   Bernard, Todd Moore LT Moe 3:06
10. "Curious" (featuring Joe) Bernard, Samuel Anderson Sam Sneed 3:23
11. "I'm So High" (featuring Kokane) Bernard, Jackson, Jerry Long, Jr., Louis Gaste, Maurico Kaiserman DJ Khalil 3:24
12. "Love My Style"   Bernard, Anand Bakshi, Laxmikant Kudalkar, Dorsey Wesley Megahertz 4:08
13. "Project Princess" (featuring Jagged Edge) Bernard, Brandon Casey, Brian Casey, Edwards Focus... 3:49
14. "G-Shit"   Bernard, Rondell Turner Ron Browz 3:45
15. "I Know You Don't Love Me" (featuring G-Unit) Bernard, Jackson, Lloyd, David Brown, Eugene Daniels, Leroy Pendarvis Studio 44 3:55
16. "Dear Suzie"   Bernard, Kejuan Muchita Havoc 3:07
17. "Live by the Gun"   Bernard, Edwards Focus... 2:57

 • (add.) Additional production

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