Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
|Thoughts of a Predicate Felon|
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|Released||August 30, 2005|
|Singles from Thoughts of a Predicate Felon|
Thoughts of a Predicate Felon is the debut studio album by American rapper Tony Yayo, which was released on August 30, 2005 through G-Unit Records and Interscope Records. The album sold 215,000 copies in its first week. Debuting at # 2 on both billboard 200 and U.S Top hip hop/ R&B charts. On December 13, 2005 the album had sold over 800,000 units being certified gold by the RIAA. As of April 19, 2006, Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon has sold 981,000 copies in the United States and 2 million copies worldwide.
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" featuring G-Unit.
"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 and 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.
The songs "So Seductive" and "Live By The Gun" were featured in the 2005 Xbox video game 50 Cent Bulletproof. Tony Yayo appears in the video game providing his own voice and likeness and is a playable character in arcade mode.
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." Some critics noted that the album had stellar production but thought that Tony's vocals and lyrics were not up to par.
|3.||"It Is What It Is" (featuring Spider Loc)||5:00|
|5.||"So Seductive" (featuring 50 Cent)||Punch||3:30|
|7.||"Drama Setter" (featuring Eminem and Obie Trice)||5:03|
|8.||"We Don't Give a Fuck" (featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Olivia)||J.R. Rotem||3:41|
|10.||"Curious" (featuring Joe)||Sam Sneed||3:23|
|11.||"I'm So High" (featuring Kokane)||DJ Khalil||3:24|
|12.||"Love My Style"||Megahertz||4:08|
|13.||"Project Princess" (featuring Jagged Edge)||Focus...||3:49|
|15.||"I Know You Don't Love Me" (featuring G-Unit)||Studio 44||3:55|
|17.||"Live by the Gun"||Focus...||2:57|
- ^[a] signifies an additional producer.
|US Billboard 200||2|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||2|
|Belgium Albums Chart||50|
|Canadian Albums Chart||3|
|French Albums Chart||50|
|German Albums Chart||34|
|Irish Albums Chart||23|
|New Zealand Albums Chart||38|
|Swiss Albums Chart||58|
|UK Albums Chart||41|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2011-11-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Allmusic review
- HipHopDX.com review
- RapReviews.com review
- Rolling Stone review
- "Tony Yayo: Thoughts of a Predicate Felon review". Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved 2011-04-11.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)