Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz

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Watermelon, Chicken, & Gritz
Watermelon, Chicken, and Grits.jpg
Studio album by Nappy Roots
Released February 26, 2002 (U.S.)
Recorded 2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 74:48
Label Atlantic
Producer Mike Caren (executive producer)
Carlos "Six July" Broady
Mike City
James "Groove" Chambers
Troy Johnson
Brian KiddThe Trackboyz
Guitarist, Recording Engineer, and "Heads Up" intro vocalist Zack Odom
Nappy Roots chronology
Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz
(2002)
Wooden Leather
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars [3]
NME (6/10) [4]
Q 4/5 stars [4]
RapReviews (7.5/10) [5]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention) [6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [7]
Spin (8/10) [4]
Stylus Magazine B+ [8]

Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz is the commercial debut album by Kentucky-based rap sextet Nappy Roots. It was released on February 26, 2002, the album was propelled by the hit-single "Awnaw" which was produced by James "Groove" Chambers. The second single was "Po' Folks" featuring Anthony Hamilton, which reached #21 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album is certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[9]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Featured guest(s) Time
1 "Intro" James "Groove" Chambers 0:26
2 "Hustla" James "Groove" Chambers 3:45
3 "Set It Out" James "Groove" Chambers 3:52
4 "Country Boyz" Brian Kidd 4:30
5 "Ballin' On A Budget" James "Groove" Chambers 3:42
6 "Awnaw" James "Groove" Chambers Jazze Pha 3:59
7 "Headz Up" James "Groove" Chambers 4:07
8 "Slums" James "Groove" Chambers CJ "Vodou" Henry 3:25
9 "Po' Folks" The Trackboyz Anthony Hamilton 4:08
10 "Start It Over" The Trackboyz 4:05
11 "Blowin' Trees" James "Groove" Chambers 4:17
12 "Sholiz" Mike City 4:07
13 "Life's A Bitch" Carlos "6 July" Broady 4:40
14 "My Ride" James "Groove" Chambers Ayesha Kirk 3:25
15 "One Forty" James "Groove" Chambers 4:25
16 "Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny" Troy Johnson 3:47
17 "Kentucky Mud" James "Groove" Chambers 4:45
18 "The Lounge" 0:39
19 "Ho Down" Mike Caren The Barkays 4:45
20 "Headz Up (refried)" James "Groove" Chambers
and remixed by Troy Johnson
Tiffany Villarreal 4:02

Reissue Includes "Awnaw (Rock Remix Feat. Marcus Of P.O.D.)"

Album charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
U.S. Billboard 200 24
U.S. Top Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 3

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