VYP (Voice of the Young People)

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VYP (Voice of the Young People)
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Studio album by Lil Mama
Released April 28, 2008
Recorded 2006–2008
Genre Hip hop, dance, R&B, electro hop
Length 59:07
Label Zomba, Jive
Producer Familiar Mindz (exec.), Xtramile Productions (exec.), Matt Beckley, Benny Blanco, James Chambers, Cool & Dre, Paul Diaz, Dr. Luke, Tatiana Gottwald, Malissa "Mali" Hunter, Justin C. Johnson, Marv Johnson, Scott Storch, The Runners, Tuneheadz Productions, Peter Toh, Danja, Clubba Langg, Carl Shackelton, T-Pain
Lil Mama chronology
VYP: Voice of the Young People
(2008)
Take Me Back
(2015)
Singles from VYP: Voice of the Young People
  1. "Lip Gloss"
    Released: June 19, 2007
  2. "G-Slide (Tour Bus)"
    Released: September 25, 2007
  3. "Shawty Get Loose"
    Released: February 11, 2008
  4. "What It Is (Strike a Pose)"
    Released: August 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Associated Press (positive)[2]
RapReviews 7.5/10 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
US Weekly 3/5 stars[5]
DJBooth.net 3/5 stars[5]

VYP (Voice of the Young People) is the debut album by rapper Lil Mama released in April 2008, which includes the singles "Lip Gloss", "G-Slide (Tour Bus)", and "Shawty Get Loose" (featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain). The album's fourth single, "What It Is (Strike a Pose)" was released in July 2008, replacing "L.I.F.E." Producers for the album include Cool & Dre, Scott Storch, The Runners and Dr. Luke.[6] VYP debuted at number 25 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 19,000 copies in its first week.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 1:08
  2. "Lip Gloss" – 4:04
  3. "One Hit Wonder" (featuring DJ Khaled) – 3:27
  4. "Get Loose Request" (Skit) – 0:11
  5. "Shawty Get Loose" (featuring Chris Brown and T-Pain) – 3:34
  6. "What It Is (Strike a Pose)" (featuring T-Pain) – 3:58
  7. "G-Slide (Tour Bus)" (featuring Kadar) – 3:31
  8. "Gotta Go Deeper" (Skit) – 0:14
  9. "Stand Up" – 3:36
  10. "L.I.F.E." – 3:57
  11. "College" (featuring Yirayah) – 4:00
  12. "Emotional Rollercoasters" (Skit) – 0:28
  13. "Broken Pieces" – 3:47
  14. "Swim" – 4:22
  15. "Truly in Love" (featuring Peter Toh) – 4:07
  16. "Look at My Life" (Skit) – 1:01
  17. "Make It Hot (Put It Down)" – 3:13
  18. "Pick It Up" – 3:45

Deluxe edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "On Fire" – 3:15
  2. "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke remix; Avril Lavigne featuring Lil Mama)

Japanese bonus track[edit]

  1. "Never Let Go" – 4:02

Deluxe edition bonus DVD[edit]

  1. "Lip Gloss" (music video)
  2. "Shawty Get Loose" (music video)[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart Provider Position U.S. sales
U.S. Billboard 200 RIAA 25 66,200 copies[9]
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[10] RIAA 1
U.S. Top Rap Albums[10] RIAA 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date
United Kingdom April 28, 2008
United States April 29, 2008
Japan May 13, 2008
Netherlands May 29, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ K. Ross Hoffman (2007-10-23). "VYP: Voice of the Young People - Lil Mama | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  2. ^ "MSN Entertainment". Entertainment.msn.com. 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Lil Mama :: VYP: Voice of the Young People :: Jive/Zomba". Rapreviews.com. 2008-06-10. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 23, 2008. Retrieved April 26, 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Lil' Mama - VYP: Voice of the Young People | Album Review, Stream | Hip Hop Albums". DJBooth. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  6. ^ Sundius, Michael. "Breaking Music News". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  7. ^ Sundius, Michael. "Breaking Music News". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  8. ^ "VYP (Voice of the Young People) [Deluxe Version] by Lil Mama on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2008-04-29. Retrieved 2016-06-03. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 30, 2010. Retrieved March 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 3, 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2008.