Whatcha Gonna Do? (Jayo Felony album)

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Whatcha Gonna Do?
Whatch Gonna Do.jpg
Studio album by Jayo Felony
Released August 25, 1998
Recorded 1997–1998
Studio
Genre
Length 1:05:47
Label Def Jam
Producer
Jayo Felony chronology
Take a Ride
(1994)
Whatcha Gonna Do?
(1998)
Underground
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Rap Pages4/5 stars[2]
The Source3.5/5 stars[2]

Whatcha Gonna Do? is the second studio album by San Diego-based American rapper Jayo Felony. It was released in August 25, 1998 via Def Jam Records. The eighteen-track record features guest appearances from DMX, E-40, Kokane, 8Ball & MJG, Method Man & Redman, and Westside Connection.

The album was a critical and commercial success, making it to number 46 on the Billboard 200[3] and number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[4] Its self-titled DJ Silk-produced hit single "What'cha Gonna Do?" with Method Man and DMX was included in Hav Plenty soundtrack and peaked at number 45 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.[5] A E-A-Ski-produced single "Nitty Gritty" peaked at number 1 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro" (Skit)
DJ Silk2:19
2."Nobody on Dry Land"
  • J. Savage
  • A. Pearyer
Tony "T-Funk" Pearyer3:06
3."How Angry" (featuring 8Ball & MJG)
  • P. Smith
  • J. Savage
T-Mix3:40
4."Whatcha Gonna Do?" (featuring Method Man & DMX)
DJ Silk4:34
5."Easy to Get In"
  • J. Savage
  • R. Brown
  • M. Morales
  • D. Robinson
  • L. Michael Smith
  • K. Walker
3:39
6."Whatcha Gonna Do (Remix)" (featuring Mack 10, Redman & WC)
DJ Silk4:30
7."Nitty Gritty"
4:10
8."I'm Deadly"
  • S. Adams
  • J. Savage
  • E-A-Ski
  • CMT
4:21
9."On the Way to 47 Block" (Skit)
  • R. Brown
  • J. Savage
DJ Silk1:06
10."Gettin' Loop Loop" (Skit)
  • R. Brown
  • J. Savage
DJ Silk1:05
11."Lovely"
  • A. Pearyer
  • J. Savage
Tony "T-Funk" Pearyer4:35
12."Bumpin' Bullet Loco"J. SavageJayo Felony4:19
13."Love Don't Love" (featuring Kokane)
  • R. Brown
  • J. Savage
DJ Silk4:33
14."Finna Shit on 'Em" (featuring Mack 10)
  • S. Adams
  • D. Rolison
  • J. Savage
  • CMT
  • E-A-Ski
3:59
15."Hustle Into My Genes"
  • S. Adams
  • J. Savage
  • E-A-Ski
  • CMT
4:39
16."End of the World"J. SavageJayo Felony4:18
17."J.A.Y.O. (Justice Against Y'all Oppressors)" (featuring Ice Cube & E-40)
Tony "T-Funk" Pearyer4:38
18."Outro" (Skit)
  • R. Brown
  • J. Savage
DJ Silk2:16
Total length:1:05:47

Notes[7]

  • Track 3 contains samples from "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne (1970)
  • Track 4 contains samples from "Heartbreaker (Part I, Part II)" (1983) and "More Bounce to the Ounce" (1980) by Zapp
  • Track 5 contains samples from "Jail House Rap" by The Fat Boys (1984)
  • Track 7 contains samples from "Five Minutes of Funk" by Whodini (1984)
  • Track 11 contains samples from "Mystery" by Anita Baker (1986)
  • Track 15 contains samples from "Just Don't Bite It" by N.W.A (1990)

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Billboard 200 46[3]
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 8[4]

Singles

Year Song Chart positions
R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
1998 "Whatcha Gonna Do?" (feat. DMX and Method Man) #45[5] -
"Nitty Gritty" - #1[6]

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