Worth tha Weight

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Worth tha Weight
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Studio album by Shawnna
Released September 28, 2004
Recorded 2002-2004
Genre Dirty Rap, R&B
Label
Producer Terrace Martin, Keith McMasters, Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, Bangladesh, Just Blaze, Kanye West
Shawnna chronology
Worth tha Weight
(2004)
Block Music
(2006)Block Music2006
Singles from Worth tha Weight
  1. "Shake dat Shit"
    Released: July 20, 2004
  2. "Weight A Minute"
    Released: 2004

Worth tha Weight is the debut album by female rapper Shawnna. It was originally scheduled to be released in 2002, but was delayed until 2004. "Let's Go" was featured on the video game Def Jam: Fight for NY. The album's singles were "Shake dat Shit" and "Weight a Minute". It also included "R.P.M" with Twista & Ludacris, along with several remixed tracks: "Posted" from DTP's Golden Grain album, "Block Reincarnated" from the 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack, and Beenie Man's "Dude". The album has sold 380,000 copies to date in the U.S.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[2]
RapReviews (7/10)[3]

Worth tha Weight received positive reviews from music critics. K.B. Tindal of HipHopDX gave high praise to Shawnna's display of technical delivery and knowledgeable vocabulary throughout her debut, saying that "At the end of the day Shawnna comes through with a great display for a freshman release on the solo end. Def Jam does it again but don't get it twisted, DTP is what's really poppin'."[2] Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews praised Shawnna and the production team for elevating the material with lyrical dexterity and energetic beats, saying that "At eighteen tracks and nearly 60 minutes long, you're not left with the impression Shawnna said anything really profound, but she did say it in an enjoyable way over an impressive selection of beats."[3] Andy Kellman of AllMusic praised the album's production and Shawnna's skills as a rapper despite tracks like "Posted (Remix)" and "Kick This One" being weak contributions, concluding that "Even with these nagging flaws, Shawnna holds her own and is only complemented -- never outshined -- by the many guest MCs."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "My Chicago (Part 1)" R. Guy, B. Morton Brian "B-Crucial" Morton 1:03
2. "Let's Go" R. Guy, J. Smith Just Blaze 4:15
3. "R.P.M." (featuring Twista and Ludacris) R. Guy, C. Bridges, C. Mitchell, S. Crawford Bangladesh 4:36
4. "Money Mike" (skit, performed by Katt Williams) Katt Williams   0:14
5. "Shake Dat Shit" (featuring Ludacris) C. Bridges, T. Mosley Timbaland 3:55
6. "U Crazy" (featuring Jermaine Dupri) R. Guy, J. Dupri, S. Wilf, Nocentelli Neville Porter Modeliste Sami Wilf and Jermaine Dupri 3:53
7. "Weight a Minute" R. Guy, M. Williams, J. Kent, B. Booker, T. Luster Trackboyz 4:18
8. "My Chicago (Part 2)" R. Guy, B. Morton Brian "B-Crucial" Morton 1:23
9. "What Can I Do" (featuring Missy Elliott) R. Guy, M. Elliott, B. Miller, K. West Kanye West, Brian "All Day" Miller 3:25
10. "Posted" (Remix) (featuring N.O.R.E.) R. Guy, M. Guy Icedrake 4:18
11. "So Real So Right" R. Guy, B. Morton Brian "B-Crucial" Morton 3:51
12. "Dude?" (skit, performed by Rich Nice) Rich Nice Rich Nice 1:59
13. "Kick This One" K. Robinson, L. Moorer DJ Nasty & LVM 2:21
14. "Super Freak" R. Guy, T. Martin Terrace Martin 4:13
15. "Turn It Up" R. Guy, M. Guy Icedrake 3:49
16. "Block Reincarnated" (Remix) (featuring Kardinal Offishall) R. Guy, K. McMasters, J. Harrow Keith McMasters 3:59
17. "Cami’s Solo"     0:40
18. "Dude" (Remix) (featuring Beenie Man and Ms. Thing) R. Guy, D. Kelly Dave Kelly 4:33
Total length: 56:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Worth Tha Weight - Shawnna". AllMusic. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Tindal, K.B. (October 19, 2004). "Shawnna - Worth The Weight". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved January 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (September 28, 2004). "Shawnna :: Worth the Weight :: Def Jam". RapReviews. Retrieved January 5, 2012.