Against All Odds (Tragedy Khadafi album)

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Against All Odds
Tragedy Khadafi - Against All Odds album coverart.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 5, 2001
Recorded1998-1999
Genre Hip hop
Label Gee Street/V2/BMG Records
63881-27096
Producer Tragedy Khadafi
Prince Paul
The Hitmen
Just Blaze
Spunk Bigga
Young Lord
Ayatollah
Sha Money XL
DJ Clue
Tragedy Khadafi chronology
Saga Of A Hoodlum
(1993)
Against All Odds
(2001)
Still Reportin'...
(2003)
Singles from Against All Odds
  1. "Blood Type"
    Released: December 8, 1998
  2. "Bing Monsters"
    Released: March 7, 2000

Against All Odds is the third solo studio album by the hip hop artist Tragedy Khadafi. [1] The album was released in 2001 after much delay, and included his 2000 single "Bing Monsters". [2] The album reached #9 in the Billboard Top Heatseekers (Northeast) Album Chart. [3] Tragedy "dissed" his then-former friend Noreaga on the tracks "Crime Nationalist" and "Blood Type", accusing him of stealing his rhyming style and even his hooks. They have since reconciled.

Percy Chapman, known by his stage name Tragedy Khadafi, is an American rapper and record producer. Chapman hails from the Queensbridge Housing Projects in Queens, New York, who helped spawn other hip hop artists such as Cormega, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, Nas and many others both through production and influence. His name is a reference to the former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi.

Contents

Track listing

#TitlePerformer(s)Producer(s)Time
1"Intro (The Conflict)" Tragedy Khadafi Prince Paul 1:04
2"Against All Odds"Tragedy Khadafi Just Blaze 3:56
3"Crime Nationalists"Tragedy Khadafi, Headrush Napoleon, Tasha Holiday Sha Money XL 4:28
4"Lift Ya Glass"Tragedy Khadafi Ayatollah 4:32
5"Skit 2: The Jump Off"Tragedy KhadafiPrince Paul1:06
6"Bing Monsters"Tragedy Khadafi, Ja Rule, Headrush NapoleonSha Money XL4:25
7"Live By The Gun"Tragedy KhadafiTragedy Khadafi3:44
8"They Force My Hand"Tragedy Khadafi, Cormega Spunk Bigga4:43
9"Permanently Scarred [I Don't Wanna Wait]"Tragedy Khadafi, B-Minor, JoyaSpunk Bigga5:04
10"Sidewalk Confessions"Tragedy Khadafi, Headrush Napoleon, Killah Shah Richard "Younglord" Frierson for The Hitmen 4:14
11"Say Goodbye"Tragedy Khadafi, Killah Shah, Dave BingSha Money XL4:08
12"Blood Type"Tragedy Khadafi DJ Clue and Duro3:45
13"What Makes You Think"Tragedy Khadafi, Killah Shah, Angel DustP. King The Specialist3:56
14"Skit 3: More Thugg More Names"Tragedy KhadafiPrince Paul2:39
15"Never Bite The Hand"Tragedy Khadafi, MilzSpunk Bigga4:25
16"T.M. [Message To Killa Black]"Tragedy KhadafiNashiem Myrick for The Hitmen4:13
17"2-5 Radio"Tragedy Khadafi, Killah Shah, Angel DustDigga5:12
18"In Memory Of"Tragedy Khadafi, OluSpunk Bigga4:49

Samples

Crime Nationalists

Lift Ya Glass

Permanently Scarred (I Don't Wanna Wait)

T.M. (Message to Killa Black)

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