Hood Hop

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Hood Hop
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 6, 2004
Genre Hip hop
Label So So Def/Arista/Sony
Producer Jermaine Dupri, Trackboyz, Bryan-Michael Cox
J-Kwon chronology
Hood Hop
Hood Hop 2
Singles from Hood Hop
  1. "Tipsy"
    Released: January 2, 2004

Hood Hop is the debut album by rapper J-Kwon. It was released on April 6, 2004. [1] Club hit, "Tipsy", was successful on the US, UK and Australian charts. A popular remix of the song features Chingy and Murphy Lee. The LP sold 125,000 copies in its first week of release.


Critical reception

Professional ratings
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RapReviews6/10 [4]
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Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews commended J-Kwon for being earnest throughout the trope-filled track listing and making the most of his newfound success "for himself, his neighborhood and his family", but felt the album overall placed him in a position that won't guarantee long-term staying power in hip-hop. [4] AllMusic editor Andy Kellman felt that production team the Trackboyz showed promise based on the single "Tipsy", but found Kwon to be an above-average rapper that only slightly changes his vocal tones. [2] Rolling Stone 's Christian Hoard and Jon Caramanica criticized the production throughout the record and Kwon's "entry-level" verses, calling him "an argument against drafting high school rappers straight to the pros." [5] Steve Jones from USA Today also criticized Kwon for relying heavily on typical hip-hop scenarios and delivering "uninspired, by-the-numbers tracks ("Parking Lot", "Welcome to tha Hood")", concluding that, "[T]here's got to be more going on around the way than this." [6]

Track listing

1."Intro" 1:19
2."Hood Hop" Joe Kent 4:06
4."IC IC" (featuring St. Lunatics)Kent, Murphy Lee 4:36
5."Show Your Ass" (featuring Ebony Eyez)Kent4:05
6."Musty Interlude I" 1:15
7."They Ask Me"Kent4:00
9."Welcome to tha Hood"Kent, Morgan Robinson4:00
10."U Ain't Gotta Like Me" (featuring Big B)Kent4:40
11."Musty Interlude II" 1:10
12."My Enemies" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)Dupri, James Phillips3:22
13."Parking Lot"Kent4:00
14."You & Me" (featuring Sadiyyah)Kent4:24
15."Morning Light" Bryan-Michael Cox, Craig Love4:03

Chart positions

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