Tha Smokin' Nephew

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Tha Smokin' Nephew
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 23, 2003
Recorded2001–2003
Genre Hip hop
Length1:10:25
Label Universal, Dope House Records
Producer Baby Bash (exec.), Big Ice, Charles Chavez (exec.), Happy Perez, Mario Ayala, Mike Cee, Oral Bee, Shadow
Baby Bash chronology
On Tha Cool
(2002)
Tha Smokin' Nephew
(2003)
Super Saucy
(2005)
Singles from Tha Smokin' Nephew
  1. "Suga Suga"
    Released: August 15, 2003
  2. "Shorty Doowop"
    Released: 2004

Tha Smokin' Nephew is the first major label studio album by the rapper Baby Bash and his third album overall. Released on September 23, 2003 by Universal Records, it entered the Billboard 200 at number 48. [1] Five months after its release, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA. By March 2005, the album had sold 531,000 copies in the United States. [2]

Contents

Singles

Suga Suga is a song by American rapper Baby Bash featuring Frankie J. The song was written by both singers and was released on July 21, 2003, as the second and final single from Baby Bash's third studio album, Tha Smokin' Nephew (2003). It is Baby Bash's highest-charting song on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number seven, and it appeared on several international rankings, including the New Zealand Singles Chart, where it peaked at number one. It has received sales certifications in Australia, Germany, New Zealand, and the United States.

A second single named Shorty Doowop featuring Tiffany Villarreal et Russell Lee was released in 2004.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Blender Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]
RapReviews8/10 [5]

Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews gave the album high praise for Happy Perez's Hispanic-influenced production and Bash's smooth, laid-back delivery, concluding that "Bash may be a long-time veteran of hip-hop and latin rap, but he represents the newest trends and emerging dopeness of regionally recognized hispanic hip-hop to the best and fullest. Easily one of 2003's "must cop" albums, Tha Smokin' Nephew will open many eyes and please just as many ears." [5] AllMusic's David Jeffries also praised Perez's production for being energetic and cohesive, and Bash's lyrical content for containing different topics, concluding that "At 17 tracks it runs a little long, but there are only a few seeds and sticks to pick out of Baby Bash's fat bag." [3] Jonah Weiner of Blender panned the album for its lady-focused lyrical content being mediocrely delivered over subpar production. He added that the single "Suga Suga" was the only noteworthy track on the album. [4]

Track listing

#TitleFeatured guest(s)Time
1"Suga Suga" Frankie J 3:59
2"Yeh Suh!"Max Minelli4:04
3"Weed Hand"Grimm & Lucky Luciano 4:19
4"Shorty Doo-Wop"Russell Lee & Perla Cruz3:18
5"On tha Curb"David Wade3:53
6"Sexy Eyes (Da Da Da Da)"Russell Lee4:29
7"Image of a Pimp" Oral Bee & Lucky Luciano 4:01
8"Early in the Morning"Mario Ayala & Meno Bay Bee4:46
9"Feeling Me"Russell Lee3:53
10"Oh Wow" Merciless & Happy Perez3:55
11"Changed My Life"Grimm3:51
12"Stay Perkin'"Angel Dust, Chingo Bling & Doom4:31
13"Pollution"Russell Lee, Grimm & Rasheed4:48
14"Ménage à Trois" Frankie J & Powda4:15
15"Tha Chop"A-Wax & Jay Tee 4:07
16"Don't Disrespect My Mind"Low-G4:11
17"Suga Suga" (Reggae Remix)Major Riley4:05

Samples

Charts

Chart (2003–04)Peak
position
French Albums (SNEP) [6] 80
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [7] 92
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) [8] 22
US Billboard 200 [9] 48
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) [10] 32

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA) [11] Gold500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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