|Thoughts of a Predicate Felon|
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|Released||August 30, 2005|
|Singles from Thoughts of a Predicate Felon|
Thoughts of a Predicate Felon is the debut studio album by American rapper Tony Yayo, which was released on August 30, 2005 through G-Unit Records and Interscope Records. The album sold 215,000 copies in its first week.Debuting at # 2 on both billboard 200 and U.S Top hip hop/ R&B charts. On December 13, 2005 the album had sold over 800,000 units being certified gold by the RIAA. As of April 19, 2006, Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon has sold 981,000 copies in the United States and 2 million copies worldwide.
Marvin Bernard, better known by his stage name Tony Yayo is an American rapper and hype man. Yayo is best known as one third of the hip-hop group G-Unit, a group he formed with his childhood friends 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks. Yayo released his debut studio album, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, in 2005, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. He is currently signed to 50 Cent's record label G-Unit Records, and serves as the CEO to the label G-Unit Philly. He is also signed with EMI to release his second untitled album. His stage name is derived from the 1983 film Scarface, referencing the main character Tony Montana, and Yayo, the slang word for cocaine.
G-Unit Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group. Founded in 2003 by rapper 50 Cent, for the first eleven years of operation, G-Unit ran in conjunction with, and was distributed by, Universal's Interscope. In February 2014, distribution switched to Universal's Caroline and Capitol. G-Unit has a subsidiary label G-Note, which caters to R&B and Pop.
Interscope Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Interscope Geffen A&M imprint. It was founded in late 1990 by Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field as a $20 million joint venture with Warner Music Group's Atlantic Records. At the time, it differed from most record companies by giving decision-making authority to its A&R staff and allowing artists and producers complete creative control. It had its first hit records less than a year after it was founded, and achieved profitability in 1993. Iovine served as chairman and CEO until May 2014, when he was succeeded by John Janick.
The album features the hit single, "So Seductive", featuring 50 Cent. Other singles on the album include "Pimpin'", "Curious" featuring American R&B singer Joe, and "I Know You Don't Love Me" featuring G-Unit.
"So Seductive" is a song by Tony Yayo as the first single from his debut album Thoughts of a Predicate Felon (2005), it features guest vocals from 50 Cent, and was produced by Punch, who helped write the song along with Tony Yayo and 50 Cent. Released following a highly publicized campaign by G-Unit, to release Tony Yayo from prison prior to the song's release, "So Seductive" is an uptempo "club banger" containing elements of string instruments and a repetitive bassline in its instrumentation. The song received little promotion from Tony Yayo at the time of its release, as he was still under house arrest following the end of his prison sentence, although he has since performed the song during various live performances.
Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television producer, entrepreneur and investor. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. He later began pursuing a musical career and in 2000 he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released. In 2002, after Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back?, he was discovered by Eminem and signed to Shady Records, under the aegis of Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
"Pimpin'" is a song by American rapper Tony Yayo, included as a track on his debut studio album Thoughts of a Predicate Felon (2005). The song's production was handled by record producer LT Moe, who also helped in the writing process with Yayo. Musically, "Pimpin'" is a rap song expressing Yayo's desire to be able to legally pimp women. It is backed by an upbeat, "bouncy" production containing elements of digital guitar.
"With 50, he has the notoriety of hit records. I actually wrote 'Seductive' before he wrote 'Candy Shop'. [That's why] you hear him say 'so seductive' [in the 'Candy Shop' intro]. 50, he plays a big part in all our albums. I feel like we can stand on our own cause we're writing all our material," Tony told SOHH.com. "50, he just adds on. I love to hear 50 get on a record. I love the way 50 rides the beat. I did 'Seductive', 50 came on it and I was like, 'I gotta keep him on it' cause it sounds ten times better with him on it."
"Candy Shop" is the second single by rapper 50 Cent from his second commercial album, The Massacre (2005). It features Olivia, and was written by 50 Cent.
50 Cent is the executive producer, and is also a featured artist on the album. G-Unit members also contribute to the album, including Lloyd Banks and Young Buck, as well as various other guests and Interscope label mate Obie Trice. The album was released on August 30, 2005. The album was delayed and highly anticipated, due to Tony Yayo's time in prison.
Christopher Charles Lloyd, better known by his stage name Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper. Banks began his career as a member of East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, alongside childhood friends 50 Cent and Tony Yayo. After the group released their debut album, Beg for Mercy in 2003, Banks released his first solo album The Hunger for More in 2004, which featured the top ten hit single "On Fire". His second studio album, Rotten Apple was released in 2006.
David Darnell Brown, best known by his stage name Young Buck, is an American rapper. As a music executive, he heads his own record label, Cashville Records, and is formerly a member of the hip hop groups G-Unit and UTP Playas.
Obie Trice III is an American rapper and songwriter. Trice formed his own record label, Black Market Entertainment, after leaving Shady Records. He does not use a stage name like most rappers, instead using his birth name on stage.
It features guest appearances and production from various artists, such as Eminem (who is also an additional producer on the song "It Is What It Is"), and a limited edition with a DVD is available. The album also includes other appearances from Spider Loc, Olivia, Joe, Kokane, and Jagged Edge. Other producers include Havoc, Hi-Tek, J.R. Rotem, Domingo, Focus..., LT Moe, Megahertz, Punch, Ron Browz, Sam Sneed, Studio 44, Sebb, Black Jeruz, Sha Money XL, and DJ Khalil. Additional producers include Jeff Bass of the Bass Brothers, and Luis Resto.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film producer, and actor. He is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time and was labeled the "King of Hip Hop" by Rolling Stone magazine. In addition to his solo career, Eminem was a member of the hip hop group D12. He is also known for his collaborations with fellow Detroit-based rapper Royce da 5'9"; the two are collectively known as Bad Meets Evil.
Curtis Williams, more commonly known as Spider Loc, is an American rapper and actor. He was formally signed to G-Unit Records. Loc was also the CEO of G-Unit West.
Olivia Theresa Longott is an American singer. She is known for contributing vocals to 50 Cent's "Candy Shop" and her debut album Olivia. She was also known as a regular cast member in the first three seasons (2011–2013) of the VH1 reality television series Love & Hip Hop: New York.
The songs "So Seductive" and "Live By The Gun" were featured in the 2005 Xbox video game 50 Cent Bulletproof. Tony Yayo appears in the video game providing his own voice and likeness and is a playable character in arcade mode.
Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft. It represents a series of video game consoles developed by Microsoft, with three consoles released in the sixth, seventh, and eighth generations, respectively. The brand also represents applications (games), streaming services, an online service by the name of Xbox Live, and the development arm by the name of Xbox Game Studios. The brand was first introduced in the United States in November 2001, with the launch of the original Xbox console.
50 Cent: Bulletproof is an action video game developed by Genuine Games and published by Vivendi Universal Games for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, which released on November 17, 2005. 50 Cent: Bulletproof was reworked into a PlayStation Portable version titled 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition, with a top-down perspective, which released in 2006. A sequel, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, was released in 2009.
Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard wrote: "With the exception of a few complete duds, Felon is a solid stopgap, although it may also mark the moment when designer bullet holes start to go out of fashion."Some critics noted that the album had stellar production but thought that Tony's vocals and lyrics were not up to par.
|3.||"It Is What It Is" (featuring Spider Loc)||5:00|
|5.||"So Seductive" (featuring 50 Cent)||Punch||3:30|
|7.||"Drama Setter" (featuring Eminem and Obie Trice)||5:03|
|8.||"We Don't Give a Fuck" (featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Olivia)||J.R. Rotem||3:41|
|10.||"Curious" (featuring Joe)||Sam Sneed||3:23|
|11.||"I'm So High" (featuring Kokane)||DJ Khalil||3:24|
|12.||"Love My Style"||Megahertz||4:08|
|13.||"Project Princess" (featuring Jagged Edge)||Focus...||3:49|
|15.||"I Know You Don't Love Me" (featuring G-Unit)||Studio 44||3:55|
|17.||"Live by the Gun"||Focus...||2:57|
|US Billboard 200||2|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||2|
|Belgium Albums Chart||50|
|Canadian Albums Chart||3|
|French Albums Chart||50|
|German Albums Chart||34|
|Irish Albums Chart||23|
|New Zealand Albums Chart||38|
|Swiss Albums Chart||58|
|UK Albums Chart||41|
Dorsey Wesley, better known by his stage name Megahertz, is an American record producer, composer and songwriter.
The Massacre is the second studio album by 50 Cent. It was released on March 3, 2005, by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, and Interscope Records. The album debuted and peaked at #1 on the US Billboard 200, selling 1.15 million copies in its first week. Upon its release, The Massacre received generally positive reviews from music critics. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, but lost to Kanye West's album Late Registration at the 48th Grammy Awards.
The Documentary is the debut studio album by American rapper The Game. It was released on January 18, 2005, by Aftermath Entertainment, G-Unit Records and Interscope Records. The record serves as his major-label debut, preceded by his independently-released debut Untold Story in 2004. In 2001, while The Game was in hospital recovering from a shooting, he decided to pursue a career in music. He released the mixtape, You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002, which was later was discovered by Dr. Dre and led to him signing The Game to his label, Aftermath Entertainment. The album includes production from high-profile producers such as Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Scott Storch and Timbaland, among others, and guest appearances from 50 Cent, Eminem, Nate Dogg and Faith Evans, among others. This would be The Game's only album on Aftermath and G-Unit Records, as he left the label later in 2005 after a feud began between him and fellow G-Unit label-mate 50 Cent.
Michael Jerome Clervoix, professionally known as Sha Money XL, is an American record producer, DJ and songwriter from New York City, New York.
Get Rich or Die Tryin' is the debut album by American rapper 50 Cent. It was released on February 6, 2003, by Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. Prior to the album, 50 Cent released several mixtapes alongside the Trackmasters on an unreleased album widely believed to be his debut in 2000. However, after suffering legal troubles and being blackballed from the music industry, 50 Cent found difficulty in securing another major-label recording contract, until he signed with Eminem's Shady Records in 2002.
50 Cent: The New Breed is a 2003 documentary by rapper 50 Cent.
T·O·S is the second studio album by rap group G-Unit. It was the group's first album in five years since their previous album, Beg for Mercy. The title of the album was originally announced to be Shoot to Kill and then Lock & Load, with the eventual name being Terminate on Sight. The album was originally scheduled to be released on June 24, 2008, but was rescheduled to July 1.
"I Know You Don't Love Me" is the third and final single from Tony Yayo's debut album, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon. The song features G-Unit.
"Curious" is the second single released off Tony Yayo's debut album, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon. The single features R&B artist Joe on the chorus of the song.
Before I Self Destruct is the fourth studio album by American rapper 50 Cent, released November 9, 2009 on Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Universal Music Group. The album is his final solo release with Shady, Aftermath and Interscope excluding his 2017 Greatest Hits album Best Of. A feature film, also titled Before I Self Destruct was also made, and is available within the album packaging. The Invitation Tour took place in promotion of the album and his then upcoming studio album Black Magic, which has since been shelved.
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Get Rich or Die Tryin': Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture is the soundtrack to the 2005 film of the same name, released on November 8, 2005 on G-Unit and Interscope Records. It features artists on the G-Unit label such as 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, Olivia, and Mobb Deep. The album sold 320,000 copies in the first week, debuting behind country singer Kenny Chesney's The Road and the Radio. In December 2005, the RIAA certified the album Platinum. To date, the album has sold over three million copies worldwide.
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