Thoughts of a Predicate Felon

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Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 30, 2005 (2005-08-30)
  • Sound One
  • Integrated Studios (New York, NY)
  • Sony Music Studios (New York, NY)
  • G Unit Studios (New York, NY)
  • 54 Sound (Detroit, MI)
  • Encore Studios (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Sound On Sound (New York, NY)
  • Right Track Recording (New York, NY)
  • JOI Studios (Atlanta, GA)
Singles from Thoughts of a Predicate Felon
  1. "So Seductive"
    Released: June 7, 2005
  2. "Curious"
    Released: July 18, 2005
  3. "I Know You Don't Love Me"
    Released: November 4, 2005

Thoughts of a Predicate Felon is the debut studio album by American rapper Tony Yayo. It was released on August 30, 2005 through G-Unit/Interscope Records. Recording sessions took place at Sound One, at Integrated Studios, Sony Music Studios, G Unit Studios, Sound On Sound and Right Track Recording in New York, at 54 Sound in Detroit, at Encore Studios in Los Angeles and at Joi Studios in Atlanta. Production was handled by Focus..., Eminem, Black Jeruz, DJ Khalil, Domingo, Havoc, J. R. Rotem, LT Moe, Megahertz, Punch, Ron Browz, Sam Sneed, Sebb, Studio 44, and Sha Money XL, who also served as co-executive producer. It features guest appearances from fellow G-Unit members 50 Cent, who also served as executive producer, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Olivia and Spider Loc, as well as Eminem, Obie Trice, Jagged Edge, Joe and Kokane.


In the United States, the album debuted at number two on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts with 215,000 copies sold in its first week.

The album produced three singles, "So Seductive", "Curious", and "I Know You Don't Love Me", and one promotional single "Drama Setter", as well as three music videos for "So Seductive", "Curious"/"Pimpin'" and "I Know You Don't Love Me" starring G-Unit.


"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 "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."

The album was delayed and highly anticipated, due to Tony Yayo's time in prison.

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.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
Gigwise Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [2]
HipHopDX 2.5/5 [3]
PopMatters 3/10 [4]
RapReviews7.5/10 [5]
Rolling Stone Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [6]

The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. Some critics noted that the album had stellar production but thought that Tony's vocals and lyrics were not up to par. Writing for Rolling Stone , Christian Hoard said: "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". [6]

Track listing

1."Intro" (featuring D. Prosper and Dré McKenzie)  1:13
2."Homicide"Gomez Eliseo ZorrillaDomingo3:38
3."It Is What It Is" (featuring Spider Loc)
4."Tattle Teller"
5."So Seductive" (featuring 50 Cent)
Mike "Punch" Harper3:30
6."Eastside Westside" Focus... 2:47
7."Drama Setter" (featuring Eminem and Obie Trice)
8."We Don't Give a Fuck" (featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Olivia)
J. R. Rotem 3:41
LT Moe 3:06
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)
  • Bernard
  • Brandon Casey
  • Brian Casey
  • Edwards Jr.
14."G-Shit" Ron Browz 3:45
15."I Know You Don't Love Me" (featuring G-Unit)
Studio 443:55
16."Dear Suzie" Havoc 3:07
17."Live by the Gun"
  • Bernard
  • Edwards Jr.
Total length:1:00:41
Sample credits



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