Thug by Nature

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Thug by Nature
Layzie Bone - Thug by Nature.jpg
Studio album by
L-Burna a.k.a. Layzie Bone
ReleasedMarch 20, 2001 (2001-03-20)
Recorded200001
Genre
Length1:10:42
Label Ruthless
Producer
Layzie Bone chronology
Thug by Nature
(2001)
It's Not a Game
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
RapReviews7.5/10 [2]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [3]

Thug by Nature is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Layzie Bone, released under his L-Burna alias. It was released on March 20, 2001 through Ruthless Records with distribution via Epic Records. Production was handled by L.T. Hutton, Darren Vegas, Michael Seifert, BB, Buddy Banks, Damon Elliott, Red Spyda, Dre' Ghost, Mauly T., Step and Thin C., with Tomica Wright and Layzie Bone serving as executive producers. It features guest appearances from Aaron Hall, Baby S, Big Chan, Dekumpozed, Flesh-n-Bone, WC and Geraldine Sigler. The album peaked at number 43 on the Billboard 200 and number 17 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, with 36,406 copies sold in the United States in the first week. [4] It also made it to number 30 on the Official New Zealand Music Chart.

Contents

"Battlefield" and "Deadly Musical" are diss songs aimed at Chicago-based Midwest hip hop group Do Or Die.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Carole of the Bones" (featuring Geraldine Sigler) Michael Seifert 0:54
2."Battlefield" L.T. Hutton 4:04
3."Connectin' the Plots" (featuring WC)
Darren Vegas4:23
4."Fear No Man"
  • Howse
  • Hutton
L.T. Hutton3:39
5."Time Will Tell" (featuring Dekumpozed)
  • Howse
  • Brence Skinner
  • Hutton
L.T. Hutton4:16
6."Where You Goin?" (Skit)  1:10
7."How Long Will It Last"
  • Howse
  • Hutton
L.T. Hutton4:53
8."Deadly Musical"
  • Howse
  • Edward Banks
  • Amefika Williams
  • Buddy Banks
  • Thin C.
4:18
9."Fire in tha Hole" (Skit)  0:39
10."There They Go" (featuring Aaron Hall)
Mauly T.3:59
11."My Niggaz"
  • Howse
  • Robin Hardwick
  • Andre Bell
D.J. Dre Ghost3:11
12."Still the Greatest" (featuring Flesh-n-Bone and Big Chan)
Darren Vegas5:29
13."Make My Day" (featuring Baby S)
  • Howse
  • David Ware
  • Leonard Bunn
Step3:54
14."Lock-n-Load"
  • Howse
  • Hutton
L.T. Hutton4:34
15."Up Against the Wall"
  • Howse
  • Hubbard
Darren Vegas3:45
16."Thug by Nature"
4:42
17."Smoke On"
Damon Elliott 3:57
18."Listen"
  • Howse
  • Hubbard
Darren Vegas4:05
19."As the Rain"
  • Howse
  • Seifert
Michael Seifert4:50
Total length:1:10:42

Bonus disc

Bonus disc 1
  1. "It's all Hood Niggaz"
  2. "M.O.G."
Bonus disc 2
  1. "Money on da Wood" (featuring Bizzy Bone, Skant Bone and E-Mortal Thugs)
  2. "No Matter"

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2001)Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) [5] 30
US Billboard 200 [6] 43
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) [7] 17

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