Thugged Out: The Albulation

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Thugged Out: The Albulation
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 1998
Recorded1997–1998
Genre West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
Label Rap-A-Lot, Smoke-A-Lot
Producer 88 Keys, Don Juan, J. Prince (exec.), Mike Dean, Mr Lee (producer), Tone Capone
Yukmouth chronology
Thugged Out: The Albulation
(1998)
Thug Lord: The New Testament
(2001)
Singles from Thugged Out: The Albulation
  1. "Still Ballin'"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
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The Source Favorable [4]
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Thugged Out: The Albulation is the debut album by rapper Yukmouth, released November 3, 1998 on Rap-A-Lot Records. The album was produced by 88 Keys, Don Juan, Mike Dean, Mr. Lee and Tone Capone. It peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 40 on the Billboard 200. [5] The album features guest performances by Tha Dogg Pound, Phats Bossi, MC Ren, Numskull, as well as labelmates: Outlawz, Scarface, Tela, Do or Die and 5th Ward Boyz.

Contents

Along with a single, a music video was produced by Fifth Gear Ent., Directed By "Eeinna" (Brighton-Akers,the 1st female director out of Hype William's Big Dog Films),for the song, "Still Ballin'" [6] featuring cameo appearances by Outlawz, Tech N9ne and Shock G. The song is dedicated to Tupac Shakur. [6]

Part I of the song, "It's In My Blood", appeared on the Scarface album, My Homies .

Critical reception

Allmusic – "...Thugged Out: The Albulation...delivered straight-on, in-your-face rap narratives...Yukmouth's rap lyrics range from the sentimental "Falling" and the expletive-laden "Stallion," to the comical..." [1]

CMJ – "...Yukmouth delivers intelligent, rugged verses over Mike Dean's piano loops and throbbing bass kicks..." [2]

RapReviews – "...Dub the tracks with fat beats like "Ice Cream Man" and "Sad Millionaire"and sell it back..." [3]

The Source – "...Yuk continues the saga at 3/4 the pace, chopping it up with various artists over the Luniz's signature sound of break beats and violins..." [4]

Track listing

Disc 1

#TitleFeatured guestsProducerTime
1"Godzilla"Tone Capone3:43
2"Do Yo Thug Thang" Outlawz Mr Lee (producer) 5:24
3"City of Dope" Mike Dean 5:23
4"Thugged Out" Tech N9ne, Madd Maxx, Phats Bossi & Poppa LQ Mike Dean5:24
5"Ridaz"DMG & G MoneDon Juan4:25
6"Stallion" MC Ren & Tech N9ne Don Juan6:32
7"Father Like Son" Mr Lee (producer) 4:36
8"Hater (Skit)"1:30
9"U Love 2 Hate" Val Young Mike Dean4:07
10"Ice Cream Man" 5th Ward Boyz & Fa ShoMike Dean4:22
11"It's in My Blood Part II" DMG Mike Dean4:25
12"Still Ballin'"Mike Dean4:53
13"Revelationz"Mike Dean5:33
14"Rolex Rulez"Phats BossiDon Juan3:43

Disc 2

#TitleFeatured guestsProducerTime
1"Sad Millionaire" Phats Bossi & Big Lurch Mr Lee (producer) 4:24
2"The Ballers Feud" Kastro & Numskull Mike Dean 4:47
3"Pop da Collar"Fa Sho Mr Lee (producer) 5:16
4"My Buddy" Numskull & Tha Dogg Pound Mike Dean4:50
5"Extortion"Phats Bossi Mr Lee (producer) 4:25
6"Menage a Trios" Tela Mike Dean5:02
7"Falling" Do or Die Mr Lee (producer) 5:08
8"Mackin' vs. Pimpin'"Mike Dean3:17
9"Gangsta Bitch"Fa ShoMike Dean & Tone Capone4:38
10"Rap-a-Lot Mafia" 5th Ward Boyz, Facemob, Ghetto Twiinz, Geto Boys, Snypaz Mike Dean &
88 Keys
6:32
11"Sacrifice My Life"Kuirshan Mr Lee (producer) 4:32
12"Baller Mode"Don Juan4:51
13"Bumbell" Tech N9ne Mike Dean4:55
14"Secret Indictment"Mike Dean & Mr Lee (producer) 4:14

Chart history

Chart (1999) [5] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 40
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 8

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References

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  2. 1 2 Columnist. Review: Thugged Out: The Albulation. CMJ : 30. March 15, 1999.
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