Monday, April 28, 2008

UGK (Underground Kingz)

UGK (Underground Kingz) is the perennially delayed seventh album from the rap duo UGK. It is the first double CD from UGK and includes 26 tracks.

The album includes collaborations with Z-Ro, T.I., Talib Kweli, Rick Ross, Jazze Pha, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Slim Thug, Dizzee Rascal, Too Short, Charlie Wilson, Middle Fingaz, OutKast, Three 6 Mafia, and many more. Production will mainly come from Pimp C and N.O. Joe, but Lil' Jon, Jazze Pha, Swizz Beatz, DJ Paul & Juicy J, Scarface and Marley Marl.

The first single was believed to be "Stop-N-Go," but it was confirmed that the first single was "The Game Belongs To Me", produced by N.O. Joe.. The second single was "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)" featuring OutKast, and the video was released on 106 and Park, June 16, 2007. The track is a remix of "Players Anthem" featuring Three 6 Mafia (both versions were produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J). The album debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 with 156,000 copies sold in its first week.

The album has sold 516,000 copies as of December 2007

"Swishas And Dosha" Below, co-produced by Pimp C "From Step to You" by Stephen J. Rideau 5:11
2 "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)" DJ Paul & Juicy J OutKast "I Choose You" by Willie Hutch 4:19
3 "Chrome Plated Woman" Pimp C "Hercules" by Allen Toussaint 4:17
4 "Life Is 2009" Scarface, additional production by Randy "Big Tyme" Jefferson Too Short "Life is... Too Short" by Too Short 4:07
5 "The Game Belongs To Me" N.O. Joe and AVEREXX, co-produced by Pimp C 5:32
6 "Like That (Remix)" Below, co-produced by Pimp C 3:50
7 "Gravy" AVEREXX, co-produced by Pimp C 4:57
8 "Underground Kingz" Pimp C 4:33
9 "Grind Hard" DJ B-Do, co-produced by Pimp C Young T.O.E. and DJ B-Do 4:03
10 "Take tha Hood Back" The Runners Slim Thug, Vicious and Middle Fingaz 5:36
11 "Quit Hatin' the South" Pimp C Charlie Wilson and Willie D "Let's Straighten It Out" by Benny Latimore 6:08
12 "Heaven" Pimp C and N.O. Joe 4:20
13 "Trill Niggas Don't Die" John Bido, Yung Fyngas and Joe Traxx, co-produced by Pimp C Z-Ro "I Just Want to Celebrate" by Nick Zesses & Dino Fekaris 4:26
1 "How Long Can It Last" Pimp C and N.O. Joe Charlie Wilson "Something in the Past" by One Way 6:47
2 "Still Ridin' Dirty" Scarface Scarface "The Fix" by Scarface 5:19
3 "Stop-N-Go" Jazze Pha Jazze Pha 4:00
4 "Cocaine" N.O. Joe and The Blackout Movement, co-produced by Pimp C Rick Ross 4:50
5 "Two Type of Bitches" MoMo, co-produced by Pimp C and N.O. Joe Dizzee Rascal and Pimpin’ Ken "Daddy Could Swear, I Declare" by Gladys Knight & The Pips 4:56
6 "Real Women" N.O. Joe and Pimp C Talib Kweli and Raheem DeVaughn "You Can't Hide Love" by Earth, Wind, & Fire 4:32
7 "Candy" Scarface, co-produced by Randy "Bigg Tyme" Jefferson "Bridge Thru Time" by Lonnie Liston Smith 3:30
8 "Tell Me How Ya Feel" Jazze Pha 4:25
9 "Shattered Dreams" Pimp C Sleepy Brown "Goin' Thru School and Love" by Raydio 5:14
10 "Like That" Lil Jon 2:49
11 "Next Up" Marley Marl Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap "The Symphony" by Juice Crew 3:05
12 "Living This Life" N.O. Joe and Joe Scorsese "Free" by Goodie Mob
"Free at Last" by Al Green 5:07
13 "Outro" Cory "Mo" 0:49
14 "Player's Anthem" (Chopped & Screwed by OG Ron C) (bonus track) Juicy J & DJ Paul Three 6 Mafia "I Choose You" by Willie Hutch 5:31
15 "Player's Anthem" (bonus track) Juicy J & DJ Paul Three 6 Mafia "I Choose You" by Willie Hutch 3:20
16 "Hit the Block" (bonus track) Swizz Beatz T.I. "Spit Your Game (Remix)" by The Notorious B.I.G. 3:58
17 "Top Drop Dyme"
(Best Buy bonus track)
Cory "Mo" Cory "Mo" 4:05

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