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Thugged Out: Albulation
Thugged Out: Albulation
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Yukmouth
Title: Thugged Out: Albulation
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 2/23/1999
Release Date: 2/23/1999
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: Gangsta & Hardcore, West Coast, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 724384672027

CD Reviews

A few songs so good its worth it
O.G. Kalaban | SAN DIEGO United States | 12/28/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Listen most kats are rite, alot of filler, but in my humble opinion theres bout 8 supertight songs that make it all worth it. Truth be told, none of it is weak or commercial, it just becomes uneventful. Its like you here some really good songs at the begining and u keep expecting the brilliance to resurface soon. Almost a nailbiting suspense. You kan here it all starting to kome together but it never really gets there on alot of the tracks. Some are just plain not even listenable. I can normally listen to anything as long as its not weak or corny, but here Yuk manages to get me to never ever listen to those songs I dont like.
However whats hot is hot! Most of the good stuff is unbelieveable! Allow me to put it into persektive, kause thats all it is is a matter of perspektive. If u are down with Rap-A-Lot and their theme, kop it.Forget what u heard, you will be glad you were got the chance to hear the good stuff. The Regime is off the chain here. Thug Lordz...betta believe it!! Man quit reading reviews now and kop a used copy if u must. Quit B.Sing, hound!!"
3.5 star double disc
G$ | B-More, MD | 12/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yukmouth delivers a 27 songs double disc for the fans. An "albulation" it has many songs featuring other guests, only 8 are just Yuk himself. Most of the production is average (Mike Dean - 15 songs: Mr. lee - 7 songs: Don Juan - 4 songs: and one by Tone Capone). A lot of the beats don't match Yuk's earlier beats when he was with the Luniz, hence they aren't as good (surprisingly since Mike Dean & Mr. Lee usually have good beats). Overall it could have been one solid 15 or 16 song album. I skip about 8 of the songs on here, and about 8 more of them are ok, the remaining 10 or 11 are good songs. It has no classsic song on here weither. If you are a fan then I'd recommend it otherwise I probably wouldn't get it.

#1 - 7
#2 - 9.5 (f/ Young Noble, Edi Amin, & Napoleon - of the Outlawz)
#3 - 6
#4 - 7.5 (f/ Phats Bossilini, Poppa LQ, Mad Max, Tech N9ne)
#5 - 8 (f/ DMG & G MOne)
#6 - 5.5 (f/ Tech N9ne & MC Ren - slower song about sex)
#7 - 9 (about his pops and how's he's like himn -- f/ Kira)
#9 - 7.5
#10 - 9 (f/ 5th ward boyz & fa sho)
#11 - 7 (f/ dmg)
#12 - 9.5 (great song - dedicated to 2Pac)
#13 - 7.5
#14 - 8.5

#1 - 9 (f/ Phats Bossilini & fa sho -- about being a sad millionaire - good beat)
#2 - 8.5 (f/ numskull)
#3 - 7.5 (f/ fa sho)
#4 - 7.5 (f/ Numskull, Daz Dillinger & Kurupt {Dogg POund})
#5 - 9 (f/ phats bossilini -- good beat)
#6 - 6.5 (f/ tela & kitra -- about manage a trois')
#7 - 8.5 (f/ do or die)
#8 - 7.5
#9 - 6 (f/ fa sho & val young)
#10 - 8 (f/ rap-a-lot roster -- about 11 or 12 guests)
#11 - 7.5 (f/ kuirshan -- dediacated to his mom)
#12 - 6
#13 - 6 (f/ tech n9ne)
#14 - 6.5

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Yukmouth drops a quality double solo album!
Crazy Jim | Massachusetts | 08/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"While not exactly a household name or an artist who gets regular mention on MTV, Yukmouth, who makes up one-half of the Luniz actually has one of the better followings amongst Bay area rappers. Yuk is in the unique company of Bay area talents like E-40 and Spice-1 whose names may ring a bell with the casual rap fan even if they don't know why. Yukmouth's first solo album was particulary ambitious as he chose to release a "double album", a move that is risky even for longtime veterans. A lot can go wrong on a double album (see Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 2" as a reference) but every now and again, you've got an artist who can manage to hit his loyal fans upside the head with two solid discs of quality material.

After examining "The Albulation" for over a year, I can say one thing: It is certainly in select company as far as double albums go. Yukmouth manages to make an album that stays true to his roots in the "gangsta rap" genre but also dips into other more laid-back influences for a sound that manages to compliment a crossover style without irritating his fanbase. This is most noticeable with "Ice Cream", a track that is essentially a drug dealer's anthem but is packaged with such a cool little chorus that even them TRL'ers may get infected by it. His numerous collabos with Tech N9ne on the album make for some interesting music as well. When the two hook up with N.W.A. veteran, MC Ren, on "Stallion", it makes for something special. His tribute to his late parents, "Sacrifice My Life" is another solid highlight where Yuk shows he is deeper than you might think.

Not every track on "Thugged Out" is a homerun though. Yuk does get a little too caught up in doing songs for the "ballers" (three of them have the word in their title) and his tales of murder and drug-trafficking may become played out to those looking for a bit more substance in their rap. The Outlaw-guested "Do Yo Thug Thang" is a bit too simple for my taste and despite having an all-star cast, "Rap-A-Lot Mafia" takes some time to grown on you. "My Buddy" featuring Daz & Kurupt of the Dogg Pound is decent but given the talent invovled, I was expecting a bit more.

Aside from two or three average tracks, "Thugged Out: The Albulation" is a nice collection of heaters from a very underrated rapper. If given the right exposure, this one could have had quite an impact. Next to Pac's "All Eyez On Me" and Big's "Life After Death", this is probably one of the best two-disc albums ever produced. This is impressive given the fact that this is Yukmouth's first official solo album. If you've heard the name "Yukmouth" before and want to know what all the hype is about, go cop this one.