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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Though nothing on the packaging states so, Balls and My Word is Rap-a-Lot's attempt to spruce up a bunch of Scarface outtakes and make them seem like a new studio album by a departed and increasingly popular legend. Circa 2003, the year Rap-a-Lot released Balls and My Word, the Texas indie label was in dire straits. The rise of myriad indie rap labels during the early 2000s took away a big chunk of the Dirty South market that Rap-a-Lot once dominated; furthermore, the departure of the label's marquee artist, Scarface, for the greener pastures of industry heavyweight Def Jam certainly didn't help. Desperate times breed desperate measures, so Rap-a-Lot definitely goes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Though nothing on the packaging states so, Balls and My Word is Rap-a-Lot's attempt to spruce up a bunch of Scarface outtakes and make them seem like a new studio album by a departed and increasingly popular legend. Circa 2003, the year Rap-a-Lot released Balls and My Word, the Texas indie label was in dire straits. The rise of myriad indie rap labels during the early 2000s took away a big chunk of the Dirty South market that Rap-a-Lot once dominated; furthermore, the departure of the label's marquee artist, Scarface, for the greener pastures of industry heavyweight Def Jam certainly didn't help. Desperate times breed desperate measures, so Rap-a-Lot definitely goes for broke here on Balls and My Word, taunting 50 Cent, who was presently the industry's hottest rapper, on "Bitch Nigga." It's a baiting track, for sure -- one that absolutely begs for a response, one that would garner ridiculous media attention and, in turn, some much-needed publicity for Rap-a-Lot. The catch, of course, is that it's not Scarface who does the baiting; rather, it's Rap-a-Lot figurehead J Prince and his latest signee, Z-Ro, who hijack a dusty verse of 'Face's about snitches and misplace it into a new context. (Scarface has no beef whatsoever with 50 and, in fact, even went so far as to affirm this in the media.) This publicity ploy is downright crass, but if you can look past all this, Balls and My Word does contain some quality performances by Scarface and his longtime producer, Mike Dean, as well as a production by Murder Inc.'s in-house mastermind, 7 Aurelius ("Spend the Night").
Rolling Stone - Jon Caramanica
A gleeful, carefree thug romp by comparison [to The Fix].
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2003
  • Label: Rap-A-Lot
  • UPC: 034744202420
  • Catalog Number: 42024
  • Sales rank: 42,549

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Balls and My Word (1:43)
  2. 2 Recognize (4:40)
  3. 3 On My Grind - Z-Ro (4:21)
  4. 4 Bitch Nigga - Dirt Bomb (4:35)
  5. 5 Stuck at a Standstill (3:46)
  6. 6 Strapped (0:51)
  7. 7 Only Your Mother - Devin the Dude (4:37)
  8. 8 Make Your Peace (4:41)
  9. 9 Spend the Night - Aries (3:46)
  10. 10 Mary II (4:45)
  11. 11 Dirty Money - Tanya Herron (4:48)
  12. 12 F*cK'N With Face (4:08)
  13. 13 Invincible (3:28)
  14. 14 Real Nigga Blues - Lil' Papa Roach (5:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scarface Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Mr. Lee Producer
Mike Dean Producer, Mastering
Tone Capone Producer
Sam Sneed Producer
T-Mix Producer
J. Prince Executive Producer
Ensayne Wayne Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FACE FOLLOWS ONE CLASSIC WITH ANOTHER

    Personally, I don't really know how he did it; but it is Face, C'MON! Even though he recorded this one before The Fix and was still doing Vintage Face with the thug rap, there are still some insightful lyrics on this record, such as "Make Your Peace", "Only your Mother", and so on. I love "Recognize", where I think he's talking about 50. My favorite tracks have to be "Dirty Money", "Spend the night" and "Invincible" where Face has a rapid fire flow combined with a very experimental beat for J Prince and Rap-A-Lot. Everyone should have this record.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VINTAGE FACE

    GREAT ALBUM FROM FACE. THE BEST TRACKS ON THIS ALBUM ARE STUCK AT STANDSTILL AND ON MY GRIND. THE OTHER TRACKS ARE HOT TOO.

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