Devin the Dude

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All Music Guide - Stanton Swihart
On the basis of The Dude, Devin was labeled by some the new Too Short. In this case, it is actually a pretty on-target characterization. There are, of course, important differences. For one, he is a far sight funnier than Oakland's finest. To be deadly accurate, he's hysterically funny. And Too Short never attempted the smooth crooning into which Devin frequently and ably slides during his choruses. But in a more fundamental way, the Houston rapper is more like an updated and melodious hip-hop Dolemite, because the whole tone of The Dude is waka-waka blaxploitation smutty and smoove. The album title, in fact, is a reference and tribute to the 1974 Quincy Jones album of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stanton Swihart
On the basis of The Dude, Devin was labeled by some the new Too Short. In this case, it is actually a pretty on-target characterization. There are, of course, important differences. For one, he is a far sight funnier than Oakland's finest. To be deadly accurate, he's hysterically funny. And Too Short never attempted the smooth crooning into which Devin frequently and ably slides during his choruses. But in a more fundamental way, the Houston rapper is more like an updated and melodious hip-hop Dolemite, because the whole tone of The Dude is waka-waka blaxploitation smutty and smoove. The album title, in fact, is a reference and tribute to the 1974 Quincy Jones album of the same name, and as the rapper himself once pointed out, the main themes of his music are "weed, wine, and women," with little deviation. The music compliments the mood in every regard. Pimp-sleek bass is mixed with heavy-lidded Southern rhythms, while Devin floats through the libertine backdrops with a rather severe case of laid-back nonchalance. It is a winning combination devoid of all the typical playa politics -- violence and drama don't come within a country mile of these songs. If it is not exactly world-beater stuff, it definitely is an extremely randy good time. The Dude didn't sell too well with the general public; the album, however, did score some major points and found an admiring, devoted fan base in one place where it counted for extra: among Devin's fellow rappers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/16/1998
  • Label: Rap-A-Lot
  • UPC: 034744200129
  • Catalog Number: 42001
  • Sales rank: 9,572

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Dude (5:46)
  2. 2 Sticky Green (3:11)
  3. 3 Don't Wait - D.M.G. Dung Meister General (4:42)
  4. 4 Do What You Wanna Do (4:27)
  5. 5 Mo Fa Me (3:42)
  6. 6 Alright - Randy-Ran (4:34)
  7. 7 Bust One Fa Ya (1:13)
  8. 8 See What I Could Pull (5:02)
  9. 9 Write & Wrong (5:02)
  10. 10 One Day at a Time - K.B. (3:57)
  11. 11 Boo Boo'n (4:28)
  12. 12 Like a Sweet - Killemall (5:21)
  13. 13 Show 'Em - K.B. (4:36)
  14. 14 Ligole Bips (Southern Girls) - K.B. (4:36)
  15. 15 Can't Change Me - K.B. (4:09)
  16. 16 I Can't Quit (4:46)
  17. 17 Georgy - Kuirshan (3:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Devin the Dude Primary Artist
Devin Indexed Contributor
Scarface Track Performer
Ant Live Track Performer
T. Mason Bass
Susan Satterwhite Vocals
Joe Bythewood Guitar
Technical Credits
Mr. Lee Producer, Engineer
Scarface Executive Producer
Mike Dean Mastering
Joanne "Jojo" McDuffie Producer
N.O. Joe Producer
Tone Capone Producer
Brad Jordan Producer, Executive Producer
J. Prince Executive Producer
Pedewestra Engineer
Joe Bythewood Producer
Domo Producer, Engineer
Devin the Dude Producer
Pedewestra Engineer
Stephen Finley Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best Albums EVER

    This CD is incredible, I have been listening to rap and hip hop for as long as I can remember and this is one of my favorie albums of all time. You wont be disapointed.

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