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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Just as they'd done a decade earlier with West Coast gangsta rap, the major labels funneled millions of dollars into the early-2000s Dirty South boom, catapulting previously unknown artists like Petey Pablo to overnight-superstar status. Like Ludacris and Nelly, Pablo had a major label Jive with enough clout to guarantee national exposure and a lead single with a great video "Raise Up" to drive album sales. And, like what happened with Ludacris and Nelly -- and many others -- Jive proved that they could manufacture a multi-platinum rap superstar overnight with its industry clout. But, as disheartening as the industry politics may be, particularly to all the myriad ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Just as they'd done a decade earlier with West Coast gangsta rap, the major labels funneled millions of dollars into the early-2000s Dirty South boom, catapulting previously unknown artists like Petey Pablo to overnight-superstar status. Like Ludacris and Nelly, Pablo had a major label Jive with enough clout to guarantee national exposure and a lead single with a great video "Raise Up" to drive album sales. And, like what happened with Ludacris and Nelly -- and many others -- Jive proved that they could manufacture a multi-platinum rap superstar overnight with its industry clout. But, as disheartening as the industry politics may be, particularly to all the myriad other Dirty South rappers with no chance at similar success, you can't slight Pablo -- he proves himself worthy of big-league success on his debut album, Diary of a Sinner. First of all, and most obviously, there's the gigantic lead single, "Raise Up." Jive went out of its way to hook up Pablo with Timbaland for a few songs, and the results are surely worth the hefty tab. Sure, "I" and "I Told Y'All" are album highlights, but it's "Raise Up" that once again showcases precisely why Timbaland is the best of the best. In addition to the trademark shuffling, bass-heavy rhythm and the catchy, singalong hook, Timbaland throws in some swirling guitar and violin sounds for a frenzied feeling that makes "Raise Up" one of the rowdiest Dirty South anthems of the decade. The remainder of the album isn't nearly as riveting as "Raise Up," but it's still worth listening to. Pablo shows that he's something of a Southern DMX -- a gruff, thuggish man among boys who is thoughtful and lyrical as well as spiritual and moral. Plus, though he's not afraid to boast, he never raps about money, cars, women, drugs, or anything remotely associated with "ballin'." It's this emphasis on the inner self rather than materialism that makes Pablo so refreshing. And it doesn't hurt that he handles all the rhymes on his album. So, even if many will be disappointed to find that nothing else on Diary of a Sinner comes close to "Raise Up," it's still one of the better Dirty South albums of the early 2000s, and surely one of the more sincere efforts.
Billboard - Rashaun Hall
The North Carolina native, who first earned his stripes with guest appearances on Mystikal's Let's Get Ready and Black Rob's "Whoa!" remix, has already attracted a strong fan base via his first single -- the Timbaland-produced, electric guitar-driven "Raise Up."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2001
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 012414172327
  • Catalog Number: 41723

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:22)
  2. 2 Petey Pablo (3:06)
  3. 3 Raise Up (4:46)
  4. 4 I (4:50)
  5. 5 I Told Y'all (4:16)
  6. 6 Didn't I (4:49)
  7. 7 La Di da da Da (3:34)
  8. 8 Funroom (3:58)
  9. 9 Y'all Ain't Ready (Come On) (3:23)
  10. 10 Do Dat (4:42)
  11. 11 Live Debaco (3:09)
  12. 12 919 (4:01)
  13. 13 Fool for Love (6:10)
  14. 14 Test of My Faith (4:14)
  15. 15 Truth About Me (4:23)
  16. 16 Diary of a Sinner (4:25)
  17. 17 My Testimony (2:48)
  18. 18 Raise Up (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Petey Pablo Primary Artist
Tweet Vocals
Dezzie Collins Keyboards
Gene Tores Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Brian Stanley Producer, Engineer
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler Producer
P.O.W.E.R. Producer
Mark Mitchell Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Buddah Producer
Huck-A-Bucks Producer
Timbaland Producer
Abnes Dubose Producer
Punch Producer
Jason Stasium Engineer
Shamello Producer
Senator Jimmy D Engineer
Mike Tocci Engineer
Patrick Viala Engineer
Chuck Madness Producer
Chris Ribando Engineer
Eric "Ebo" Butler Engineer
Steve Penny Engineer
Kevin Guarnieri Engineer, Digital Editing
Shane Stoneback Engineer
Petey Pablo Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i wish i can meet him one day

    i really like what he is doing and i like his song he write good rap i like him because he be repin almost all the states he dont be trying to put people down i hope he come back to South Caroline because thats where i stay but when he came down i was in atlanta because ihad a family problem

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's Time For North Carolina To Raise Up!!!!!

    I have to give Petey his props, I am from North Carolina and we have been waiting a long time for some one to put us on the map and finally the time has come. Petey Pablo did an excellent job with this album and he is here to stay! Petey Pablo, FOREVER!!!! North Carolina Raise Up!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What NC is about

    Just bought Diary of a Sinner, and I have to say its THE best rap album I've ever gotten. Petey Pablo really stands out in an industry thats full of wannabes and people too concerned w/ image. Petey's album takes hip-hop back to where it should be, about the music... not the money and fame. To sum up: Petey's got the brains, the integrity and the skills to take him straight to the top of the rap game. BUY THIS ALBUM. Buy it for you and buy it for everyone you know

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Raise up for Petey Pablo

    I think that Petey Pablo's new cd {Diary of a Sinner}is going to be a top seller.Petey talks about his album and says ''I go everywhere on the album. I talk about everything. You ain¿t gonna hear no bling, blingin¿, that I killed 15,000 people, or how much my car cost or how many cars I got ¿ cause that ain¿t rap. I only write what I feel, what I believe, what I have done, or what I want to do.'' Petey is going staight to the top. He even made a remix of his song ''raise up'', to ''USA remix''. I'm going out today and buy the cd.

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