Just Tryin' ta Live [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Brad Mills
Reminiscent of other great storytellers like Slick Rick, Devin the Dude is a true gift to laid-back Southern rap. This is his first real solo LP, and he didn't do it alone, given the presence of Raphael Saadiq, Xzibit, Nas, and Pooh Bear, and a couple of appearances by the Odd Squad. It's obvious that Devin put a lot of soul into this album, and it shows through in deep and reflective stories that evolve slowly through the album. Most of the songs are rather humorous, such as "R & B," which would seem to be about rhythm & blues, but it's really about Devin's need for reefer and beer. "Lacville '79" follows, one of the smoothest tracks on the LP. Again hitting some ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brad Mills
Reminiscent of other great storytellers like Slick Rick, Devin the Dude is a true gift to laid-back Southern rap. This is his first real solo LP, and he didn't do it alone, given the presence of Raphael Saadiq, Xzibit, Nas, and Pooh Bear, and a couple of appearances by the Odd Squad. It's obvious that Devin put a lot of soul into this album, and it shows through in deep and reflective stories that evolve slowly through the album. Most of the songs are rather humorous, such as "R & B," which would seem to be about rhythm & blues, but it's really about Devin's need for reefer and beer. "Lacville '79" follows, one of the smoothest tracks on the LP. Again hitting some comedy notes "I'm rollin', car not stolen, prolly never will be, it's much too olden", Devin continues to tell a story about how he's happy with his girlfriend because she didn't mind pushing the car when it stopped working. The track titled "Who's That Man, Moma" is equally as amusing. The beats on the disc are smooth and funky, perfect slow-driving music. Devin's style is a mix somewhere between Too $hort and Warren G; he almost sings as he raps and it works wonderfully on this album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2002
  • Label: Rap-A-Lot
  • UPC: 034744200327
  • Catalog Number: 42003
  • Sales rank: 41,304

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Zeldar (2:43)
  2. 2 It's a Shame - Pooh Bear (3:48)
  3. 3 R & B (4:14)
  4. 4 Lacville '79 (5:17)
  5. 5 I-Hi (3:08)
  6. 6 Who's That Man, Moma (5:45)
  7. 7 Some of 'Em (3:14)
  8. 8 Go Somewhere (4:08)
  9. 9 Whatever (1:09)
  10. 10 Would Ya? (3:57)
  11. 11 Doobie Ashtray (5:17)
  12. 12 Just a Man (4:44)
  13. 13 Fa Sho (4:21)
  14. 14 WXYZ (3:49)
  15. 15 Tough Love (5:36)
  16. 16 Just Tryin Ta Live (5:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Devin the Dude Primary Artist
Mike Dean Multi Instruments
Technical Credits
DJ Premier Producer
Mike Dean Producer
Tony Mason Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
Raphael Saadiq Producer
T-Mix Producer
J. Prince Executive Producer
Luster Baker Producer
DJ Michael "5000" Watts Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PUTTING IT DOWN

    DEVIN IS DOING THE DAMN THANG ON THIS CD ALL OF THE LYRICS AND BEATS ARE TIGHT!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Devin Is Tha Coo Dude

    From the Face Mob Devin The Dude Is A Like A Younger Version Of Too $hort All He raps About Is Women And Weed if U Like Me And Love To Hear Anout Weird tales Of Sex And Weed Then You'll Love Devin the Dude On It's a Shame Produced By Dr. Dre He Talks About How he Couldn't Have Sex Because Of What A Girl Told Everybody So You'll Love It

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