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Living Legends: Chopped and Screwed [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
P. Diddy claims that his Bad Boy record label and 8ball & MJG are a perfect match. It's really just strange, but kudos to Diddy for having the smarts to sign the duo. These "Legends of the South" still have their skills, but can they blend their sparse and hard Southern sound with the N.Y.C. glitz of Bad Boy? For the most part, the album works extremely well, except when Diddy interrupts the slow flow with a trite voice-over or any of his numerous reminders that this is a Bad Boy record. Hit the skip button early to avoid his corny toughness at the end of the otherwise excellent "When It's On" and you're better off. On the other hand, sticking Bad Boy's resident ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
P. Diddy claims that his Bad Boy record label and 8ball & MJG are a perfect match. It's really just strange, but kudos to Diddy for having the smarts to sign the duo. These "Legends of the South" still have their skills, but can they blend their sparse and hard Southern sound with the N.Y.C. glitz of Bad Boy? For the most part, the album works extremely well, except when Diddy interrupts the slow flow with a trite voice-over or any of his numerous reminders that this is a Bad Boy record. Hit the skip button early to avoid his corny toughness at the end of the otherwise excellent "When It's On" and you're better off. On the other hand, sticking Bad Boy's resident crooners 112 on "Trying to Get at You" is a smooth move that enlivens the track, and almost all the other bits of showiness work. It makes Living Legends one of the duo's more well-rounded albums, and there's no evidence the rappers themselves have gone soft. "Don't Make" is a thug creeper that Lil Jon would call "nasty," and both "You Don't Want Drama" and "Straight Cadillac Pimpin'" were already street-level mixtape endorsed before Living Legends' release. Diddy has gone home by the album's great, down-low fourth quarter and replaced with more complimentary guests like Lloyd and an extravicious Twista. The slow jam "Confessions" ends the album on high note, and even the interludes and skits are worth hearing more than once. Despite having nearly as many producers as songs, it all hangs together and the duo gets an album that's up to the level they deserve. Executive producing 8ball & MJG's strongest full-length in quite a while is something Diddy should crow about, but maybe not so much on the actual album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2004
  • Label: Bad Boy
  • UPC: 602498621660
  • Catalog Number: 23890
  • Sales rank: 63,369

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro - 8Ball (1:14)
  2. 2 You Don't Want Drama - 8Ball (4:33)
  3. 3 Straight Cadillac Pimpin' - 8Ball (4:59)
  4. 4 We Do It - 8Ball (5:09)
  5. 5 The Streets - Bun B (4:15)
  6. 6 Mad Rapper (Interlude) - 8Ball (1:16)
  7. 7 Shot Off - Ludacris (5:20)
  8. 8 When It's On - Puff Daddy (5:06)
  9. 9 Trying to Get at You - 8Ball (4:18)
  10. 10 Baby Girl - Puff Daddy (4:17)
  11. 11 Get a Kit (Interlude) - 8Ball (1:47)
  12. 12 Forever - Lloyd (5:00)
  13. 13 Look at the Grillz - T.I. (5:20)
  14. 14 Living Legends (Interlude) - 8Ball (1:09)
  15. 15 Don't Make - 8Ball (5:24)
  16. 16 Memphis City Blues - T.I. (4:48)
  17. 17 Gangsta - 8Ball (3:41)
  18. 18 Confessions - P. Diddy (4:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eightball & MJG Primary Artist, Rap
John Dean Vocals
Karen Anderson Vocals
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Bass
Shannon Jones Vocals
Tony Love Guitar
A.L. Lloyd Rap
112 Vocals
Anthony Walker Vocals
Diddy Rap
Twista Rap
Craig Love Guitar
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith Keyboards
SK Vocals
L-Roc Keyboards
Mechalie Jamison Vocals
Bun B Rap
Ludacris Rap
T.I. Rap
Elizabeth Collins Vocals
Rhea Dummett Vocals
Corte Ellis Vocals
Rashida Rohan Vocals
Technical Credits
Dale Ramsey Engineer
S. Williams Composer
Yogi Producer
P. Smith Composer
Nasheim Myrick Producer
J. Graham Composer
Dré Producer
Anthony Walker Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Diddy Executive Producer
Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie Composer, Producer
Stevie J. Producer
Chris Athens Mastering
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith Producer
Stephen Dent Engineer
Shannon "Slam" Lawrence Engineer
Harve Pierre Associate Executive Producer
J-Dub Producer
Jonathan Smith Audio Production
C.C. Mitchell Composer
C. Harris Composer
Ariel Borujow Engineer
Shondrae Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Cool Producer
J. Dean Composer
Niko Marzouca Engineer
Red Spyda Producer, Audio Production
Mark Vinten Engineer
Alexis Seton Engineer
Conrad Dimanche Associate Executive Producer, Vocal Producer
Steve Pageot Engineer
Ashunta Sheriff grooming
Elizabeth Collins Engineer
Rodrigo Lage Digital Editing
Scott Sandler Logo Design
Davour Producer
Frankie Harley Jr. Engineer
Abbey Katz Art Direction
Pop Trax Producer
Luke Romer Digital Editing
Vanex Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not a classic by 2 classic MC's

    Eightball and mjg have put out Great original albums since 1992. Living Legend is not 1 of those albums. This album (I hate to say this) is lacking it seams to follow what everyone else it doing in the southern rap indusrty. Shootem up, go to the club and fight, Dont bring no drama or ill hurt u. Same ol stuff i can hear on all these other weak rap cd's. I have to say i grew up listining to Eightball and Mjg and althought in there early career there music was of hardships and was sometimes negaive lyrically but it was original. Then with time came growth and they put out more of reality rap in "Almost Famous" wich was a great cd with positive lyrics which still remains 1 of my favorites. But i have to say although this album Living Legends is not a bad cd it has some good moments but this album is 1 of those albums u listen too for about 2 months and forget u even had it. Much respect to My folk Jus hope yall put out more thought provoking music not that misleading same same ol stuff

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    8ball and mjg at its best,

    To me the best albums by this duo are not promoted right, and this is one of the best. In about a year it will catch on and be a classic. The problem is that now no one knows about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Legends of the South

    8 Ball and MJG have taken it to the next level and still being true the streets they are the legends of the South cause they started all of this for the south

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    About Time

    This album shows the skills they have and hopefully they will get national respect and go platinum.

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