Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry

Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry

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by Petey Pablo
     
 

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During the nearly three-year interval separating Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry from its predecessor, no one quite knew what would come of Petey Pablo. He had come out of the gate in 2001 with one of the year's most memorable summer anthems, "Raise Up." That Timbaland production made Pablo an overnight celebrity, even before the

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During the nearly three-year interval separating Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry from its predecessor, no one quite knew what would come of Petey Pablo. He had come out of the gate in 2001 with one of the year's most memorable summer anthems, "Raise Up." That Timbaland production made Pablo an overnight celebrity, even before the release of his debut album, Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry. And that was it -- the album didn't spin off any sizable follow-up singles and fizzled quickly once "Raise Up" faded away by wintertime. It didn't help, either, that Pablo made very few guest appearances thereafter. So when Jive finally scheduled his sophomore album, Still Writing in My Diary, for the holiday season of 2002 -- and then pushed back the release date indefinitely -- the North Carolina rapper's future didn't look so bright. Jive finally did release the album in spring 2004, however, and the wait was ultimately worthwhile, for Still Writing in My Diary is a strong album that banished the one-hit wonder albatross that had hovered over Pablo since his breakout success three years earlier. The 70-minute album jumps off with front-loaded highlights (the sexually explicit lead single, "Freek-A-Leek"), hits its stride with a relatively daring midsection (some out-there Timbaland productions), and is capped off with a three-song finale of earnestness ("Roll Off," "Be Country," "He Spoke to Me"). Many of the highlights had been outsourced to select hitmakers: Mannie Fresh ("Did You Miss Me"), Lil Jon ("Jam Y'All," "Freek-A-Leek," "U Don't Want Dat"), Timbaland ("Get On Dis Motorcycle," "Break Me Off"), and Kanye West ("I Swear"). The remainder of the album is less hit-songy but not necessarily less appealing -- the less commercial the song, generally the more sincere its lyrical content and the more unique its production. Pablo even produces a few tracks himself ("Let's Roc," "Stick 'Em Up"). 2nd Entry overall is a surefooted step forward from Pablo's first go-round and should elevate the promising rapper to the status he deserves -- among the South's leading MCs, that is, commercially as well as artistically.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Jive
UPC:
0012414182425
catalogNumber:
41824

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Performance Credits

Petey Pablo   Primary Artist
Charlie Harrison   Guitar
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Bass
Missy Elliott   Guest Appearance
TQ   Guest Appearance
Jennie Arnau   Vocals
Young Buck   Guest Appearance
Penelope Magnet   Vocals
Keith Sengbusch   Vocals

Technical Credits

Geoff Allen   Engineer
G. Clinton   Composer
Mannie Fresh   Producer
John Frye   Engineer
J. Marshall   Composer
Ray Seay   Engineer
Phillip Scott   Engineer
Timbaland   Producer
Lil Jon   Producer
Tim Mosley   Composer
Kanye West   Producer
Patrick Viala   Engineer
Warryn Campbell   Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Outfit   Producer
Focus   Producer
Kamel Abdo   Engineer
Denise Trorman   Art Editor
Dylan Ely   Engineer
Steve Penny   Engineer
Rich Balmer   Engineer
Halsey Quemere   Engineer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Brian Stanley   Programming,Engineer

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Still Writing in My Diary: 2nd Entry 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
petey pablo is like my folk. we are both from the same state and might be going through the same problems. maybe oneday i'll be the next to rep north carolina, my home state. if you dont like it, thats too d*** bad, cause on matter what, im goin to stay repin my city OH, and petey, you stay repin too
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness thats all you can say about Petey pablo...He has once did it again putting North carolina on the map with raise up...When I heard the bass beat to freek-a-leek I almost lost my mind and it made me so fond of him ....I absolutely like him and love his music cause he just doesn't care and makes music with explicit lyrics but they have a meaning to them at least to me...I really love thet way he looks on tv and in person...Onece I saw him at the mall when he was down here in Memphis and I went crazy over him and I got a kiss an autograph well two hugs an invitation to the club that night a smile a conversation and got up close with mr. Pablo and then I bought him some ice cream cause he saw me with mine and he looks so good even with his curls now....Oh my goodness
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is nasty i have to buy it. freek a leek and chapter 2 are awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well i heard of petey pablo just by chance really i didnt hear no songs on the radio or MTV and so on i saw the CD in the shop and brought it (diary of a siner 1st entry) i was very pleased with what i was hearing petey pablo sure has a unique style of rapping.It is good how he had variety in the album aswell from hard core hiphop to the more R&B songs (fool for love,test of my faith) this showed the softer side and more sincere side to petey pablo i was hooked on the album i cudnt stop listenin to it and then awaited for his 2nd album the delay in the release date kinda disapointed me cus i had waited so long already but when it was released i was straight to the shop and brought it yet again petey pablo failed to disapoint this album is brilliant highly recomended for all hiphop r&b fans.This album has got me hooked yet again on petey pablo and his unique style cant wait for a 3rd album from him and hope he gets the recognition he deserves.