The Truest $#!@ I Ever Said [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
It's the "album the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center didn't want you to hear!" from an incarcerated rapper who gets more dissings than he does praise, but C-Murder's Truest $#!@ I Ever Said is compelling for the most part and a major display of the rapper's growth as -- hold on to something -- an artist. Being captured by a hand-held recorder straight from his Gretna, LA, lockup gives the album a sound like no other. C-Murder's bleak and surprisingly poignant/surprisingly assured lyrics are delivered close to the mike and in a subdued manner that's quiet enough to not attract a security guard. There's no indication whether these vocals were done in C-Murder's cell or...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
It's the "album the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center didn't want you to hear!" from an incarcerated rapper who gets more dissings than he does praise, but C-Murder's Truest $#!@ I Ever Said is compelling for the most part and a major display of the rapper's growth as -- hold on to something -- an artist. Being captured by a hand-held recorder straight from his Gretna, LA, lockup gives the album a sound like no other. C-Murder's bleak and surprisingly poignant/surprisingly assured lyrics are delivered close to the mike and in a subdued manner that's quiet enough to not attract a security guard. There's no indication whether these vocals were done in C-Murder's cell or -- more likely -- the visitor's center, but concrete and glass are close by, adding that last bit of coldness to the man's voice. Besides being an unexpected deep line from the rapper, imagine "See, I'm trained for pain/Even when I lose everything, I gain" delivered in this chilly environment and you've got a taste of the album's fascinating hopeful/hopeless duality. C-Murder offers plenty of insight into day-to-day life in the clink, but what really puts this collection over the top are the tracks that face what he's done to those around him and question whether or not he's a lost soul, forgotten by his homies. "Hustla's Wife" is a shrug of the shoulder to the woman left behind, one that suggests "you know what you were getting into when you got with me" or the gangsta's version of "better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all." "Did U Hold It Down" is a direct question with a tinge of desperation, as Murder hopes the world he built is still there when and if he gets out. Friends are all suspect on the album, which begs the question why the rapper's brother, Master P, is so absent. P and the current No Limit crew are all but forgotten here as C-Murder aligns himself with the dead and buried Soulja Slim, who gets a gloomy thud of a shout-out at the end of the album. The album's most aboveground moment is the redo of Akon's "Locked Up," with the singer/producer himself at the controls for "Won't Let Me Out." It's a success, as are the usual sparse beats and cheap synth numbers, which are rawer than ever. There are a couple of swaggering, thuggish tracks that any prosecuting attorney will be dying to hold up if front of a judge as evidence C-Murder is a killer. They're horribly misguided missteps, but edit them out and you've got one of the controversial figure's best albums and just about the grimmest listen in hip-hop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2005
  • Label: Koch Records
  • UPC: 099923990024
  • Catalog Number: 9900
  • Sales rank: 112,444

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:52)
  2. 2 My Life (3:50)
  3. 3 Skit (0:19)
  4. 4 Stressin (3:21)
  5. 5 Won't Let Me Out (4:00)
  6. 6 Hustla's Wife - Junie Bezel (3:24)
  7. 7 Holla @ Me - Soulja Slim (4:18)
  8. 8 Skit (0:14)
  9. 9 Yall Heard of Me (4:43)
  10. 10 Betta Watch Me - Popeye (4:24)
  11. 11 Did U Hold It Down - Bass Heavyu (4:36)
  12. 12 I Heard U Was Lookin' 4 Me - Montez (4:19)
  13. 13 Back Up (4:04)
  14. 14 Camouflage & Murder - Curren$y (2:34)
  15. 15 Started Small Time (3:05)
  16. 16 Mama How You Figure - Ms. Peaches (3:27)
  17. 17 Outro (0:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
C-Murder Primary Artist
Dynamite Dave Soul scratching
Popeye Track Performer
Montez Track Performer
Curren$y Track Performer
Technical Credits
C. Miller Composer
C. Stephens Composer
Fiend Producer, Audio Production
KLC Producer, Audio Production
Carlos Stephens Producer, Audio Production
C-Murder Composer
Akon Producer, Audio Production
Bass Heavyu Producer, Audio Production
Dani Kartel Producer, Audio Production
Donald "XL" Robertson Producer
XL Audio Production
Howard M Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    C is Back

    First off, this album is not recommended to those who are looking for pop/radio friendly songs; this album is str8 gangsta/hardcore from beginning to end. With that said, this album will be the most overlooked album out this year. Besides all the skits, every track is great, xcept for Hustla's Wife and Did U Hold It Down. C-Murder continues with his gangsta storytelling on each track, which has been his trademark for a minute now. The major thing that plagues this album tho has to be the sound quality of C's vocals, it sounds like someone recorded on a tape recorder, not in a studio. This fault can be overlooked tho when u remember that he is in prison, but it kinda bugs u when C seems to be rapping at a steady tone, never really feeling his own music. Nonetheless, this cd is hot, cop it if ur down wit dirty south gangsta rap.

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