Tough Luv [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Roc-a-Fella had high hopes for Young Gunz. They gave the Philadelphia duo top billing on the second State Property compilation, and that move paid off: "Can't Stop Won't Stop" hit the Top Ten of the rap track chart, and the accompanying video was in constant rotation on M2 and BET for at least two months. The Roc rolled the success of that track right into the first proper single from Tough Luv, "No Better Luv." Smoother in tone but no less lyrically challenged "Give me the sex then I'm tired of y'all/So find the next to provide for y'all", it was a bid to build the duo's female fan base. It worked, too. MCs Young Chris and Neef claim to be the future of their label in the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Roc-a-Fella had high hopes for Young Gunz. They gave the Philadelphia duo top billing on the second State Property compilation, and that move paid off: "Can't Stop Won't Stop" hit the Top Ten of the rap track chart, and the accompanying video was in constant rotation on M2 and BET for at least two months. The Roc rolled the success of that track right into the first proper single from Tough Luv, "No Better Luv." Smoother in tone but no less lyrically challenged "Give me the sex then I'm tired of y'all/So find the next to provide for y'all", it was a bid to build the duo's female fan base. It worked, too. MCs Young Chris and Neef claim to be the future of their label in the wake of Jay-Z's supposed retirement, but they'll have to take their spot in line behind several others -- despite a small clutch of high-performing single material all of which owe much to the production work, the two are, at best, third- or fourth-stringers. Though they strive for something deeper, the album isn't much beyond a decent party record, and a good percentage of the lyrics leave a lot to be desired. They're caught up, too willing to rely on their associations. However, forget not that Young Gunz's low stature within Roc-a-Fella says more about the depth of the label's roster than anything else.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • Label: Roc-A-Fella
  • UPC: 602498616635
  • Catalog Number: 000193702
  • Sales rank: 32,840

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Future of the Roc (2:59)
  2. 2 Roc U (4:52)
  3. 3 No Better Love - Rell (3:55)
  4. 4 Friday Night (4:09)
  5. 5 $$$ Girlz (3:54)
  6. 6 Never Take Me Alive (4:59)
  7. 7 Tough Luv (5:39)
  8. 8 Grown Man (3:13)
  9. 9 North of Death (4:59)
  10. 10 Look in Your Eyes (4:13)
  11. 11 Take It How U Want It (5:10)
  12. 12 That's Right (4:31)
  13. 13 Parade - Freeway (4:31)
  14. 14 Time (3:46)
  15. 15 Life We Chose (4:13)
  16. 16 Problemz (3:12)
  17. 17 Can't Stop, Won't Stop (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Young Gunz Primary Artist
Larry Gold Cello, Conductor
Jay-Z Vocals, Guest Appearance
Emma Kummrow Violin
Igor Szwec Violin
Rell Vocals, Guest Appearance
Beanie Sigel Vocals, Guest Appearance
Juelz Santana Vocals, Guest Appearance
J.I. Vocals
Gloria Justin Violin
Chingy Vocals, Guest Appearance
E Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Neef Vocals, Group Member
Cosmic Kev scratching
Matt McCarrin Keyboards
Steve Tirpak Trumpet
Technical Credits
Luther Vandross Composer
Burt Bacharach Composer
T.D. Bell Composer
Jeff Chestek Engineer
Hal David Composer
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels Composer
Scott Spencer Storch Composer, Producer
Tony Dawsey Mastering
Marlon Williams Composer
Damon Dash Executive Producer
Ez Elpee Producer
Shawn Carter Composer, Executive Producer
Spunk Bigga Producer
A.J. Lewis Composer
Carlisle Young Engineer
R. Harrell Composer
Kareem "Biggs" Burke Executive Producer
Darrell Branch Producer
Just Blaze Producer
Bink Producer
C. James Composer
Dawud West Art Direction
Shane "Bermy" Woodley Engineer
L.J. Porter Composer
Nate Adderly Jr. Composer
RuggedNess Producer
Shane Boog Producer
Boola Producer
Cameron Giles Composer
Chad Hamilton Producer, Engineer
Andrew Huggins Administration
Ryan Press Producer
Joseph "Run" Simmons Composer
Thorobreds Producer
LaRon James Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    This CD is one of the best CDs out now, if you don't have it you need to get it ASAP...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Better than I thought...

    CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP had to grow on me but once NO BETTER LOVE came out, I was sold on Young Gunz! I like their style of delivery. Even though they're young they have that sound that says they'll be around for a while.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Killin Tha ROC

    Young Gunz are one of the top hip hop groups out rite now....their voices kinda clash cuz theyre nuttin alike but still the styles are the same...theres a couple mainstream for the ladie tracks but still a great record, better than I had expected I must say so cop it if possible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THE ROC

    CHRIS AND NEEF ARE TWO OF THE MOST BLAZING YOUNG CATS IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW THIS ALBUM IS HOT SO GO PICK UP THE YOUNG GUNZ CD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    OFFICIAL!!!

    Young Gunz is the best group the ROC has right now. The CD is so official that you can listen to the entire CD without skipping tracks. I will be looking for them to receive many awards this season!!! If you don't have this one.. your missing out. This CD will make history!!

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