Underground Kingz [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When UGK member Pimp C was released from prison in late 2005, his anxiousness to get the group back in the game after three years off was obvious. Combine this with his partner Bun B's loyalty to UGK -- he begrudgingly released a great solo album in September of 2005, just to keep the brand going -- and it sure seemed like the late-2006 street date announced for their comeback effort was more likely to be pushed up than pushed back. Then Pimp C released a solo album and the group's promised double CD with too many guest stars to mention was pushed back for the first of many times, which often means "unruly mess." Underground Kingz, the album, is a glorious triumph over ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
When UGK member Pimp C was released from prison in late 2005, his anxiousness to get the group back in the game after three years off was obvious. Combine this with his partner Bun B's loyalty to UGK -- he begrudgingly released a great solo album in September of 2005, just to keep the brand going -- and it sure seemed like the late-2006 street date announced for their comeback effort was more likely to be pushed up than pushed back. Then Pimp C released a solo album and the group's promised double CD with too many guest stars to mention was pushed back for the first of many times, which often means "unruly mess." Underground Kingz, the album, is a glorious triumph over all these challenges that earns its two-disc sprawl, and while it can't turn back time, the missed street dates were a small price to pay for something so solid. The guest list is a case of "real recognize real" and UGK themselves have lost none of their skills, with Bun B being the stone cold soldier he always was while the Pimp stirs it up verbally and doubles as the main, hook-loving producer of the album. He shares duties with the legendary Scarface (three tracks including the highlight "Candy"), Jazze Pha (the surprising, minimal success "Stop-n-Go"), plus Juicy J and DJ Paul, who craft a soulful backing track that's as big and grand as the UGK/OutKast collabo it supports. Almost stealing the show is Averexx, who gives "The Game Belongs to Me" a proper slide, although it's hard to go wrong with a chorus as good as "I got Bobby by the pound/Whitney by the key/DJ Screw by the gallon/B*tch the game belongs to me." Now Pimp C used a Bobby and Whitney metaphor on his solo album and a couple remixes of "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)" could be considered borderline filler, but the double-disc ride doesn't feel redundant till the songs read "bonus track." Strategically dropping the hard street tracks among the club numbers helps, as do a couple steps outside the duo's comfort zone, the most notable being "Two Type of B******," featuring U.K. garage rapper Dizzee Rascal. At the center of this is all is the undeniable chemistry between Pimp C and Bun B. Both strong on their own, there's that certain something when they get together, a something complementary and extraordinary. Time to stop worrying if the reunited UGK will be nearly as good as they were -- save 1996's Ridin' Dirty, they're better -- and time to start wondering how they'll top this one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/7/2007
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 886970263122
  • Catalog Number: 702631
  • Sales rank: 22,319

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Swisha and Dosha (5:11)
  2. 2 Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) (4:19)
  3. 3 Chrome Plated Woman (4:17)
  4. 4 Life Is 2009 (4:07)
  5. 5 The Game Belongs to Me (5:14)
  6. 6 Like That (3:50)
  7. 7 Gravy (4:57)
  8. 8 Underground Ringz (4:33)
  9. 9 Grind Hard - Young T.O.E (4:03)
  10. 10 Take tha Hood Back - Middlefingaz (5:36)
  11. 11 Quit Hatin' the South - Charlie Wilson (6:06)
  12. 12 Heaven (4:20)
  13. 13 Trill N****** Don't Die - Z-Ro (4:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 How Long Can It Last - Charlie Wilson (6:47)
  2. 2 Still Ridin' Dirty (5:19)
  3. 3 Stop-N-Go (3:54)
  4. 4 Cocaine - Rick Ross (4:50)
  5. 5 Two Type of B****** - Pimpin Ren (4:56)
  6. 6 Real Women - Raheem DeVaughn (4:32)
  7. 7 Candy (3:30)
  8. 8 Tell Me How Ya Feel (4:25)
  9. 9 Shattered Dreams (5:14)
  10. 10 Like That (2:47)
  11. 11 Next Up (3:03)
  12. 12 Living This Life (5:07)
  13. 13 Outro (0:49)
  14. 14 Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) - Three 6 Mafia (5:31)
  15. 15 Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) - Three 6 Mafia (3:20)
  16. 16 Hit the Block - T.I. (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
UGK Primary Artist
Scarface Guitar, Keyboards
Kenneth Crouch Organ, Piano, Keyboards
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Bass
N.O. Joe Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Craig Love Guitar
Jonathan Pryce Bass
Thomasha Simmons Vocals
Victor Williamson Guitar
Aaron Clay Bass
Rick Marcel Guitar
Joshua "Trumpet Solo" Lopez Guitar
Danny "Styles" Schofield Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Anthony Nickels Bass
Caleb Speir Bass
Joel Kitnis Guitar
Ced Keys International Keyboards
Jeff Smith Bass
Technical Credits
Jermaine Jackson Composer
Gladys Knight Composer
Scarface Producer, Audio Production
Eric Paul Composer
Phalon Alexander Composer
John Bido Producer
Johnny Bristol Composer
Kenneth Crouch String Arrangements
Dino Fekaris Composer
Willie Hutch Composer
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson Composer
Benny Latimore Composer
Marley Marl Producer, Audio Production
Pimp C Audio Production
Skip Scarborough Composer
Todd Shaw Composer
Winston Thomas Composer, Engineer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Nick Zesses Composer
Mike Moore Engineer
N.O. Joe Producer, String Arrangements, drum programming
Brad Jordan Composer
Chad Butler Composer
Jazze Pha Producer, Audio Production
Andrew Dawson Engineer
Craig Love Composer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith Producer
Daniel Hastings Art Direction, Cover Design
Momo Producer
Jackie Murphy Art Direction
Marlon Williams Composer
Cee Lo Green Composer
Thomasha Simmons Composer
DJ Paul Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Rich Tapper Engineer
Paul Beauregard Composer
Nathaniel Wilson Composer
Antonio Hardy Composer
Randy Jefferson Composer
Juicy J Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
J. Prince Executive Producer
Oscar Ramirez Engineer
Jordan Houston Composer
Swizz Beatz Producer, Audio Production
Jonathan Smith Composer
Kobie Brown Sample Clearance
Bun B Executive Producer
Ollie Moore Composer
Zachary Wallace Composer
Rico Wade Composer
Jeff Gilligan Art Direction
Mark Vinten Engineer
Chris Carmouche Engineer
Patrick Brown Composer
Mark Moody Engineer
Dylan Mills Composer
Nico Solis Engineer
Raymond "Yoda" Murray Composer
George Hill Composer
Cory Mo Producer, Engineer
Mike Foster Engineer
Joe Traxx Producer, Engineer
William Roberts Composer
Stephen Siravo Jr. Engineer
Omar Reyna Engineer
Averexx Producer, Engineer
Jake Casillas Engineer
DJ B Doe Producer, Engineer
Yung Fyngas Producer
David Irlanda Cover Design
Randy "Bigg Tyme" Jefferson Producer
Ollie "Moe Moe" More Engineer
Marisa Pizarro Sample Clearance
Joe Scorsese Producer
Tim Sturges Vocal Engineer
Runners Producer
Mike Engineer
Jazze Producer
Andrew Harr Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Album Ever!!!

    I have liked UGK's music for some time now and I am happy to see them finally in the limelight. I love listening to everything that they make but they have definitely outdone themselves this time!

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