Word of Mouf [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
Ludacris may be one of the best punch-line rappers in the business. With raunchy lyrics such as "Smell the aroma of a ding-a-ling king," from Word of Mouf's appropriately titled "Freaky Things," it's obvious that the Atlanta rapper revels in the goofball humor of a sex-obsessed, rhyming comedian. And for the most part, the shtick works -- to club-thumping proportions. Unfortunately, on his latest disc, 'Cris is strong on delivery but weak on concept. He knows how to milk his charisma: Against some of the Dirty South's hottest beats, Ludacris has dropped his share of killer singles, from 2000's "What's Your Fantasy" and "Southern Hospitality" to the 2001 jams "Area ...
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Barnes & Noble - Brett Johnson
Ludacris may be one of the best punch-line rappers in the business. With raunchy lyrics such as "Smell the aroma of a ding-a-ling king," from Word of Mouf's appropriately titled "Freaky Things," it's obvious that the Atlanta rapper revels in the goofball humor of a sex-obsessed, rhyming comedian. And for the most part, the shtick works -- to club-thumping proportions. Unfortunately, on his latest disc, 'Cris is strong on delivery but weak on concept. He knows how to milk his charisma: Against some of the Dirty South's hottest beats, Ludacris has dropped his share of killer singles, from 2000's "What's Your Fantasy" and "Southern Hospitality" to the 2001 jams "Area Codes," featuring Nate Dogg, and "Rollout" (both appear on Word...). While he boasts with the best of them, 'Cris only shows signs of deeper convictions on "Growing Pains," a poignant reflection on growing up in the '80s. If Ludacris sticks to his bread-and-butter -- the womp-womp beats and funnyman hijinks of songs like "Cry Babies (Oh No)" -- he'll continue to seduce radio play lists and cop plenty of BET video rotations as rap's lampshade-wearing class clown. But in the rap game, being the life of the party is rarely an insult.
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Ludacris' second album for Def Jam, Word of Mouf, is a superstar affair that aims for mass appeal with a broad array of different styles. Nearly every track features some sort of collaborator, either hitmaking producers like Timbaland and Organized Noize, big-name rappers like Mystikal and Twista, hook-singing crooners like Nate Dogg and Jagged Edge, or fellow Disturbing tha Peace group members I-20, Shawnna, Lil' Fate, and Tity Boi -- and sometimes a combinations of these various ingredients. The resulting album is surely impressive, propelled by lively production, colorful guests, and an omnipresent touch of humor. More hilarious than before, Ludacris lightens his lyrical style here, leaving behind much of thuggishness that had characterized his previous album, Back for the First Time, in favor of witty puns and sly innuendoes. A particularly humorous highlight is the previously released on the Rush Hour 2 soundtrack single "Area Codes," a tongue-twisting, good-spirited Jazze Pha production. Less humorous though likewise standout is the lead single, "Rollout My Business," a rallying Timbaland production with a simple yet inescapable hook. Other highlights include the Organized Noize-produced booty-shaker "Saturday Oooh Oooh!," the Jagged Edge-sung "Freaky Thangs," and the Beats by the Pound-esque posse track "Move Bitch." There's also a hidden bonus track here that's likewise an explosive collaboration, the Jermaine Dupri-led "Welcome to Atlanta." There are a lot of highlights here; however, amid all of these various team-ups you do lose a little bit of the sincere, personal edge that had characterized much of Ludacris' debut. Even so, it's overall a worthy exchange, since there's something here on Word of Mouf for everyone, signaling Ludacris' leap from the Dirty South underground to the pop-rap mass market.
Entertainment Weekly - Tom Sinclair
With his fashionably foul worldview, Ludacris could be Red Foxx's bastard son, and Word often seems like an extended Dolemite routine set to hip-hop beats. [B]

With his fashionably foul worldview, Ludacris could be Red Foxx's bastard son, and Word often seems like an extended Dolemite routine set to hip-hop beats. [B]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/27/2001
  • Label: Def Jam
  • UPC: 731458644620
  • Catalog Number: 586446
  • Sales rank: 15,495

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Coming 2 America (4:21)
  2. 2 Rollout (My Business) (4:56)
  3. 3 Go 2 Sleep - Fate Wilson (5:10)
  4. 4 Cry Babies (Oh No) (5:56)
  5. 5 She Said (4:33)
  6. 6 Howhere (Skit) (1:11)
  7. 7 Area Codes (5:03)
  8. 8 Growing Pains - Fate Wilson (4:49)
  9. 9 Greatest Hits (Skit) (1:16)
  10. 10 Move B***h - I-20 (4:30)
  11. 11 Stop Lying (Skit) (1:36)
  12. 12 Saturday (Oooh Oooh!) - Sleepy Brown (3:50)
  13. 13 Keep It on the Hush (4:46)
  14. 14 Word of Mouf (Freestyle) - 4-Ize (2:11)
  15. 15 Get the F*** Back - Fate Wilson (5:21)
  16. 16 Freaky Thangs (5:32)
  17. 17 Cold Outside - Chimere (6:03)
  18. 18 Block Lockdown - I-20 (7:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ludacris Primary Artist, Vocals, Rap
Scarface Vocals
Mimi Vocals
Mystikal Track Performer
Jeff Williams Vocals
Three 6 Mafia Track Performer
Nate Dogg Track Performer
Twista Track Performer
Jazze Pha Background Vocals
Roxye Dock Vocals
Parish Williams Vocals
Shawty Vocals
Marvin "Chanz" Parkman Piano
Shondrae Vocals
Ray Murray Bass
Sleepy Brown Track Performer
4-Ize Vocals
Technical Credits
The Jook Producer
Organized Noize Producer
Kevin Parker Engineer
Mike "Hitman" Wilson Engineer
Butch BelAir Photo Illustration
Jazze Pha Producer
Timbaland Producer
Bill Importico Engineer
Chris Theis Engineer
Josh Butler Engineer
KLC Producer, Engineer
Sean Davis Engineer
Jason Rome Engineer
Swizz Beatz Producer
Senator Jimmy D Engineer
Paul King Producer
Tia Johnson Art Direction
John Butler Engineer
Ludacris Executive Producer
Shondrae Producer
Chaka Zulu Executive Producer
Ismel Ramos Engineer
Derrick Williams Engineer
Kasseem Dean Composer
Christopher Bridges Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    okay at best

    Ludacris has potential to be a good rapper, but he seems to be too busy trying to be a comedian. Maybe he should try stand up. The best thing about this album are the guest appearences by Twista, Nate Dogg, and Mystikal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MY MAN LUDA: DOES IT AGAIN

    HEY WAT UP I JUST WANNA SAY DAT I LUV DIS CD AND ALL THA OTHA 1'Z TOO...HE HAS DOES A TIZZIGHT JOB ON DIS CD AND HE IS DO EVEN BETTA ON CHICKEN-N-BEER

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Luda doesn't disappoint

    Ludacris¿s second album is pure fun and lyrical genious. Ludacris has come up with a unique style that will not be surpassed by anyone. He is both funny and clever. ¿Rollout¿ is one of the best songs of his career along with ¿Area Codes¿ and ¿Move B!!ch¿. Ludacris is different because his lyrics are hilarious. He doesn¿t just stay with the usual subjects of drugs, money, and cars. He actually makes more of an effort to inlcude things more exciting. Compared to his first album, Ludacris seems to have gained more recognition from his second album than his first. The only thing that his second album does not have is a good dance song.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Roll Out!

    Ludacris has done it again! His lyrics never get old, this CD is bursting with creativity and imagenation. Roll Out could possibly be my favorite song that came out this year! Area Codes is awsome, it make you wanna get up and shake your thang on the dance floor!

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    Posted June 25, 2010

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