Worth tha Weight

Worth tha Weight

by Shawnna
     
 

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Released just before fellow Disturbing tha Peace member I-20's Self Explanatory, Worth tha Weight is Shawnna's own chance to step out as a solo artist. When she says "weight," meaning "wait," she's not kidding -- even by rap standards. The album comes four years after…  See more details below

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Released just before fellow Disturbing tha Peace member I-20's Self Explanatory, Worth tha Weight is Shawnna's own chance to step out as a solo artist. When she says "weight," meaning "wait," she's not kidding -- even by rap standards. The album comes four years after her breakthrough guest spot on Ludacris' "What's Your Fantasy." To anyone who has heard any number of her verses, it will come as no surprise that the Chicago-based MC (believe it or not, the daughter of blues guitarist Buddy Guy) is consistently thuggish and sexed-up. A series of strong productions come from heavies Timbaland (the particularly hot Wild West-shootout "Shake Dat Shit"), Jermaine Dupri, Just Blaze, and Trackboyz, but nothing tops the Shondrae-produced "R.P.M.," somewhat distressingly reprised from the Disturbing tha Peace album. Even though the best track on it is two years old, the album -- for the most part -- remains true to its title. On the down side, the remix of "Posted" (featuring N.O.R.E.) is yet another "Superthug" knock-off, and the MC Lyte-sampling throwback "Kick This One" (apparently the sister of I-20's like-minded, Run-D.M.C.-sampling "Point 'Em Out") does not come close to improving on the source material. Even with these nagging flaws, Shawnna holds her own and is only complemented -- never outshined -- by the many guest MCs. [A clean version of Worth tha Weight was also released, with all cursing neutralized.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0044007714522
catalogNumber:
000295102

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shawnna   Primary Artist,Rap
Beenie Man   Vocals
Jermaine Dupri   Rap
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Bass
Missy Elliott   Rap
Twista   Rap
Billy Odum   Guitar
N.O.R.E.   Rap
Kardinal Offishall   Rap
Ludacris   Rap
Bass   Background Vocals
Ms. Thing   Vocals
Kevin Rudolf   Guitar
John Legend   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Katt Williams   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dave Kelly   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Rich Nice   Composer,Producer
Geoff Allen   Engineer
Jeff Dixon   Executive Producer
Jimmy Douglass   Engineer
Jermaine Dupri   Producer
Brian Frye   Engineer
LaMarquis Mark Jefferson   Programming
B. Miller   Composer
K. Robinson   Composer
Larry Sturm   Engineer
Mike "Hitman" Wilson   Engineer
Jeff Lane   Engineer
Timbaland   Producer
L. Stuart Young   Engineer
Keith Slattery   Engineer
Ralph Cacciurri   Engineer
Kanye West   Producer
Jason Rea   Engineer
J. Smith   Producer
Tia Johnson   Art Direction
C.C. Mitchell   Composer
Michael Jack   Engineer
Ludacris   Executive Producer
Shondrae   Producer
Ryan West   Engineer
Chaka Zulu   Executive Producer
Rich Balmer   Engineer
LVM   Producer
Lenny Mollings   Engineer
Shawnna   Composer
Brian Miller   Producer
Azuolas Sinkevicius   Engineer
Carlos Bedoya   Engineer
Keith McMasters   Producer,Audio Production
TrackBoyz   Producer,Engineer
T. Martin   Composer
Terrance Martin   Producer,Audio Production
DJ Nasty   Producer,Audio Production
Icedrake   Producer
Brian "B Crucial" Morton   Producer
Sami Wilf   Producer
Aneurin Wright   Illustrations
Steve Fisher   Engineer

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