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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2004
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0044007714225
catalogNumber: 000295002
Rank: 259133

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shawnna   Primary Artist,Rap
Beenie Man   Vocals
Jermaine Dupri   Rap
LaMarquis 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 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
DJ Nasty   Producer
Icedrake   Producer
Brian "B Crucial" Morton   Producer
Sami Wilf   Producer
Aneurin Wright   Illustrations
Steve Fisher   Engineer
Terrace Martin   Producer,Audio Production

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Worth tha Weight 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like how shawnna is a thug out female. Her flow is nice to. On the song 'super freak i think shows her best because her lryrics our better on slow songs. But i lover her fast flow like on shake that s##t.but this album is a banger to lisen to with your lover.and she reps chi city to tha fullest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What i told she did it 4 tha first time the exclusive rapper shawnna like always ripped tha futz out of this albulm. Who's Next in this Rap Game.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got into this argument with a co-worker because she likes to call people out of their name jokingly and I pretty much cut her off! Then I pop in this cd, and Shawnna is calling herself out of her name through the WHOLE cd. It's bad enough when guys do it and even worse when women do it. But other than that, this cd is REALLY OFF THE CHAIN! All of her beats were sick. Every last one of her songs is a club banger (or a grinder for the slow songs at the end). Her lyrical content can sometimes get cliche, but it's very little. The rest of it was really clever. I love the fact that she's trying to gain respect, show her craft, and put some thought into that--I haven't seen a female rapper this good since the MC Lyte/Queen Latifah/Salt n' Peppa days. The rest of these female rappers are too busy trying to show their booty and I haven't seen an ounce of brain power yet! Gone 'head girl!