Ass, Gas, or Cash (No One Rides for Free)

Ass, Gas or Cash (No One Rides for Free) is the only solo studio album by the American rapper K-Dee. It was released on November 15, 1994 via Lench Mob Records. Recording sessions took place at Lench Mob Studios in Los Angeles, California with producers Ice Cube, Madness 4 Real, Vic C., 88 X Unit, Shaquille, D Mac and Laylaw. It features guest appearances from Bootsy Collins, Morris Day, Ice Cube, Ayana Anderson and Snow. The album peaked at number 33 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and number 20 on the Heatseekers Albums chart in the United States. It spawned three singles: "Thought I Saw a Pussy Cat", "The Freshest MC in the World" and "Hittin' Corners".

Ass, Gas or Cash (No One Rides for Free)
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 15, 1994
Recorded1993–1994
StudioLench Mob Studios (Los Angeles, California)
Genre
LabelLench Mob
Producer
Singles from Ass, Gas or Cash (No One Rides for Free)
  1. "Thought I Saw a Pussy Cat"
    Released: August 29, 1994
  2. "Hittin' Corners"
    Released: 1994
  3. "The Freshest MC in the World"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro"
1:24
2."The Best Thing Goin'"Madness 4 Real5:01
3."Hittin' Corners"Shaquille4:41
4."The Freshest MC in the World" (featuring Ayana Anderson)Ice Cube4:52
5."Pimpin' and Padering (Part 1)" 0:49
6."Make the Music"Vic C4:42
7."Gigalos Get Lonely Too" (featuring Morris Day)Ice Cube5:26
8."Neva Was a Baller"88 X Unit4:31
9."Where's That Cat?" 0:29
10."Thought I Saw a Pussy Cat" (featuring Ice Cube & Bootsy Collins)Ice Cube4:28
11."K-Swinga"
  • Vic C
  • Ice Cube
4:23
12."Pimpin' and Padering (Part 2)" 0:21
13."Talk of the Town"Ice Cube4:44
14."Into You"Ice Cube5:05
15."Words to the Wise" 0:21
16."Ain't Nothin' Poppin'" (featuring Snow)Madness 4 Real4:57
17."Assoline" 0:12
18."Ass, Gas or Cash" (featuring Bootsy Collins & Ice Cube)Ice Cube5:01
Sample credits[2]

PersonnelEdit

  • Darrell L. Johnson – rap vocals
  • O'Shea Jackson – vocals (tracks: 10, 18), producer (tracks: 4, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18), mixing, executive producer
  • William Earl Collins – vocals (tracks: 10, 18), bass (tracks: 10, 14)
  • Ayana Anderson – vocals (track 4)
  • Morris E. Day – vocals (track 7)
  • Snow – vocals (track 16)
  • Natasha Walker – backing vocals (tracks: 2, 13, 14)
  • Darryl "D' Style" White – backing vocals (tracks: 3, 6, 14)
  • Nicole Chaney – backing vocals (tracks: 2, 13)
  • Cisco – backing vocals (tracks: 4, 13)
  • Nanci Fletcher – backing vocals (tracks: 10, 14)
  • The Unda Covers – backing vocals (track 2)
  • Alysse Manning – backing vocals (track 10)
  • Ferry Freeman – backing vocals (track 10)
  • Dap – backing vocals (track 16)
  • Emmanual Dean – keyboards (tracks: 3, 14)
  • Clint Stokes III – keyboards (tracks: 4, 7, 13)
  • George Bernard Worrell, Jr. – keyboards (track 10)
  • Mark Cross – keyboards (track 13)
  • Warryn Cambell – additional keyboards (track 16)
  • James "Tre" Rabb – guitar (tracks: 4, 7, 13)
  • Dirty Mug – guitar (tracks: 10, 14)
  • Clint Sands – bass (tracks: 4, 7, 13)
  • Derrick McDowell – producer (track 1)
  • Larry Goodman – producer (track 1)
  • Lasse Bavngaard – producer (tracks: 2, 16)
  • Nicholas Kvaran – producer (tracks: 2, 16)
  • Rasmus Berg – producer (tracks: 2, 16)
  • Jesper Dahl – producer (tracks: 2, 16)
  • Shaquil Tajh Allah – producer (track 3)
  • Victor "Vic C" Conception – producer (tracks: 6, 11)
  • Michael Keith Simmons – producer (track 8)
  • Victor Nathan Taylor – producer (track 8)
  • Chris Puram – mixing
  • Keston E. Wright – mixing

Chart historyEdit

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 33
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[4] 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ass, Gas, or Cash (No One Rides for Free) - K-Dee | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Tracks Sampled by K-Dee". WhoSampled. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "K-Dee Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "K-Dee Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2018.

External linksEdit

Ass, Gas Or Cash (No One Rides For Free) at Discogs (list of releases)