AttenCHUN!

AttenCHUN! is the debut album by rapper Bone Crusher. Produced by Jermaine Dupri, the album was released on April 29, 2003 by So So Def/Arista. The album's only single "Never Scared", which featured fellow rappers Killer Mike and T.I., was featured on BET and Madden NFL 2004.[1] The album received a mixed reception from critics regarding its production, overreliance on interludes and Crusher's vocal delivery.

AttenCHUN!
Bone Crusher - AttenCHUN!.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 29, 2003
Recorded2002-2003
GenreHardcore hip hop, gangsta rap, crunk
Length57:33
LabelSo So Def/Arista
ProducerJermaine Dupri
Bone Crusher chronology
AttenCHUN!
(2003)
Release the Beast
(2006)
Singles from AttenCHUN!
  1. "Never Scared"
    Released: April 8, 2003

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
HipHopDX     [3]
Rolling Stone     [4]

AttenCHUN! received mixed reviews from music critics who questioned the production, overreliance on interludes and Crusher's vocal delivery. Rob Theakston of AllMusic said that despite the album feeling over-stuffed with clichéd interludes and stale beats, he praised Crusher's vocal delivery for being interesting and working well with the featured guests, saying that "it's still better than most coming out of the Dirty South in 2003."[2] HipHopDX writer Jacintah also commented on the lacking production and Crusher's delivery on the hooks as negatives but still complimented the album for showcasing Crusher's charismatic delivery and being able to transcend different emotions throughout the tracks.[3] Spyce of The Situation said that after the second track, the album begins to go flat in its beats and Crusher's hard-edged delivery starts to meander, saying that "Even die hard fans will be hard pressed to find anything fresh and unexpected on this album which results in you feeling that you missed out on something."[5] Rolling Stone criticized the album for being over-packed with production and vocals that were lacking and monotonous.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Lock & Load"3:57
2."Never Scared (Intro)" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)0:31
3."Never Scared" (featuring Killer Mike and T.I.)5:19
4."Back Up" (featuring Dru)4:16
5."Grippin' the Grain" (featuring Lady Ice and Marcus)4:59
6."Transaction (Interlude)" (featuring Young "Shawty" Hughley)0:31
7."Puttin' in Work" (featuring David Banner and Lady Ice)4:24
8."Break 'Em Off for Life (Interlude)" (featuring Hezo, Dano, Jack Frost and Rico Love)1:41
9."Gettin' It (Get Dat Money)" (featuring Jack Frost)3:39
10."It's Me (Lane to Lane)" (featuring Lil Jon and Chyna Whyte)3:39
11."For the Streets"1:43
12."Sound the Horn" (featuring Bizar)3:29
13."Hate Ourselves" (featuring Goodie Mob)4:45
14."Vainglorious (Interlude)"0:52
15."Ghetto Song" (featuring Lil' Pete)5:37
16."Peaches & Cream"4:45
17."The Wall" (featuring Chris Hardnett and Baby B.)3:26

Bonus track listingEdit

  1. "Never Scared (The Takeover Remix)" (featuring Cam'ron, Jadakiss & Busta Rhymes)
  2. "Never Scared (Football Remix)"

ChartsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (June 24, 2003). "Blink-182, Outkast, Bone Crusher, Joe Budden Score Tracks On 'Madden 2004'". MTV. Viacom. Retrieved February 4, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Theakston, Rob. "AttenCHUN! - Bone Crusher". AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Jacintah (May 28, 2003). "Bone Crusher - AttenCHUN!". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved July 10, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Hoard, Christian; Caramanica, Jon (June 26, 2003). "AttenCHUN! : Bone Crusher : Review". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. Retrieved July 10, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Spyce. "Bone Crusher Review". The Situation. Archived from the original on December 8, 2003. Retrieved July 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Bone Crusher Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "Bone Crusher Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2003". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - 2003". Billboard. Archived from the original on October 25, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)