From Me to U is the debut studio album by American rapper Juelz Santana. The album was released on August 19, 2003 as planned, under Diplomat, Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam. The album was seen as the introspective introduction of the rapper to mainstream entertainment. Following appearances on various street mixtapes and the success of The Diplomats, Santana was the second member of the group to release a solo album, after de facto leader Cam'ron.

From Me to U
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 19, 2003
ProducerCam'ron, Jim Jones, The Heatmakerz, Jazze Pha, Chad Hamilton, Edward Hinson, Charlemagne
Juelz Santana chronology
From Me to U
What the Game's Been Missing!
Singles from From Me to U
  1. "Dipset (Santana's Town)"
    Released: July 20, 2003
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From Me to U was the second official album to be released while the super group was signed to Diplomat Records, a sublabel of Roc-A-Fella Records at the time, following Cam'ron's Roc-A-Fella debut Come Home with Me. Upon its release in 2003, after one year of recording and mastering, the 20-tracked album found commercial success, reaching #8 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, even though it did not receive critical acclaim throughout the industry. Though some tracks originally were featured on Juelz's street mixtape Final Destination, they were still applied to the track listing of the official album as well.

Commercial performance edit

The album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200 selling 74,000 copies in its first week.[4] The album has sold 329,000 copies as of 2005.[5]

Track listing edit

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[6]

1."The Champ Is Here" (featuring Freekey Zekey)The Heatmakerz2:25
2."One Day I Smile"
  • James
  • Green
  • Thomas
  • Grenville Harding
The Heatmakerz2:45
3."Okay Okay"
The Heatmakerz3:21
4."Down (Skit)" (featuring Freekey Zekey & Monique Garnett)  1:25
The Heatmakerz3:45
6."Monster Music" (featuring Opera Steve)
The Heatmakerz4:17
7."Back Again"
The Heatmakerz4:44
8."My Problem (Jealousy)"
  • James
  • Henri Charlemagne
  • Harold Payne
  • Mike Scarpiello
  • Ed Pease
9."How I Feel"
  • James
  • Green
  • Thomas
The Heatmakerz1:40
10."Why"The Heatmakerz3:57
11."Wherever I Go" (featuring Jimmy Jones)
  • Chad Hamilton
  • Ryan Press (co.)
12."Dipset (Santana's Town) (Skit)" (featuring Freekey Zekey & Monique Garnett)  1:16
13."Dipset (Santana's Town)" (featuring Cam'ron)
14."Squalie (Skit)" (featuring Freekey Zekey, Mike Peters, Monique Garnett)  0:55
15."Squalie" (featuring J. R. Writer)
The Heatmakerz4:16
16."Rain Drops"
17."My Love (Remix)" (featuring Jimmy Jones)
The Heatmakerz3:09
18."Let's Go" (featuring Cam'ron)
The Heatmakerz4:42
19."Now What" (featuring T.I.)Jazze Pha5:21
20."This Is for My Homies" (featuring Jimmy Jones)
  • James
  • Jones
  • Thomas
  • Tracy Carter
  • Chris Jackson
  • Taura Stinson
  • Milton Turner Jr.
The Heatmakerz6:23
Total length:70:34

Sample credits[6]

Charts edit

References edit

  1. ^ Andy Kellman (August 19, 2003). "From Me to U - Juelz Santana | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Juelz Santana: From Me to U | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. September 16, 2003. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Juelz Santana :: From Me to U :: Roc-A-Fella Records". September 5, 2003. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Hitmakers The Neptunes Land Compilation At No. 1". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Lee, Chris (December 30, 2005). "Each week the spotlight will be on". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 1, 2024. Retrieved March 1, 2024.
  6. ^ a b From Me to U (booklet). Diplomat, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam. 2003.
  7. ^ "Juelz Santana Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Juelz Santana Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 2003". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2020.