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Only God Can Judge Me is the eighth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Master P, released on October 26, 1999 by No Limit Records, Priority Records and EMI. It was produced by Carlos Stephens, XL, Ke'Noe, Sons Of Funk, Jermaine Dupri, and features several guest contributions from fellow American rappers such as Nas, Jermaine Dupri, Mac, Silkk the Shocker, Mystikal and Magic.

Only God Can Judge Me
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 1999
Recorded1998–1999
GenreGangsta rap, R&B, southern rap
Length70:28
Label
ProducerMaster P (also exec.)
Carlos Stephens (exec.)
Rico Lumpkins, Dez, Donald XL Robertson, Ke'Noe, Suga Bear, Pennatentire, Young Guns, Carl So-Lowe, Jermaine Dupri
Master P chronology
Da Last Don
(1998)
Only God Can Judge Me
(1999)
Ghetto Postage
(2000)
Singles from Only God Can Judge Me
  1. "Step to Dis"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Da Ballers"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB[2]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[3]
USA Today3/4 stars[4]
The Source3.5/5 stars
Spin6/10

Contents

BackgroundEdit

It marked Master P's return to Rap as a solo artist after P vowed he would retire as a solo artist after the chart-topping "MP Da Last Don" in 1998. There were videos for the two singles Step to Dis and Da Ballers released.

Commercial performanceEdit

It has been certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 units. It has sold over 640,000 copies in the United States and more than 1 million copies worldwide.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Only God Can Judge Me"2:56
2."Ghetto Prayer" (featuring Magic & Suga Bear)3:02
3."Step to Dis" (featuring DIG)2:51
4."Return of da Don" (featuring Silkk The Shocker)2:46
5."Say Brah" (featuring Mac)3:07
6."Boonapalist" (featuring Ms. Peaches)3:38
7."Where Do We Go from Here" (featuring Mac, Nas & Sons of Funk)4:19
8."Ice on My Wrist (Remix)" (featuring Magic)3:22
9."Stop Playing Wit Me"4:06
10."Ghetto in the Sky" (featuring Suga Bear)3:46
11."Ain't Nothing Changed" (featuring DIG & Magic)3:19
12."Commercial" (featuring Young Gunz)2:23
13."Oh Na Nae"2:40
14."Ghetto Honeys" (featuring Mac)2:55
15."Y'all Don't Want None" (featuring Mystikal)3:19
16."Life Ain't Easy" (featuring C-Murder & Porsha)1:52
17."Who Down to Ride" (featuring DIG)2:26
18."Y'all Don't Know" (featuring Ghetto Commission & Two For One)3:53
19."Nobody Moves" (featuring Magic & Silkk The Shocker)3:11
20."Da Ballers" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)3:02
21."Crazy Bout Ya" (featuring Mercedes & Ms. Peaches)2:45
22."(Intro to) Get Yo Mind Right"0:20
23."Get Yo Mind Right" (featuring C-Murder)3:30
Samples

Ghetto Prayer interpolates Aaliyah's "If Your Girl Only Knew".

PersonnelEdit

  • Aswad - Composer
  • C-Murder - Primary Artist
  • Jodi Cohen - Design, Layout Design
  • De'Mond - Guest Artist, Performer, Primary Artist
  • Jermaine Dupri - Guest Artist, Producer
  • Ghetto Commission - Performer, Primary Artist
  • Ke'Noe - Producer
  • Ricco Lumpkins - Engineer, Producer
  • M.A.C. - Guest Artist, Primary Artist
  • Magic - Guest Artist, Primary Artist
  • Master P- Executive Producer, Performer
  • Mercedes - Primary Artist
  • Ms. Peaches - Primary Artist
  • Mystikal - Primary Artist
  • Nas - Guest Artist
  • Porsha - Primary Artist
  • Rappin' 4-Tay - Vocals
  • Donald "XL" Robertson Producer
  • Silkk the Shocker - Guest Artist, Primary artist
  • Sons of Funk - Vocals
  • Carlos Stephens - Arranger, Mixing, Producer
  • Suga Bear - Producer, Vocals

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1999) Peak Position
US Billboard 200 # 2
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 1

SinglesEdit

Step To Dis

Chart Position
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 21
U.S. Hot Rap Singles #10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 # 66

Da Ballers

Chart Position
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks # 13
U.S. Hot Rap Singles # 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 # 19

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Marc Weingarten (1999-10-29). "Only God Can Judge Me Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  3. ^ Rob Sheffield (2000-01-20). "Master P: Only God Can Judge Me : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2012-09-10.
  4. ^ Steve Jones (1999-10-26). "Master P judges next generation; Parton picks Bluegrass (Master P, Only God Can Judge Me)". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-06-15.