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Ridin' Dirty is the third studio album by American hip hop duo UGK. It was released on July 30, 1996 by Jive Records. Despite no music videos or official singles being released, it is their best selling album with over 850,000 copies sold to date, with 70,000 copies sold in its first week.[3]

Ridin' Dirty
UGK Ridin' Dirty 1996.jpg
Studio album by UGK
Released July 30, 1996
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre
Length 65:19
Label Jive
Producer
UGK chronology
Super Tight
(1994)Super Tight1994
Ridin' Dirty
(1996)
Dirty Money
(2001)Dirty Money2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews(10/10)[2]

Contents

Critical ReceptionEdit

After receiving little attention from national critics upon its release, the album received widespread critical acclaim. Stereogum claims that Pimp C "absorbed lessons from West Coast producers like Dr. Dre and DJ Quik, putting their cinematic musicality to work."[4]

InfluenceEdit

The album became one of the most influential albums in Southern Hip Hop, especially the Houston Hip Hop Scene.[5]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro" 1:05
2."One Day" (featuring 3-2 & Ronnie Spencer)Pimp C, N.O. Joe, Bun B5:24
3."Murder"N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C3:52
4."Pinky Ring"Bun B, Pimp C5:12
5."Diamonds & Wood"N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C5:13
6."3 In the Mornin'" (featuring C-Note (Of The Botany Boys))Bun B, Pimp C5:41
7."Touched" (featuring 3-2)N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C5:04
8."Fuck My Car"N.O. Joe, Pimp C3:59
9."That's Why I Carry" (featuring N.O. Joe)N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C5:38
10."Hi-Life"N.O. Joe, Bun B, Pimp C5:25
11."Good Stuff"Pimp C, Sergio, Bun B3:48
12."Ridin' Dirty"Pimp C, Bun B5:32
13."Outro"Pimp C9:26
Sample credits
  • "One Day" contains a sample of "Ain't I Been Good to You" performed by Isley Brothers.
  • "Pinky Ring" contains a sample of "Future Shock" performed by Curtis Mayfield.
  • "Diamonds & Wood" contains samples of "Munchies for Your Love" performed by Bootsy Collins and "Elbows Swang" performed by .380.
  • "Good Stuff" contains samples of "Backstrokin'" performed by The Fatback Band and "Money" performed by Pink Floyd.
  • "Ridin' Dirty" contains samples of "Mister Mellow" performed by Maynard Ferguson and "Angel" performed by Wes Montgomery.
  • "Outro" contains samples of "Munchies for Your Love" performed by Bootsy Collins.

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 15
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leo Stanley (1996-07-29). "Ridin' Dirty - UGK". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  2. ^ "UGK :: Ridin' Dirty :: Jive Records". Rapreviews.com. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  3. ^ UGK Thump Plies To Top Billboard Albums Chart
  4. ^ https://www.stereogum.com/1890942/ridin-dirty-turns-20/franchises/the-anniversary/
  5. ^ "Ridin’ Dirty is to the South what Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions… is to New York; namely, a work of such immense and enduring power that no one making hip-hop after its release can completely escape its influence."
  6. ^ "UGK Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  7. ^ "UGK Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.

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