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Self Explanatory is the debut album by I-20. The album has contributions from fellow DTP artists, Ludacris, Tity Boi, Lil Fate, Shawnna and Chingy. The album was released in 2004, after many guest appearances by I-20 on DTP records. The clean version of the album features the video for "Fightin' In The Club" (enhanced CD) and the explicit version of the album features behind-the-scenes (enhanced CD)

Self Explanatory
I-20 album cover Self Explanatory.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 5, 2004
GenreSouthern hip hop
LabelDisturbing tha Peace, Capitol Records
ProducerChristopher Bridges (exec.), Chaka Zulu (exec.), Jeff Dixon (exec.), DJ Paul, Jayson Dyer, Groove Junkees, The Heatmakerz, Hot Runner, Juicy J, Craig Love, Rich Nice, Red Spyda, Salaam Remi, Ski, Joe Traxx, Lil Jon
I-20 chronology
Self Explanatory Blood in the Water
Singles from Self Explanatory
  1. "Fightin' in the Club"
    Released: 2004
  2. "Break Bread"
    Released: 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
RapReviews.com7/10 link


  1. Eyes Open (Intro) - 1:46
  2. Meet the Dealer (featuring Ludacris) - 3:40
  3. Fightin' in the Club (featuring Chingy, Lil Fate & Tity Boi) - 3:54
  4. The Realist - 3:53
  5. Backstage (featuring Butch Cassidy) - 3:37
  6. Break Bread (featuring Ludacris & Bone Crusher) - 4:37
  7. May Sound Crazy - 3:43
  8. Hennessey & Hydro (featuring Three 6 Mafia) - 3:47
  9. Point 'Em Out (featuring Juvenile) - 3:47
  10. So Decatur - 4:00
  11. OG Anthem (featuring Butch Cassidy) - 5:27
  12. Slow Fuckin' (featuring Shawnna) - 5:43
  13. Kisha - 4:36
  14. Hey Shawty (featuring Devin the Dude) - 3:50

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2004) Peak
Billboard 200 42
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 5


  • Track number 4 "The Realist" samples Yvonne Fair's "Let Your Hair Down".
  • Track number 7 "May Sound Crazy" samples The Dramatics' "In The Rain".
  • Track number 8 "Hennessy & Hydro" samples Teddy Pendergrass's "Let Me Love You".
  • Track number 9 "Point 'Em Out" samples Run DMC's "Darryl & Joe".