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Soundbombing III is the third installment of the Rawkus Records Soundbombing series. The album was not nearly as critically acclaimed as its predecessor Soundbombing 2, but was able to sell moderately well, led by the single "The Life", featuring Styles P and Pharoahe Monch which was sent to radio during the week of April 29, 2002. Taking after 2000's Lyricist Lounge 2, Soundbombing III furthers the label's transition to a more commercial sound, which caused harsh criticisms from die-hard Rawkus fans. The album features Styles P, Pharoahe Monch, Mos Def, Skillz, Missy Elliott, Kool G Rap, Capone-N-Noreaga, Hi-Tek, Jonell, Method Man, Zap Mama, Talib Kweli, Common, Q-Tip, The Beatnuts, DJ Quik, Novel, The Roots, Cocoa Brovaz, Dawn Penn and R.A. The Rugged Man. The compilation is hosted by Cipha Sounds and Mr. Choc. The compilation contains many remixes of tracks already having appeared on earlier released albums, however the album does contain singles.

Soundbombing III
Compilation album by
ReleasedJune 4, 2002
GenreHip Hop
LabelRawkus Records
Anthony Tidd
Zap Mama
The Beatnuts
DJ Quik
The Roots
Curt Gowdy
Rawkus Records chronology
Lyricist Lounge 2
Soundbombing III
Best of Decade I: 1995-2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
RapReviews.com3.5/5 stars link
HipHopDX.com3/5 stars link

Track listingEdit

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Other album appearance(s)
1 "Intro" Cipha Sounds, Mr. Choc
2 "The Life" Ayatollah Styles P, Pharoahe Monch A Gangster and a Gentleman
3 "Freak Daddy" Rockwilder Mos Def Previously unreleased
4 "Skit" *Interlude*
5 "Crew Deep" Hi-Tek Skillz, Kandi, Missy Elliott I Ain't Mad No More
6 "My Life" V.I.C. Kool G Rap, Capone-N-Noreaga The Giancana Story
7 "Round & Round (Remix)" Hi-Tek Hi-Tek, Jonell, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Method Man Hi-Teknology
8 "Yelling Away" Anthony Tidd, Zap Mama Zap Mama, Talib Kweli, Common Ancestry in Progress
9 "Skit" *Interlude*
10 "What Lies Beneath" Q-Tip Q-Tip
11 "The Trouble Is..." The Beatnuts The Beatnuts
12 "Put It In The Air" DJ Quik Talib Kweli, DJ Quik Quality
13 "They Don't Flow" Novel Novel, Skillz
14 "Rhymes & Ammo" The Roots The Roots, Talib Kweli Phrenology (as a hidden track)
15 "Spit Again" Curt Gowdy Cocoa Brovaz, Dawn Penn
16 "On The Block" Jocko R.A. The Rugged Man, L. Dionne and Human Beatbox Bub Die, Rugged Man, Die
17 "Outro" Cipha Sounds, Mr. Choc

Album chart positionsEdit

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2002 Soundbombing 3 #23 #8

Singles chart positionsEdit

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2002 "The Life" - #66 -
"Crew Deep" - #83 -