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The Bumpy Johnson Album is the fourth solo studio album by American rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep. The album was released on October 2, 2012.[1] The album was released exclusively to digital download retailers.[2] The album is his second release in 2012 following H.N.I.C. Part 3 that was released two months earlier.[3] Half of the songs on the album were previously released on The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP which was released in 2011.[4] The song "Twilight" had a verse by Havoc.[5]

The Bumpy Johnson Album
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2, 2012
Recorded2011-2012
GenreHip hop
Length50:43
LabelInfamous Records
ProducerThe Alchemist, Sid Roams, S.C., King Benny
Prodigy chronology
H.N.I.C. 3
(2012)
The Bumpy Johnson Album
(2012)
Albert Einstein
(2013)

Critical responseEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX     [6]

The Bumpy Johnson Album was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics. Jesse Fairfax of HipHopDX gave the album three and a half stars out of five, saying "The Bumpy Johnson Album celebrates Prodigy's longevity as he continues mastering perseverance, his knack for surviving rough neighborhoods and other general obstacles detailed on "Stronger." While his typically threatening tone is present throughout much of the material, an increased sense of wisdom is found (possibly resulting from his 2008-2011 jail stint) showing potential for further enlightenment down the line. Aside from being subject to repetitive self-important content regarding his accomplished act, fans should wind up reassured this dynamic emcee is back on the right track holding his own without a partner or popular misplaced features to boost his visibility."[6]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Change"Sid Roams2:31
2."The One and Only"The Alchemist3:55
3."Told Ya’ll"Sid Roams4:29
4."Go Off"Sid Roams4:25
5."Recipe for Murder"S.C.4:24
6."Hitman"King Benny3:59
7."Medicine Man"The Alchemist3:37
8."For One Night Only"The Alchemist5:16
9."Twilight"Sid Roams3:20
10."Black Devil"Sid Roams3:58
11."Stronger"King Benny4:19
12."No one Can Do It Like This"Sid Roams1:53

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Bumpy Johnson Album Explicit". October 2, 2012. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Bumpy Johnson Album by Prodigy". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  3. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2012-09-27). "Prodigy "The Bumpy Johnson Album" Tracklist, Cover Art & Release Date | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  4. ^ "Download Prodigy's "The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP"". Complex. 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  5. ^ "Prodigy's 'The Bumpy Johnson Album' Cover And Tracklisting Unveiled - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2012-09-27. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  6. ^ a b Fairfax, Jesse (December 10, 2012). "Prodigy The Bumpy Johnson Album". HipHopDX. Retrieved October 12, 2012.