Young Soldierz (album)

Young Soldierz is the debut and only studio album by American West Coast hip hop group Young Soldierz. It was released on February 2, 1994 via Dangerous Records and Warlock Records.[1][2] Record production of the album was primarily handled by Ronnie Ron and a variety of producers, including J. Stank, Rashad Coes, Flip, and the Dukes brothers (Duké-E-Fingaz and Leroy Dukes). It also features guest appearances from fellow Bloods & Crips members, such as Tweedy Bird Loc (from Kelly Park Compton Crips), Nini X and the Carter brothers (O.Y.G Redrum 781 and Lil Leak) (from Avenue Piru Gang), Keystone (from Watts Franklin Square Crips), Lil' Stretch's brother Big Stretch (from Bounty Hunter Bloods), Big Freeze, Dba Flip, and DJ Battlecat on scratches. The album spawned two singles: "Alligator"/"Buck 'Em With The '9'" and "If Tomorrow Comes".

Young Soldierz
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 2, 1994
Recorded1993
Genre
Length1:08:00
Label
Producer
  • Ronnie Ron (also exec.)
  • Duké-E-Fingaz
  • J. Stank
  • Leroy Dukes
  • Rashad Coes
  • Big Wy
  • Flip
  • Lil' Stretch
  • Tweedy Bird Loc
Singles from Young Soldierz
  1. "Alligator / Buck 'Em With the '9'"
    Released: 1993
  2. "If Tomorrow Comes"
    Released: 1994

Although this was the only album the Young Soldierz would release, two members, Wytony "Big Wy" Dillon and Dajuan "Dog a.k.a. Suga Buga" White would release a string of albums as The Relativez.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Alligator" (featuring Keystone)
  • J. Stank
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
3:52
2."If Tomorrow Comes" (featuring Tammi Holt)
  • Duké-E-Fingaz
  • Leroy Dukes
5:09
3."In the Mornin' Man"
4:00
4."In the Pen" 0:27
5."When I Think of Home"
  • Flip
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
4:46
6."Flex Back to My Dog House" (featuring Dog & Pops)
  • Rashad Coes
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
5:13
7."Stressin' I Ain't Livin' Right"
  • Duké-E-Fingaz
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
5:03
8."Wanted Child"
  • J. Stank
  • Lil' Stretch
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
5:12
9."Cut Throat Punk" 0:08
10."Tough Guy" (featuring Dog)
  • J. Stank
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
4:08
11."You Better Know (Who Your Homies Are)"
  • J. Stank
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
5:31
12."Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This" (featuring Tammi Holt)
  • Duké-E-Fingaz
  • J. Stank
  • Leroy Dukes
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
4:08
13."Straight Gangsta Mack" (featuring Lil Leak & Redrum 781)
  • Big Wy
  • J. Stank
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
4:07
14."S.I.S." 0:06
15."Buck 'Em With the "9"" (featuring Nini X & Dog)
  • J. Stank
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
4:12
16."East Side, West Side" (featuring Big Freeze, Big Stretch, Dog, Flip, Keystone, Pops & Tweedy Bird Loc)
  • Rashad Coes
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
7:46
17."Outro"
  • Duké-E-Fingaz
  • Leroy Dukes
  • Ronnie M. Phillips
4:12
Total length:1:08:00

Sample credits[3]

PersonnelEdit

  • Wytony "Big Wy" Dillon – main artist, producer (track 13)
  • Samari "Lil' Stretch" Doby – main artist, producer & mixing (track 8)
  • Dajuan "Dog a.k.a. Suga Buga" White – featured artist (tracks: 6, 10, 15-16)
  • Pops – featured artist (tracks: 6, 16)
  • Kizza "Keystone" Doby – featured artist (tracks: 1, 16)
  • James "Lil Leak" Carter – featured artist (track 13)
  • Jermaine "Redrum781" Carter – featured artist (track 13)
  • Rajni "Nini X" Faulks – featured artist (track 15)
  • Richard "Tweedy Bird Loc" Johnson – featured artist (track 16), producer (track 3)
  • Michael "Flip" Barber – featured artist (track 16), producer & mixing (track 5)
  • Layson "Big Freeze" Kennard – featured artist (track 16)
  • Big Stretch – featured artist (track 16)
  • Tammi Holt – featured artist (tracks: 2, 12)
  • Ronnie Marlon Phillips – producer & mixing (tracks: 1-3, 5-8, 10-13, 15-17), executive producer
  • J. Stank – producer & mixing (tracks: 1, 3, 8, 10-13, 15), bass (tracks: 2, 12), keyboards (track 12)
  • Robert "Duké-E-Fingaz" Dukes – producer (tracks: 2-3, 7, 12, 17), mixing (tracks: 3, 7, 12, 17), guitar (tracks: 2-3, 7, 12), keyboards (tracks: 2, 7)
  • Leroy Dukes – producer (tracks: 2, 12, 17), organ (track 2), bass (tracks: 3, 7), guitar (track 3), keyboards (track: 3, 12)
  • James Rashad Coes – producer (tracks: 6, 16), scratches (track 1)
  • Kevin "DJ Battlecat" Gilliam – scratches (tracks: 3, 6-7, 10, 13)
  • Leonard "Pimper" Jackson – mixing (tracks: 1-3, 5-8, 10-13, 15-17), recording
  • Cliff Badowski – photography

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Young Soldierz by Young Soldierz on Apple Music, February 2, 1994, retrieved December 23, 2017
  2. ^ "Young Soldierz - Young Soldierz | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Young Soldierz on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved December 23, 2017.

External linksEdit

Young Soldierz at Discogs (list of releases)