Guilty Conscience (album)

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Guilty Conscience
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Studio album by J. Holiday
Released January 28, 2014
Recorded 2013
Genre
Length 45:11
Label
  • Music Line
  • HMG
  • Central South Distribution
Fontana
Producer
Credits and personnel
J. Holiday chronology
Round 2
(2009)Round 22009
Guilty Conscience
(2014)
Singles from Guilty Conscience
  1. "After We Fuck"
    Released: November 12, 2013
  2. "Incredible"
    Released: February 17, 2014
  3. "Where Are You Now"
    Released: August 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Urban Informer4.5/5 stars[1]
You Know I Got Soul4/5 stars[2]

Guilty Conscience is the third studio album by American recording artist J. Holiday, released on January 28, 2014 by Music Line Group, HMG and Central South Distribution. It serves as Holiday's first album in nearly five years, since the release of Round 2 (2009) and his first independent release.

The album features production from Lil Ronnie, Ronnie D, Jerry Wonda, Blaq Smurph and Miyk Snoddy, among others.[3] Guilty Conscience receive mostly positive reviews, giving the album 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The album was a commercial disappointment, becoming the lowest selling release of Holiday's career.

Background[edit]

On January 8, 2014, during an interview with Urban Bridgez, J. Holiday spoke about the album title, saying:

"I named it Guilty Conscience because it’s basically like a movie. Let’s say, because I do what I do; I’m an R&B artist. So let’s say that if you could put a soundtrack to my life, in the last 5 years, this would be the soundtrack. So it’s kind of like, I’m telling my business. You know what I mean and I didn’t really want to, but it’s going to help when it comes to relationships like love and all of that because it’s like the sh*t really happens. The same way Steve Harvey did the book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. So it’s like the album, like I messed up with my main chick, trying to get with the side-chick. Like she was out there, but I didn’t know. So now I’m learning and I have to go back and fix my relationship because the side-chick got me all tore up. So for instance, like on the title track Guilty Conscience, that’s me talking to my main girl. And now I’m like, where you going, what are you doing, why are you doing this, why are you putting on make-up? You know what I mean and that’s the guilty conscience and what it’s about."[4]

Singles[edit]

The song "Sign My Name" was released as a buzz single, on May 29, 2012, it peaked at number 22 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[5] The first single "After We Fuck" was released on September 23, 2013.[6] A music video was released on November 22, 2013,[7] the second single "Incredible", was sent to urban radio on February 17, 2014.

Promotion[edit]

He released a sampler of the album, that contains 4 snippets and 3 of the tracks.[8]

Commercial Performance[edit]

Due to the album's lack of promotion, it would only managed to debut at number 42 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

Guilty Conscience – CDdigital downloadstreaming
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Incredible"
  • Brandon Alexander Hodge
  • Ronnie Jackson
  • Marquis A. Foxx
  • Aaron C. Sledge
4:02
2."Thinkin About You"
  • Richard Preston Butler
  • Jermine Jackson
  • Andrew Harr
  • Andre Davidson
  • Karlyn Ramsey
  • Shawn Davidson
Phil Cornish2:38
3."Cloud 9"
  • Alexandria Dollar
  • Jordan Dollar
  • Ronnie Jackson
Phil Cornish3:51
4."After We Fuck"
  • Rafael Ishman
  • Jackson
  • Ronak Dalal
  • Lil Ronnie
  • Ronnie D
3:31
5."Guilty Conscience" 
  • Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes
  • Phil Cornish
4:08
6."Ms. Get Around"  3:33
7."Wrong Turn"  3:23
8."Home Wrecker" Lil Ronnie4:08
9."Dumb" Patrick "Guitarboy" Hayes3:24
10."Come Back Home"
  • Shaunte Talbert
  • Christopher Newland
  • Jackson
 3:23
11."Where Are You Now"
  • Samuel James Harris III
  • Terry Lewis
 4:22
12."Heaven"John W. JacksonArden Altino4:49
Total length:42:11
Note

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits for Guilty Conscience adopted from Allmusic.[10]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 42

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label
United States January 28, 2014[12]

[13]

  • Music Line
  • HMG

References[edit]