Reality Check (Juvenile album)

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Reality Check
Reality Check.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 7, 2006 (2006-03-07)
Recorded2005–06
GenreHip hop
Length71:54
Label
Producer
Juvenile chronology
Juve the Great
(2003)
Reality Check
(2006)
Cocky & Confident
(2009)
Singles from Reality Check
  1. "Rodeo"
    Released: February 27, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB-[2]
HipHopDX3.5/5 stars[3]
Okayplayer4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media(7.9/10)[5]
RapReviews(8/10)[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[7]
Stylus MagazineB[8]
USA Today3/4 stars[9]
Vibe3.5/5 stars[10]

Reality Check is the seventh studio album by American rapper Juvenile. The album was released on March 7, 2006, by UTP Records and Atlantic Records;[11] the album features guest appearances from Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Fat Joe and Ludacris, among others.

Reality Check was supported by three singles "Rodeo", "Get Ya Hustle On" and "Way I Be Leanin'"; the album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 174,000 copies its first week.[12] The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single "Rodeo"; it was produced by Cool & Dre was released; the single had charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at a modest number 41.[13]

The album's second single "Get Ya Hustle On"; it was produced by Donald XL Robertson was released; the song describes as a scathing indictment for the local government and the media's response from the 2005's Hurricane Katrina, including lyrics such as "the mayor ain't your friend, he's the enemy-just to get your vote, a saint is what he pretend to be" and "fuck foxnews I don't listen to y'all ass, couldn't get a nigga off the roof when the storm passed."[14]

The album's third single "Way I Be Leanin'" featuring Mike Jones, Paul Wall; along with his label-mates Wacko and Skip was released; the music video for "Way I Be Leanin'" premiered on MTV's Making the Video.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro" Stormy Dai0:26
2."Get Ya Hustle On"T. Gray, T. Freeman, D. RobertsonXL, Sinista3:29
3."Around the Way"T. Gray, T. FreemanSinista3:55
4."Sets Go Up" (featuring Wacko)T. Gray, S. Storch, D. GrisonScott Storch4:12
5."Rodeo"T. Gray, A. Lyons, M. Valenzano, R. KellyCool & Dre3:58
6."What's Happenin'"T. Gray, T. FreemanSinista3:37
7."Loose Booty" (featuring 8 Ball & Skip)T. Gray, D. Miller, P. Smith, C. NocholasStormy Dai4:12
8."Way I Be Leanin'" (featuring Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Wacko & Skip)T. Gray, J. Hunter, M. Jones, P. Slayton, C. Nicholas, D. Grison, T. Mosely, S. CarterPerion4:08
9."Break a Brick Down"T. Gray, A. Lyons, M. ValenzanoCool & Dre4:41
10."Who's Ya Daddy"T. Gray, T. FreemanSinista3:18
11."I Know You Know" (featuring Trey Songz)T. Gray, N. Perez, T. Neverson, M. CarenHappy Perez4:06
12."Keep Talkin'" (featuring Skip & Red Eyezz)T. Gray, T. Freeman, C. Nicholas, P. JamesSinista3:52
13."Rock Like That" (featuring Bun B)T. Gray, T. Freeman, B. FreemanSinista3:32
14."Why Not" (featuring Skip)T. Gray, J. Smith, C. Love, L. Jefferson, J. Phillips, R. JonesLil Jon3:53
15."Animal"B. ThomasMannie Fresh3:42
16."Addicted" (featuring Brian McKnight)T. Gray, B. McKnightBrian McKnight3:45
17."Holla Back"T. Gray, T. FreemanSinista4:03
18."Pop U" (featuring Ludacris & Fat Joe)T. Gray, J. Cartagena, C. Bridges, M. DeanMike Dean, Juvenile4:25
19."Say It to Me Now" (featuring Kango of Partners-N-Crime)T. Gray, S. StorchScott Storch4:45
iTunes bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
20."Come Out the Laundry" (featuring Skip)3:21

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[16] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[17] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Jeffries (2006-03-07). "Reality Check - Juvenile | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  2. ^ "CG: juvenile". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  3. ^ "Juvenile - Reality Check". HipHopDX. 2006-03-17. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  4. ^ "Juvenile". Okayplayer.com. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  5. ^ "Juvenile: Reality Check". Pitchfork. 2006-03-26. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  6. ^ "Feature for March 7, 2006 - Juvenile's "Reality Check"". Rapreviews.com. 2006-03-07. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  7. ^ Juvenile (2006-03-06). "Juvenile: Reality Check : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on November 14, 2007. Retrieved 2015-12-18. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ "Juvenile - Reality Check - Review". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  9. ^ "Juvenile raps pointedly about New Orleans". Usatoday30.usatoday.com. 2006-03-06. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  10. ^ "Vibe - Google Livres". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  11. ^ "Juvenile: Reality Check: Juvenile: Music". Amazon.com. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  12. ^ "Juvenile's 'Reality' Upends Ne-Yo At No. 1". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  13. ^ "Juvenile - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  14. ^ "Juvenile - Get Ya Hustle On [Radio Version] (VIDEO)". YouTube. 2009-10-26. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  15. ^ mtv. "Juvenile | Way I Be Leanin' | Music Video". MTV. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  16. ^ "Juvenile Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  17. ^ "Juvenile Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 23, 2014.