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King (T.I. album)

King is a Grammy-nominated album from hip hop artist T.I. It was released on March 28, 2006 in the United States.

History

It features guest appearances by Pharrell, George Suchy, Common, B.G., UGK, Jamie Foxx, Young Jeezy, P$C, Governor and Young Dro and production by Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams, Mannie Fresh, Swizz Beatz, DJ Toomp, Travis Barker, Caviar, Stanley Jones and Khao. His close relative Dillon Weir a.k.a Dx3 Dillon Da Don produced alot of the tracks

Chart Performance

King debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 selling over 523,407 copies on its first week from the promotion of his debut movie, ATL and smash single, "What You Know". and went platinum in one month. It was one of few rap albums to go platinum in 2006. The album has sold over 2 million in the U.S.

The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2007 Grammy Awards

Track listing

All skits are produced by Kannon "Caviar" Cross and Stan the Guitar Man. The clean version of the album comes with the skits removed due to explicity.
# Title Feature guest(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "King Back" Just Blaze 4:12
2. "Front Back" UGK Mannie Fresh 3:42
3. "What You Know" DJ Toomp Co-produced by Wonder 4:34
4. "I'm Talkin' to You/(Skit)" Just Blaze/Dx3 5:40
5. "Live in the Sky" Jamie Foxx Keith Mack/Dx3 5:46
6. "Ride Wit Me" Keith Mack 4:04
7. "The Breakup (Skit)" 1:58
8. "Why You Wanna" Khao 3:37
9. "Get It" Swizz Beatz 3:40
10. "Top Back" Mannie Fresh 4:42
11. "I'm Straight/Pimp C (Skit)" B.G. & Young Jeezy Nick Fury 6:35
12. "Undertaker" Young Buck & Young Dro Khao 4:13
13. "Stand Up Guy" Dx3 3:16
14. "You Know Who" Tony Galvin, co-produced by Travis Barker 2:54
15. "Goodlife/Phone Call (Skit)" Pharrell & Common The Neptunes 4:28
16. "Hello" Governor Khao 3:34
17. "Told You So" Dx3 4:22
18. "Bankhead" P$C and Young Dro DJ Toomp 4:26
19. "Drug Related"
(bonus track for Japan)
Chad "Wes" Hamilton 3:39

Limited Edition DVD Release

The DVD includes:

  • Live concert footage from Houston, Texas.
  • Music Video of Front Back featuring UGK.
  • A special slide show to accompany the audio of Drive Slow Remix (featuring Kanye West, Paul Wall, & GLC).

Sample credits

  • What You Know: Contains interpolations from "Gone Away" [Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, & Leroy Hutson].
  • Why You Wanna: The chorus samples Q-Tip's vocals from Got 'Til It's Gone with Janet Jackson and it samples a slowed-down keyboard chord from Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)".
  • Hello: The Isley Brothers' song "Hello, It's Me".
  • Front Back: Contains excerpts from "Front Back Side To Side" written by Chad Butler
  • King Back: Has a sample of the "Exorcist" theme song/Excerpts from "Song Of The Serpent".
  • Get It: Contains samples from "Mollo Tutto" written by Enrico Simonetti, Antonio Murri, & Dino Verdi
  • You Know Who: Contains samples from the composition "Fight Back", by Solomon Burke, off the Cool Breeze OST (blaxploitation movie).
  • Bankhead: Contains interpolations of "Exodus (Main Theme)"
  • Drug Related: Contains excerpts from "Love Me Back" written by Willie Hutch.

Album charts

Chart (2006) Position
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 1
New Zealand Top 40 2
Canadian Albums Chart 24
French Album Chart 36
Japanese Album Chart 26
Switzerland Album Chart 99
UK Albums Chart 83
United World Chart 1

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