Ridin' High

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Format: CD
Label: BAD BOY
Catalog: 83970
Genre: Rap/HipHop
Rel. Date: 03/13/2007
UPC: 075678397028

Ridin' High
Artist: 8ball & Mjg
Format: CD

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When Eightball&MJG were making their ascension up the ranks of the hip-hop hierarchy back in the'90s, little did they know they were drafting a blueprint for the future of hip-hop, purveying a sound that would a decade later be emulated by southern emcees and appreciated by fans from coast to coast. Ridin'High is their sophomore release for Bad Boy Records, and is their strongest album ever.

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''Ridin High'' is the seventh studio album by rap duo 8Ball & MJG and their second release for Bad Boy Records. The album was released on March 13, 2007. It was originally scheduled for July under the title "Pure American Pimpin'", but then has been confirmed to be titled "Ridin High".

The album features artist like Three 6 Mafia, Juvenile, Yung Joc, Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Jazze Pha, 112, Big Pun & Project Pat. Productions will come from Jazze Pha, Sean Dre, Drumma Boy, Lil Jon, DJ Toomp and Timbaland's protégé Nate "Danja" Hills.

The first single off the album is "Relax and Take Notes", which features The Notorious B.I.G. (containing a sample of "Dead Wrong" from his posthumous album ''Born Again'') and fellow Memphian Project Pat. The second single of the album is called "Cruzin'", and it has been confirmed on 8Ball & MJG's official website . The explicit version of the album leaked onto the Internet on March 7, 2007. The album was also highly publicised on Xxlmag.com.

Following its release, the album debuted at number eight on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling about 50,000 copies in its first week. As of September 2007, the album has sold approximately 200,000 copies worldwide. - Wikipedia

Their earlier efforts were replete with the keyboard loops, live instrumentation, and on-point samples that put Memphis on the map in the early '90s. Laden with tracks like "Get Low," "F*** That," and (of course) "Memphis," Ridin' High only solidifies the duo's success.