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Nappy Roots - Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz (2LP, Reissue)

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Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz is the commercial debut studio album by American hip hop sextet Nappy Roots from Kentucky. It was released on February 26, 2002 via Atlantic Records. Recording sessions took place at Tree Sound and PatchWerk Recording Studios in Atlanta, at Soundstage Studios in Nashville, at Rusk, Larrabee West & North and Image Recording Studios in Los Angeles, and at Signature Sound in San Diego. Production was handled mostly by James "Groove" Chambers, along with the Trackboyz, Mike Caren, Mike City, Brian Kidd, Carlos Broady and Troy Johnson. It features guest appearances from Anthony Hamilton, The Bar-Kays, Jazze Pha, Ayesha Kirk, CJ "Voodou" Henry and Tiffany Villarreal.

The album peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200 and at number 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on April 16, 2002 and later reached platinum certification on October 10, 2002.

The album was preceded by a promotional single "Set It Out"/"Hustla" and its lead single "Awnaw", both released in 2001. "Awnaw", featuring vocals from Jazze Pha, made it to #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The second single from the album was "Po' Folks" featuring Anthony Hamilton, which also reached Billboard Hot 100 at peak position #21. The albums' third single, "Headz Up", charted at #88 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and at #39 on the Rhythmic Songs.

Release info

Label: Atlantic R1-83524
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 2017
Genre: Hip Hop


A1 Intro
A2 Hustla
A3 Set It Out
A4 Country Boyz
A5 Ballin' On A Budget
A6 Awnaw
B1 Headz Up
B2 Slums
B3 Po' Folks
B4 Start It Over
B5 Blowin' Trees
C1 Sholiz
C2 Life's A Bitch
C3 My Ride
C4 One Forty
D1 Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny
D2 Kentucky Mud
D3 The Lounge
D4 Ho Down
D5 Headz Up (Refried)

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