Ridin High

Ridin High

:"For other uses of Ridin High, see Riding High"

Infobox Album |
Name = Ridin High
Type = Album
Artist = 8Ball & MJG

Released = March 13, 2007 (U.S.)
Recorded = 2006-2007
Genre = Memphis rap
Southern rap
Gangsta rap
Length = 1:14:38
Label = Bad Boy South
Producer = Diddy (Executive Producer)
Mario Winans
Jazze Pha
Drum Majors
DJ Toomp
Midnite Black
DJ Nasty & LVM
Gorilla Zoe
Bigg D
Reviews =
* AllHipHop rating|3.5|5 [http://allhiphop.com/reviews/?ID=1138 link]
* Allmusic rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:rps9kectgq70 link]
* Def Sounds rating|8|10 [http://www.defsounds.com/reviews/view/1122-8ball-and-mjg-ridin-high.html link]
* Down-South.com rating|5|5 [http://www.down-south.com/content/view/353/67/ link]
* Entertainment Weekly (B-) [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20014524,00.html link]
* Boo Goo Doo boom rating|3.5|5 [http://bgdboom.blogspot.com/2007/03/es-music-reviews-8-ball-and-mjg.html]
* HipHopDX.com rating|2.5|5 [http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/reviews/id.767/title.8ball-mjg-ridin-high link]
* Okayplayer rating|2.5|5 [http://www.okayplayer.com/reviews/index.php/weblog/more/ridin_high/ link]
* RapReviews.com (7.5/10) [http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2007_05_ridinhigh.html link]
* Stylus Magazine (C) [http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/8ball-mjg/ridin-high.htm link]
* Urban-Reviews rating|3.5|5 [http://www.urban-reviews.com/hiphop-apr07.html#8ballmjg link]
* USA Today rating|3|4 [http://www.usatoday.com/http://www.dubcnn.com/interviews/8ballandmjg]
* XXL rating|4|5 [http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=2573 link]
Last album = "Living Legends"
This album = "Ridin High""
Next album = TBA

"Ridin High" is the seventh album by the 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 & 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 [http://www.8ballandmjg.com] . 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. [Katie Hasty, [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003560735 "Musiq, Lloyd Usher Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart"] , Billboard.com, March 21, 2007.] As of September 2007, the album has sold approximately 200,000 copies worldwide. Fact|date=April 2008

Track listing


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