Tru 2 da Game

Tru 2 da Game is the fourth studio album released by New Orleans hip-hop group, TRU. It was released February 18, 1997 on No Limit Records and was produced by Beats By the Pound . The album found a large amount of success, peaking at #8 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums selling 200,000 copies in its first week. A single from the album entitled "I Always Feel Like..." also found some success, peaking at #71 on the Billboard Hot 100, #11 on the Hot Rap Singles and #42 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. The same year the album was re-released with the song "Smoking Green" removed. The re-released version included three new songs, a club mix version of "No Limit Soldiers", a C-Murder solo song "Eyes Of A Killa" and a Silkk The Shocker solo song "Pimp Shit." "FEDz" samples Aaliyah's hit single "If Your Girl Only Knew". The album was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA, on October 2, 1997, and remains the group's most successful album.[2]

Tru 2 da Game
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 18, 1997
Recorded1996
GenreGangsta Rap, Southern Hip Hop
LabelNo Limit/Priority
ProducerBeats By the Pound (exec.)
K-Lou, DJ Daryl
TRU chronology
True
(1995)
Tru 2 da Game
(1997)
Da Crime Family
(1999)
Singles from Tru 2 da Game
  1. "I Always Feel Like"
    Released: January 21, 1997
  2. "FEDz"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars

Track listingEdit

Original Release Track List - Tru 2 da Game

Disc 1
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro" (Master P & Lil' Romeo) 2:47
2."No Limit Soldier" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker, C-Murder & Mia X)KLC & Mo B. Dick7:04
3."I Always Feel Like..." (Master P, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X & Mo B. Dick)Craig B & KLC5:07
4."There Dey Go" (Master P & Silkk the Shocker)Craig B & KLC4:38
5."I Got Candy" (Silkk the Shocker, Master P & Mo B. Dick)KLC & Mo B. Dick4:23
6."Ghetto Thang" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & Big Ed)K-Lou3:54
7."FEDz" (C-Murder, Master P, Silkk the Shocker & Mia X)Mo B. Dick5:42
8."What They Call Us?" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & C-Murder)KLC5:51
9."Smoking Green" (Master P & Mo B. Dick)Craig B5:52
10."Gangstas Make The World" (Silkk the Shocker, Master P, C-Murder & Mr. Serv-On)Mo B. Dick4:57
11."Swamp Nigga" (Master P)KLC5:14
12."Ghetto Cheeze" (Master P & Silkk the Shocker)DJ Daryl4:25
13."Heaven 4 A Gangsta (TRU Remix)" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & C-Murder)Craig B, KLC & Mo B. Dick4:41
Disc 2
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."TRU 2 Da Game" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker, Big Ed & Mr. Serv-On)K-Lou4:53
2."Freak Hoes" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & Mia X)KLC3:49
3."TRU ?s" (C-Murder)Craig B4:11
4."1nce Upon A Time" (Silkk the Shocker & C-Loc)KLC2:15
5."Pop Goes My 9" (Silkk the Shocker, Master P, Kane & Abel & Mo B. Dick)Mo B. Dick4:46
6."It's My Time" (Mia X)Craig B2:51
7."Torcher Chamber" (C-Murder)Mo B. Dick3:30
8."They Can't Stop Us!" (Master P & Silkk the Shocker)KLC4:57
9."The Lord Is Testin' Me" (C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker & Master P)KLC5:42
10."Final Ride" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & C-Murder)Craig B6:03

Track listingEdit

Re-release Track List - Tru 2 da Game

Disc 1
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro" (Master P & Lil' Romeo) 2:47
2."No Limit Soldier" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker, C-Murder & Mia X)KLC & Mo B. Dick7:04
3."I Always Feel Like" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker, Mia X & Mo B. Dick)Craig B & KLC5:07
4."There Dey Go" (Master P & Silkk the Shocker)Craig B & KLC4:38
5."I Got Candy" (Silkk the Shocker, Master P & Mo B. Dick)KLC & Mo B. Dick4:23
6."Ghetto Thang" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & Big Ed)K-Lou3:54
7."FEDz" (C-Murder, Master P, Silkk the Shocker & Mia X)Mo B. Dick5:42
8."What They Call Us?" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & C-Murder)KLC5:51
9."Gangstas Make The World" (Silkk the Shocker, Master P, C-Murder & Mr. Serv-On)Mo B. Dick4:57
10."Swamp Nigga" (Master P)KLC5:14
11."Pimp Shit" (Silkk the Shocker)Craig B4:23
12."Eyes Of A Killa" (C-Murder)Craig B, KLC, Mo B. Dick4:09
13."FEDz (Radio Version)" (C-Murder, Master P, Silkk the Shocker & Mia X)Mo B. Dick5:42
Disc 2
No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Ghetto Cheeze" (Master P & Silkk the Shocker)DJ Daryl4:25
2."Heaven 4 A Gangsta (TRU Remix)" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & C-Murder)Craig B, KLC & Mo B. Dick4:41
3."TRU 2 Da Game" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker, Big Ed & Mr. Serv-On)K-Lou4:53
4."Freak Hoes" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & Mia X)KLC3:49
5."TRU ?s" (C-Murder)Craig B4:11
6."1nce Upon A Time" (Silkk the Shocker & C-Loc)KLC2:15
7."Pop Goes My 9" (Silkk the Shocker, Master P, Kane & Abel & Mo B. Dick)Mo B. Dick4:46
8."It's My Time" (Mia X)Craig B2:51
9."Torcher Chamber" (C-Murder)Mo B. Dick3:30
10."They Can't Stop Us!" (Master P & Silkk the Shocker)KLC4:57
11."The Lord Is Testin' Me" (C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker & Master P)KLC5:42
12."No Limit Soldies (Club Mix)" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker, C-Murder & Mia X)KLC7:04
13."Final Ride" (Master P, Silkk the Shocker & C-Murder)Craig B6:03

Music videosEdit

I Always Feel Like... featuring Mia X & Mo B. Dick [1]

FEDz featuring Mia X [2]

SamplesEdit

"I Always Feel Like..." samples "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell featuring Michael Jackson

"I Got Candy" samples "Candy" by Cameo

"FEDz" samples "If Your Girl Only Knew" by Aaliyah

"Smoking Green" samples "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Croft

"TRU 2 Da Game" samples "Why Have I Lost You?" by Cameo

"Pop Goes My 9" samples "(Pop, Pop, Pop, Pop) Goes My Mind" by LeVert

"TRU ?'s" samples "No More ?'s" by Eazy-E

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[2] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo (February 18, 1997). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "American album certifications – TRU – Tru 2 da Game". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Tru, TLP". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Tru, BLP". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1997". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  6. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1997". Billboard. Retrieved June 16, 2021.