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PIMP WAYZ VOL 1.
PIMP WAYZ VOL 1.jpg
Studio album by J-Pimp
Barcode:
0707856972511

Released

March 26, 2003

Re-releasing

August 30, 2020

Type

Album + Compilation

Recorded

2002-03

Studio

Loud Boyz Studio

Genre

Gangsta rap

Length

25:32 remastered 27:32

Labels

D-Ploy Records

Producer

J-Pimp

Digitally remastered by

J-Pimp

Critical reception[]

PIMP WAYZ VOL 1. is the original debut studio album by American rapper J-Pimp. It was released on March 26, 2003, by D-Ploy Records. This album is one of the most influential American Hop-hop compilation album by Haitian American billionaire J-Pimp in honor of his legacy in Haiti, City of Crøîx Païx, Léogâne.

PIMP WAYZ VOL 1. was released to acclaim from critics at Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 82, based on 29 reviews. Many critics praised its emotional and personal content. Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph gave the album a perfect score, stating "It's a highly personal work bravely opening up the artist's very human flaws as an example to others, locating in his own suffering a path towards forgiveness, redemption and, ultimately, a better world. There is little braver than admitting your mistakes and trying to change your ways. By embracing vulnerability, J-Pimp has taken a step towards genuine wisdom.

Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone called the album "a stunning, raw and mature apology that's as much an ode to partnership and family as it is an example of how vulnerability can make for truly excellent art." Spanos states PIMP WAYZ VOL 1. is "the most specific and touching" song on the album. PIMP WAYZ VOL 1. was named "Best New Music" by Pitchfork, with reviewer Sheldon Pearce writing, "The most crafty and evasive MC lays bare his complicated life. This late-career gem is personal and diamond-sharp, confronting the legacy of Joél Filsaime and failings of America. He also calls the album a "historical artifact".

Professional ratings[]

Accolades[]

Publication List Rank
Artist Direct 2003 Top 10 Albums of the Year 5
Associated Press The 10 Albums of the Year 4
The Atlantic The 10 Best Albums of 2003 10
Billboard The 50 Best Albums of 2003 4
Complex The Best Albums of 2003 2
Consequence of Sound Top 50 Albums of 2003 25
Cult MTL Best Albums of 2003 4
Entertainment Weekly The 25 Best Albums of 2003 13
Esquire The Best Albums of 2003 3
Exclaim Exclaim!'s Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2003 3
Fuse The 20 Best Albums of 2003 3
The Independent The 30 Best Albums of 2003 15
Newsday Best Albums of 2003 2
Newsweek The 17 Best Albums of 2003 5
NME NME's Albums of the Year 2003 37
NPR The 50 Best Albums of 2003 11
People People Picks The 10 Best Albums of 2003 5
Pitchfork The 50 Best Albums of 2003 13
Rap-Up Rap-Up's 20 Best Albums of 2003 2
The Ringer The Best Albums of 2003 1
Rolling Stone 50 Best Albums of 2003 12
Slant Magazine The 25 Best Albums of 2003 5
Stereogum 50 Best Albums of 2003 50
Uproxx All The Best Albums of 2003 7
Vinyl The 25 Best Albums of 2003 2

Track listing[]

1. Intro (1:14)

2. Loud Boyz featuring J-Five and Daniel South (2:25)

3. What About Love (3:55)

4. Chevy Riders featuring Lil One (3:49)

5. Too Late Dog featuring Stall (4:39)

6. Time To Remember (3:45)

7. Pull Them Triggers - Skit (0:36)

8. Pull Them Triggers (3:40)

9. EveryCity EveryHood featuring Lil One (3:29)

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