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Beat'n Down Yo Block!
Beat'n Down Yo Block!
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Studio album by Unk
Released October 3, 2006 (U.S.)
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Southern hip hop, crunk, gangsta rap
Label Big Oomp Records/Koch Records
Producer DJ Montay, Unk
Unk chronology
Beat'n Down Yo Block!
(2006)
2econd Season
(2008)
Alternative cover
Deluxe edition cover
Deluxe edition cover

Beat'n Down Yo Block! is the debut album from Atlanta-based rapper Unk. It was released October 3, 2006. Beat'n Down Yo Block! features many prominent southern rappers, among them D.G. Yola, Baby D and Dem Franchize Boyz. It also features production by Jazze Pha.

Koch Records re-released an expanded edition of the album on September 25, 2007, featuring previously unreleased tracks and a bonus DVD.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews4.5/10 stars[2]

AllMusic's David Jeffries said that despite the over-bloated track list containing "redundant filler", he praised Unk's delivery and catchy rhymes and Big Oomp overseeing the record, concluding that: "Seeing how Beat'n Down Yo Block is such a loud, hedonistic, and thuggish good time, that's a fair tradeoff."[1] Steve Juon of RapReviews criticized the track list for following a formula that uses the "same tempo, same bassline, same monotonous rap about the same topics" and felt that Unk did little to distinguish himself alongside fellow Southern rappers Young Jeezy and Yung Joc.[2]

Track listing

  1. "Intro" (feat. Jelly) (Platt, Anthony/Shahid, Fard) — 1:53
  2. "Beat'n Down Yo Block" (Humphrey, Montay/Platt, Anthony) — 3:42
  3. "Walk It Out" (Humphrey, Montay/Platt, Anthony/Simmons, Howard) — 2:53
  4. "Comin' Down Da Street" (feat. Loko) (Humphrey, Montay/Platt, Anthony/Scott, Lorenzo) — 2:47
  5. "Bring It Back" (Humphrey, Montay/Platt, Anthony) — 3:29
  6. "2 Step" (Humphrey, Montay/Platt, Anthony/Shahid, Fard) — 3:15
  7. "Slow It Up" (feat. Jizzal Man) (Humphrey, Montay/Leverette, Benard/Platt, Anthony) — 2:55
  8. "Don't Make Us" (feat. DJ Montay & D.G. Yola) (Humphrey, Montay/Platt, Anthony/Simmons, Howard/Talley, Mario) — 5:21
  9. "Flatline" (Humphrey, Montay/Platt, Anthony) — 2:56
  10. "Thinking Of You" (feat. Jazze Pha) (Alexander, P./Hooker, Corey/Platt, Anthony/Shahid, Fard) — 3:27
  11. "Fresh Dressed" (feat. Backbone) (Humphrey, Montay/Platt, Anthony/Williams, Jamahr) — 4:51
  12. "Ayyy" (Platt, Anthony) — 3:21
  13. "This Is How We Do" (feat. Big Korey & Dru) (Matey, Andrew/Platt, Anthony/Roberson, Korey) — 2:51
  14. "Hold On Ho" (feat. Baby D, DJ Montay & Parlae) (Platt, Anthony/Simmons, Howard/Jenkins, Donald/Gleaton, Maurice) — 3:23
  15. "Smokin' Sticky Sticky" (Humphrey, Montay/Platt, Anthony) — 6:20
  16. "Hit the Dance Floor" (feat. Baby D) (Platt, Anthony) — 3:38
  17. "Say Yes" (feat. Dru) (Matey, Andrew/Platt, Anthony/Scott, Lorenzo/Shahid, Fard) — 2:33
  18. "Back It Up" (Platt, Anthony/Simmons, Howard) — 2:26
  19. "Brand New Day" (Platt, Andrew/Scott, Lorenzo) — 5:06

Deluxe Edition

In addition to the tracks mentioned on the original album, the following tracks were added: (iTunes Music Store version)

  1. "Walk It Out (Remix)" (featuring OutKast and Jim Jones)
  2. "2 Step (Remix)" (featuring T-Pain, Jim Jones and E-40)
  3. "Hit the Dance Floor" (Music Video)
  4. "Walk It Out" (Music Video)
  5. "2 Step" (Music Video)

Singles

Single information
"Walk It Out"
  • Released: August 18, 2006
  • B-side:
"2 Step"
  • Released: 2007

References

  1. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Beat'n Down Yo Block - Unk". AllMusic. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ a b Juon, Steve (October 3, 2006). "Feature for October 3, 2006 - Unk's "Beat'n Down Yo Block"". RapReviews. Retrieved 2011.

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