| July 9, 2002|
Styles P, Angie Stone
Ruff Ryders Entertainment
Time Is Money
9 July 2002
| Dee and Waah Dean (exec.), Jay "Teepick" Jackson (co-exec.), Uncle Ralph (co-exec.), Swizz Beatz, Alchemist, Rockwilder, Ayatollah, DJ Clue|
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
Styles P albums, Hip hop music albums
A Gangster and a Gentleman is the first studio album by American rapper Styles. The album was released on July 9, 2002, through Ruff Ryders Entertainment and Interscope Records. Styles was the second member of The LOX to record a solo album, after Kiss Tha Game Goodbye by Jadakiss was released in 2001.
The album contains production by New York hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz, who Styles had worked with previously on various Ruff Ryders recordings including the sophomore album We Are the Streets by The LOX. Californian hip-hop producer Alchemist contributes two tracks. Guest performers include members of the Ruff Ryders collective Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, J-Hood and Eve, as well as Angie Stone, Lil' Mo, M.O.P. and Pharoahe Monch.
The album was certified Gold by RIAA on October 11, 2002.
The lead single "Good Times" peaked at number 22 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and received massive nationwide airplay in 2002. The Ayatollah-produced bonus track "The Life" featuring Pharoahe Monch was also released as a single in 2002 through Rawkus Records.Sample credits
"Good Times" contains samples from "I Get High (On Your Memory)" by Freda Payne.
"A Gangster and a Gentleman" contains samples from "Legend & Light" by Bo Hansson.
"Black Magic" contains samples from "Maybe It's Love This Time" by The Stylistics.
"Daddy Get That Cash" contains samples from "Spend It On Love" by Side Effect.
"Soul Clap" contains samples from "Soul Vibrations" by Kool & the Gang and "New Jack Swing" by Wreckx-N-Effect.
"We Thugs (My Niggas)" contains samples from "Good for You" by Toto.
"Listen" contains samples from "Love & Happiness" by Al Green.
"My Brother" contains samples from "St. Elsewhere Main Title" by Dave Grusin.
"The Life" contains samples from "The Long and Winding Road" by Aretha Franklin.
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