| April 22, 2008|
After Platinum Records
22 April 2008
Midwest hip hop
| Mr. Lee, E. Romero, A. Jones|
Back with the Thugz
Bizzy Bone albums, Midwest hip hop albums, Other albums
A Song for You is a studio album by Bizzy Bone. It was released on April 22, 2008, by After Platinum and Virgin Records and distributed by Select-O-Hits. This album features DMX, Chris Notes, Joel Madden, Twista and Jim Jones.
In 2006, Bizzy Bone signed a three-album deal with Virgin Records and After Platinum Records. He immediately began recording songs. The single "Money" was released in 2007, with the second single, "A Song For You", following early the next year. Two songs "Back In The High Life", which featured Chris Notez, and "Thug Til I Die" (the original version of "Ballin" that featured Trae) were not included on the album. After many postponed release dates, the album was released on April 22, 2008. The album entered the Billboard 200 at #148 with first week sales of 4,200.
A Song For You received rave reviews from music critics. David Jeffries of allmusic gave the album 4 out of 5 stars explaining "A Song for You might just be a tad more friendly than his cult would desire, but the idea that Bizzy is his own worst enemy gets tossed out the window after this roaring success. Give him the right time and right place, and Bizzy, surprisingly enough, ends up being the right man for the job." Jeffries also stated "You can argue about how "eccentric" loose canon Bizzy Bone can be and how it gets in the way of his music, but you can't argue about how his over-prolific release schedule has sadly undermined his better work. The year 2008 had already seen one Bizzy album appear by the time Song for You arrived, but this full-length breaks the pattern, becoming the first end-to-end stunner in the rapper's solo career." Nathan S. of DJBooth.com gave the album 3.5 out of 5 turntables stating "Regardless of A Song For You’s sometimes questionable musical choices, Bizzy seems determined to make his music, mainstream radio be damned (literally), and I have to respect him for that. In the end you don’t have to be religious to enjoy A Song For You, but it would help. As for me, my idea of the scripture is my original copy of Paid In Full, so take this review accordingly. We all worship in our own ways."
1PreludeA Song for You (Bizzy Bone album) Wikipedia
2A Song for You (feat DMX & Chris Notez)
3I'm the One (feat Joel Madden)