From Me to U
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Studio album by Juelz Santana

Released

August 19, 2003

Recorded

August 2002 - April 2003

Studio

Sony Music Studios
(New York City, New York)
Quad Studios
(New York City, New York)
Baseline Studios
(New York City, New York)
Big Bud Studios
(Atlanta, GA)

Genre

Hip hop, Gangsta rap, East Coast hip hop

Length

70:34

Label

Diplomat Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam Recordings

Producer

Cam'ron (exec.), Jim Jones (exec.), The Heatmakerz, Chad Hamiton, Edward Hinson, Charlemagne, Jazze Pha

From Me to U is the debut studio album by American rapper Juelz Santana. It was released in August 19, 2003 under Diplomat Records, Roc-A-Fella Records and Def Jam Recordings. Recording sessions took place at Sony Music Studios, Quad Studios and Baseline Studios in New York City and at Big Bud Studios from August 2002 to April 2003. The production was handled by The Heatmakerz, Chad Hamilton, Edward Hinson, Jazze Pha and Charlemagne. Features guest appearances by Monique Garrett, Razah, Mike Peters, Opera Steve, T.I., and The Diplomats members: Jim Jones, Cam'ron and Freekey Zekey. The album was seen as the introspective introduction of the rapper to the mainstream entertainment. Following appearances on various street mixtapes and the success of The Diplomats, Santana was the second member of the group to release a solo album, after the de factor leader Cam'ron.

From Me to U was the second official album to be released while the super group was signed to Diplomat Records, a sublabel of Roc-A-Fella Records at the time, following Cam'ron's Roc-A-Fella Records debut studio album Come Home With Me. Upon its release in 2003, after one year of recording and mastering, the 20-tracked album found commercial success, reaching #8 on Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums, even though it did not receive critical acclaim throughout the industry. Though some tracks originally were featured on Juelz's street mixtape Final Destination, they were still applied to the track listing of the official album as well.

From Me to U spawned the singles: "Dipset (Santana's Town)" and "Down".


Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Champ Is Here" (feat. Freekey Zekey) - 2:25
  2. "One Day I Smile" - 2:45
  3. "Okay Okay" - 3:21
  4. "Down (Skit)" (feat. Freekey Zekey and Monique Garnett) - 1:25
  5. "Down" - 3:45
  6. "Monster Music" (feat. Opera Steve) - 4:17
  7. "Back Again" (feat. Razah) - 4:44
  8. "My Problem (Jealousy)" - 3:44
  9. "How I Feel" - 1:40
  10. "Why" - 3:57
  11. "Wherever I Go" (feat. Jim Jones) - 4:18
  12. "Dipset (Santana's Town) (Skit)" (feat. Freekey Zekey and Monique Garnett) - 1:16
  13. "Dipset (Santana's Town)" (feat. Cam'ron) - 3:38
  14. "Squalie (Skit)" (feat. Freekey Zekey, Mike Peters and Monique Garnett) - 0:55
  15. "Squalie" (feat. J.R. Writer) - 4:16
  16. "Rain Drops" - 4:34
  17. "My Love (Remix)" (feat. Jim Jones) - 3:09
  18. "Let's Go" - 4:42
  19. "Now What" (feat. T.I.) - 5:21
  20. "This Is for My Homies" (feat. Jim Jones) - 6:23


Samples[edit | edit source]

One Day I Smile

  • "Mr. Heartbreak" by Delegation

Okay Okay

  • "Trying to Make a Fool of Me" by The Delfonics

Down

  • "I'm Goin' Down" by Mary J. Blige

Monster Music

  • "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" by Air Supply

Back Again

  • "You're Special" by Commodores

My Problem (Jealousy)

  • "Jealousy" by Vicki Sue Robinson

How I Feel

  • "Woman to Woman" by Shirley Brown

Why

  • "Can U Help Me" by Usher

Wherever I Go

  • "I've Come to Stay" by The Smith Connection

Dipset (Santana's Town)

  • "II Trovatore - Vedi! Le Fosche Notturne Spogile (Anvil Chorus)" by Chicago Symphony Chorus

Squalie

  • "I Love You So, Never Gonna Let You Go" by Love Unlimited

Rain Drops

  • "Nights Like This" by After 7

My Love (Remix)

  • "Look What You've Done" by The Moments

Let's Go

  • "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye

This Is for My Homies

  • "Gangsta Lean" by D.R.S.
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