Monkey Barz
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Studio album by Sean Price

Released

June 13, 2005

Recorded

May 2004 - January 2005

Studio

Missie Ann Studios
(Raleigh, North Carolina)
Wax Museum
(Brooklyn, New York)
Da Man Studios
(New York City, New York)

Genre

East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop

Length

54:11

Label

Duck Down Records

Producer

9th Wonder, Buckshot (exec.), Ayatollah, Khrysis, Agallah, Dub.Z, MoSS, Edward Maximillion III, Justice, Tone Mason, Kleph Dollaz, P.F. Cuttin, Phat Babyz, TY Deals, Star.com, Drew "Dru-Ha" Friedman (exec.)


Monkey Barz is the debut solo studio album by American Hip hop recording artist and Heltah Skeltah member Sean Price. It was released in June 13, 2005 under Duck Down Records. Recording sessions took place at Wax Museum and Da Man Studios in New York City and at Missie Ann Studios in North Carolina from May 2004 to January 2005. Production was handled by Agallah, TY Deals, Ayatollah, MoSS, Justice, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Dub.Z, Tone Mason, Kleph Dollaz, P.F. Cuttin, Edward Maximillion III, Phat Babyz and Star.com. It includes guest appearances his Boot Camp Clik family: Buckshot, 5ft., Smif-n-Wessun, Ruste Juxx, Starang Wondah & Louieville Sluggah (of O.G.C.) and his partner in crime Rockness Monsta.

The album charted only at #70 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #46 on the Independent Albums in the United States. Monkey Barz released the singles: "Onion Head" and the lead-single "Boom Bye Yeah, which peaked at #68 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles sales. The album was met with generally positive reviews.

Music videos were created for the songs: "Onion Head", "Boom Bye Yeah", "Slapboxing", "Peep My Words", "Heartburn" and "Monkey Barz", which were included on Price's DVD titled Passion of Price.


Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Peep My Words" - 2:31
  2. "One Two Y'all" - 3:31
  3. "Onion Head" (feat. Tek) - 3:01
  4. "Fake Neptune" (feat. Buckshot, Steele and Louieville Sluggah) - 3:34
  5. "Heartburn" - 4:02
  6. "Shake Down" (feat. Starang Wondah and Steele) - 3:52
  7. "Mad Mann" - 3:45
  8. "Brokest Rapper You Know" - 1:34
  9. "Boom Bye Yeah" - 3:13
  10. "I Love You (Bitch)" - 3:20
  11. "Bye Bye" (feat. Buckshot) - 3:40
  12. "Spliff N' Wessun" (feat. Ruste Juxx) - 2:57
  13. "Jail Shit" (feat. Rockness Monsta) - 3:24
  14. "Monkey Barz" - 3:16
  15. "Slap Boxing" (feat. Ruste Juxx and Rockness Monsta) - 3:28
  16. "Rising to the Top" (feat. Agallah and Bazaar Royale) - 5:03 (*)
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