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Somethin' Serious
Somethin' Serious
Studio album by Big Mike

Released

28 June 1994

Recorded

1993-1994 at Digital Services (Houston, Texas) & Jungle Style Studios (Houston, Texas)

Genre

Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

Length

54:35

Label

Rap-A-Lot Records/Priority Records

Producer

Michael Banks, Big Mike, Troy "Pee Wee" Clark, Simon "Crazy C" Cullins, Mike Dean, John Bido, N.O. Joe, Pimp C, James A. Smith (exec.)

Somethin' Serious is the debut solo album by American rapper Big Mike, released in 1994 on Rap-A-Lot Records. Big Mike had previously released albums as a member of two groups: with Convicts on their 1991 self-titled album, and the Geto Boys' 1993 album Till Death Do Us Part. The album was predominantly produced by Rap-A-Lot's in-house producers N.O. Joe, Mike Dean, Crazy C and John Bido, as well as Pimp C, Michael Banks, Troy "Pee Wee" Clark and Big Mike himself. Guest appearances are made by UGK, Scarface of the Geto Boys, and 3-2 of the Convicts.

The album peaked at #40 on the US Billboard 200, and #4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It launched the charting single "World of Mind", which peaked at #45 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. It also features the single "Havin Thangs", which was later featured on the soundtrack to the 1995 film Dangerous Minds.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Comin from the Swamp" Big Mike Big Mike, N.O. Joe 3:45
2. "World of Mind" Big Mike N.O. Joe 4:26
3. "Ghetto Love" Big Mike Big Mike, N.O. Joe 3:00
4. "Creepin - Rollin" Big Mike Big Mike, Mike Dean 4:21
5. "Smoke Em & Choke Em" Big Mike Simon "Crazy C" Cullins 4:09
6. "Havin Thangs" Big Mike, Pimp C Pimp C 4:49
7. "On da Real" Big Mike John Bido 3:37
8. "Playa Playa" Big Mike N.O. Joe 4:49
9. "Southern Thang" Big Mike Troy "Pee Wee" Clark 1:42
10. "Somethin Serious" Big Mike Michael Banks 3:46
11. "Get Over That" Big Mike N.O. Joe 4:34
12. "Fire" Big Mike, 3-2 Big Mike, Troy "Pee Wee" Clark 4:06
13. "Daddy's Gone"  Big Mike, Mr. Scarface N.O. Joe 4:32
14. "On da 1" Big Mike, UGK Big Mike 3:08
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