Somethin' Serious
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Studio album by Big Mike


June 28, 1994




Digital Services
(Houston, Texas)
Jungle Style Studios
(Houston, Texas)


Hip hop music, Southern hip hop




Rap-A-Lot Records/Priority Records


Michael Banks, Big Mike, Troy "Pee Wee" Clark, Simon "Crazy C" Cullins, Mike Dean, John Bido 1, N.O. Joe, Pimp C, James A. Smith (exec.)

Somethin' Serious is the debut solo album by American rapper Big Mike. It was released on June 28, 1994, on Rap-A-Lot Records and Priority Records. Big Mike had previously released albums as a member of two groups: with Convicts and their self-titled album (1991), and the Geto BoysTill Death Do Us Part (1993). 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 listing[edit | edit source]

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 1 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


  • All cuts and scratches performed by DJ Domination.

Credits[edit | edit source]

Album liner notes[edit | edit source]

Shout Out:
Thank the Lord God and His son Jesus Christ,
Barnett family, Long Family, Lennon family,
Rich in Atlanta, Terrell & Mike in Opelousas,
My people in New Orleans, Houston, Atlanta,
Chicago and all stops in between

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