The Dirty Version
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Studio album by AG

Released

September 21, 1999

Recorded

June 1998 - April 1999

Studio

Unique Recording Studios
(New York City, New York)
D&D Studios
(New York City, New York)
Perfect Pair Studios
(New York City, New York)
The Cave
(Brooklyn, New York)

Genre

East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

Length

1:14:01

Label

Silva Dom Records / Landspeed Records

Producer

Noami Silva (exec.), AG (also exec.), Rico S. (exec.), A.C.E., DJ Premier, Amed "DJ Timbalan" Harris, Buckwild, Diamond D, Garth Mitchel, Showbiz, Gritty Traxx, Lord Finesse, Hehdkrack, Steve Bundy Wade, Wali World

AG chronology

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The Dirty Version is the debut solo album by American rapper AG, released in September 21, 1999 through Silva Dom Records with distribution via Landspeed Records. Recording sessions took place at D&D Studios, Perfect Pair Studios, Unique Recording Studios and The Cave in New York City from June 1998 to April 1999. Production was handled by AG, A.C.E., DJ Premier, Buckwild, Steve Bundy Wade, Wali World, Showbiz, Amed "DJ Timbalan" Harris, Lord Finesse, Garth Mitchell, Gritty Traxx, Diamond D and Hehdkrack. It includes guest appearances from The Ghetto Dwellas (Party Arty & D-Flow), Fat Joe, KRS-One, Big Pun, Diamond D, Teck 9, Kool Chuck, Mr. Mudd, Hehdkrack, O.C., Guru, Reality, Doe, Misery, Murda Cap, Firehead, Big Cle and Blake Carrington. After releasing a number of albums as a part of the duo Showbiz & A.G., he and Showbiz decided to temporarily split to pursue solo careers.

The album did not reach any Billboard charts. The Dirty Version released Its only single, "Rude Awakening", also did not chart. The album received modest to positive reviews from critics.


Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer Time
1. "Intro" - - - 3:50
"Muddslide" AG, D-Flow, Party Arty Barnes, Graham, Hall, Sheridan Lord Finesse
2. "All Eye Seeing" AG Barnes, Best Buckwild 3:35
3. "Diamond Burgos (Skit)" - - - 4:45
"Rude Awakening" AG, D-Flow, Party Arty Barnes, Graham, Sheridan, Wade Steve Bundy Wade
4. "Mucho Susio (Skit)" - - - 4:51
"Underground Life" AG, D-Flow, Fat Joe, Party Arty Barnes, Graham, Hall, Sheridan Lord Finesse
5. "Be With" AG Barnes, LeMay Show 3:03
6. "No Where To Go" AG, Diamond, Kool Chuck Barnes, Kirkland Diamond 4:11
7. "A 2 da G" AG Barnes, Burgos Wali World 3:05
8. "Hold It Down (Skit)" - - - 4:36
"Rock Star" AG, Cle, Boo Ha, Doe, Misery, Reality Barnes, Big Cle, C. Doe, Misery, Reality, Walker Hehdkrack
9. "Weed Scented" AG, Guru, O.C. Barnes, Credle, Elam, Martin DJ Premier 3:30
10. "Leave It Alone" AG, Wali World Barnes, Burgos, Harris, Sheridan Ahmed 4:17
11. "Club (Skit)" - - - 5:46
"B.X.M.F." Kool Chuck, Teck 9 Barnes, Kool Chuck, Mitchel, Teck 9 Garth Mitchel
12. "We Do That Too" AG Barnes, Harris Ahmed 4:13
13. "Do You" AG, D-Flow, Party Arty Barnes, Burgos, Graham, Sheridan A.C.E., Wali World 3:19
14. "Asshole (Skit)" - - - 3:49
"20 Cent Girl" AG Barnes, Gritty Gritty Tracks
15. "America Held Hostage" - - - 4:19
"Drop It Heavy" AG, Big Pun, KRS-One Barnes, LeMay, Parker, Rios Show
16. "Ishims" AG, D-Flow, Party Arty Barnes, Graham, Sheridan, Wonder AG 4:03
17. "Kurupt Money" AG, Firehead, Murda Cap, Party Arty Barnes, Best, Firehead, Murda Cap Buckwild 5:11
Bonus tracks
18. "Shout 'Em Out" AG, D-Flow, Party Arty Barnes, Graham, Sheridan AG 3:38


Samples[edit | edit source]

Muddslide

  • "Something for Nothing" by MFSB
  • "Larger Than Life" by Keith Mansfield
  • "Fly Like an Eagle" by Steve Miller Band
  • "Main Title and Mountain Visions" by John Williams

All Eye Seeing

  • "Space Guerilla" by Missus Beastly
  • "I Gave You Power" by Nas
  • "Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)" by Showbiz & A.G.

Underground Life

  • "Bermuda Triangle" by Don Randi and Quest (Jazz)
  • "Soy La Voz" by Van Lester

Nowhere To Go

  • "Dimension 5ive" by The 5th Dimension

Weed Scented

  • "A Ciascuno Il Suo (Rhythm Version)" by Luis Enriquez Bacalov

We Do That Too

  • "Slam City" by Quincy Jones

Do You

  • "High Steppin', Hip Dressin' Fella (You Got It Together)" by Love Unlimited

20 Cent Girl

  • "I Wanna Know Your Name" by Tasha Holiday

Drop It Heavy

  • "On the Move" by The Impressions

Ishims

  • "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder

Kurupt Money

  • "Visions of My Mind" by Lakeside


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