25 to Life

25 to Life

by P$CP$C
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Overview

The title of this album, of course, is an acknowledgment of the group members' ages. Though each member of Atlanta's P$C is under the age of 25, they've been running together for several years, long before central member T.I. was named by Teen People as one of the 25 hottest stars under the age of 25. And now that the self-proclaimed King of the South has blown up, proving Pharrell to be wise for dubbing him "the Jay-Z of the South," he has the kind of clout that allows him to bring his crew along for their own taste of nationwide exposure. What 25 to Life lacks in comparison to T.I.'s string of often-brilliant solo albums is depth, but it certainly wasn't designed to offer that. (The thematic differences between Young Jeezy's frequently advisory Thug Motivation and Boyz N da Hood's relentlessly antagonistic self-titled album run parallel to this situation.) From front to back, there's little beyond threats, boasts, violence, partying, and womanizing, yet it's mostly energizing, supported by sharp -- if hardly innovative -- beats from several young producers (including Tony Galvin, Keith Mack, Reese, and Sapp). The biggest highlight, unsurprisingly enough, is the Lil Jon-produced "The King," reprised from the Hustle & Flow soundtrack. It's one of the few cases where T.I. takes center stage, and it's also one of the better-all-around tracks. Though the MC's fans will be disappointed in his otherwise supportive role, the album is no joke and won't diminish the anticipation for T.I.'s next solo move.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2005
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678379727
catalogNumber: 83797

Album Credits

Performance Credits

P$C   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Ernie Isley   Composer
Cyrus   Engineer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Howard White   Composer
C.P. Love   Composer
Keith Mack   Producer
J.C. Phillips   Composer
Maurice Sinclair   Composer
Dave Scott   Cover Illustration
C-Lo   Composer
Jonathon "Lil' Jon" Smith   Producer,Audio Production
Anna Wheaton   Composer
Khao   Audio Production
Tony Galvin   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Serge Tsai   Engineer
Young Droop   Composer
Kevin Cates   Composer
C. Harris   Composer
T.I.P.   Executive Producer
Chris Carmouche   Engineer
Keith McMasters   Composer
Jason Geter   Composer,Executive Producer
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
Nico Solis   Composer
Reese   Audio Production
Crown Kingz   Producer
DJ Montay   Producer
Jasper Cameron   Producer
Sean Merrett   Composer
Sapp   Audio Production
Elliot Carter   Engineer

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