Notebook Paper

Notebook Paper

by HueyHuey
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Mix Nelly, Chingy, and a very beneficial helping of Ludacris, and you're close to the sound of Huey, the St. Louis rapper who burst onto the scene with the infectious club track "Pop, Lock & Drop It." The single had the necessary simple hook, catch phrase, and accompanying line dance to make it a "Chains Hang Low" or "Chicken Noodle Soup"-sized phenomena. The big difference was that the verses equaled the chorus for a change, since Huey has skills and swagger to burn. The two minor complaints about his first full-length, Notebook Paper, are that executive producer Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright pimps his new Hitz Committee label a little too often for what should be a Huey showcase and doesn't take full advantage of the rapper's ability to go street. "Aye" and "Closet Full of Clothes" surround "Drop It" with other club flavors -- Lil Jon, crunk style for the first; Southern, syrup-sippin' sounds for the second -- while "2 Nite" is polished and just waiting for a crooner like Bobby V. to add a verse. It all works to varying degrees, but when the vicious "Money Ova" hits with Yo Gotti and an especially hard Diamond it seems like the hood is right where Huey should be ("Nobody Loves the Hood" notwithstanding). Still, smooth numbers like "When I Hustle" -- featuring Lloyd and the biggest-name producer on the album, Jazze Pha -- and the rest of the gloss end up sounding more like highlights than missed opportunities. While more outside help might have shown them the way to something stunning, it's a testament to Huey and the Hitz Committee team that they made a rewarding rather than just promising debut out of some everyday beats and ideas.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2007
Label: Jive
UPC: 0886970853323
catalogNumber: 708533
Rank: 103148


  1. Intro/Notebook Paper
  2. Bout Dat
  3. Aye
  4. Pop, Lock & Drop It
  5. Closet Full of Clothes
  6. 2 Nite
  7. Tell Me This (G-5)
  8. Money Ova
  9. My Zone
  10. When I Hustle
  11. Luv N Ya Life
  12. Nobody Loves the Hood
  13. Glad 2 B Alive
  14. Pop, Lock & Drop It

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Huey   Primary Artist
Taj Jackson   Vocals
Aaron Clay   Guitar
Bow Wow   Guest Appearance
Yo Gotti   Guest Appearance
Tor Erik Hermanson   Multi Instruments
Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright   Guest Appearance
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Multi Instruments
Diamond   Guest Appearance
Asia Cruise   Guest Appearance
Donyella Brothers   Background Vocals
Kydd Trell   Guest Appearance
Carlton McClendon   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Phalon Alexander   Composer
Mike "Hitman" Wilson   Engineer
John Wesley   Composer
Jazze Pha   Producer
Ralph Cacciurri   Engineer
Rich Tapper   Engineer
Kobie Brown   Sample Clearance
Jeff Gilligan   Art Direction
Mickey "MeMpHiTz" Wright   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Nico Solis   Engineer
T-Pain   Composer
Travis Daniels   Engineer
Rico "Superbizzee" Washington   Management
Jamil Debardlabon   Composer
Denny Ogle   Engineer
Raw Beatzzz   Producer
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen   Composer,Engineer
Chris Robinson   Engineer
Howard Vanderslice "Ross"   Engineer
James "Scrappy" Stassen   Engineer
Tim Blacksmith   Management
Danny D   Management
DScorch   Producer
Lawrence "Huey" Franks   Executive Producer,Audio Production
Leo Godd   Engineer
J$mil   Producer
Key   Producer
Calvin Miller   Composer,Producer
Matt Sawicki   Engineer
Dandre "Po Po" Smith   Producer
Jay Wes   Producer
Lloyd Polite   Composer
Robert Crawford   Composer

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