Brace 4 Impak

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Brace 4 Impak
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 31, 2001 (2001-07-31)
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length67:40
LabelRawkus
ProducerDa Beatminerz
Da Beatminerz chronology
Brace 4 Impak
(2001)
Fully Loaded w/ Statik
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club(mixed)[2]
Exclaim!(mixed)[3]
HipHopDX4.5/5 stars[4]
NME7/10 stars[5]
Stylus Magazine(C+)[6]

Brace 4 Impak is the debut studio album by American hip hop production team Da Beatminerz. It was released in 2001 via Rawkus Records, and was produced entirely by Da Beatminerz. The album featured guest appearances from Apani B, Black Moon, Blackhearted Skavangerz, Caron Wheeler, Cocoa Brovas, Cordell, Diamond D, Flipmode Squad, Freddie Foxxx, Heather B. Gardner, Jayo Felony, Jean Grae, Krumb Snatcha, Lord Tariq, Naughty by Nature, Pete Rock, Ras Kass, Royce da 5'9", Shadez Of Brooklyn, Talib Kweli, Tefelar, The Last Emperor, Total, and Vinia Mojica.

The album peaked at number 143 on the Billboard 200,[7] number 38 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,[8] and number 2 on the Heatseekers Albums.[9] Its lead single, "Take That", peaked at #67 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[10] and #4 on the Hot Rap Songs.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro / Live & Direct / Brace 4 Impak" (featuring Lord Tariq and Royce da 5'9")Mr. Walt3:05
2."Devastatin' .... That's Us!" (featuring Black Moon and Lord Have Mercy)Mr. Walt5:13
3."Hell Yeah, Oh Yeah!" (featuring Shadez of Brooklyn)Rich Blak3:44
4."Hustler's Theme" (featuring The Last Emperor)Mr. Walt3:44
5."Bentleys & Bitches" (featuring Jayo Felony and Ras Kass)DJ Evil Dee3:17
6."Best at That" (featuring Diamond D)
  • DJ Evil Dee
  • Mr. Walt
3:23
7."Extreme Situation" (featuring Blackheart Scavangers and Cocoa Brovaz)
  • DJ Evil Dee
  • Mr. Walt
4:06
8."Open" (featuring Pete Rock and Caron Wheeler)Mr. Walt5:36
9."Take That" (featuring Flipmode Squad and Vinia Mojica)Mr. Walt3:22
10."Drama" (featuring Shadez of Brooklyn)Chocolate Tye5:55
11."The Anti-Love Movement" (featuring Talib Kweli and Total)
  • DJ Evil Dee
  • Mr. Walt
5:09
12."How We Ride" (featuring Freddie Foxxx and Heather B.)DJ Evil Dee2:38
13."Shut da Fuck Up!" (featuring Apani B. Fly and Jean Grae)DJ Evil Dee4:39
14."Thug Love" (featuring Naughty by Nature)
  • Baby Paul
  • Mr. Walt
4:32
15."Let's Talk About It (T.R.O.Y. Remix)" (featuring Krumbsnatcha)Mr. Walt4:55
16."Ghetto 2 Ghetto" (featuring Cordell and Tefelar)Baby Paul3:12
Total length:1:07:31

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiBella, M.F. "Brace 4 Impak - Da Beatminerz". AllMusic. Retrieved March 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (April 19, 2002). "Da Beatminerz: Brace 4 Impak". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Cowie, Del F. (August 1, 2001). "Da Beatminerz - Brace 4 Impak". Exclaim!. Retrieved March 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ D-Lo (July 12, 2001). "Da Beat Minerz - Brace 4 Impak". HipHopDX. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Fadele, Dele (September 12, 2005). "Da Beatminerz : Brace 4 Impak". NME. Retrieved March 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Berliner, Brett (September 1, 2003). "Da Beatminerz - Brace 4 Impak". Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved March 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Da Beatminerz Brace 4 Impak Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "Da Beatminerz Brace 4 Impak Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  9. ^ "Da Beatminerz Brace 4 Impak Chart History". Heatseekers Albums. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "Da Beatminerz Take That Chart History". Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "Da Beatminerz Take That Chart History". Hot Rap Songs. Retrieved December 18, 2017.

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