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Trick Daddy released "Back By Thug Demand" as his seventh album in 206 after years of experience working the hardcore Miami Rap seen long before there was a prominence of it in Florida by the early 2000s. It followed on from his worldwide mainstream breakthrough on the album prior to this, in which you had the Lil' Jon-assisted "Let's Go", which had him coming with the Crunk sounds of Atlanta in order too get some commercial appeal. Over the years he has worked with big Hip Hop names such as Fat Joe, Scarface and 2Pac.
1. "The Big Pookie Interview" (Intro)
2. "Breaka, Breaka"
Getting the album underway properly, you see that The Runners are behind this one and they drop some heavy beats on this one in order to attract listeners in and to show that with this he is down to just do what is needed in order to show that he can do things just as well as all the newcomers (such as Rick Ross).
3. "Straight Up"
Nashville's Young Buck is seen to help the rapper out here in another impactful recording as you see that he is givien some rough beats which bring out the rawness of his music and enable him to do something which is quite clearly in line with the hardcore Rap scene, but bring some much deeper stuff with it too to show a degree of depth from him.
4. "The Commentator" (Lude)
5. "Bet That"
This was the lead single to the album and one which brought in lots of listeners as it saw that he worked with a southern rap name who had just broke into the mainstream and so had many followers as it is Chamillionaire who features with him and allows him to come through well on this grungy Crunk track.
The content of this particular track appears to come up later on in the album as you find that in it you hear that he performs one which acts as an anthem to though who have done something serious enough to have got them locked up for at least a decade. It is a fly tune and has him bringing up some socially-conscious themes along the way.
7. "Tuck Ya Ice"
This was a single form the album and it makes a lot of noise on the record as it sees him coming with something which really fitted in with what the club scene in Miami was about in 2006 with him taking on the past of Florida's Hip hop scene as Kane Beatz come with heavy bass to back him as he does fight rap about how people should only rock ice if its really worth something with Cash Money's Birdman.
8. "Booty Doo"
Trick Daddy returns to the Old School days of Miami Booty Bass from the mid to late eighties , and it really helped this particular one as it made it effective as he gets into the club music which truly represents what the city is about in the terms of its impact upon Hip Hop, and this leads to him coming through well with a track which takes on a modern form, but is clearly taken from where it all emerged from.
9. "Born A Thug"
Gold Ru$h, who has been seen producing ever other tune on the record, is the one behind this one, and he comes up with one which shows off his skills at constructing tunes by varying it frequently to keep listeners involved along the way as he does more flows about his role as a 'thug', while tracking his life.
10. "TDD" (Lude)
11. "Lights Off"
You find another Old School-styled one on the album and I felt that really boosted it once again as it gets you in hype as you here that you are made to experience some of the deepest 808 bass effects which you will hear anywhere. It has him bringing more of the freaky club work to show that he has the ability to come up with some variety in this just as with his more lyrical music.
I saw this as one of the best tracks on the album and it sees that he performs a track which contrasts rather significantly from what else you find on the record with one which has him getting down into some sensual rap in which he gets Jaheim to sing one of the most engaging hooks to guide him as he talks of what he wants to get down with when he links up with his girl later on.
13. "You Damn Right"
It is often the case that when rappers perform tracks of this sort, when they talk us through how they view the incarceration of someone close to them, that the results don't make for that effect a tune, but here it shows that the artist is much more able to form this into something which has some sort of appeal to people other than though who understand the situation.
With Mannie Fresh behind the beats of this one, you know that something big would go down here, and that is exactly what you get form it as he comes with his typical funky Bounce style of production and it really fits in with what this rapper has to offer, and has come up with at all the other pats of the record. It is a nice one and keeps the album flowing.
15. "So High"
Bringing the album to a close, this is a big tune which really bring out the last of the energy out of the record as you see that the rapper does a summery tune to lift spirit of the listeners whilst working with Trey Songz and Memphis' 8Ball in one which has them just kicking back and smoking with the grooves.
This is a big Trick Daddy record, and one and I was actually surprised at how he kept the quality levels so high throughout as he does on which sees him doing a range of tunes which represent all he has to offer. If you are into this hardcore southern rap, then you will enjoy this.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Big Pookie Interview - Trick Daddy
2 Breaka Breaka - Trick Daddy
3 Straight Up - Trick Daddy & Young Buck
4 Commentator - Trick Daddy
5 Bet That - Trick Daddy & Chamillionaire/Goldrush
6 10 20 Life - Trick Daddy
7 Tuck Ya Ice - Trick Daddy & Baby
8 Booty Doo - Trick Daddy & Webbie/International Jones
9 Born A Thug - Trick Daddy
10 TDD - Trick Daddy
11 Lights Off - Trick Daddy & International Jones
12 Tonight - Trick Daddy & Jaheim/Trina
13 You Damn Right - Trick Daddy & The Dunk Ryders/SKKY
14 Chevy - Trick Daddy & Young Steff
15 So High - Trick Daddy & Trey Songz/8 Ball