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listen  1. Can't Do It Like Me (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Shawnna 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Block Music (Bang) (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]I-20 3:40$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Damn (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Smoke] [Explicit]Shawnna 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Gettin' Some Remix (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Lil Wayne] [Explicit]Shawnna 5:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Candy Coated (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. 8-Ball & MJG] [Explicit]Shawnna 4:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Roll Wit Me (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Shawnna 2:29$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen  7. In Tha Chi (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Syleena Johnson] [Explicit]Shawnna 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Take It Slow (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Ludacris] [Explicit]Shawnna 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Can't Break Me (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Shareefa] [Explicit]Shawnna 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Ghetto Fairy Tales (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Shawnna 3:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Lil Daddy What's Good (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Shawnna 3:37$0.69  Buy MP3 
listen12. Hit The Back/Slide In (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Shawnna 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Chicago (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Avant] [Explicit]Shawnna 5:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Gettin' Some (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Shawnna 3:23$1.29  Buy MP3 


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  • Audio CD (June 27, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Def Jam
  • ASIN: B000FOQ12C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,239 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Hailing from Chicago, Shawnna, is the first female artist signed to Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace Records. A former member of the hip-hop duo Infamous Syndicate, Shawnna, daughter of legendary Blues guitarist, Buddy Guy, is known for her rapid fire delivery. Her debut album Worth Tha Weight was well received by critics, and spawned the hit single "Shake That Sh**." Shawnna is back on the scene with Block Music, scheduled for release June 27, 2006, which is propelled by the anthematic 'Gettin' Some,' which has been climbing the urban Billboard charts steadily. This new album Block Music features guest appearances from Ludacris, Too Short, Lil Wayne and the Disturbing Tha Peace Family including: Bobby V-Tino, Smoke of Field Mob and I-20.

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Shawnna, daughter of the inimitable blues legend Buddy Guy, is meant to be huge; base that on tracks like "Damn"--as fine an ode to bootyliciousness as listeners far removed from the block will ever trip across--and the puff-chested, big-banging title track. But early boosts from BET aside (the kind that may be inevitable when DTP, Pharrell, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Too Short, 8 Ball, Bobby Valentino, and world-class daddy Guy line up as insurance against a sophomore slump) Shawnna still feels like a best-kept secret--a hard-nosed, downhome chip off her old block. Late-disc surprises such as "Can't Break Me" and "In the Chi" trade in the grit for go-deep truth-telling, and they're bolstered by production that feels snap-tight in some places and billowy in others. Fourteen tracks in, the effect is somehow intimate, as if only block-centric types should be allowed a listen, but through skill alone, Shawnna's made room on the stoop for the whole world. --Tammy La Gorce

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IT'S BLOCK MUSIC June 29, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Shawnna is back and better then ever.It's rare to find a RAPPER with lyrical talent and good looks.Then there's Shawnna a Chi-Town repesentative that's holdin it down for the females as well as the niggas. This album is by far better than worth the weight with beats,lyrics,versatality,controversy and depth plus she can freestyle AND SHE WRITES HER OWN LYRICS(shout out to FOXY CLOWN).Here's the lowdown on the whole album.

1.Can't Do It Like Me-One hell of an intro this displays Shawnna's rapid delivery flow telling the whole game she's a force to be wreckoned with and not to be slept on.

2.Block Music-The album title track which features DTP vet 1-20 and Shawnna spittin jagged and rough to a bass knockin beat. Presenting themselves as hustlers on the block and controlling the streets and also making it hard for other emcees to breathe.

3.Damn-A fun club anthem about shawnna spittin about her big behind,with catchy lyrics and a dominating flow she makes talking about sex sounds so good. And also smoke from field mob is on here with his sharp witty flow it's no secret that this album cut is a stand out track for block music.

4.Gettin' Some Remix-feat.Ludacris,Pharrell,Lil Wayne and Too Short this is a great follow up to the smash hit Gettin' some.It is also very suprising to me that Pharrell has the best verse in this song(maybe he's one to look out for too in the future).

5.Candy Coated-THE BEST TRACK ON THIS PHENOMENAL ALBUM.Candy Coated features down south living legends 8 Ball and MJG on this soon to be major hit record.They rap alongside shawnna rippin the beat alive util it beats no more, this is the first for a female rapper to devote an entire song about cars and it works.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good bass and hip beats February 22, 2007
By J. Suh
Format:Audio CD
I decided to buy this CD because I heard some of her as a guest on other male rappers' albums. But, after listening to this CD, I found that Shawnna actually is a pretty good rapper herself. She has a good flow and her beats are pretty darn catchy. Some of her tracks sound as if Dr. Dre influenced it, and a few others are quite apparent that the crunk sounds had impact. She also has a nice mix of guests on her various tracks, but not too much to the point where you start feeling as if the CD wasn't her own. It's nice to have a CD from a female rapper without feeling like you lose any street cred or hard-core image. Although Shawnna is far from the old shcool likes of Salt 'N Pepa and other popular female rap stars, she displays quite a knack for rapping and finding catchy beats on this album.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Raw July 1, 2006
By Josh
Format:Audio CD
This is a good CD. Tight beats and good lyrics. But, sometimes, the beats in the songs overshadows Shawnna's raps and also the other rappers featured in some of the songs "steal" the song away from her or the song ends up being "too much" including them. She has skill and she has talent, don't get me wrong but, a lot of the songs on this CD tend to blend together due to the fact that the majority of the songs on here sound a lot alike. A lot of the same bassy beats and background shouts.

Standout out tracks:

"Gettin' Some" (Remix)

"Damn"

"Block Music (Bang)"

If you are already a fan of Shawnna, I think you will be satisfied with this CD. If you don't know much of her previous material, I would just stick to to songs that she is featured in.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with hood anthems August 7, 2006
By Jakee
Format:Audio CD
BLOCK MUSIC! This album is hot, her last effort was pretty good too but this album certainly shows many signs of maturity. One of the best points of this CD is that there's a good mix of club bangers, hood anthems and slow joints. The best club bangers include Damn, Can't Do It Like Me and Candy Coated. Hood anthems include Block Music and Ghetto Fairytales. I'm pretty surprised that she can pull off so many slow songs, but Roll Wit Me and Take It Slow definitely stand out.

Top 5 Tracks:

1. Block Music (Bang) - Gritty beat with hot lyrics featuring I-20.

2.Can't Do It Like Me - Rapid fire lyrics over a hot beat, great way to kick off the album.

3.Damn - Fantastic horns, great verse by Smoke and showing that she even talks dirty well.

4.Candy Coated - Shawnna has the best first, but Dirty South rappers 8Ball & MJG are damn good in this too.

5.Lil Daddy What's Good - grimey beat with great lyrics, also great to hear her handle a hot song by herself.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A female emcee worth listening to? April 24, 2007
By Pablo
Format:Audio CD
"Gettin' Some" had to be one of the most explicit songs to garner radio play in recent years; it was also backed by one of the most infectious beats I've ever heard. While minimalistic, the draw of "Gettin' Some" cannot be ignored; it's repetitiveness is actually a positive in this situation. While the production on the track may not be the most complex, or multi-fauceted you'll listen to, you can't deny how catchy it is. While the original was definitely a selling point for this album, the best track found within is the remix to the original - featuring guest spots from Ludacris, Too Short, Pharrell, and Lil' Wayne, all of whom drop exceptionally tight verses.

Those two tracks are the strongest found on the LP, but that by no means insinuates that the rest of this album is cannon-fodder. While most associate Shawnna with the South because of her (former) affiliate with Disturbing Tha Peace, she's actually from the Chi-Town, and her Mid-West influences shine through brightly on this release. Both of her tracks dedicated to her home town of Chicago are soulful numbers, something commonly associate with the Chi. In tha Chi is an exceptional track featuring well-known 'Ye collaborator, Syleena Johnson, while Chicago is a dope track featuring Shawnna's father, as well as Malik Yuself.

Other tracks are sure to get the clubs bumping, such as Can't Do It Like Me, the title-track, and Damn featuring Field Mob member Smoke. All of those tracks have dope production, supplied with some pretty hot rhymes from Shawnna. Unfortunately, not every track is as tight as the aforementioned tracks; negatives come in the former of the dissapointing DTP posse cut, featuring Luda and Bobby Valentino, Take It Slow.
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4.0 out of 5 stars finest!
this is some hip-hop at its best!shawnna has what it takes to get flowin on these tracks!!highly recommended stuff here!check it out and please your ears!you will have a good time!
Published on August 29, 2011 by Anthony W. Waddell
5.0 out of 5 stars I love my Shawnna CD
I received my CD when I was supposed to and the cd I purchased was at a reasonable price. I would also like to mention I purchased this cd brand new. Read more
Published on March 4, 2010 by Alesha Jeffers
5.0 out of 5 stars certified hood platinum
Shawnna is the homegirl that lives around the corner from your cousin pookie that can rap her a$$ off. She takes you on a ride thru the Chi and tells it like it's supposed to be. Read more
Published on June 26, 2007 by adolph
5.0 out of 5 stars SHAWNNA IS THE BEST LYRICAL FEMALE IN THE GAME.
I'D LIKE TO HEAR MORE FROM HER.
Published on January 18, 2007 by Black Coffee
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad production kills this album
Dont think that I have it in for Shawnna. Lyrically she is a titan but these beats make it hard for you to enjoy this album. Her problem was never one of lyrics but of production. Read more
Published on December 13, 2006 by Nuisance
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars
This album is great and such an improvement from her so-so debut. The production here is very good. This time around, Shawnna is not trying to be three different people in three... Read more
Published on December 11, 2006 by W. E. Phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Shawnna - Block Music
After releasing her majorly hyped but very disapointing debut, "Worth tha Weight", Shawnna took a year off to work with her label, Disturbing tha Peace to release the compilation,... Read more
Published on September 12, 2006 by ThaRealest0431
3.0 out of 5 stars This 'Block Music' won't please all crowds!
Disturbing The Peace's own Shawnna has been embarking on becoming an A-list rapper since her time with Infamous Syndicate back in the mid 90s. Read more
Published on September 8, 2006 by Charles L. Hubbert
3.0 out of 5 stars dont buy it
I give it 3 stars for the "gettin some remix". and by that song, I mean lil wayne's verse. the man spits hot fire. Read more
Published on August 6, 2006 by nick to the wil
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep it Real
I love the CD, I can listen to it from beginning to end. Then she is doing the most important thing keeping it real. There are a lot of people that can't keep it real. Read more
Published on August 4, 2006 by Meka
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