Today in Hip-Hop: Bubba Sparxxx Drops ‘The Charm’ Album
On this day, April 4, in hip-hop history...
2006: Georgia rapper Bubba Sparxxx hit it out of the park with his third studio album The Charm on April 4, 2006. Coming off the success of his 2003 sophomore album Deliverance, Sparxxx decided to steer away from the heavy production guidance of Timbaland for his third project. Marrying the sounds of Dirty South rap, crunk and pop, Bubba was able to come away with an album with ready-for-radio potential.
Features on the 11-track LP include Cool Breeze, Duddy Ken, Killer Mike and the Ying Yang Twins, Frankie J, Scar and Sleepy Brown and production was handled by the likes of legendary trio Organized Noize, OutKast's Big Boi and Mr. Collipark. Timbaland only produced one song, "Hey! (A Lil' Gratitude)."
"Ms. New Booty," produced by Collipark, was the home run hit of the album, peaking at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. The song marked Bubba's highest charting single of his career. The album as a whole debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, moving 51,000 copies in the first week.
Now, more than 10 years later, Bubba Sparxxx dips in and out of the hip-hop world from time to time, whether it be stunning the Internet with his weight loss or marrying a former Miss Iowa contestant, but he will forever be solidified in the early '00s party playlists thanks to this album.
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