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“A Day in the Life of a Player” is the one and only studio album by the rap group Gold Money, consisting of members Bigg Money Odis (Odis Brackens) and Pee-Wee (Ramone Gooden). Hailing from Oakland, California, the duo released the album on May 26, 1992, under the labels Tommy Boy and TNT Recordings. The album features a mix of hip-hop, funk, P-funk, new jack swing, and speech, showcasing Gold Money’s unique and diverse style.
The album comprises 11 tracks, starting with “Youngblood,” a song that sets the tone for the rest of the project. Gold Money collaborates with various artists throughout the album, including Foe Doe Caddy on “Cop N Blow,” and Humpty Hump and Shock-G on “Money.” The duo incorporates samples from other artists, such as “Mama Said Knock You Out” by L.L. Cool J in “Daddy Never Left Ya,” and “Atomic Dog” by George Clinton, Garry Shider, and David Spradley in “The Hoooof.”
The production of “A Day in the Life of a Player” was mainly handled by Pee-Wee, with the album being produced for Stayin’ Busy Productions and TNT Recordings, Inc. The album’s artwork and design were created by Mark Weinberg, with photography by Frank Ockenfels³. Executive producer Atron Gregory guided the project, ensuring the duo’s vision was fully realized.
“A Day in the Life of a Player” serves as an important piece of early ’90s hip-hop history, demonstrating the diverse musical influences and talents of Gold Money. Despite only releasing one studio album, the duo left a lasting impression on the hip-hop scene with their unique sound and style.
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