Bacdafucup: Part II

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Bacdafucup: Part II
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 9, 2002 (US)
StudioOPM Studios (Los Angeles, California)
GenreEast Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop
LabelKoch Records
DR Period
Ant Boogie
Scott Storch
Fredro Starr (executive)
Sticky Fingaz (executive)
Omar "Iceman" Sharif (executive)
Onyx chronology
Shut 'Em Down
Bacdafucup: Part II
Singles from Bacdafucup: Part II
  1. "Hold Up"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Big Trucks/Bring 'Em Out Dead"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Slam Harder/Hold Up"
    Released: 2002
  4. "Slam Harder/Bring 'Em Out Dead"
    Released: 2002

Bacdafucup: Part II is the fourth album from rap group Onyx, released on July 9, 2002, by Koch Records. The album was produced by Davinci, DR Period, Havoc, Self, Ant Boogie, Co-Stars, Scott Storch. The album features appearances by American rappers X1, Still Livin', Versatile, Platinum Plus and Felisa Marisol.

Bacdafucup: Part II debuted at number 46 on the US Billboard 200,[1] number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums[2] and number 2 on the Top Independent Albums chart.[3]


Bacdafucup: Part II is the first album released by Onyx after the group left Def Jam. Onyx returns after Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr and Sonny Seeza took time off to do solo albums and become film stars. Onyx made a deal with Koch Records to release one album and came back with the sequel to their very successful debut LP Bacdafucup. Onyx reunited for Bacdafucup: Part II.[4] The album cover even echoes that of the debut, although only the three remaining members of Onyx are featured on the new album.[5] The album consisting of 12 new tracks and included a return to their biggest hit with "Slam Harder", DR Period track uses a clever sample of the theme song from the TV show "Welcome Back, Kotter" to introduce the song and provide melody throughout.[6] However, "Slam Harder" is censored on the album when the rest of the LP is explicit. The song "Feel Me" was recorded on the night of the September 11 attacks and dedicated to the events that happened that day in the USA.[7]

Mobb Deep's Havoc and X-1 guest on the new album, contributing to the fast-paced "Hold Up." Other cuts include the ode to females "She's Straight Gangster" and "Gun Clap Music," on which the trio pays tribute to three of its late hip-hop heroes—Fredro Starr apes the Notorious B.I.G.'s style, Sonee Seeza raps like Big Pun, and Sticky Fingaz delivers a 2Pac-esque verse. "We're bringing it back to the streets," Fingaz said in a statement about the new album. "A lot of things that's on the radio nowadays is candy-coated. I'll be listening to radio and I want to hear the hard s***, but it don't exist no more."[8]

Many artists and fans alike cite a lack of creativity for the recent glut of uninspired rap albums. Onyx blame something else: lack of energy. With Bacdaf—up: Part 2, due for a June release, Onyx want to prove that they are still the kings of hardcore grime. After the relatively lukewarm response to debut solo albums from Starr (2001's Firestarr) and Fingaz (2001's [Black Trash] The Autobiography of Kirk Jones), the group has plenty of motivation to come with another batch of irresistible musical fury.[9]


Four singles from this album were released: "Hold Up", "Big Trucks/Bring 'Em Out Dead", "Slam Harder/Hold Up" and "Slam Harder/Bring 'Em Out Dead"

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores

The album mostly received negative reception from critics. Complex claimed that the album and "the passion and energy behind it wasn't nearly as believable as it was back in the early 1990s."[16] MVRemix said of the album in retrospect that "this LP has gotten horrible reviews by critics as well as die hard Onyx fans. After the incredible Sticky Fingaz solo album or the last very dense Onyx LP ("Shut 'Em Down"), this album does seem somewhat lazy and sloppy."[17]


In 2012 in the Russian version of the magazine GQ rapper Влади [ru] commented on the choice of favorite CDs Макса Коржа [ru], among which was the album Onyx Bacdafucup: Part II.[18] In 2013 Complex put the album in their list A History of Rap Album Sequels.[19] In 2015 LA Weekly put the album in their list The Top 20 Rap Album Sequels of All Time.[20]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Complex United States A History of Rap Album Sequels 2013 *
LA Weekly The Top 20 Rap Album Sequels of All Time 2015 19

Track listing[edit]

# track featured guest(s) producer(s) sample(s) length
01. "What's Onyx" Davinci 2:57
02. "Bring 'Em Out Dead" DR Period 3:44
03. "Slam Harder" Versatile DR Period
  • "Welcome Back" by John Sebastian (1976)
04. "Hold Up" X1 Havoc 4:03
05. "Bang 2 Dis" Davinci 4:06
06. "Gangsta" X1, Platinum Plus DR Period 4:19
07. "Hood Beef" X1, Still Livin' Self 3:40
08. "Big Trucks" DR Period 4:58
09. "Clap And Rob 'Em" Versatile Ant Boogie
  • "Rockin' Robin" by Bobby Day (1958)
10. "Onyx Is Back" Felisa Marisol CoStars
  • "Fat Boys Are Back" by Fat Boys (1985)
11. "Feel Me" Davinci 5:32
12. "Wet The Club" Scott Storch 4:14

US edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Hold Up (DJ Infinite Mix)" - 3:54
  2. "V-12"  (Produced by Davinci) - 4:01

Japanese edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Hold Up (Remix)" - 3:54

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
US Billboard 200[21] 46
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[22] 11
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[23] 2
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[24] 66


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  2. ^ "Billboard July 27, 2002". Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  3. ^ "Billboard July 27, 2002". Retrieved 2018-12-15.
  4. ^ "The Top 20 Rap Album Sequels of All Time". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  5. ^ "Onyx - Bacdafucup: Part II (July 22, 2002)". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  6. ^ "Onyx :: Bacdafucup Part II (Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon)". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  7. ^ "Sticky Fingaz (Onyx) - conducted by Todd E. Jones". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  8. ^ "Onyx 'Bac' Again With Fourth Album (By Billboard Staff) (4/17/2002)". Retrieved 2021-01-01.
  9. ^ "Onyx Pay Homage To Fallen MCs, Gangsta Females On Part 2. Manic trio returning in June with new LP (review by Soren Baker) (04/05/2002)". Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  10. ^ AllMusic Review
  11. ^ RapReviews review
  12. ^ MVRemix Review
  13. ^ RapArtAge Review
  14. ^ Sputnikmusic Review
  15. ^ Oocities Review
  16. ^ "A History of Rap Album Sequels (by Chris Yuscavage)". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  17. ^ "Onyx - Bacdafucup Part II (review by NewJeruPoet)". Retrieved 2018-08-15.
  18. ^ "ВЫБОР МАКСА КОРЖА: ОЦЕНКА ВЛАДИ". Retrieved 2018-11-11.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ "A History of Rap Album Sequels (by Chris Yuscavage) [September 18, 2013]". Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  20. ^ "The Top 20 Rap Album Sequels of All Time (by CHAZ KANGAS) [JULY 6, 2015]". Retrieved 2018-11-11.
  21. ^ "Onyx Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  22. ^ "Onyx Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  23. ^ "Onyx Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  24. ^ " – Onyx – Bacdafucup Part II" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 2019-12-15.

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