Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Light Up the Bomb by 8Ball, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Light Up the Bomb

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

If the title wasn't obvious enough, the cover photo of 8Ball lost in a haze of blunt smoke should clue the listener in to the general vibe of Light Up the Bomb. Straight up Dirty South party rap, this album makes few claims to cultural significance: the solid single "Time2hitdaclub," which makes odd use of a sample of the Windows "blue screen of death" noise as its main hook, is the closest 8Ball comes to a manifesto here, and the skit "Barney Phife," with 8Ball's interactions with a stereotypical Southern cop, is the most obvious social commentary. Light Up the Bomb does the job as background entertainment, with its heavy synthed-out beats and electronic hooks, but it's a relatively uninspired outing from a rapper who has done better work in the past. In keeping with current hip-hop fashion, Light Up the Bomb is also available in the modern-day equivalent of dub, a chopped and screwed edition that slows the tracks down by about 25 percent to mimic the effect of a cough syrup high. [A "clean" version of the album was released in 2006 as well.]

Customer Reviews


pretty good album, could be better say yes


Born: Memphis, TN

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

8Ball, half of the pioneering Southern rap duo 8Ball & MJG, branched out occasionally for solo albums, beginning with the double-disc Lost in 1998, and was an active collaborator, appearing as a featured guest on countless rap songs over the years. Born Premro Smith, 8Ball grew up in the Orange Mound area of Memphis, TN, where he met MJG at Ridgeway Junior High School in 1984. The two shared a passion for hip-hop, which hadn't yet made a strong impact in the South, and formed their own rap duo, 8Ball...
Full Bio
Light Up the Bomb, 8Ball
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.


Influenced by This Artist