Brand Nubian ‘In God We Trust’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 2nd February 1993

Label: Elektra

Producers: Brand Nubian, Diamond D

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“In God We Trust is the second album from hip hop group Brand Nubian. Lead MC Grand Puba left the group to pursue a solo career in 1991, following the release of their revered debut One for All. DJ Alamo also left to work with Puba, leaving MC’s Sadat X and Lord Jamar, who enlisted DJ Sincere to join the group. The album was less successful than the group’s debut but still received strong reviews. The single “Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down” became a Billboard Hot 100 hit, but was met with controversy over allegedly homophobic content, referencing the Sadat X line “Though I can freak, fly, flow, fuck up a faggot/I don’t understand their ways, I ain’t down with gays.” The single “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” was also a Hot-100 hit. Lyrically, the album contains extremely militant content that reflects the group’s identity as Five Percenters, adhering to the philosophy of the Nation of Gods and Earths.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #2 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1992. (although not available commercially until early the following year)

- The single ‘Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down’ comes in at #2 on Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1992.

- The track ‘Steal Ya Ho’ appears on our Classic Material 1992 Mixtape.

- The tracks ‘Steal Ya Ho’ and ‘Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down’ appear on our 1992 Rap Megamix.

- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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Classic Material