Fu Schnickens ‘F.U Don’t Take It Personal’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 25th February 1992

Label: Jive
Producers: A Tribe Called Quest, Fu-Schnickens, Lyvio G

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“F.U. Don’t Take It Personal is the debut studio album from Americanhip hop group Fu-Schnickens, released February 25, 1992 on Jive Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Battery Studios in New York, New York.The album peaked at number sixty-four on the Billboard 200 chart. By late 1992, it was certified gold by the RIAA, for shipping 500,000 copies in the United States. In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau praised Fu-Schnickens’ ideas and illusory rhymes, calling the group “rappers whose visions of fun, agape, and aural conquest remain open-ended, playful, and, face it, silly”. Stanton Swihart at Allmusic wrote in retrospect that “although their fashion sense (kung fu outfits on the cover) and taste in influences may have initially painted them as a novelty, their approach to music was straight serious on this debut album, and it shows.

Additional info:

- The single ‘La Schmoove’ featuring ATCQ’s Phife appears at #32 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1992.
- Listen to samples used in the making of the album on WhoSampled.

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