Leaders of the New School ‘A Future Without A Past’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 30th July 1991

Label: Elektra
Producers: Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Cut Monitor Milo, Geeby Dajani, Dinco D, John Gamble, Leaders of the New School, Dante Ross, Eric “Vietnam” Sadler

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“A Future Without a Past… is the debut studio album from Americanhip hop group Leaders of the New School, released in 1991 on Elektra Records. The album is now out of print. The album peaked at 128 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and fifty-three on the R&B Albums chart. Stanton Swihart of Allmusic praised the work, calling the group’s debut “one of the most infectious rap albums ever created.” Nikhil P. Yerawadekar at Oh, Word, while noting that at times the insular focus of the album “make(s) the album as a whole feel… meandering,” still commented that the group “bring(s) great production… new flows, and captivating personalities to the listener’s attention in a most entertaining manner.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #14 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1991.
- The singles ‘Sobb Story’ and ‘Case of the PTA’ come in at #17 and #28 respectively in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1991.
- The track ‘Sobb Story’ appears on our Classic Material 1991 mixtape.
- The track ‘Case of the PTA’ appears on our 1991 Rap Megamix.

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