Showbiz & A.G ‘Runaway Slave’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 22nd September 1992

Label: Payday / London / Polygram

Producers: Showbiz, Diamond D

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“Runaway Slave is the debut album from Hip Hop duo Showbiz and A.G., members of legendary New York City crew D.I.T.C.. The album is now out of print. The effort was a highly praised underground release, but didn’t sell strong numbers. Three songs from their debut EP are included here, “Party Groove”, “Soul Clap”, and “Catchin’ Wreck”. The album features an early appearance from late legend Big L, on the posse cut “Represent”, other guest appearances come from Diamond D, Dres, Lord Finesse and DeShawn. The album includes many interludes between songs that feature underground artists such as The Legion, Freddie Foxxx, Fat Joe, Kid Capri and Lord Finesse. Producer Showbiz makes frequent rapping appearance on the album, unlike later releases, where he left the rhyming to A.G.”

Additional info:

- The tracks ‘Catchin Wreck’, ‘Represent’ and ‘Still Diggin’ appear on our Classic Material 1992 Mixtape

- The track ‘40 Acres and My Props’ appears on our 1992 Rap Megamix

- The album comes in at #9 in Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1992.

- The single ‘Fat Pockets’ comes in at #33 in Ego Trip’s Top 40 Rap Singles of 1992.

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

Listen: Spotify / Youtube

Purchase: Discogs

Classic Material