The Beatnuts ‘The Beatnuts’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 21st June 1994

Label: Relativity

Producers: The Beatnuts, Lucien, V.I.C

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“The Beatnuts is the full-length debut album by hip hop trio The Beatnuts. It was released on June 21, 1994 by Relativity Records just a year after their debut EP, Intoxicated Demons. “Psycho Dwarf” is the only song found on both the EP and the album. The album is produced by The Beatnuts themselves. It features guest appearances by Grand Puba, Miss Jones and DJ Sinister amongst others.

The Beatnuts boasts two singles, “Props Over Here” and “Hit Me with That,” . The album is known for its diverse production and hedonistic lyrics. Its cover art is inspired by the cover of Hank Mobley’s The Turnaround. The album’s title is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Street Level, because those words appear on the album cover, however the words “Street Level” do not appear anywhere else on the CD (in the liner notes or on the CD spine label). This album is the last Beatnuts album before emcee Fashion left the group to pursue a solo career under the alias Al’ Tariq.”

Additional info:

- The album comes in at #5 on Ego Trip’s Top 25 Rap Albums of 1994.

- The track ‘Props Over Here’ appears on our Classic Material 1994 Mixtape.

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

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