A Future Without a Past...

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A Future Without a Past...
Studio album by Leaders of the New School
Released July 2, 1991
Recorded September 1990-May 1991
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop
Length 66:06
Label Elektra
60976
Producer Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Cut Monitor Milo, Geeby Dajani, Dinco D, John Gamble, Leaders of the New School, Dante Ross, Eric "Vietnam" Sadler
Leaders of the New School chronology
A Future Without a Past...
(1991)
T.I.M.E.
(1993)
Singles from A Future Without a Past...
  1. "Case of the P.T.A."
    Released: February 13, 1991
  2. "Sobb Story"
    Released: June 19, 1991
  3. "The International Zone Coaster"
    Released: October 24, 1991

A Future Without a Past... is the debut studio album from American hip hop group Leaders of the New School, released in 1991 on Elektra Records.

The album peaked at 128 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
Oh Word favorable[2]

The album peaked at 128 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and fifty-three on the R&B Albums chart.[3]

Stanton Swihart of Allmusic praised the work, calling the group's debut "one of the most infectious rap albums ever created."[1] 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."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Sample(s)[4] Length
1. "Homeroom"     2:25
2. "Case of the P.T.A."   Cut Monitor Milo 3:42
3. "Too Much on My Mind"   The Vibe Chemist Backspin 4:27
4. "What's the Pinocchio's Theory?"   The Vibe Chemist Backspin 3:43
5. "Just When You Thought It Was Safe..."   Eric "Vietnam" Sadler   2:30
6. "Lunchroom"       2:10
7. "Sound of the Zeekers @#^**?!" (feat. Cracker Jacks, Kollie Weed, and Rumpletilskinz) Busta Rhymes 5:16
8. "Sobb Story"   Eric "Vietnam" Sadler 4:51
9. "Feminine Fatt"   The Vibe Chemist Backspin   3:08
10. "Transformers"   Geeby Dajani, John Gamble, Dante Ross 4:00
11. "Afterschool"     1:24
12. "Show Me a Hero"   The Vibe Chemist Backspin 4:35
13. "Trains, Planes and Automobiles"   Eric "Vietnam" Sadler   4:04
14. "The International Zone Coaster"   Geeby Dajani, John Gamble, Dante Ross 5:05
15. "Teachers, Don't Teach Us Nonsense!!"   Leaders of the New School
  • "Funky Drummer" by James Brown
  • "The Thing to Do" by Blue Mitchell
4:06
16. "My Ding-a-Ling"   Cut Monitor Milo, Dinco D 3:41
17. "Where Do We Go From Here?"   Charlie Brown 6:51

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1991)[3] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 128
U.S. Heatseekers 1
U.S. R&B Albums 53

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[5]
U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1991 "Case of the P.T.A." 4
"Sobb Story" 8
1992 "The International Zone Coaster" 1

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[6]

  • assistant engineering – John Gamble
  • engineering – Dr. Shane Faber, Mike Mangini, Christopher Shaw
  • mixing – Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Geeby Dajani, John Gamble, Dante Ross, Eric "Vietnam" Sadler
  • production – Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Cut Monitor Milo, Geeby Dajani, Dinco D, John Gamble, Leaders of the New School, Dante Ross, Eric "Vietnam" Sadler

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swihart, Stanton. "allmusic ((( A Future Without a Past... > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  2. ^ a b Yerawadekar, Nikhil P (2005-09-20). "OH WORD – Leaders Of The New School – A Future Without A Past". Oh Word. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  3. ^ a b "allmusic ((( A Future Without a Past... > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Rap Sample FAQ - Quick FAQ Search: Leaders of the New School". The-Breaks.com. Retrieved 06-02-2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( A Future Without a Past... > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( A Future Without a Past... > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 

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