American Hunger

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American Hunger
Studio album by MF Grimm
Released July 25, 2006
Recorded 2004-2006
Genre East coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop
Length 69:53 (CD1)
66:48 (CD2)
72:31 (CD3)
209:12 (Total)
Label Day By Day Entertainment
Producer Craig Rip, Krohme, Dub-L, The Architect, Hans Solo, DJ Crucial, J. Marty, Reality, Nate Denver, Sid V., Black Panther, JL, Mixture, Soce, DNAE, Lyrical Graffiti, CX KiDTRONiK
MF Grimm chronology
Scars & Memories
(2005)
American Hunger
(2006)
The Hunt for the Gingerbread Man
(2007)
Singles from American Hunger
  1. "Gingerbread Man"
    Released: January 20, 2005 (2005-01-20)
  2. "Vultures"
    Released: December 10, 2007 (2007-12-10)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Stylus A [2]
20/20 Proof favourable [3]
Sputnikmusic 5/5 stars [4]

American Hunger is a triple album released on CD.[5] It was released in 2006 by Manhattan, New York rap artist MF Grimm. It is also the first triple album in hip-hop history. It was originally planned for release on July 4, 2004,[6] however multiple delays occurred including having to remove MF DOOM's productions from the tracks and the memory loss of MF Grimm's hard drive.

MF Grimm has stated that the album is not intended to be listened to in one sitting, rather it is intended to be taken in over the course of three separate listening sessions, reflecting the names of each disc: "Breakfast," "Lunch" and "Dinner."

Reception[edit]

American Hunger has received very positive reviews from music critics and fans. Marisa Brown, writing for Allmusic, gave the album four stars out of five and called the album "a hard-hitting, provocative record that contains none of the skits or other filler commonly associated with hip-hop."[7] Brown continued by concluding that the album is "one of the most thought-provoking and intelligent records -- in any genre -- of the new century."[8] A.J. Henriques, writing for Stylus Magazine, gave the album an "A" score and said:

The word “filler” is subjective, but it’s astoundingly difficult to apply it to any of the tracks on American Hunger. If pressed, Grimm probably could’ve made this a double album—but it’d be impossible to say what he’d shelve. Or why. Yeah: some tracks stand out and some are more sonically pleasing than others, but nothing feels out of place thematically and, despite the musical diversity, every part adds up to form a remarkable, cohesive work of art.[9]

Fan reception over the years has been positive, and American Hunger has remained one of MF Grimm's most popular and enduring albums.

Track listing[edit]

  • Credits adapted from American Hunger liner notes.
  • All tracks written by MF Grimm unless otherwise noted.
Disc One: Breakfast
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "American Hunger (Breakfast)"  
  • Craig Rip
3:04
2. "When Faith is Lost"  
2:58
3. "Page Six"  
  • Krohme
3:48
4. "The Life I Lead"  
4:20
5. "Wonderland"  
  • The Architect
2:13
6. "Code Noir (Revenge of the Masked Avengers)"  
  • Hans Solo of the Masked Avengers
2:25
7. "Right There"  
  • J. Marty
3:51
8. "I Rather Be Wrong"  
  • DJ Crucial
5:27
9. "Watch Out!"  
  • J. Marty
3:07
10. "Yes or No"  
  • Craig Rip
3:27
11. "The Trees" (featuring Baron)
  • MF Grimm
  • Baron
  • Sid V.
3:24
12. "The Path" (featuring Monsta Island Czars)
  • MF Grimm
  • MeccaGodZilla aka RAVAGE
  • Destroyah aka MF Mez
  • GAMMA-RA aka Majesty
  • Lyrical Graffitti
4:17
13. "Still My Love"  
  • The Architect
3:40
14. "Steal It"  
  • J. Marty
3:40
15. "My Mentality"  
  • Reality
2:30
16. "A Mother's Heart"  
  • Rashad
2:49
17. "Street General"  
  • J. Marty
4:23
18. "M.I.C." (featuring Monsta Island Czars)
  • MF Grimm
  • Gabarah aka Junclassic
  • Monsta X aka NTROSPEKT
  • MeccaGodZilla aka RAVAGE
  • GAMMA-RA aka Majesty

Destroyah aka MF Mez

  • The Architect
3:05
19. "The Gingerbread Man"  
  • DJ Crucial
3:29
20. "I Don't Know"  
  • DJ Crucial
4:06
Total length:
69:53
Disc Two: Lunch
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
3. Untitled       2:52
13. Untitled       3:33
14. Untitled       3:01
21. "American Hunger (Lunch)"  
  • Black Panther
2:11
22. "Playground"  
  • J. Marty
4:13
23. "Boing" (featuring PMD and MF Mez)
  • MF Grimm
  • PMD
  • MF Mez
  • Mixture
 
24. "It's No Secret"  
  • JL
4:20
25. "I Remember"  
  • Gary (Chace) London
1:26
26. "United" (featuring Large Professor)
  • MF Grimm
  • Large Professor
  • DJ Crucial
2:56
27. "I Love You"  
  • J. Marty
3:31
28. "Traveling" (featuring Kurious, Lord Smog and Bashton the Invizabul Mang)
  • MF Grimm
  • Kurious
  • Lord Smog
  • Bashton the Invizabul Mang
  • DJ Crucial
3:47
29. "Delilah"  
  • J. Marty
2:21
30. "Vultures"  
  • DJ Crucial
3:35
31. "The Trees"  
  • Willow(treez)
2:44
32. "Agony (No Jugamos)" (featuring Nate Denver)
  • MF Grimm
  • Nate Denver
  • Nate Denver
2:58
33. "Master Builders"  
  • The Architect
 
34. "Things I've Said" (featuring Baron)
  • MF Grimm
  • Baron
  • The Architect
 
35. "Broken Glasses"  
  • The Architect
2:46
36. "Dark Skies (No Jugamos)" (featuring Nate Denver and Bashton the Invizabul Mang)
  • MF Grimm
  • Nate Denver
  • Bashton the Invizabul Mang
  • Nate Denver
3:39
37. "Teacher"  
  • JL
2:44
38. "Crazy" (featuring Block McCloud and MF Mez)
  • MF Grimm
  • Block McCloud
  • MF Mez
  • Mixture
4:13
39. "Who Rock" (featuring Duece Gangsta)
3:44
40. "Fuck You"  
  • MF Grimm
  • Bashton the Invizabul Mang
  • Reality
3:15
Total length:
66:48
Disc Three: The Last Supper
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
41. "American Hunger (The Last Supper)"  
  • DJ Crucial
1:29
42. "Children of Abel"  
  • Mixture
3:32
43. "Give"  
  • The Last Skeptik
2:56
44. "Adam & Eve"  
  • DJ Crucial
3:12
45. "Lift Me Up (Snakes & Ladders)"  
  • Stalker
5:28
46. "Heaven Can Wait"  
  • Will Tell
2:18
47. "Children of Cain"  
  • Lyrical Graffitti
3:20
48. "Revolution"  
  • Captin Planit
2:04
49. "Manhattan Murder" (featuring MF Mez)
  • MF Grimm
  • MF Mez
  • DJ Crucial
3:07
50. "Karma" (featuring Ill Bill and Block McCloud)
  • MF Grimm
  • Ill Bill
  • Block McCloud
  • Krohme
4:08
51. "G.O.D. (Government of Deception)"  
  • MAS
3:36
52. "Brand New" (featuring Monsta Island Czars)
  • MF Grimm
  • Destroyah aka MF Mez
  • GAMMA-RA aka Majesty
  • MeccaGodZilla aka RAVAGE
  • Nicotine
4:25
53. "No One"  
  • J. Marty
2:59
54. "Elevate" (featuring Majesty and Infinit Evol)
  • MF Grimm
  • Majesty
  • Infinit Evol
  • Skammadix
4:37
55. "Everything" (featruing Block McCloud, Majesty, Mr. Met and Baron)
  • MF Grimm
  • Majesty
  • Block McCloud
  • Mr. Met
  • Baron
  • Aksim
4:04
56. "The Whole World" (featuring Infinit Evol)
  • MF Grimm
  • Infinit Evol
2:49
57. "Ten Stories"  
  • MAS
  • Quote7
4:13
58. "Twin Peaks" (featuring MF Mez and Hasan Salaam)
  • MF Grimm
  • MF Mez
  • Hasan Salaam
  • DNAE
4:35
59. "Simple Rhyme"  
  • Lyrical Graffitti
3:26
60. "The Book of Daniel" (featuring MF Mez and Bashton the Invizabul Mang)
  • MF Grimm
  • MF Mez
  • Bashton the Invizabul Mang
  • DJ Crucial
6:66
Total length:
72:31

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