Blacks' Magic

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Blacks' Magic
Studio album by Salt-n-Pepa
Released March 19, 1990
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre Hip hop
Length 52:44
Label London Records
Next Plateau
Producer DJ Spinderella
Luv Bug
Quicksilver
Salt-n-Pepa chronology
A Salt with a Deadly Pepa
(1988)
Blacks' Magic
(1990)
Very Necessary
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]

Blacks' Magic is the third album by female rap group, Salt-n-Pepa, released in 1990 on London Records. The album was a critical and commercial success, making it to #38 on the Billboard 200 and #15 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop album charts and was certified Platinum. The album featured four hit singles, three of which made it to the top 10 of the Hot Rap Singles chart; "Let's Talk About Sex" (U.S. #13, UK #2), "Expression" (U.S. #26, UK #23), "Do You Want Me" (U.S. #21, UK #5) and "You Showed Me" (U.S. #47, UK #15).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Expression" (Coltrane, James) - 4:04
  2. "Doper Than Dope" (Fingerprints) - 4:21
  3. "Negro Wit' an Ego" (Fingerprints) - 3:40
  4. "You Showed Me" (Clark, McGuinn)- 4:01
  5. "Do You Want Me" (Fingerprints) - 4:52
  6. "Swift" (Fingerprints) - 4:04
  7. "I Like to Party" (Fingerprints) - 3:51
  8. "Blacks' Magic" (Fingerprints) - 4:16
  9. "Start the Party" (James) - 3:51
  10. "Let's Talk About Sex" (Fingerprints) - 3:29
  11. "I Don't Know" (Modeliste, Neville, Porter, Nocintelli) - 3:11
  12. "Live and Die" (Fingerprints, McCartney) - 3:07
  13. "Independent" (James) - 4:46

Samples[edit]

Expression

Doper Than Dope

You Showed Me

Do You Want Me

Black's Magic

Let's Talk About Sex

Independent

Personnel[edit]

  • Alpha – Background vocals
  • Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor – Producer, Concept
  • Boy Wonder – Producer
  • Stanley Brown – Keyboards
  • Andre Debourg – Engineer
  • Excalibur – Producer
  • Invincibles – Background vocals, Producer
  • Cheryl "Salt" James – Producer
  • Kid 'N Play – Vocals
  • Joyce Martin – Background vocals
  • Jacci McGhee – Vocals
  • Omega – Background vocals
  • Play – Concept
  • Herb Powers – Mastering
  • Quicksilver – Producer
  • Salt-N-Pepa – Vocals
  • Spinderella – Producer
  • Steevee-O – Producer
  • Sybil – Vocals, Performer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Salt-N-Pepa: Blacks' Magic > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Salt-N-Pepa". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 29 August 2011.