Brand New (Salt-n-Pepa album)

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Brand New
Studio album by Salt-n-Pepa
Released October 21, 1997
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre Rap
Length 57:27
Label Red Ant Records
Island Black Music
Producer DJ Spinderalla
Pepa
Esmail
Salt-n-Pepa chronology
Very Necessary
(1993)
Brand New
(1997)
Singles from Brand New
  1. "R U Ready"
    Released: July 29, 1997
  2. "Gitty Up"
    Released: October 18, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Brand New is the fifth and final studio album by rap trio Salt-n-Pepa. It was released on October 21, 1997 by Red Ant Entertainment. Red Ant filed bankruptcy before the album was officially released. Salt-n-Pepa toured to support the album, despite the fact the album had no other promotion whatsoever. Brand New had two minor hits: "R U Ready" and "Gitty Up", the latter of which samples the Rick James song "Give it to Me". The album was certified gold in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "R U Ready" (James Denton, Chad Elliott, Cheryl James, Rufus Moore) – 3:50
  2. "Good Life" (Evans, Bernard Grobman, James, Scott) – 3:54
  3. "Do Me Right" (Archie, Bacon, Blake, James) – 4:36
  4. "Friends" (Criss, Denton, Owens, Joseph Powell) – 4:42
  5. "Say Ooh" (James, Logan, Saunders, Young) – 4:09
  6. "Imagine" (feat. Sheryl Crow) (James, Powell) – 5:26
  7. "Knock Knock" (Denton, Hairston, Powell, David Wynn) – 4:32
  8. "Gitty Up" (James, James, Moore) – 4:00
  9. "Boy Toy" (Denton, Elliott, Roberts) – 4:24
  10. "Brand New" (Denton, James, Wright) – 4:05
  11. "Silly of You" (James, James) – 4:52
  12. "The Clock is Tickin" (James) – 3:51
  13. "Hold On" (James, Powell) – 5:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Prince Charles Alexander – Mixing
  • Eddie Anzueto, Jr. – Percussion
  • Steven Augustine – Bass
  • Kent Belden – Creative Director
  • Blue Denim – Background vocals
  • Mike Campbell – Guitar
  • Melvin Chandler – Keyboards
  • Lewis Christian – Percussion
  • Day Ta Day – Background vocals
  • Andre Debourg – Engineer, Mixing
  • James Denton – Photography
  • Sandy "Pepa" Denton – Producer
  • DJ Flexx – Background vocals
  • Chad "Dr. Seuss" Elliott – Programming, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Glenn Ellis – Bass
  • Esmail – Producer
  • Alan Forney – Photo Imaging
  • Kirk Franklin – Performer
  • Wayne Garrick – Keyboards
  • Khari Green – Guitar
  • Bernard Grobman – Guitar
  • Andrew Hellier – Guitar, Background vocals
  • Cheryl "Salt" James – Producer
  • Jon Jones – Guitar
  • Gerhard Joost – Mixing
  • Carol Kirkendall – Executive Producer
  • LaTrece – Background vocals
  • Michael Lockwood – Guitar
  • Al (Taz) Machera – Mixing
  • Sean "Mystro" Mather – Producer
  • Gary Montoute – Synthesizer
  • Michael Moore – Photography
  • Rufus Moore – Background vocals, Performer
  • Joseph Powell – Programming, Background vocals, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Wayne Rickard – Guitar
  • Alicia Rushing – Background vocals
  • Ken Schubert – Engineer, Mixing
  • Dawne Shivers – Background vocals
  • Peggy Sirota – Photography
  • Sounds of Blackness – Performer
  • Spinderella – Performer
  • Kevin Thomas – Engineer
  • Al West – Producer
  • Jimmy White – Bass
  • David Wynn – Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Salt-N-Pepa: Brand New" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.