Conspiracy (Junior M.A.F.I.A. album)

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Conspiracy
Studio album by Junior M.A.F.I.A.
Released August 29, 1995
Recorded 1994–1995
Genre East Coast hip hop, Gangsta Rap
Label Undeas/Big Beat Records
Producer Lance "UN" Rivera (also exec.), The Notorious B.I.G. (exec.), Craig Kallman (exec.)
Daddy-O, Clark Kent, Ez Elpee, Akshun, Special Ed
Junior M.A.F.I.A. chronology
Conspiracy
(1995)
Riot Musik
(2005)
Singles from Conspiracy
  1. "Player's Anthem"
    Released: May 30, 1995
  2. "I Need You Tonight"
    Released: August 9, 1995
  3. "Get Money"
    Released: September 3, 1995

Conspiracy is the debut album of hip hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A.. The album debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 200, selling 69,000 copies in its first week.[1] Upon its 1995 release, it garnered much attention and gained even more hype when singles "Get Money" and "Players Anthem" were released. It features member The Notorious B.I.G. on four tracks in addition to his production contributions. The single "Get Money" contains a sample from "You Can't Turn Me Away" by Sylvia Striplin. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Conspiracy was a commercial success and received mixed critical reviews. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic wrote "Considering Ready to Die was one of the seminal hip-hop releases of the early '90s, Conspiracy could have been an inspired, enjoyable sequel; instead, it's a fitfully successful replication of the earlier record's strengths."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Intro"   Lance "UN" Rivera 2:42
2. "White Chalk"   Daddy-O & Understanding 4:40
3. "Excuse Me"   Lance "UN" Rivera 0:50
4. "Realms of Junior M.A.F.I.A."   The Notorious B.I.G. & Clark Kent 4:25
5. "Player's Anthem"   Clark Kent 5:22
6. "I Need You Tonight" (feat. Aaliyah) Clark Kent 4:28
7. "Get Money"   Ez Elpee 4:34
8. "I've Been..."   Lance "UN" Rivera 0:35
9. "Crazaay"   Clark Kent 3:58
10. "Back Stabbers" (feat. Jimmy Cozier) Daddy-O 5:34
11. "Shot!"   Lance "UN" Rivera 0:55
12. "Lyrical Wizardry"   Akshun 3:52
13. "Oh My Lord"   Special Ed 3:39
14. "Murder Onze"   Akshun 4:22
15. "Outro" (feat. Jacob York) Lance "UN" Rivera 0:41

*re-recorded by Aaliyah for the single release

Samples[edit]

Back Stabbers

Crazaay

Get Money

I Need You Tonight

Oh My Lord

Player's Anthem

Realms of Junior M.A.F.I.A

  • "UFO" by ESG

Charts and certifications[edit]

Charts (1995) Position
US Billboard Hot 200[5] 8
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[6] 2
Canadian Albums Chart[7] 64

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification
United States Gold

References[edit]