Enigma (Keith Murray album)

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Enigma
Studio album by Keith Murray
Released November 26, 1996
Recorded December 1995-October 1996, Mirror Image Studios Long Island NY
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Length 49:42
Label Jive
Producer Erick Sermon (exec.), The Ummah
Keith Murray chronology
The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World
(1994)
Enigma
(1996)
It's a Beautiful Thing
(1998)
Singles from Enigma
  1. "The Rhyme"
    Released: October 21, 1996

Enigma is the second studio album from American hip hop artist Keith Murray, released November 26, 1996 on Jive Records.

The album peaked at number thirty-nine on the Billboard 200 chart.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The album peaked at thirty-nine on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the sixth spot on the R&B Albums chart.[2]

Leo Stanley of Allmusic noted Murray's improving rhythmic skills, stating that Murray's defiantly East Coast style of production "can make the record a little monotonous, but his kinetic verbal energy keeps Enigma exciting and fresh."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Sample(s)[3] Length
1. "Intro"   Sermon   1:36
2. "Call My Name"   Murray, Sermon   3:42
3. "Manifique (Original Rules)"   Crouch, Jones, Murray, Patterson, Sermon   3:52
4. "Whut's Happinin'"   Benson, Gaye, Murray, Sermon 3:54
5. "The Rhyme"   Beverly, Murray, Sermon 3:37
6. "Dangerous Ground" (feat. 50 Grand) Berlin, Murray, Yancey   3:40
7. "Rhymin' Wit Kel" (feat. Kel-Vicious) Brister, Fyffe, Karson, Murray, Sermon 2:36
8. "What a Feeling"   Fyffe, Murray, Sermon   3:48
9. "Hot to Def"   Fyffe, Sermon, Murray, Middlebrooks, Noland, Webster, Bonner 3:35
10. "Yeah" (feat. Busta Rhymes, Jamal, Redman, and Erick Sermon) Fyffe, Murray, Noble, Phillips, Smith   4:52
11. "Love L.O.D." (feat. 50 Grand and Kel-Vicious) Berlin, Brister, Kirkpatrick, Murray, Sermon   3:11
12. "To My Mans" (feat. Dave Hollister) Hollister, Murray, Sermon 3:37
13. "World Be Free"   Murray, Sermon   3:41
14. "The Rhyme [Remix]"   Beverly, Murray, Sermon   4:01

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1997)[2] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 39
U.S. R&B Albums 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[4]
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1996 "The Rhyme" 3 59 12

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[5]

  • art direction – Jackie Murphy
  • assistant engineering – Tim Donovan, Mike Rew
  • cover image – Russell Ward
  • design – Jackie Murphy
  • engineering – Troy Hightower, Mike Hogan, Rick St. Hillaire
  • executive production – Erick Sermon
  • mastering – Tony Dawsey
  • mixing – Troy Hightower, Rick St. Hillaire
  • performing – 50 Grand, Busta Rhymes, Dave Hollister, Jamal, Redman, Erick Sermon
  • photography – Daniel Hastings
  • production – Rodrick Kirkpatrick, Erick Sermon, The Ummah
  • rapping – Keith Murray
  • remixing – Rick St. Hillaire, The Ummah
  • scratching – DJ E
  • stylist – Tanisha Jones
  • vocals (background) – Erick Sermon

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. "allmusic ((( Enigma > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  2. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Enigma > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Rap Sample FAQ - Quick FAQ Search: Keith Murray". The-Breaks.com. Retrieved 12-01-2010. 
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Enigma > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( Enigma > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 

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