Escape (Whodini album)

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Studio album by Whodini
Released October 17, 1984
Genre Hip hop, Electro
Label Jive/Arista Records
Producer Larry Smith
Whodini chronology
Back in Black
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Escape is the second album by hip-hop group Whodini, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music) on the Jive label. The album spawned the hit singles "Five Minutes of Funk," "Friends," which peaked at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's only Hot 100 entry, and "Freaks Come Out at Night". This was one of the first rap albums ever to include a synclavier. Whodini are pioneers in the field of sampling. The album has been certified platinum.

In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source '​s 100 Best Rap Albums Ever.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Five Minutes of Funk" – 5:25
  2. "Freaks Come out at Night" – 4:45
  3. "Featuring Grand Master Dee" – 5:45
  4. "Big Mouth" – 2:57
  5. "Escape (I Need a Break)" – 3:43
  6. "Friends" – 4:38
  7. "Out of Control" – 4:16
  8. "We are Whodini" – 6:59


Note: The song "Freaks Come Out at Night" can be heard in Fresh 105 FM, one of the radio stations in GTA Vice City Stories.


  1. ^ allmusic review
  2. ^ "100 Best Rap Albums". The Source (New York) (#100). January 1998. ISSN 1063-2085. Retrieved November 24, 2007.