Goodfellas (Show and A.G. album)

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Goodfellas
Studio album by Show and A.G.
Released May 30, 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre Hip Hop
Length 50:32
Label PayDay/FFRR/PolyGram Records
124 007 (USA)
828 641 (international)
Producer Showbiz
Lord Finesse
DJ Premier
DJ Roc Raida
Dres
Show and A.G. chronology
Runaway Slave
(1992)
Goodfellas
(1995)
Full Scale
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com 9.5/10 stars[2]

Goodfellas is the second album from underground hip hop duo Show and A.G., formerly known as Showbiz and A.G.. Released three years after their debut Runaway Slave, the album received positive acclaim. The album contains a notably darker and more hardcore sound than their debut. Guest appearances came from Lord Finesse, D-Flow, Party Arty, Wali World, Method Man and Diamond D. The album features the underground hit "Next Level [Nyte Time Mix]", which was produced by DJ Premier and later featured in the movie 8 Mile.

Producer Show, who made numerous rapping appearances on their debut, makes no rhyming appearances on the release. The album is now hard to find in stores, but the album can be purchased from Amazon with prices starting at around $40 because it is so rare.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Sample(s)
1 "Never Less Than Ill" Show, A.G. A.G. *"Hogin' Machine" by Les Baxter
2 "You Know Now" Show, A.G. A.G., Big Cathy
3 "Check It Out" Show, A.G. A.G., Party Arty *"Terri's Tune" by David Axelrod
4 "Add On" Lord Finesse,
intro skit by Buckwild
Lord Finesse, D-Flow, A.G. *"Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Lee Dorsey
5 "Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)" DJ Premier A.G. *"Mister Mellow" by Maynard Ferguson
*"Fuck What U Heard" by Diamond D
6 "Time For" Roc Raida A.G. *"Betcha By Golly Wow" by Buster Williams
7 "Got The Flava" Show, A.G., Dres D-Flow, Wali World, Party Arty, A.G., Method Man
8 "Neighbahood Sickness" Show, A.G. Party Arty, A.G. *"Nowhere To Go" by Spanky & Our Gang
9 "All Out" Show, A.G. A.G. *"Saigon" by William S. Fischer
*"Winicumuhround" by Redman
10 "Medicine" Show, A.G. A.G. *"Primeval Landscape (In the Isolation Chamber)" by John Corigliano
*"Ode to Billie Joe" by Lou Donaldson
11 "I'm Not The One" Show, A.G. A.G.
12 "Got Ya Back" Show, A.G. A.G., Wali World *"You'll Know When You Get There" by Herbie Hancock
13 "Next Level" Show, A.G. A.G. *"Angel" by Wes Montgomery
14 "You Want It" Show, A.G. A.G., Diamond D, Party Arty

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Heatseekers
1995 Goodfellas - #23 #10

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1995 Next Level - - #27 #9

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