Hempstead High

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Hempstead High
Studio album by A+
Released February 9, 1999
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Hip hop
Length 53:52
Label UMVD Labels, Kedar Entertainment
Producer Bink!
A+ chronology
The Latch-Key Child
(1996)
Hempstead High
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars link

Hempstead High is the second album by A+, released in February 9, 1999. The title is taken from his local high school in Hempstead, New York and symbolized his growth since his first album, The Latch-Key Child (released in 1996 at age 14). The albums thematics were generally light with a focus on a good-time party theme mixed with standard braggadocio. A+ released this album after a three year hiatus. This album contained A+'s biggest hit to date, "Enjoy Yourself", which peaked at #63 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #50 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and contained a sample from "A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy. The album itself peaked at #60 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #19 on the Top Heatseekers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro (Classroom)" featuring Lawrence Page
  2. "Enjoy Yourself"
  3. "Up Top New York" featuring Mr. Cheeks
  4. "Gotta Have It"
  5. "Boyz 2 Men" featuring The Lost Boyz and Canibus
  6. "Watcha Weigh Me" featuring MJG
  7. "Understand The Game" featuring Erykah Badu
  8. "Don't Make Me Wait"
  9. "The Score (Interlude)"
  10. "It's On You" featuring Chico DeBarge
  11. "What The Deal" featuring Cardan
  12. "Price Of Fame"
  13. "Staggering And Stuttering" featuring Psycho Drama
  14. "Parkside Gardens"

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