In God We Trust (Brand Nubian album)

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In God We Trust
Studio album by Brand Nubian
Released February 2, 1993
Genre Hip Hop
Length 55:32
Label Elektra
Producer Rafael, Sting International, Diamond D
Brand Nubian chronology
One for All
(1990)
In God We Trust
(1993)
Everything is Everything
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]

In God We Trust is the second album from hip hop group Brand Nubian. Lead MC Grand Puba left the group to pursue a solo career in 1991, following the release of their revered debut One for All. DJ Alamo also left to work with Puba, leaving MC's Sadat X and Lord Jamar, who enlisted DJ Sincere to join the group. The album was less successful than the group's debut but still received strong reviews. The single "Punks Jump up to Get Beat Down" became a Billboard Hot 100 hit, but was met with controversy over allegedly homophobic content, referencing the Sadat X line "Though I can freak, fly, flow, fuck up a faggot/I don't understand their ways, I ain't down with gays." The single "Love Me or Leave Me Alone" was also a Hot-100 hit. Lyrically, the album contains extremely militant content that reflects the group's identity as Five Percenters, adhering to the philosophy of the Nation of Gods and Earths.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Allah U Akbar" Brand Nubian Sadat X, Lord Jamar
2 "Ain't No Mystery" Brand Nubian Lord Jamar, Sadat X
3 "Meaning of the 5%" Brand Nubian *Interlude*
4 "Pass the Gat" Brand Nubian Sadat X, Lord Jamar
5 "Black Star Line" Brand Nubian,
Rafael,
Sting International
Sadat X, Lord Jamar, Red Fox
6 "Allah & Justice" Brand Nubian Lord Jamar, DJ Sincere, Sadat X
7 "The Godz..." Brand Nubian Lord Jamar, Sadat X
8 "The Travel Jam" Brand Nubian Lord Jamar, Sadat X
9 "Brand Nubian Rock the Set" Brand Nubian Sadat X, Lord Jamar
10 "Love Me or Leave Me Alone" Brand Nubian Sadat X, Lord Jamar
11 "Steal Ya Ho" Brand Nubian Lord Jamar, Sadat X
12 "Steady Bootleggin’'" Brand Nubian Sadat X, Lord Jamar
13 "Black & Blue" Brand Nubian Sadat X, Lord Jamar
14 "Punks Jump up to Get Beat Down" Diamond D Sadat X, Lord Jamar

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Charts[edit]

Chart position (1993)[4]
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
12 4

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