It's a Beautiful Thing (album)

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It's a Beautiful Thing
Studio album by Keith Murray
Released October 13, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Length 51:50
Label Jive
Producer Erick Sermon (exec.)
Keith Murray chronology
It's a Beautiful Thing
The Most Beautifullest Hits
Singles from It's a Beautiful Thing
  1. "Incredible"
    Released: June 16, 1998

It's a Beautiful Thing is the third studio album from American hip hop artist Keith Murray, released October 13, 1998 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 3/5 stars[1]

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

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic considered the album to be a rather indistinctive one in Murray's discography, but did state that "there's enough to make It's a Beautiful Thing a reasonably entertaining listen, even if they aren't enough to make it memorable."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "Intro"   Kawasaki, Sermon 0:53
2. "When I Rap"   Murray, Sermon, Simmons, Smith, Smith, Williams 3:21
3. "Incredible" (feat. LL Cool J) Bobbit, Brown, Murray, Sermon, Smith, Wesley 3:03
4. "Some Shit" (feat. Canibus and Déjà Vu) Everett, Morricone, Murray, Sermon, Williams 3:14
5. "Bodega Skit"   Murray, Sermon 0:40
6. "Slap Somebody"   Murray, Sermon 3:57
7. "Secret Indictment"   Murray, Raeford, Sermon 3:41
8. "Radio"   Davis, Debarge, Debarge, Gatling, Griffin, Hall, Jordan, Murray, Sermon 3:50
9. "Intersection"   Murray, Sermon, Smith 3:35
10. "Shut the Fuck Up"   Murray, Sermon 2:15
11. "Interlude"   Murray 0:36
12. "Media"   Hancock, Murray, Noble, Ousley, Sermon 3:30
13. "Life on the Street"   Jennings, Sample 4:04
14. "Ride Wit Us" (feat. Erick Sermon, Redman, and Too Short) Murray, Noble, Sermon, Shaw 3:51
15. "Jungle Boogie"   Bell, Boyce, Brown, Mickens, Smith, Thomas, Westfield 0:56
16. "High as Hell"   Jackson, Murray, Sermon 3:22
17. "Bad Day"   Isley, Isley, Isley, Isley, Jasper, Murray, Sermon 3:55
18. "A Message from Keith"   Murray 2:05
19. "My Life" (feat. Déjà Vu) Dozier, Everett, Holland, Holland, Murray, Sermon 3:45

Chart history[edit]


Chart (1999)[2] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 39
U.S. R&B Albums 9


Year Single Peak chart positions[3]
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1998 "Incredible" 70 36


Information taken from Allmusic.[4]

  • arranging – Keith Murray, Erick Sermon
  • assistant engineering – Dave O'Donnell
  • engineering – Mark Berto, Troy Hightower
  • executive production – Erick Sermon
  • mixing – Troy Hightower, Ivan Doc Rodriguez
  • performer(s) – Canibus, LL Cool J, Redman, Erick Sermon, Too Short
  • production – Erick Sermon
  • project coordination – Chris Tricarico


External links[edit]


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