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
Enigma
(1996)
It's a Beautiful Thing
(1998)
The Most Beautifullest Hits
(1999)
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 Sample(s)[3] 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
  • "Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogno Sospetto" by Ennio Morricone
3:14
5. "Bodega Skit"   Murray, Sermon   0:40
6. "Slap Somebody"   Murray, Sermon   3:57
7. "Secret Indictment"   Murray, Raeford, Sermon
  • "Friends or Lovers" by Act I
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]

Album[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[4]
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1998 "Incredible" 70 36

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[5]

  • 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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "allmusic ((( It's a Beautiful Thing > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  2. ^ a b "allmusic ((( It's a Beautiful Thing > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Rap Sample FAQ - Quick FAQ Search: Keith Murray". The-Breaks.com. Retrieved 12-09-2010. 
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( It's a Beautiful Thing > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 
  5. ^ "allmusic ((( It's a Beautiful Thing > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-09. 

External links[edit]

[[Category:Keit

h Murray (rapper) albums]]