Juicy Fruit (album)

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Juicy Fruit
Studio album by Mtume
Released 1983
Recorded 1982 at E.A.R.S. Recording Studios, New Jersey
Genre R&B, Boogie
Label Epic
Producer James Mtume
Mtume chronology
In Search of the Rainbow Seekers
Juicy Fruit
You, Me and He
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

Juicy Fruit is a 1983 album by R&B group Mtume. It contains their No. 1 R&B hit, "Juicy Fruit". It was their third album for Epic Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Green Light" (Dean Cannon, James Mtume, Philip Field)
  2. "Juicy Fruit" (Mtume)
  3. "Hips" (Cannon, Field)
  4. "Would You Like To (Fool Around)" (Mtume, Reggie Lucas)
  5. "Your Love's Too Good (To Spread Around)" (Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Norman Dozier, Reggie Andrews)
  6. "Hip Dip Skippedabeat" (Darlene Davis, David Foreman, Mtume)
  7. "Ready for Your Love" (Field)
  8. "The After 6 Mix (Juicy Fruit Part II)" (Mtume)




Chart (1983) Peak
Billboard Top LPs & Tape[4] 26
Top R&B Albums[4] 3


Year Single Chart positions[5]
1983 "Juicy Fruit" 45 1 30
1983 "Would You Like To (Fool Around)" 11

"Juicy Fruit"[edit]

The song "Juicy Fruit" is a staple hip-hop sample. It is sampled in the following songs:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 26, 1983). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mtume- Juicy Fruit @Discogs.com Retrieved 1-7-2012.
  4. ^ a b "Mtume US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Mtume US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-26.