Lyricist Lounge, Volume One

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Lyricist Lounge, Volume One
Studio album by Rawkus Records
Released May 5, 1998
Recorded 1997−1998
Genre Hip Hop
Label Rawkus Records
Producer 88 Keys
Dorsey Wesley
Kenny Diaz
Stix Bones
Native Sun
Shawn J. Period
Curt Gowdy
William Tell
D. Trotman
VIC
Saul Williams
Survival Soundz
Charlemagne
Hi-Tek
DJ Scratch
Nottz
DJ Nu-Mark
Cut Chemist
Keith Horne
G.M.
El-P
Ge-ology
Rawkus Records chronology
Soundbombing
(1997)
Lyricist Lounge, Volume One
(1998)
Soundbombing 2
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Lyricist Lounge, Volume One is the first installment of Rawkus Records Lyricist Lounge album series, based on the Lyricist Lounge showcases in New York. The double-disc compilation features De La Soul, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Tash of Tha Alkaholiks, Punch & Words, O.C., Ras Kass, Black Thought, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Saul Williams, Kool Keith, Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek, Bahamadia, Rah Digga, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Jurassic 5, KRS-One, Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, Last Emperor and Company Flow.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Street Promoters (Skit)" Wiseguy
2 "Intro" 88 Keys De La Soul
3 "Bring Hip-Hop Back" Dorsey Wesley Cipher Complete
4 "Keep Pouring" Kenny Diaz Diaz Brothers, Matrix, Abutta
5 "Blood" Stix Bones, Native Sun Sarah Jones
6 "Body Rock" Shawn J. Period Mos Def, Q-Tip, Tash
7 "Bathroom Cipher" 88 Keys Hazadus, J-Treds, Thirston Howl III, Kwest, I.G. Off
8 "Da Cipher" Curt Gowdy Punchline & Wordsworth
9 "Famous Last Words" William Tell Word A' Mouth
10 "No Matter" D. Trotman Prime
11 "Action Guaranteed" Shawn J. Period O.C., Ras Kass
12 "All In My Own" Shawn J. Period Mike Zoot
13 "The Phone Call (Skit)" Wiseguy, Wordsworth
14 "Live from the DJ Stretch Armstrong Show with your host Bobbito 'The Barber'" VIC, Shawn J. Period Black Thought, Common, Pharoahe Monch, Absolute

Disc two[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Ohm" Saul Williams Saul Williams
2 "Intro" Survival Soundz Kool Keith, Sir Menelik
3 "Mayday" Charlemagne Natural Elements, KA
4 "The Manifesto" Hi-Tek Reflection Eternal
5 "Be OK" DJ Scratch Bahamadia, Rah Digga
6 "Lyrics" Kenny Diaz A.L.
7 "Outside the Lounge" William Tell Building Block, Lil Sci, Mr. Metaphor, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Talib Kweli, Wiseguy
8 "Holy Water" Nottz D.V. Alias Khrist, Lord Have Mercy
9 "Jayou" DJ Nu-Mark, Cut Chemist Jurassic 5
10 "C.I.A. (Criminals In Action)" Keith Horne KRS-One, The Last Emperor, Zack de la Rocha (Scratches by DJ Daze & DJ Spinbad)
11 "Society" G.M. Problemz, Nicole Willis (Vocals)
12 "Weight" El-P Indelible MC's (Company Flow, Juggaknots) (Scratches by Mr. Len)
13 "After the Show" Ge-ology A.L., Jedi, Punchline, Rise, Wordsworth

Album Chart Positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
1998 Lyricist Lounge, Volume One #167 #52

Singles Chart Positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1998 "Body Rock" - #65 #29 #11
1998 "C.I.A. (Criminals In Action)" - - #33 -