Music Madness

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Music Madness
Studio album by Mantronix
Released May 1986
Genre Hip hop
Label Sleeping Bag
Producer Kurtis Mantronik
Mantronix chronology
The Album
(1985)
Music Madness
(1986)
In Full Effect
(1988)

Music Madness is the second album by old school hip hop and electro funk group Mantronix. Music Madness was the final Mantronix album released on the independent Sleeping Bag Records label. The hip hop album features club-oriented production by Kurtis Mantronik and MC Tee's b-boy-based rapping.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a "B–" and found Kurtis Mantronik's beats to be full of "groove, variety, and (damn right) human touch", but facetiously pitied M.C. Tee for needing "boasting lessons."[2] In a retrospective review, Allmusic's Alex Henderson gave it four-and-a-half out of five stars and viewed it as both Mantronix's second best album behind The Album and "proof of how fresh-sounding and creative Mantronix was in the beginning."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Who Is It?" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 6:05
  2. "We Control the Dice" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 3:53
  3. "Listen to the Bass of Get Stupid Fresh Part 2" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 4:22
  4. "Ladies UK Remix" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 3:35
  5. "Big Band B-Boy" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 4:40
  6. "Music Madness" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 5:23
  7. "Electronic Energy Of..." (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 5:29
  8. "Scream" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 5:23
  9. "Mega Mix" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 4:00

Bonus tracks[edit]

In 1987, Sleeping Bag Records released the album on compact disc with the name Music Madness Plus, which included five bonus tracks from The Album.

  1. "Bassline" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 5:23
  2. "Needle to the Groove" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 3:40
  3. "Hardcore Hip-Hop" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 6:20
  4. "Get Stupid 'Fresh' Pt. 1" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 3:53
  5. "Fresh is the Word" (MC Tee, Mantronik) – 5:28

Charts[edit]

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album

Year Chart Chart position
1987 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #27

Billboard (North America) - singles

Year Single Chart Chart position
1987 "Who Is It?" Hot Dance Music/Club Play #21
1987 "Who Is It?" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #68

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "Music Madness - Mantronix". Allmusic. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (July 28, 1987). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved August 21, 2013. 

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