Return of the Product

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Return Of The Product
Studio album by MC Serch
Released August 25, 1992
Recorded 1991-1992
Genre East Coast hip hop, hardcore rap, alternative hip hop
Length 45:21
Label Def Jam
Producer MC Serch (exec.), Wolf & Epic, T-Ray, Skeff Anselm
MC Serch chronology
Derelicts of Dialect
(1991)
Return Of The Product
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B- link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Return Of The Product is the solo debut album of American hip hop recording artist MC Serch, released August 25, 1992 on Def Jam Recordings, after Serch had made two full-length albums with the group 3rd Bass. It was for the most part commercially ignored and only reached number 103 on the Billboard 200, however it was a critical success. It featured one popular single, "Here It Comes/Back To The Grill" which reached number 1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart as well as becoming a Billboard Hot 100 and Rhythmic Top 40 hit. The song "Back To The Grill" is notable for featuring a young Nas in one of his first appearances on record. The title of "Back To The Grill" is a reference to the 3rd Bass track "Kick 'em In The Grill".

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Here It Comes" Wolf & Epic; co-produced by MC Serch MC Serch
2 "Don't Have To Be" Wolf & Epic; co-produced by MC Serch MC Serch
3 "Back To The Grill" T-Ray Chubb Rock, MC Serch, Nas, Red Hot Lover Tone
4 "Hard But True" Wolf & Epic; co-produced by MC Serch MC Serch
5 "Return Of The Product" MC Serch, Wolf & Epic MC Serch
6 "Daze In A Weak" T-Ray; co-produced by MC Serch MC Serch
7 "Can You Dig It" Wolf & Epic; co-produced by MC Serch MC Serch
8 "Social Narcotics" T-Ray; co-produced by MC Serch Joe Fatal, MC Serch
9 "Hits The Head" Skeff Anselm MC Serch
10 "Scenes From The Mind" T-Ray; co-produced by MC Serch MC Serch
11 "Here It Comes Again" T-Ray; co-produced by MC Serch MC Serch
Sample list
  • "Don't Have To Be"
  • "Back to the Grill"
    • "Honey Pot" by The Mar-Keys
    • "Hey Jude" by Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers
  • "Return of the Product"
  • "Can You Dig It"
  • "Hits the Head"
    • "You Know, You Know" by Mahavishnu Orchestra
    • "Smoke House" by David Stock.
  • "Scenes From the Mind"
    • "Flute Thing" by Blues Project

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Heatseekers
1992 Return Of The Product #103 #28 #2

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Rhythmic Top 40 Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1992 "Here It Comes/Back To The Grill" #71 #33 #1 #36 #30

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