Street Cinema

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Street Cinema
Studio album by Sporty Thievz
Released February 23, 1999
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:07:57
Label Ruffhouse, Columbia
Producer Ski, King Kirk
Singles from Street Cinema
  1. "Cheapskate (You Ain't Gettin' Nada)"
    Released:
  2. "No Pigeons"
    Released:

Street Cinema is the first and only album by the Sporty Thievz.

Background[edit]

Street Cinema was released on February 23, 1999 through Ruffhouse Records and was co-produced by Ski and Sporty Thievz member King Kirk. The album was one of the final to be released through Ruffhouse, as the label was shut down less than a year later.

Chart-wise, the album did not make much of an impact, only making it to 66 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and 16 on the Top Heatseekers. The album's lead single, however, did. "No Pigeons" peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the group their only top 40 hit during their brief existence, as well as #1 on the Hot Rap Singles. In addition to "No Pigeons", "Cheapskate" and its remix also became minor hits on the Billboard charts.[1]

"No Pigeons" was certified gold by the RIAA on July 9, 1999 for sales of over 500,000 copies.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic gave the album a solid three out of a possible five stars, calling it "there's too much junk floating around the album to make the good stuff instantly recognizable. Still, that handful of good cuts makes the entire enterprise worth investigating once, even if you find that you won't return to this Street Cinema that often."[2]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Intro" - 2:10
  2. "The Spot" - 3:55
  3. "Fedz" - 4:12
  4. "Freeks" - 4:26
  5. "Spy Hunter" - 3:46
  6. "Like Father, Like Son"- 4:13
  7. "Raw Footage" - 4:47 (featuring Tragedy Khadafi)
  8. "Hitmen" - 5:12
  9. "Cheapskate (You Ain't Gettin' Nada)" - 3:36
  10. "Angel"- 4:10
  11. "Mac Daddy"- 6:19
  12. "Aquamen"- 4:23
  13. "Ready"- 4:14 (featuring Peter Gunz)
  14. "Propose a Toast"- 4:41
  15. "Street Cinema"- 4:00
  16. "No Pigeons"- 3:28

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 66
Billboard Top Heatseekers 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Street Cinema chart history at Billboard.com". Billboard.com. 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Street Cinema review at Allmusic.com". Allmusic.com. 2010-06-03. 

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