The Beatnuts: Street Level
|The Beatnuts: Street Level|
|Studio album by The Beatnuts|
|Released||June 21, 1994|
|Recorded||May 1993-March 1994|
|The Beatnuts chronology|
|Singles from The Beatnuts|
The Beatnuts (sometimes called Street Level) is the full-length debut album by hip hop trio The Beatnuts. It was released on June 21, 1994 by Relativity Records just a year after their debut EP, Intoxicated Demons. "Psycho Dwarf" is the only song found on both the EP and the album. The album is produced by The Beatnuts themselves, as well as V.I.C. and Lucien. It features guest appearances by Grand Puba, Miss Jones and DJ Sinister amongst others.
The Beatnuts boasts two singles, "Props Over Here" and "Hit Me with That," neither of which charted. The album is known for its diverse production and hedonistic lyrics. Its cover art is inspired by the cover of Hank Mobley's The Turnaround.
The album's title is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Street Level, because those words appear on the album cover, however the words "Street Level" do not appear anywhere else on the CD (in the liner notes or on the CD spine label).
The Beatnuts: Street Level is the last Beatnuts album before emcee Fashion left the group to pursue a solo career under the alias Al' Tariq.
|2||"Ya Don't Stop"||Lucien||JuJu, Psycho Les, Fashion||3:06|
|3||"Props Over Here"||The Beatnuts||Fashion, Psycho Les, JuJu, Lenny Underwood (keyboards)||3:59|
|4||"Hellraiser"||The Beatnuts||Fashion, Psycho Les, JuJu||3:10|
|5||"Are You Ready"||V.I.C.||Psycho Les, Fashion, JuJu, Grand Puba, DJ Sinister (scratches)||3:14|
|6||"Superbad"||The Beatnuts||Psycho Les, Fashion, JuJu, DJ Sinister (scratches)||3:57||
|7||"Straight Jacket"||The Beatnuts||Psycho Les, JuJu, Fashion||3:57||
|8||"Let off a Couple"||The Beatnuts||Fashion, Psycho Les, JuJu||1:43||
|9||"Rik's Joint"||The Beatnuts||Fashion, JuJu, Miss Jones||4:01||
|10||"Fried Chicken"||The Beatnuts||Psycho Les, V.I.C., Fashion, JuJu||3:57|
|11||"Yeah You Got Props"||The Beatnuts||Fashion, JuJu, Psycho Les||3:29||
|12||"Get Funky"||The Beatnuts||JuJu, Psycho Les, Fashion||3:37|
|13||"Hit Me with That"||The Beatnuts||JuJu, Fashion, Psycho Les||3:36|
|14||"2-3 Break"||The Beatnuts||Psycho Les, Fashion, JuJu, Gab||3:17|
|15||"Lick the Pussy"||The Beatnuts||Fashion||4:18||
|16||"Sandwiches"||The Beatnuts||Psycho Les||1:33|
|17||"Psycho Dwarf"||The Beatnuts||Psycho Les, JuJu||5:25|
|U.S. Billboard 200||182|
|U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums||28|
|"Props Over Here"||U.S. Hot Rap Singles||39|