The Imperial (album)

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For the In Fear and Faith album, see Imperial (album).
The Imperial
Studio album by Flipmode Squad
Released September 22, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre Hip hop
Label Flipmode, Elektra
Producer Busta Rhymes (exec.)
Rick Posada (exec.)
DJ Scratch (exec.)
Swizz Beatz
Tony Touch
Da Beatminerz
Flipmode Squad chronology
The Imperial
Singles from The Imperial
  1. "Everybody on the Line Outside"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Cha Cha Cha"
    Released: 1998

The Imperial (also known as The Imperial Album) is the debut album of East Coast Hip-hop group Flipmode Squad. At the time the members were: Busta Rhymes, Rampage, Rah Digga, Spliff Star, Lord Have Mercy and Baby Sham.

Track listing[edit]

The Imperial
No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "The Imperial Intro"   Busta Rhymes 5:00
2. "To My People"   DJ Scratch 4:56
3. "Settin' It Off"   M.D. 4:22
4. "Run for Cover"   Swizz Beatz 3:32
5. "I Got Your Back"   DJ Scratch 5:46
6. "This Is What Happens"   DJ Scratch 5:30
7. "Everybody on the Line Outside"   DJ Scratch 5:06
8. "Last Night"   Busta Rhymes 3:59
9. "Where You Think You Goin'"   DJ Scratch 4:40
10. "We Got U Opin (Part 2) (featuring Buckshot)"   Da Beatminerz 5:02
11. "Straight Spittin'"   Tony Touch 4:43
12. "Money Talks"   DJ Scratch 4:26
13. "Cha Cha Cha"   DJ Scratch 4:11
14. "Hit Em wit da Heat"   Rockwilder 4:17
15. "Do for Self"   DJ Scratch 5:22
16. "Everything"   L.E.S. 3:40


  • 'To My Peoples'

"MacArthur Park" by The Soulful Strings

  • ' Everybody On The Line Outside'

"Sorcerer" by Tangerine Dream

  • 'We Got U Opin (Part 2)'

"Come Live With Me by Ten Wheel Drive

"Odwalla" by The Art Ensemble of Chicago

  • Straight Spittin'

"Come In Out Of The Rain" by Parliament

  • 'Money Talks'

"Long Way Around" by Parliament

  • Cha Cha Cha

"Midnight Groove" by Love Unlimited Orchestra"

  • 'Hit 'Em Wit Da Heat'

"Gotta Get Away" by Flaming Ember

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Everybody on the Line Outside"
  • Released: 1998
  • B-side: "Run For Cover"
'"Cha Cha Cha"'
  • Released: 1998
  • B-side: "Run For Cover"