The Originators (album)

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The Originators
Studio album by The Beatnuts
Released July 23, 2002
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Hip hop
Label Landspeed
The Beatnuts chronology
Take It or Squeeze It
The Originators
Milk Me
Singles from The Originators
  1. "Buying out the Bar"
    Released: November 19, 2002
  2. "Work that Pole"
    Released: 2002
  3. "Ya Betta Believe It"
    Released: April 28, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 8/10 stars[2]

The Originators is a 2002 album by hip hop duo The Beatnuts. It is the first Beatnuts album released by Landspeed Records. Likely because of its indie record label, it failed to reach the Billboard 200 like The Beatnuts' prior four full-length albums, but managed to appear on the Independent Albums chart. Its beats and party vibe were well received, but its lyrics were criticized for lacking substance in the same vein as prior releases.[3][4] Four singles were released in promotion of The Originators, but none of them charted. The album was produced entirely by The Beatnuts, but featured guest appearances by Large Professor, Tony Touch and Ill Bill.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featuring (s) Time Samples
1 "Intro" 1:29
2 "Bring the Funk Back" 3:06
3 "Yae Yo" Ill Bill & Problemz 3:46
4 "Drunk Shit" 0:11
5 "Buying out the Bar" Chris Chandler 3:21
6 "Work that Pole" Tony Touch 3:59
7 "Originate" Large Professor 3:51
8 "My Music" Amaretta & Problemz 3:09
9 "U Crazy" Cormega 3:40
10 "Ya Betta Believe It" 3:42
11 "Routine" 3:56
  • "Late Start" by Powerhouse
12 "Bionic" Al' Tariq & El Gant 3:20
13 "Becks 'n Branson" Marley Metal & Triple Seis 5:17
14 "Back 2 Back" 2:56

Chart positions[edit]


Chart (2002) Peak
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 57


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ "The Originators Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-05-16. 
  4. ^ "The Originators Review". January 2003. Retrieved 2008-05-16.