360 Degrees of Power

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360 Degrees of Power
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Studio album by Sister Souljah
Released March 17, 1992 (1992-03-17)
Recorded 1991
Genre Hip-hop
Political hip hop
Spoken word
Length 46:29
Label Epic/SME Records
EK 48713 (North America)
469483 (international)
ESCA-5590 (Japan)
Producer The LG Experience
Street Element

360 Degrees of Power is the only album by female emcee, author, and activist Sister Souljah, which was released in 1992 on Epic/SME Records.[1]

The album was met with criticism,[1] not only for its performances—most of which were angry spoken-word tirades that Souljah screamed rather than traditional hip-hop rhymes—but also because of its controversial lyrics. The two singles and music videos, "The Hate that Hate Produced" and "The Final Solution: Slavery's Back in Effect," were banned by MTV because of their inflammatory language and imagery.[citation needed] The album reached #72 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop album chart, selling a mere 27,000 copies. Guest appearances were made by Chuck D ("State of Accommodation: Why Aren't You Angry") and Ice Cube ("Killing Me Softly: Deadly Code of Silence"). One track, "Wild Buck Beer," a fictional commercial for a malt liquor, features an appearance by an anonymous artist under the moniker MC Just Want to Get Paid.

Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 1.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "African Scaredy Katz in a One-Exit Maze"
  2. "360 Degrees of Power"
  3. "The Hate that Hate Produced"
  4. "State of Accommodation: Why Aren't You Angry" (featuring Chuck D)
  5. "Nigga's Gotta"
  6. "Wild Buck Beer"
  7. "The Final Solution: Slavery's Back in Effect"
  8. "Killing Me Softly: Deadly Code of Silence" (featuring Ice Cube)
  9. "Umbilical Cord to the Future" (featuring Ras Baraka)
  10. "The Tom Selloutkin Show"
  11. "Brainteasers and Doubtbusters"
  12. "My God is a Powerful God"
  13. "Survival Handbook vs. Global Extinction"


Chart (1992) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[2] 72


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