Back to the Old School

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Back to the Old School
Studio album by
GenreHip hop
Length48:21 (reissue)
LabelFresh/Sleeping Bag Records
ProducerKurtis Mantronik
Just-Ice (track #10)
Just-Ice chronology
Back to the Old School
Kool & Deadly
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Back to the Old School is the debut album by American rapper Just-Ice. It was released in 1986, and was produced by Kurtis Mantronik. The album has been described as a classic early hip-hop album and revolutionary for its time by Allmusic.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cold Gettin' Dumb" (Just-Ice, Kurtis Mantronik) – 4:32
  2. "Love Story" (Just-Ice, Mantronik) – 4:54
  3. "Back to the Old School" (Just-Ice, Mantronik) – 4:50
  4. "Latoya" (Just-Ice, Mantronik) – 4:12
  5. "Gangster of Hip Hop" (Just-Ice, Mantronik) – 5:09
  6. "Little Bad Johnny" (Just-Ice, Mantronik) – 3:32
  7. "Put the Record Back On" (Just-Ice, Mantronik) – 3:51
  8. "Turbo-Charged" (Just-Ice, Mantronik) – 5:11
  9. "Cold Gettin' Dumb II" (Just Ice, Mantronik) – 6:33 (Originally a 12-inch single, it was added when the album was released on CD)
  10. "That Girl is a Slut" (Just-Ice) – 5:16 (Originally a b-side, it was added when the album was released on CD)

The album cover artwork was done by Gnome and Gemini/Gem7 (Prez and Vice, respectively of the CWK - Craftwork Kings graffiti crew)


Chart (1986) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 67


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Cartwright, Garth. "Allmusic Back to the Old School Review". Retrieved 2006-11-24.
  3. ^ "Just-Ice Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.

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