Brand New (Salt-n-Pepa album)

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Brand New
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Studio album by Salt-n-Pepa
Released October 21, 1997
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre Hip hop
Length 57:27
Label Red Ant Records, Island Black Music
Producer DJ Spinderella, Pepa, Esmail
Salt-n-Pepa chronology
Very Necessary
(1993)
Brand New
(1997)
The Best of Salt-N-Pepa
(1999)
Singles from Brand New
  1. "R U Ready"
    Released: September 29, 1997
  2. "Gitty Up"
    Released: December 7, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Brand New is the fifth and final studio album by rap trio Salt-n-Pepa. It was released on October 21, 1997, by Red Ant Entertainment. Red Ant filed for bankruptcy before the album was officially released. Salt-n-Pepa toured to support the album, although the album had no other promotion whatsoever. Brand New had two minor hits: "R U Ready" and "Gitty Up", the latter of which samples the Rick James song "Give It to Me Baby". The album was certified gold in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "Ru Ready"
3:58
2. "Good Life"
  • C. James
  • M. Scott
  • R. Evans
  • B. Grobman
  • G. Wray
  • Cheryl James
  • Elliott (add./mix)
3:54
3. "Do Me Right"
  • C. James
  • D. Blake
  • R. Bacon
  • G. Archie
  • W. Milow
  • D.J. Walker
  • Cheryl James
  • Joseph Powell
4:36
4. "Friends" (featuring Queen Latifah & Mad Lion)
  • Denton
  • Powell
  • V. Powers
  • A. Criss
  • D. Owens
4:42
5. "Say Ooh"
  • Elliott
  • Cheryl James (co.)
4:09
6. "Imagine" (featuring Sheryl Crow)
  • C. James
  • Powell
  • Cheryl James
  • Powell (add./mix)
5:26
7. "Knock Knock"
  • Denton
  • Powell
  • E. Hairston Jr.
  • D. Wynn
  • Powell
  • Denton
  • David "D.J." Wynn
  • Powell (mix)
4:32
8. "Gitty Up"
  • Elliott
  • West
4:00
9. "Boy Toy"
  • Elliott
  • West
  • Denton (co.)
4:24
10. "Brand New"
  • Sean "The Mystro" Mather
  • Cheryl James (add.)
4:05
11. "Silly Of You" C. James
  • Cheryl James
  • Elliott (mix)
3:52
12. "The Clock Is Tickin'" C. James
  • Cheryl James
  • Gerhard "Juice" Joost, II (mix)
4:51
13. "Hold On" (featuring Kirk Franklin & Sounds of Blackness)
  • C. James
  • Powell
  • Cheryl James
  • Powell (add./mix)
5:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Prince Charles Alexander – Mixing
  • Eddie Anzueto, Jr. – Percussion
  • Steven Augustine – Bass
  • Kent Belden – Creative Director
  • Blue Denim – Background vocals
  • Mike Campbell – Guitar
  • Melvin Chandler – Keyboards
  • Lewis Christian – Percussion
  • Day Ta Day – Background vocals
  • Andre Debourg – Engineer, Mixing
  • James Denton – Photography
  • Sandy "Pepa" Denton – Producer
  • DJ Flexx – Background vocals
  • Chad "Dr. Seuss" Elliott – Programming, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Glenn Ellis – Bass
  • Esmail – Producer
  • Alan Forney – Photo Imaging
  • Kirk Franklin – Performer
  • Wayne Garrick – Keyboards
  • Khari Green – Guitar
  • Bernard Grobman – Guitar
  • Andrew Hellier – Guitar, Background vocals
  • Cheryl "Salt" James – Producer
  • Jon Jones – Guitar
  • Gerhard Joost – Mixing
  • Carol Kirkendall – Executive Producer
  • LaTrece – Background vocals
  • Michael Lockwood – Guitar
  • Al (Taz) Machera – Mixing
  • Sean "Mystro" Mather – Producer
  • Gary Montoute – Synthesizer
  • Michael Moore – Photography
  • Rufus Moore – Background vocals, Performer
  • Joseph Powell – Programming, Background vocals, Producer, Engineer, Mixing
  • Wayne Rickard – Guitar
  • Alicia Rushing – Background vocals
  • Ken Schubert – Engineer, Mixing
  • Dawne Shivers – Background vocals
  • Peggy Sirota – Photography
  • Sounds of Blackness – Performer
  • Spinderella – Performer
  • Kevin Thomas – Engineer
  • Al West – Producer
  • Jimmy White – Bass
  • David Wynn – Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Salt-N-Pepa: Brand New" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 August 2011.

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