Brown & Proud

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Brown & Proud
Brown and Proud.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 1990
Recorded1990
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length37:57
LabelPump Records
Producer
  • Cliff Richey Jr. (exec.)
  • Jammin' James Carter (also exec.)
  • DJ Romeo (also exec.)
  • Fabe Love
  • DJ Battlecat
  • Tony G
A Lighter Shade of Brown chronology
Brown & Proud
(1990)
Hip Hop Locos
(1992)
Singles from Brown & Proud
  1. "T.J. Nights"
    Released: 1990
  2. "Latin Active"
    Released: 1991
  3. "On A Sunday Afternoon"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Brown & Proud is the debut studio album by Latin hip hop group A Lighter Shade of Brown from Riverside, California. It was released in 1990 through Pump Records with distribution via Quality Records. Recording sessions took place at Paramount Recording Studios, Trax Recording Studio and Image Recorders in Hollywood, and at Beach Recording Studios in Redondo Beach. Production was handled by Fabe Love, Jammin' James Carter, D.J. Romeo, D.J. Battlecat and Tony G. It features guest appearances from Chulo, Huggy Boy, Teardrop, King Ed and Shiro.

The album peaked at #184 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Heatseekers Albums in the United States. It spawned three singles: "T.J. Nights", "Latin Active" and "On a Sunday Afternoon". The latter two made it to the Billboard charts, peaking at #59 and #39 respectively on the Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Brown and Proud" (featuring Chulo)
  • Fabe Love
  • Jammin' James Carter
  • DJ Romeo
3:46
2."El Varrio"
  • R. Gutierrez
  • B. Ramirez
  • D. Aldridge
  • F. Alfaro
  • A. Pearson
  • Fabe Love
  • DJ Romeo
4:13
3."Spill the Wine"
  • Fabe Love
  • DJ Romeo
3:06
4."Pancho Villa"
  • R. Gutierrez
  • J. Carter
Jammin' James Carter3:54
5."Paquito Soul"
  • R. Gutierrez
  • B. Ramirez
  • F. Alfaro
  • K. Gilliam
  • D. Lynem
  • M. Noble
  • M. McClain
  • R. Sause
DJ Battlecat4:01
6."La Cucaracha" 
  • Fabe Love
  • Jammin' James Carter
0:18
7."T.J. Nights" (featuring King Ed)
  • R. Gutierrez
  • B. Ramirez
  • J. Carter
  • F. Alfaro
  • Fabe Love
  • Jammin' James Carter
  • Tony G. (add.)
3:29
8."On a Sunday Afternoon" (featuring Huggy Boy)
Jammin' James Carter3:47
9."Bouncin'"
  • R. Gutierrez
  • B. Ramirez
  • D. Aldridge
  • F. Alfaro
  • D. Lynem
  • Fabe Love
  • DJ Romeo
3:17
10."Latin Active" (featuring Teardrop & Shiro)
  • R. Gutierrez
  • J. Carter
  • F. Alfaro
  • Chulo
  • L. Ortiz
  • D. Cash
  • Fabe Love
  • Jammin' James Carter
3:31
11."T.J. Nights (Club Oh Version)"
  • R. Gutierrez
  • B. Ramirez
  • J. Carter
  • F. Alfaro
 4:50
Total length:37:57

Samples[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Robert "ODM" Gutierrez – main artist, sleeve notes
  • Bobby "DTTX" Ramirez – main artist, sleeve notes
  • Chulo – featured artist (track 1)
  • King Ed – featured artist (track 7)
  • Huggy Boy – featured artist (track 8)
  • Teardrop – featured artist (track 10)
  • Shiro – featured artist (track 10)
  • The Hou Dog Houston – keyboards, guitar & bass (tracks: 1-6, 8-11), recording
  • Stan "The Guitar" Man – guitar & bass (track 7)
  • Fabian Alfaro – producer (tracks: 1-3, 6-7, 9-10)
  • James Calvin Carter – producer (tracks: 1, 4, 6-8, 10), executive producer
  • Dominic Aldridge – producer (tracks: 1-3, 9-10), executive producer
  • Kevin Gilliam – producer (track 5)
  • Antonio Gonzalez – additional producer (track 7), mixing (track 11)
  • Danny Clay Williams – recording
  • Geza Gedeon – recording
  • Brian Carey – recording
  • Jason Roberts – recording
  • Cliff Richey Jr. – executive producer, management
  • Gino Daniels – design
  • Ithaka Darin Pappas – photography*

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 184
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[3] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Brown & Proud - Lighter Shade of Brown | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Lighter Shade Of Brown Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lighter Shade Of Brown Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 16, 2018.

External links[edit]

Brown & Proud at Discogs (list of releases)