Cash Crop (album)

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Cash Crop
Cash Crop.jpg
Studio album by
Released1997
GenreCanadian hip hop
LabelViK./Figure IV
ProducerDJ Kemo, Flipout
Rascalz chronology
Really Livin'
(1993)
Cash Crop
(1997)
Global Warning
(1999)
Singles from Cash Crop
  1. "Blind Wid the Science"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Soul Obligation"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Dreaded Fist"
    Released: 1997
  4. "Northern Touch"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews(7/10)[2]

Cash Crop is an album by Canadian hip hop group Rascalz, released in 1997 on ViK. Recordings. The album is the group's most successful record to date and was certified gold by CRIA with sales of over 50,000 copies across Canada.[3]

Northern Touch[edit]

The album's most notable track, "Northern Touch", was not on the original 1997 pressing of the album, but was released as a one-off non-album single in 1998. After it unexpectedly became one of the biggest hit songs in the history of Canadian hip hop, it was added to later pressings of the album.

Juno Award[edit]

Cash Crop was named the winner of the Juno Award for Best Rap Recording at the Juno Awards of 1998. However, the award was presented during the non-televised portion of the ceremony along with the technical awards, rather than at the televised main ceremony. Alleging that racism was a factor in the award's scheduling, the band refused to accept the award.[4] Speaking to the press afterward, the group and their co-manager said that

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Temptation"
  2. "Solitaire Remix"
  3. "Dreaded Fist"
  4. "Soul Obligation"
  5. "Clockwork"
  6. "Anatomy"
  7. "Way With Words"
  8. "Fitnredi"
  9. "Strange Brew"
  10. "No Idea"
  11. "Chat Bout"
  12. "Mood Swings"
  13. "Blind Wid the Science"
  14. "Shock Therapy"
  15. "Shouts"
  16. "Solitaire"
  17. "Outro"
  18. "Northern Touch" (featuring Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust, and Choclair)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Albums Chart[6] 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ "Gold Platinum Database: Rascalz". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-07-10.
  4. ^ "Kinder, gentler rap, eh? Canadians hip-hop onto centre stage", Ottawa Citizen, March 7, 1999.
  5. ^ "Rascalz Refuse Award To Protest Junos: Rap Act Wants R&B Portion Of Ceremony Televised", Billboard, April 4, 1998.
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 65, No. 2, March 17 1997". RPM. Retrieved 2011-07-10.