Soul Assassins, Chapter 1

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Muggs Presents... The Soul Assassins, Chapter I
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 4, 1997
Recorded1996
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length45:31
LabelColumbia
ProducerDJ Muggs
Soul Assassins chronology
Muggs Presents... The Soul Assassins, Chapter I
(1997)
Muggs Presents Soul Assassins II
(2000)
Singles from Muggs Presents... The Soul Assassins Chapter I
  1. "Puppet Master"
    Released: February 18, 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Spin7/10[2]

Muggs Presents... The Soul Assassins: Chapter I is the first studio album by American hip hop collective Soul Assassins. It was released on March 4, 1997 via Columbia Records. Recording sessions took place at Larrabee Sound Studios and at Ameraycan Studios in Los Angeles, at The Hit Factory, at D&D Studios and at Chung King Studios in New York, and at The Hill. Produced entirely by DJ Muggs, it features contributions from B-Real, Dr. Dre, Goodie Mob, RZA, GZA, La the Darkman, MC Eiht, KRS-One, Mobb Deep, Infamous Mobb, Call O' Da Wild and Wyclef Jean. The album peaked at number 20 in the United States, at number 28 in France, at number 80 in the Netherlands, and at number 86 in the UK. Its sequel, Muggs Presents Soul Assassins II, was released on October 3, 2000.

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by DJ Muggs.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Time Has Come"Lawrence Muggerud1:17
2."Puppet Master" (with Dr. Dre and B-Real)5:00
3."Decisions, Decisions" (with Goodie Mob)4:29
4."Third World" (with RZA and GZA)4:11
5."Battle of 2001" (with B-Real)
  • Freese
  • Muggerud
3:18
6."Devil in a Blue Dress" (with La the Darkman)3:35
7."Heavy Weights" (with MC Eiht)
4:10
8."Move Ahead" (with KRS-One)4:38
9."It Could Happen to You" (with Mobb Deep)4:23
10."Life Is Tragic" (with Infamous Mobb)
  • James T. Chandler
  • Lionel B. Cooper
  • Jamal Abdul Raheem
  • Muggerud
4:20
11."New York Undercover" (with Call O' Da Wild)
  • Barron Ricks
  • Muggerud
2:31
12."John 3:16" (with Wyclef Jean)3:39
Total length:45:31

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[3] 80
French Albums (SNEP)[4] 28
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 86
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[6] 14
US Billboard 200[7] 20
US Top R&B Albums (Billboard)[8] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bush, John. "Muggs Presents the Soul Assassins, Chapter I - DJ Muggs | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  2. ^ Berrett, Jesse (April 1997). "SPIN". SPIN. Vol. 13 no. 1. SPIN Media LLC. pp. 156–157. ISSN 0886-3032. Retrieved November 17, 2020.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  3. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Muggs Presents... – The Soul Assassins - Chapter I" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  4. ^ "Lescharts.com – Muggs Presents... – The Soul Assassins - Chapter I". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  5. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  7. ^ "Billboard 200 Chart: Week of March 22, 1997". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  8. ^ "Top R&B Albums". Billboard. Vol. 109 no. 12. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. March 22, 1997. p. 25. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved November 17, 2020.

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