Conspiracy (Junior M.A.F.I.A. album)
|Studio album by Junior M.A.F.I.A.|
|Released||August 29, 1995|
|Recorded||1994 – February 1995|
|Genre||East coast hip hop, gangsta rap|
|Label||Undeas, Big Beat|
|Producer||Lance "UN" Rivera (exec.), Christopher "B.I.G." Wallace (also exec.), Jacob York (also exec.), Craig Kallman (also exec.), Daddy-O, Clark Kent, EZ Elpee, Akshun, Special Ed|
|Junior M.A.F.I.A. chronology|
|Lil Kim chronology|
|Singles from Conspiracy|
Conspiracy is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Junior M.A.F.I.A. (Including The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Cease, Trife and Larceny of The Snakes, Lil' Kim, Nino Brown, Chico Del Vec, Kleptomaniac, Capone, Bugsy). It was released on August 29, 1995 by Undeas Recordings and Big Beat Records. The album debuted at number 8 on the US Billboard 200, selling 69,000 copies in its first week. The album is now out of print.
Upon its release, the album garnered much attention, gaining hype with the release of singles such as "Get Money" and "Players Anthem". The album features rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who contributes to the album's production in addition to appearing on four of the album's tracks, as well as being its lead songwriter. The album's third single "Get Money", contains a sample from "You Can't Turn Me Away" performed by Sylvia Striplin. The album has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Conspiracy was a commercial success and received mixed critical reviews. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic wrote "Considering Ready to Die was one of the seminal hip-hop releases of the early '90s, Conspiracy could have been an inspired, enjoyable sequel; instead, it's a fitfully successful replication of the earlier record's strengths."
|1||"Intro"||Lance "UN" Rivera||2:42|
|2||"White Chalk"||Daddy-O & Understanding||4:40|
|3||"Excuse Me (Interlude)"||Lance "UN" Rivera||0:50|
|4||"Realms of Junior M.A.F.I.A." (featuring Jamal)||Clark Kent, Christopher "B.I.G." Wallace||4:25|
|6||"I Need You Tonight" (featuring Faith Evans)||Clark Kent||4:28|
|8||"I've Been... (Interlude)"||Lance "UN" Rivera||0:35|
|10||"Back Stabbers" (featuring Jimmy Cozier)||
|11||"Shot! (Interlude)"||Lance "UN" Rivera||0:55|
|13||"Oh My Lord"||
|15||"Outro"||Lance "UN" Rivera||0:41|
- "Can't We Smile" by Johnny Hammond
- "You Can't Turn Me Away" by Sylvia Striplin
I Need You Tonight
Oh My Lord
- "You Are What I'm All About" by New Birth
- "Yellowman & Fathead" by Yellowman and Fathead
- "Zungguzungguguzungguzeng" by Yellowman
Realms of Junior M.A.F.I.A
- "UFO" by ESG
- "Laughter in the Rain" by Earl Klugh
Charts and certifications
|US Billboard Hot 200||8|
|US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums||2|
|Canadian Albums Chart||64|
- Mayfield, Geoff (2000-07-15). Between The Bullets - Hit Hop. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2012-11-29.
- RIAA - Recording Industry Association of America
- Allmusic review
- allmusic ((( Conspiracy Overview )))
- "Junior M.A.F.I.A. Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-08-01.
- "Junior M.A.F.I.A. Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-08-01.
- "Results - RPM - Library and Archives and Canada: Top Albums/CDs". RPM. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
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