Derelicts of Dialect

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Derelicts of Dialect
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Studio album by 3rd Bass
ReleasedJune 18, 1991
Recorded1990–1991
GenreGolden age hip hop
Length82:11
LabelDef Jam/Columbia/SME Records
CK 47369 (North America)
468317 (international)
Producer3rd Bass, Prince Paul, KMD, Sam Sever, SD50 Stimulated Dummies
3rd Bass chronology
The Cactus Revisited
(1990)
Derelicts of Dialect
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment WeeklyB [2]

Derelicts of Dialect is Queens-based emcees 3rd Bass' second LP (following its debut LP and an EP) and final studio album, released on Def Jam Recordings. The album is considered to be a critical success (explicitly not aimed toward a mainstream market), and gained publicity by featuring the surprise mainstream hit "Pop Goes the Weasel," a diss track towards Vanilla Ice. The music video features former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins as Ice. X-Clan is dissed on songs such as "Herbalz in Your Mouth."

The album is noted for its variety of styles (both musically and lyrically), and demonstrates influences ranging from De La Soul to A Tribe Called Quest (both members of the then-flourishing Native Tongues Movement). Several amusing anecdotes and skits on the album are influenced by De La Soul's album 3 Feet High and Rising.

Derelicts of Dialect was certified gold by the RIAA three months after its release.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Merchant of Grooves" – 1:37
  2. "Derelicts of Dialect" – 4:10
  3. "Ace in the Hole" (featuring KMD) - 3:39
  4. "French Toast" (Skit) – 0:49
  5. "Portrait of the Artist As a Hood" - 4:29
  6. "Pop Goes the Weasel" - 3:55
  7. "Sea Vessel Soliloquy" - 0:40
  8. "Daddy Rich in the Land of 1210" - 3:12
  9. "Word to the Third" - 5:02
  10. "Herbalz in Your Mouth" – 4:20
  11. "Al'z A-B-Cee'z" – 1:51
  12. "No Master Plan No Master Race" – 4:47
  13. "Come In" – 3:07
  14. "No Static At All" – 3:44
  15. "Eye Jammie" – 1:05
  16. "Microphone Techniques" (featuring Nice & Smooth) – 4:59
  17. "Problem Child" – 4:30
  18. "3 Strike 5000" – 4:03
  19. "Kick 'Em in the Grill" (featuring Chubb Rock) - 2:37
  20. "Green Eggs and Swine" – 4:45
  21. "Derelicts of Dialect (SD50 Remix)" – 4:13
  22. "Pop Goes the Weasel (Radio Edit)" – 3:47
  23. "M.C. Disagree and the Re-Animator" (CD Only)
  24. "Check Yourself" (LP only)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions [3]
Rap R&B/
Hip-Hop
Dance
Sales
Dance Club
Play
Hot
100
1991 "Pop Goes the Weasel"
1
26
18
28
29
1992 "Portrait of the Artist as a Hood"
17

Personnel[edit]

  • Chubb Rock – vocals
  • Geeby Dajani – producer, remixing
  • John Gamble – producer, engineer, remixing
  • K.M.D. – producer
  • Michael Lavine – photography
  • Pete Nice – accordion
  • Prince Paul – cymbals, producer
  • Kevin Reynolds – engineer
  • Richie Rich – producer
  • Dante Ross – producer, remixing
  • Sam Sever – producer
  • Christopher Shaw – reyboards, engineer
  • Mike Teelucksingh – engineer
  • 3rd Bass – arranger, producer
  • Allen Title – horn
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIAA Gold & Platinum Database". 1991-09-17. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2012-09-25.