Destination Brooklyn

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Destination Brooklyn
Destination Brooklyn.jpg
Studio album by Vicious
Released November 1, 1994
Recorded 1993–1994
Genre Hip hop, Reggae fusion
Label Epic Street/SME Records
EK 57857 (North America)
478200 (international)
Producer Doug E. Fresh, Clark Kent, Howie Tee, Salaam Remi, Dave Kelly, Donovan Thomas

Destination Brooklyn is the debut album by Vicious, which was released on November 1, 1994, on Epic Records. A variety of producers contributed to the album, including Clark Kent, Salaam Remi and Vicious's mentor Doug E. Fresh. The album consisted mainly of reggae fusion, a blend of reggae and hip hop.

The album found some success on the Billboard charts, reaching the top 40 on both the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Heatseekers. It found its greatest success on the Top Reggae Albums chart, on which it peaked at number one. The album also spawned the single "Nika," which went to peak at 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 and nine on the Billboard Hot Rap Singles chart.

French Montana and Nicki Minaj sampled the hook from "Freaks" from their 2013 single of the same name.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Freaks" Doug E. Fresh 3:11
2. "Him Never Do It" Howie Tee 3:58
3. "Life of a Shortie" (Featuring Shyheim) Salaam Remi 4:02
4. "Nika" Clark Kent 4:46
5. "The Glock" Howie Tee 4:20
6. "Greetings" Salaam Remi 3:46
7. "Ghetto People" Dave Kelly 4:13
8. "The Lesson" (Featuring Beenie Man) Donovan Thomas 2:50
9. "Salute to the Donettes" Donovan Thomas 4:04
10. "Good As" Dave Kelly 3:37
11. "Nika (Radio Remix)" Mark C. Rooney, Mark Morales 3:39


Chart (1994) Peak
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 37
Billboard Top Heatseekers 18
Billboard Top Reggae Albums 1