Enigma (Keith Murray album)

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Enigma
EnigmaKM.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 26, 1996 (1996-11-26)
RecordedNovember 1995–September 1996
StudioMirror Image (Dix Hills, New York)
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length49:42
LabelJive
Producer
Keith Murray chronology
The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World
(1994)
Enigma
(1996)
It's a Beautiful Thing
(1999)
Singles from Enigma
  1. "The Rhyme"
    Released: October 21, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews8/10[2]
The Source3.5/5[3]

Enigma is the second solo studio album by American rapper Keith Murray. It was released on November 26, 1996 via Jive Records. Recording sessions took place at Mirror Image Recordings in Long Island. Production was handled by Erick Sermon, who also served as executive producer, Ty Fyffe, The Ummah and Rod 'KP' Kirkpatrick. It features guest appearances from 50 Grand, Kel-Vicious, Erick Sermon, Busta Rhymes, Dave Hollister, Jamal and Redman. The album peaked at number thirty-nine on the Billboard 200 and number six on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"Erick Sermon 1:36
2."Call My Name"
Erick Sermon3:42
3."Manifique" (Original Rules)
Erick Sermon3:52
4."Whut's Happinin'"Erick Sermon3:54
5."The Rhyme"
Erick Sermon3:37
6."Dangerous Ground" (featuring 50 Grand)
The Ummah3:40
7."Rhymin' With Kel" (featuring Kel-Vicious)
2:36
8."What A Feelin'"
  • Murray
  • Sermon
  • Fyffe
  • Erick Sermon
  • Sugarless
3:48
9."Hot To Def"
  • Erick Sermon
  • Sugarless
3:35
10."Yeah" (featuring Erick Sermon, Busta Rhymes, Jamal and Redman)
  • Sugarless
  • Erick Sermon (co.)
4:52
11."Love L.O.D." (featuring 50 Grand and Kel-Vicious)
  • Murray
  • Berlin
  • Brister
  • Rod Kirkpatrick
  • Sermon
  • Rod "K.P." Kirkpatrick
  • Erick Sermon (co.)
3:11
12."To My Mans" (featuring Dave Hollister)
Erick Sermon3:37
13."World Be Free"
  • Murray
  • Sermon
Erick Sermon3:41
14."The Rhyme (Remix)"
  • Murray
  • Sermon
  • Beverly
The Ummah4:01
Total length:49:42

Charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1996 "The Rhyme" 3 59 12

Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Murray – main artist
  • Gerald "50 Grand" Berlin – featured artist (tracks: 6, 11)
  • Kelly "Kel-Vicious" Brister – featured artist (tracks: 7, 11)
  • Erick Sermon – featured artist (track 10), backing vocals (tracks: 8, 12), producer (tracks: 2-5, 8, 9, 12, 13), co-producer (tracks: 7, 10, 11), executive producer
  • Jamal Phillips – featured artist (track 10)
  • Reginald "Redman" Noble – featured artist (track 10)
  • Trevor "Busta Rhymes" Smith Jr. – featured artist (track 10)
  • Dave Hollister – featured artist (track 12)
  • Evan "DJ EV" Hitch – scratches
  • The Ummah – producer (tracks: 6, 14)
  • Tyrone "Sugarless" Fyffe – producer (tracks: 7-10)
  • Rodrick Kirkpatrick – producer (track 11)
  • Troy Hightower – engineering, mixing
  • Rick St. Hillaire – engineering, mixing, remixing
  • Mike Hogan – engineering
  • Tim Donovan – engineering assistant
  • Mike Rew – engineering assistant
  • Tony Dawsey – mastering
  • Jackie Murphy – art direction, design
  • Russell Ward – cover image
  • Daniel Hastings – photography
  • Tanisha Jones – stylist

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. "Enigma - Keith Murray | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  2. ^ Baber, Mike (April 3, 2012). "Keith Murray :: Enigma :: Jive Records". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  3. ^ Ex, Christian (December 1996). "Keith Murray Enigma Jive Records review". The Source.
  4. ^ "Keith Murray Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  5. ^ "Keith Murray Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  6. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1997". Billboard. Retrieved May 6, 2021.

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