Enigma (Keith Murray album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 26, 1996
RecordedNovember 1995-September 1996, Mirror Image Studios Long Island NY
GenreHip hop, East Coast hip hop
ProducerErick Sermon (exec.), The Ummah, Sugarless
Keith Murray chronology
The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World
It's a Beautiful Thing
Singles from Enigma
  1. "The Rhyme"
    Released: October 21, 1996

Enigma is the second studio album from American hip hop artist Keith Murray, released November 26, 1996 on Jive Records.

The album peaked at number thirty-nine on the Billboard 200 chart.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

The album peaked at thirty-nine on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the sixth spot on the R&B Albums chart.[2]

Leo Stanley of Allmusic noted Murray's improving rhythmic skills, stating that Murray's defiantly East Coast style of production "can make the record a little monotonous, but his kinetic verbal energy keeps Enigma exciting and fresh."[1]

Track listing[edit]

2."Call My Name"Murray, Sermon3:42
3."Manifique (Original Rules)"Crouch, Jones, Murray, Patterson, Sermon3:52
4."Whut's Happinin'"Benson, Gaye, Murray, Sermon3:54
5."The Rhyme"Beverly, Murray, Sermon3:37
6."Dangerous Ground" (feat. 50 Grand)Berlin, Murray, Yancey3:40
7."Rhymin' Wit Kel" (feat. Kel-Vicious)Brister, Fyffe, Karson, Murray, Sermon2:36
8."What a Feeling"Fyffe, Murray, Sermon3:48
9."Hot to Def"Fyffe, Sermon, Murray, Middlebrooks, Noland, Webster, Bonner3:35
10."Yeah" (feat. Erick Sermon, Busta Rhymes, Jamal and Redman)Fyffe, Murray, Noble, Phillips, Smith4:52
11."Love L.O.D." (feat. 50 Grand and Kel-Vicious)Berlin, Brister, Kirkpatrick, Murray, Sermon3:11
12."To My Mans" (feat. Dave Hollister)Hollister, Murray, Sermon3:37
13."World Be Free"Murray, Sermon3:41
14."The Rhyme [Remix]"Beverly, Murray, Yancey, Sermon4:01

Chart history[edit]


Chart (1997)[2] Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 39
U.S. R&B Albums 6


Year Single Peak chart positions[3]
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


Information taken from Allmusic.[4]

  • art direction – Jackie Murphy
  • assistant engineering – Tim Donovan, Mike Rew
  • cover image – Russell Ward
  • design – Jackie Murphy
  • engineering – Troy Hightower, Mike Hogan, Rick St. Hillaire
  • executive production – Erick Sermon
  • mastering – Tony Dawsey
  • mixing – Troy Hightower, Rick St. Hillaire
  • performing – 50 Grand, Busta Rhymes, Dave Hollister, Jamal, Redman, Erick Sermon
  • photography – Daniel Hastings
  • production – Rodrick Kirkpatrick, Erick Sermon, The Ummah
  • rapping – Keith Murray
  • remixing – Rick St. Hillaire, The Ummah
  • scratching – DJ E
  • stylist – Tanisha Jones
  • vocals (background) – Erick Sermon


  1. ^ a b Stanley, Leo. "allmusic ((( Enigma > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  2. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Enigma > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  3. ^ "allmusic ((( Enigma > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  4. ^ "allmusic ((( Enigma > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-12-01.

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