Enigma (Keith Murray album)

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Studio album by Keith Murray
Released November 26, 1996
Recorded November 1995-September 1996, Mirror Image Studios Long Island NY
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Length 49:42
Label Jive
Producer Erick 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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