F.U. Don't Take It Personal

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F.U. Don't Take It Personal
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Studio album by Fu-Schnickens
Released February 25, 1992
Recorded 1991
Battery Studios
(New York, New York)
Genre Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop
Length 43:12
Label Jive
Producer A Tribe Called Quest, Fu-Schnickens, Lyvio G.
Fu-Schnickens chronology
F.U. Don't Take It Personal
(1992)
Nervous Breakdown
(1994)
Singles from F.U. Don't Take It Personal
  1. "Ring the Alarm"
    Released: November 4, 1991
  2. "La Schmoove"
    Released: April 24, 1992
  3. "True Fuschnick"
    Released: August 14, 1992

F.U. Don't Take It Personal is the debut studio album from American hip hop group Fu-Schnickens, released February 25, 1992 on Jive Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Battery Studios in New York, New York.

The album peaked at number sixty-four on the Billboard 200 chart. By late 1992, it was certified gold by the RIAA, for shipping 500,000 copies in the United States.

Background[edit]

The album was recorded at Battery Studios in New York, New York.[1]

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Village Voice A–[3]

F.U. Don't Take It Personal peaked at sixty-four on the U.S. Billboard 200 and reached the thirteenth spot on the R&B Albums chart.[4] The album was certified gold in 1992.[5]

In The Village Voice, Robert Christgau praised Fu-Schnickens' ideas and illusory rhymes, calling the group "rappers whose visions of fun, agape, and aural conquest remain open-ended, playful, and, face it, silly".[3] Stanton Swihart at Allmusic wrote in retrospect that "although their fashion sense (kung fu outfits on the cover) and taste in influences may have initially painted them as a novelty, their approach to music was straight serious on this debut album, and it shows."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Length
1. "True Fuschnick" A Tribe Called Quest 4:07
2. "Movie Scene" Fu-Schnickens 4:01
3. "Ring the Alarm" Lyvio G. 3:50
4. "Back Off" Fu-Schnickens, Lyvio G. 4:14
5. "Heavenly Father" A Tribe Called Quest 4:37
6. "La Schmoove" (feat. Phife Dawg) A Tribe Called Quest 4:58
7. "Props" Fu-Schnickens 5:36
8. "Generals" Lyvio G. 3:44
9. "Check It Out" (feat. Dres) Dres 4:54
10. "Bebo" Fu-Schnickens, Lyvio G. 3:11

Chart history[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1992)[4] Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 64
U.S. Heatseekers 1
U.S. R&B Albums 13

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions[6]
U.S. Dance Music/Club Play Singles U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks U.S. Hot Rap Singles
1992 "Ring the Alarm" 6
"La Schmoove" 36 30 3
"True Fuschnick" 14 45 97 18

"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Allmusic.[7]

  • assistant engineering – Charlie Allen, Pete Christensen, Eric Gast, Gerard Julien, Tim Latham
  • engineering – Barbera Aimes, Anthony Saunders
  • mixing – Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Bob Power, Chris Trevett
  • production – A Tribe Called Quest, Fu-Schnickens, Lyvio G.
  • vocals (background) – Debbie Lewis Aimes, Kia Jeffries, Hirami Kuroimo, Sally Ries

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Credits as per liner notes for the F.U. Don't Take It Personal album
  2. ^ a b "allmusic ((( F.U. Don't Take It Personal > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-10. 
  3. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (July 28, 1992). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "allmusic ((( F.U. Don't Take It Personal > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Fu-Schnickens – Take It Personally". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ "allmusic ((( F.U. Don't Take It Personal > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  7. ^ "allmusic ((( F.U. Don't Take It Personal > Credits )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 

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