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
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1992
Recorded1991
Battery Studios
(New York, New York)
GenreHip hop, East Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop
Length43:12
LabelJive
ProducerA 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
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Village VoiceA–[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.TitleMusicLength
1."True Fuschnick"A Tribe Called Quest4:07
2."Movie Scene"Fu-Schnickens4:01
3."Ring the Alarm"Lyvio G.3:50
4."Back Off"Fu-Schnickens, Lyvio G.4:14
5."Heavenly Father"A Tribe Called Quest4:37
6."La Schmoove" (feat. Phife Dawg)A Tribe Called Quest4:58
7."Props"Fu-Schnickens5:36
8."Generals"Lyvio G.3:44
9."Check It Out" (feat. Dres)Dres4:54
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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