F.U. Don't Take It Personal

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F.U. Don't Take It Personal
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1992
StudioBattery Studios (New York)
GenreHip hop, East Coast hip hop, Alternative hip hop
ProducerA Tribe Called Quest, Fu-Schnickens, Lyvio G.
Fu-Schnickens chronology
F.U. Don't Take It Personal
Nervous Breakdown
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.


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

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
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]

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
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]


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


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.


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


  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.
  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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