From Where???

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From Where???
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 13, 1996
GenreHip Hop
LabelBig Beat Records, Atlantic Records
ProducerJay Dee
The Beatnuts
Nick Wiz
Large Professor
DJ Clark Kent
Shawn J. Period
EZ Elpee
Mad Skillz chronology
From Where???
I Ain't Mad No More
Singles from From Where???
  1. "The Nod Factor"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Move Ya Body"
    Released: 1996
  3. "Extra Abstract Skillz"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores

From Where??? is the debut album by underground hip hop artist Mad Skillz. The album was praised for its strong lyrical content and production, however, suffered from low sales, possibly due to being released the same day as 2Pac's All Eyez On Me and The Fugees's The Score. Producers for the album included Jay Dee, The Beatnuts, Buckwild, Large Professor, and DJ Clark Kent. The singles "The Nod Factor" and "Move Ya Body" received moderate radio and video airplay.[3]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer Performer
1 "From Where??? [Intro]" Mad Skillz *Interlude*
2 "It's Goin' Down" Jay Dee Mad Skillz
3 "The Nod Factor" The Beatnuts Mad Skillz
4 "VA in the House" Buckwild Mad Skillz
5 "Tongues of the Next Shit" Mad Skillz
Mad Skillz, Kalonji The Immortal
6 "Doin' Time in the Cypha" Buckwild Mad Skillz
7 "Tip of the Tongue" Nick Wiz Mad Skillz
8 "Extra Abstract Skillz" Large Professor Mad Skillz, Large Professor, Q-Tip
9 "WMAD [Interlude]" *Interlude*
10 "Get Your Groove On" Buckwild Mad Skillz
11 "The Jam" Jay Dee Mad Skillz
12 "Move Ya Body" DJ Clark Kent Mad Skillz
13 "Street Rules" Shawn J. Period Mad Skillz
14 "All in It" Shawn J. Period Mad Skillz
15 "Unseen World" EZ Elpee Mad Skillz, Lonnie B, Kalonji The
Immortal, Dr. Mynbenda, Lil' Roc,
Javon The Medieval
16 "Inherit the World" Shawn J. Period Mad Skillz


It's Goin' Down

The Nod Factor

VA in the House

Tongues of the Next Shit

Doin' Time in the Cypha

Extra Abstract Skillz

Get Your Groove On

The Jam

Move Ya Body

Street Rules

Unseen World

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Heatseekers
1996 From Where??? #154 #18 #5

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1995 "The Nod Factor" - #76 #26 #16
1996 "Move Ya Body" - #85 #27 #8


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Ashon, Will (March 1996). "Mad Skillz: From Where???" (PDF). Muzik. No. 10. p. 96. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 April 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  3. ^ allmusic ((( From Where??? > Overview )))