I Gotta Habit

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I Gotta Habit
Cool c habit cover.jpg
Studio album by Cool C
Released August 8,1989
Genre Golden age hip hop
Label Atlantic
Producer Lawrence Goodman
Warren McGlone
Cool C chronology
I Gotta Habit
Life In The Ghetto
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

I Gotta Habit is the debut album by Philadelphia-based, old school rapper Cool C, released in 1989. The album reached #51 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart in 1989, and had a single, "Glamorous Life," that almost cracked the Top 10 Hot Rap Singles chart that same year (reaching #11).[2]

The music video for "Glamorous Life" was rumored to have an early appearance from a then-unknown Jill Scott. However, music video director Lionel C. Martin disputed the rumor, saying "People always ask if the young girl in the video is Jill Scott, but I’m 99 percent sure that it isn’t. She never mentioned when we worked together".[3] DJ Tat Money, former DJ for fellow Philadelphia rapper Steady B, also disputed the rumor on Twitter in 2014, saying: "Short answer? Nope not her. This girl was from Jersey. Some random model chick".[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Enemy Territory" (Cool C, Warren McGlone, Lawrence Goodman) – 3:55
  2. "Takin' No Shorts (The Gambler)" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 4:25
  3. "Get Loose On" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 4:11
  4. "Mary Go Round" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 4:29
  5. "C Is Cool" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 3:27
  6. "I'm Not Impressed" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 4:33
  7. "I Gotta Habit" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 3:55
  8. "Glamorous Life" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 3:58
  9. "Juice Crew Dis" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 4:06
  10. "All Hell Freeze" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 4:06
  11. "Down To The Grissle" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 3:14
  12. "Hilltop Scope" (Cool C, McGlone, Goodman) – 3:15

Chart positions[edit]

Billboard Music Charts (North America) - album

Year Chart Chart position
1989 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums #51

Billboard (North America) - singles

Year Single Chart Chart position
1989 "Glamorous Life" Hot Rap Singles #11


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Allmusic I Gotta Habit Chart & Awards". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2006-12-05. 
  3. ^ Gonzales, Michael. "How Cool C and Steady B Robbed a Bank, Killed a Cop and Lost Their Souls". medium.com. Medium Corporation. Retrieved 2016-12-04. 
  4. ^ DJ Tat Money on Twitter

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