I Wish (Skee-Lo album)

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I Wish
I Wish.jpg
Studio album by Skee-Lo
Released June 27, 1995
Recorded 1994-95
Genre Hip hop
Label Scotti Brothers Records
Producer Walter 'Kandor' Kahn, Skee-lo
Skee-Lo chronology
I Wish
(1995)
I Can't Stop
(2000)I Can't Stop2000
Singles from I Wish
  1. "I Wish"
    Released: March 27, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

I Wish is the debut album by Skee-Lo, released on June 27, 1995 on Sunshine Records. It was originally distributed through Scotti Bros. Records BMG in the US, Polydor in the UK, MCA in France, Edel Records in Germany, Mega Records in Scandinavia and Jive Records in Holland.

The album was produced by Walter 'Kandor' Kahn and Skee-Lo at Sunshine Studios in Hollywood, CA, assisted by Todd Tracey. It was mixed at Santa Monica Sound Recorders assisted by Colin Sauers. Mastering was performed by Arnie Acosta at A&M Studios in Hollywood CA.

Three months prior to the album's release, Skee-Lo's debut single, also titled "I Wish", was released independently on Sunshine Records. The song quickly became a hit, peaking at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. While the album only managed to reach 53 on the Billboard 200, the popularity of the single eventually led the album to achieve gold status on November 16, 1995 for sales of 500,000 copies.

The album was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Rap Album category. Several of the songs from the album were featured in major motion pictures including; "Top of the Stairs" in Money Train (Columbia Pictures) and "Come Back To Me" in Big Bully (Morgan Creek).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Superman"- 4:11
  2. "I Wish"- 4:10
  3. "Never Crossed My Mind"- 4:02
  4. "Top of the Stairs"- 4:31
  5. "Come Back to Me"- 3:27
  6. "Waitin' for You"- 3:27
  7. "Holdin' On"- 3:14
  8. "You Ain't Down"- 3:49
  9. "Crenshaw ft. Funke"- 3:54
  10. "This Is How It Sounds"- 3:24
  11. "The Burger Song"- 3:35
  12. "I Wish" (Street Mix)- 4:42

Samples[edit]

Come Back to Me

Holdin' On

I Wish

I Wish (Street Mix)

Superman

This Is How It Sounds

Top of the Stairs

Waitin' for You

You Ain't Down

Never Crossed My Mind

The Burger Song

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 53
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas . Review: I Wish. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-07-8.