In God We Trust (Brand Nubian album)
|In God We Trust|
|Studio album by Brand Nubian|
|Released||February 2, 1993|
|Brand Nubian chronology|
|Singles from In God We Trust|
|Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
In God We Trust is the second album from hip hop group Brand Nubian. Lead MC Grand Puba left the group to pursue a solo career in 1991, following the release of their revered debut One for All. DJ Alamo also left to work with Puba, leaving MC's Sadat X and Lord Jamar, who enlisted DJ Sincere to join the group. The album was less successful than the group's debut but still received strong reviews. The single "Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down" became a Billboard Hot 100 hit, but was met with controversy over allegedly homophobic content, referencing the Sadat X line "Though I can freak, fly, flow, fuck up a faggot/I don't understand their ways, I ain't down with gays." The single "Love Me or Leave Me Alone" was also a Hot-100 hit. Lyrically, the album contains extremely militant content that reflects the group's identity as Five Percenters, adhering to the philosophy of the Nation of Gods and Earths.
|1||"Allah U Akbar"||Sadat X, Lord Jamar|
|2||"Ain't No Mystery"||Lord Jamar, Sadat X|
|3||"Meaning of the 5%"||*Interlude*|
|4||"Pass the Gat"||Sadat X, Lord Jamar|
|5||"Black Star Line"||Sadat X, Lord Jamar, Red Fox|
|6||"Allah & Justice"||Lord Jamar, DJ Sincere, Sadat X|
|7||"The Godz..."||Lord Jamar, Sadat X|
|8||"The Travel Jam"||Lord Jamar, Sadat X|
|9||"Brand Nubian Rock the Set"||Sadat X, Lord Jamar|
|10||"Love Me or Leave Me Alone"||Sadat X, Lord Jamar|
|11||"Steal Ya Ho"||Lord Jamar, Sadat X|
|12||"Steady Bootleggin’'"||Sadat X, Lord Jamar|
|13||"Black & Blue"||Sadat X, Lord Jamar|
|14||"Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down"||Sadat X, Lord Jamar|
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- "Allah U Akbar"
- "Funky President" by James Brown
- "Ain't No Mystery"
- "Something You Got" by Wilson Pickett
- "Allah and Justice"
- "Look at Granny Run" by Howard Tate
- "Love Me or Leave Me Alone"
- "Meaning of the 5%"
- "T" Stands for Trouble" by Marvin Gaye
- "Pass The Gat"
- "Superfluous" by Eddie Harris
- "Steady Bootleggin"
- "The Godz..."
- "Amen, Brother" by The Winstons
- "Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down"
- "Black and Blue"
- "American Tango" by Weather Report
- "The Travel Jam"
- "Steal Ya 'Ho"
- "Brand Nubian Rock the Set"
- "I Don't Know This World Is Coming To" by Wattstax
- "Theme from Rocky" by Bill Conti (horn solo heard in the song)
- "You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" by Cal Tjader
|US Billboard 200||12|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)||4|
- Andy Kellman (1993-02-02). "In God We Trust - Brand Nubian | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
- Christgau, Robert (June 1, 1993). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved July 23, 2013.
- "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide - Nathan Brackett, Christian David Hoard". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
- "Brand Nubian – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Brand Nubian.
- "Brand Nubian – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Brand Nubian.
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