Latin Alliance (album)

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Latin Alliance
Latin Alliance cover art & logo.jpeg
Studio album by Latin Alliance
Released 1991
Recorded 1990-1991
Genre
Length 43:15
Label Virgin Records
Producer
  • Kid Frost
  • Tony G.
  • Julio G
  • Will Roc
  • The Baker Boyz
  • Geoff Rios
  • Mike Greene
  • Ralph Rivers
  • Todd Alexander
Singles from Latin Alliance
  1. "Lowrider (On The Boulevard)"
    Released: 1991
Kid Frost chronology
Hispanic Causing Panic
(1990)
Latin Alliance
(1991)
East Side Story
(1992)
Mellow Man Ace chronology
Escape from Havana
(1989)
Latin Alliance
(1991)
The Brother with Two Tongues
(1992)
A.L.T. chronology
Latin Alliance
(1991)
Another Latin Timebomb
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Latin Alliance is the self-titled studio album by a one-off collaboration by Latino-American rappers Kid Frost, A.L.T. and Mellow Man Ace.[2] The group was formed in 1989 and released their one and only record in 1991 by Virgin Records.[3] The ten-track album featured the single "Lowrider (On the Boulevard)", which was a remake of War's hit single "Low Rider". Latin Alliance's regarded by many as one of the pioneer albums when it comes to further widespreading hispanic hip hop, being one of the first albums to be released by a group of Latino rappers.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Lowrider (On The Boulevard)" (featuring War) 4:46
2. "What Is An American" 4:00
3. "Runnin'" 3:59
4. "Know What I'm Sayin'?" 4:22
5. "What You See Is What You Get" 4:40
6. "Latinos Unidos" 5:07
7. "Can U Feel It" 3:34
8. "Smooth Roughness" 4:05
9. "Valla En Paz" 3:49
10. "No Man's Land" 4:53
Total length: 43:15

Samples

  • "Lowrider (On The Boulevard)" sampled "Lowrider" by War and "Evil Ways" by Santana
  • "What Is An American" sampled "Heartbeat" by War and "On Your Face" by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • "Know What I'm Sayin'?" sampled "Nautilus" by Bob James and "Life Is Just A Moment" by Roy Ayers
  • "What You See Is What You Get" sampled "What You See Is What You Get" by The Dramatics
  • "Latinos Unidos (United Latins)" sampled "Funky Nassau" by ATC, "Mr. Groove" by One Way Band, "Cut The Lake" by The Average White Band and "Just Let It Play" by Gonzales
  • "Can U Feel It" sampled "I.O.U." by Freeze
  • "Smooth Roughness" sampled "Hang Up Your Hang-Ups" by Herbie Hancock

Personnel[edit]

  • A&R direction – Mark Williams
  • Art direction – Steve Gerdes
  • Design – Tom Dolan
  • Engineer, mixed by – Bob Drake, Jason Roberts, John Cevetello, Josh Schneider
  • Mastered by – Stephen Marcussen
  • Percussion – Professor Dwight Baldwin (tracks: 2, 5, 6, 8, 10), Todd Alexander (tracks: 5, 8), Tony G. (tracks: 4, 6, 10)
  • Photography by – Jackie Sallow
  • Producer – The Baker Boyz (tracks: 9, 10), Geoff Rios (track: 6), Julio G. (track: 6), Frost (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6), Mike Greene (track: 6), Ralph Rivers (tracks: 5, 6, 8), Todd Alexander (tracks: 5, 6, 8), Tony G. (tracks: 1, 2, 6, 7, 9), Will Roc (tracks: 1, 3, 4, 6)
  • Scratches – D.J. Battlecat (track: 4), Ralph M. (tracks: 1, 3-6), Julio G. (track: 9), Nick Vidal (tracks: 6, 8-10)

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