Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics

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Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics
Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 4, 2003
GenreHip Hop
Length67:56 (Center of Attention)
57:53 (The Original Baby Pa)
LabelBBE Records/Rapster Records
ProducerPete Rock, Grap Luva, Spunk Bigga
Pete Rock chronology
Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics
Soul Survivor II
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
HipHopDX4/5 stars link
Mojo4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(8.2/10) link
PopMatters(mixed) link
RapReviews link9/10 (InI)
8/10 (Deda)
Yahoo! Music(8/10) link

Lost & Found: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics is a double-disc album featuring previously shelved albums Center of Attention by InI and The Original Baby Pa by Deda. Both albums were recorded in 1995 and produced entirely by Pete Rock except for five overall tracks produced either by Grap Luva or Spunk Bigga; Neither album had been officially released until this compilation came out. Both albums were recorded in 1995, and were scheduled to be released through Pete Rock's Soul Brother Records label. The InI single, "Fakin' Jax", was released in that year and performed fairly well. Deda's song "Blah Uno" originally appeared on a live compilation released by Elektra which also gave a catalog number for the album which was then to be called "Every Man For Himself". Unfortunately, Rock's distribution deal with Elektra Records fell through, and plans to release the albums were subsequently cancelled because of issues over ownership of the masters. The Life I Live did, however, find its way onto the underground market through bootlegging.

In a 2006 interview, Pete Rock stated that BBE Records released this compilation without his permission.[1]

INI Center of Attention[edit]

# Title Performer (s)
1 "Intro" *Instrumental*
2 "No More Words" Grap Luva, Ras G, Rob-O
3 "Step Up" Rob-O, Grap Luva, Ras G
4 "Think Twice" Grap Luva, Pete Rock, Rob-O
5 "Square One" Grap Luva, Ras G, Rob-O
6 "The Life I Live" Grap Luva, Ras G, Rob-O
7 "Kross Roads" Rob-O, Pete Rock
8 "To Each His Own" Grap Luva, Q-Tip, Rob-O, Large Professor
9 "Fakin Jax'" Pete Rock, Rob-O, Ras G, Grap Luva
10 "What You Say" Marco Polo, Grap Luva, Ras G, Rob-O
11 "Props" Rob-O
12 "Center of Attention" Ras G, Rob-O, Grap Luva
13 "Grown Man Sport" Ras G, Grap Luva, Rob-O, Meccalicious, Marco Polo
14 "Mind Over Matter" Grap Luva, Rob-O, Ras G
15 "Don't You Love It" Rob-O
16 "Microphonist Wanderlust" Rob-O, Denise Weeks

Deda The Original Baby Pa[edit]

# Title Performer (s)
1 "Everyman" Deda, Pete Rock
2 "Baby Pa" Deda
3 "How I'm Livin'" Deda, Vinia Mojica
4 "Blah Uno" Deda
5 "Can't Wait" Deda
6 "I Originate" Deda
7 "Markd4death" Ex-Cons
8 "Nasty Scene" Deda
9 "Nothing More" Deda
10 "Press Rewind" Deda, Pete Rock
11 "Rhyme Writer" Deda
12 "Too Close" Deda
13 "Understand?" Deda
* Bonus Track (Demo): "Anything Goes" Deda


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