Make Way for the Motherlode

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Make Way for the Motherlode
Make Way for the Motherlode.jpg
Studio album by Yo-Yo
Released March 19, 1991
Recorded 1990–1991
Genre West Coast hip hop
Length 43:54
Label East West
Producer Ice Cube
Chilly Chill
Sir Jinx
Del tha Funkee Homosapien
Yo-Yo chronology
Make Way for the Motherlode
Black Pearl
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Make Way for the Motherlode is the debut studio album by American West Coast hip hop recording artist Yo-Yo. The album was released on March 19, 1991, on Atco/East West America/Atlantic Records and featured production by Ice Cube, Sir Jinx and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien. The album did very well on the Billboard charts, peaking at #74 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Two singles were released, "You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo" and "What Can I Do?", both of which featured Ice Cube. The album was more of a critical success than a commercial one, but it is usually considered to be one of the best female hip-hop albums of all time[by whom?].

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Stand Up for Your Rights" (feat. Ricky Harris, Tamika Ingram & Threat) - 1:00
  2. "Stompin to tha 90's" - 4:07
  3. "You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo" (feat. Ice Cube) - 3:34
  4. "Cube Gets Played" - 0:19
  5. "Put a Lid on It" - 3:04
  6. "What Can I Do?" (feat. Ice Cube) - 4:13
  7. "Dedication" (feat. LA Jay & Ricky Harris) - 0:52
  8. "Sisterland" - 3:38
  9. "The I.B.W.C. National Anthem" (feat. IBWC) - 1:44
  10. "Make Way for the Motherlode" - 3:47
  11. "Tonight's The Night" (feat. Dazzie Dee) - 3:38
  12. "I Got Played" - 2:45
  13. "Girl, Don't Be No Fool" - 4:40
  14. "Ain't Nobody Better" - 4:22
  15. "Outro" - 0:23
  16. "More of What I Can Do" - 1:48


Stand Up for Your Rights

Stompin' to Tha '90s

You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo

Cube Gets Played

Put a Lid On It

What Can I Do?

Girl, Don't Be No Fool

I Got Played


Make Way for the Motherlode

Ain't Nobody Better


Chart (1991) Peak
US Billboard 200[1] 74
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[2] 5