Make Way for the Motherlode

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Make Way for the Motherlode
Make Way for the Motherlode.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 19, 1991
GenreWest Coast hip hop
LabelEast West America
Yo-Yo chronology
Make Way for the Motherlode
Black Pearl
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Make Way for the Motherlode is the debut studio album by American West Coast hip hop recording artist Yo-Yo. It was released on March 19, 1991, via 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. "You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo" background vocals, sung by, MC SOULA.

Track listing[edit]

1."Stand up For Your Rights" (featuring Ricky Harris, Tamika Ingram & Threat)1:00
2."Stompin' to the 90's"4:07
3."You Can't Play With My Yo Yo" (featuring Ice Cube)3:34
4."Cube Gets Played" (featuring Ricky Harris)0:19
5."Put a Lid on It"3:04
6."What Can I Do?" (featuring Ice Cube)4:13
7."Dedication" (featuring LA Jay & Ricky Harris)0:52
9."The I.B.W.C. National Anthem" (featuring Dawn, Diamond & Sparkles)1:44
10."Make Way For the Motherlode"3:47
11."Tonight's the Night" (featuring 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" (featuring Ricky Harris)0:23
16."More of What I Can Do" (featuring Sir Jinx)1:48
Total length:43:54


Chart (1991) Peak
US Billboard 200[2] 74
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 5


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Make Way for the Motherlode – Yo-Yo". Allmusic. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Yo-Yo Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Yo-Yo Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.

External links[edit]

Make Way For The Motherlode at Discogs (list of releases)