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
Recorded1990–1991
GenreWest Coast hip hop
Length43:54
LabelEast West America
Producer
Yo-Yo chronology
Make Way for the Motherlode
(1991)
Black Pearl
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Make Way for the Motherlode is the debut studio album by the American West Coast hip-hop recording artist, Yo-Yo. Make Way for the Motherlode was released on March 19, 1991 through East West Records and Atlantic Records. The album featured production by Ice Cube, Sir Jinx, and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien. Make Way for the Motherlode charted well on the Billboard Charts, peaking at #74 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Make Way for the Motherlode had two singles, including "You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo" and "What Can I Do?", both of which featured Ice Cube. The background vocals for "You Can't Play with My Yo-Yo" were sung by MC SOULA.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Yo-Yo.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Stand up For Your Rights" (featuring Ricky Harris, Tamika Ingram and Threat)1:00
2."Stompin' to the '90s"
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"
  • Ice Cube
  • Sir Jinx
  • James Brown
3:04
6."What Can I Do?" (featuring Ice Cube)
  • Del
  • Ice Cube
  • Clarence Reid
4:13
7."Dedication" (featuring LA Jay & Ricky Harris)
  • John Barnes III
  • J-Swift
0:52
8."Sisterland"
3:38
9."The I.B.W.C. National Anthem" (featuring Dawn, Diamond & Sparkles)Yo-Yo1:44
10."Make Way For the Motherlode"3:47
11."Tonight's the Night" (featuring Dazzie Dee)
3:38
12."I Got Played"
  • Ice Cube
  • Sir Jinx
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)
  • Del
  • Ice Cube
  • Reid
1:48
Total length:43:54

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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)