Metropolis Gold

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Metropolis Gold
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 3, 1998
GenreEast Coast hip hop, underground hip hop
LabelMCA Records
Pete Rock
Latief King
Fredro Starr
DJ Clark Kent
DJ Premier
Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence
V. Black
EZ Elpee
Dave Atkinson
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
The StandardA–[2]

Metropolis Gold is the only album by Brooklyn hip hop duo All City, released on November 3, 1998 by MCA Records. The album featured an all-star production lineup, including many prominent New York City producers such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Rockwilder, Fredro Starr, DJ Clark Kent, Hitmen member Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, and EZ Elpee. It features guest appearances from rappers Native Souls and Onyx, which served as executive producers on the album.

Metropolis Gold peaked at #42 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums[3] and #18 on the Top Heatseekers.[4] The album features two the Billboard singles: "The Actual" and "The Hot Joint". DJ Premier-produced single "The Actual" peaked at number 3 on the Hot Rap Singles for 23 weeks, making the song the most hit song of the duo to date.[5]

The album was not commercially successful, not selling enough copies to reach the Billboard 200. After the release of it, the duo disbanded without further releases. Greg Valentine continues to perform and record with other rap artists, but it's not known what J.Mega is doing today.[6]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featuring Producer(s) Length
1 "Who Dat" Latief King 1:16
2 "Stay Awake" Rockwilder 4:30
3 "Priceless" Pete Rock 4:10
4 "Metrotheme" Latief King 4:11
5 "Xtreme" Onyx Fredro Starr 2:26
6 "The Hot Joint (Remix)" DJ Clark Kent 5:20
7 "The Actual" DJ Premier 4:11
8 "Live It Up" Native Souls Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence for The Hitmen 3:57
9 "Afta Hourz" V. Black 3:34
10 "Ded Right" EZ Elpee 5:07
11 "Get Paid" Rockwilder 4:56
12 "Timez Iz Hard" Latief King 4:21
13 "Daydreaming" Dave Atkinson 5:19
14 "Favorite Things" Fredro Starr 3:43
15 "The Hot Joint" Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence for The Hitmen 4:48
16 "Move on You (Remix)" Rockwilder 5:03
17 "Just Live" Latief King 4:44

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Who Dat"
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Armee Records
  • B-Side: "Metrotheme"
"Move On You"
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: MCA Records
  • B-Side: "Basic Training" (not on album)
"The Actual"
  • Released: June 9, 1998
  • Label: MCA Records
  • B-Side: "Priceless"
"The Hot Joint (Remix)"
  • Released: September 15, 1998
  • Label: MCA Records
  • B-Side: "The Hot Joint"
"Ded Right"
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: MCA Records
  • B-Side: "Ded Right (Main)"


Abdul Malik Abbott shot all 3 videos:

  • 1998: "The Actual"
  • 1998: "Priceless"
  • 1998: "The Hot Joint (Remix)"

Album chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 42
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[8] 18

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100[9] Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks[10] Hot Rap Singles[11]
1998 "The Actual" 75 48 3
"The Hot Joint" - 93 49


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Bentley, Mattheaux (1998-12-09). "Metropolis Gold". The Standard.
  3. ^ "All City - Metropolis Gold: Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums - Billboard Magazine Charts". Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  4. ^ "All City - Metropolis Gold: Top Heatseekers - Billboard Magazine Charts". Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  5. ^ "All City - Billboard Magazine Charts". Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  6. ^ "All City". Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  7. ^ "All City Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "All City Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "Hot 100 (Billboard)". Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  10. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)". Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  11. ^ "Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)". Retrieved 2019-05-28.

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