New Funky Nation

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New Funky Nation
New Funky Nation.jpg
Studio album by Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.
Released March 5, 1990
Recorded 1989–1990
Studio
Genre
Length 56:18
Label
Producer
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. chronology
New Funky Nation
(1990)
Doomsday
(1994)

New Funky Nation is the debut studio album by the Samoan-American hip hop band Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.. It was released in 1990 via 4th & B'way Records, and peaked at number 33 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 117 on the Billboard 200. The album featured a single "Psyko Funk", which also reached number 93 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Six Bad Brothers"
  • Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo
  • Suga Pop
5:00
2. "Rated R" The Dust Brothers 5:12
3. "Don't Mess" The Dust Brothers 5:12
4. "New Funky Nation" John Myles O'Brien 5:57
5. "Once upon a Drive-By" The Dust Brothers 5:50
6. "T.R.I.B.E." Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo 3:50
7. "Walk the Line" John Myles O'Brien 6:04
8. "R.A.I.D."
4:27
9. "Psyko Funk" Tony G 4:19
10. "Riot Pump" The Dust Brothers 5:13
11. "Pickin' up Metal" John Myles O'Brien 5:16
Total length: 56:18

Sample credits[3]

  • "Six Bad Brothers" contains elements from "Fight The Power" by The Isley Brothers (1975) and "N.T." by Kool & the Gang (1971)
  • "Rated R" contains elements from "It's Yours" by T La Rock and Jazzy Jay
  • "Don't Mess" contains elements from "Don't Mess With People" by Mandrill (1973)
  • "T.R.I.B.E." contains elements from "Sun Is Here" by Sun (1978) and "Ain't We Funkin' Now" by The Brothers Johnson (1978)
  • "R.A.I.D." contains elements from "Raid" by Lakeside (1983) and "Groove Me" by King Floyd (1970)
  • "Psyko Funk" contains elements from "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)" by The Turtles, "Reach Out of the Darkness" by Friend & Lover, "Funky Drummer" by James Brown, "Boogie Shoes" by KC & the Sunshine Band, "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" by Parliament

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Discogs[4]

Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.

  • Ted Devoux - lead vocals
  • Paul Devoux - rap vocals, producer (track 8)
  • Roscoe Devoux - vocals
  • Danny Devoux - backing vocals, bass, additional guitars, producer (track 8)
  • David Devoux - backing vocals
  • Donald DeVoux - backing vocals

Instrumentalists

  • Vicki Calhoun - backing vocals (tracks 2-4)
  • John Myles O'Brien - bass (tracks 1, 7), guitar (tracks 4, 7), drum programming (track 6)
  • Steven Daniells-Silva - guitar (tracks 1, 6), keyboards (track 6)
  • Philip Nowlan - organ (tracks 1, 4)
  • Tony Gonzalez - turntables (tracks 1, 9)
  • Michael S. Simpson - turntables (tracks 2-3, 5, 10-11)
  • Fernando Pullum - trumpet (tracks 4, 7, 10)
  • Scott Mayo - tenor saxophone (tracks 4, 7, 10)
  • Reginald Young - trombone (tracks 4, 7, 10)
  • Angel Luis Figueroa - congas (track 5)
  • Andy "Funky Drummer" Kravitz - percussion (tracks 6, 8)
  • Ken Villeneuve - lead & rhythm guitars (track 11)
  • Phillip Fisher - drums

Technicals

  • Kim Buie - A&R, executive producer
  • Joseph Mario Nicolo - executive producer, mixing, producer (tracks 1, 6, 8)
  • Steven Daniells-Silva - producer (track 1)
  • John King - producer (tracks 2-3, 5, 10)
  • Michael S. Simpson - producer (tracks 2-3, 5, 10)
  • John Myles O'Brien - producer (tracks 4, 7, 11)
  • Tony Gonzalez - producer (track 9)
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • Jason Roberts - engineering
  • Allen Abrahamson - engineering
  • Talley Sherwood - engineering
  • Holly Ferguson - A&R coordinator
  • Max Aguilera-Hellweg - photography

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