One (Me Phi Me album)

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ONE
Studio album by Me Phi Me
Released February 18, 1992
Recorded 1988 - 1991
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 53:28
Label BMG/RCA Records
Producer Christopher Cuben-Tatum aka Cee Cee Tee (CCT)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

ONE is the debut album by American alternative hip hop group Me Phi Me, released on February 18, 1992 (see 1992 in music) by RCA Records. Generally considered the first folk-rap album, ONE was a critics darling in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and Scandinavia, though sales were limited. A fusion of acoustic guitars, spacey synthesizers, and live funk beats, the album established the Me Phi Me Fraternity as one of the more progressive hip-hop artists of all time.

The song "Keep It Goin'" was chosen as the opening and closing theme for Fox's short-lived anthology drama Tribeca.

Critical acclaim[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  • 1. Intro: A Call to Arms (The Step) 1:54
  • 2. The Credo 1:20
  • 3. Sad New Day 5:28
  • 4. Poetic Moment I: The Dream 3:74
  • 5. Dream of You 3:56
  • 6. Not My Brotha 4:17
  • 7. Keep It Goin' 3:57
  • 8. Poetic Moment II: The Streets :54
  • 9. Black Sunshine 3:49
  • 10. And I Believe (The Credo) 4:39
  • 11. Pu' Sho Hands 2Getha 3:52
  • 12. Poetic Moment III: The Light :31
  • 13. Road to Life 4:24
  • 14. It Ain't the Way It Was 4:59
  • 15. (Think) Where Are You Going? 4:33
  • 16. Return to Arms: In Closing :41

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Billboard Music Charts (North America) – singles:

  • 1992 Sad New Day Hot 100 Singles No. 60
  • 1992 Pu' Sho Hands 2Getha R&B Singles No. 71

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