Open Sesame (Whodini album)

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Open Sesame
Open Sesame.jpg
Studio album by Whodini
Released August 27, 1987
Studio
Genre Hip hop
Length 53:32
Label Jive Records
Producer
Whodini chronology
Back In Black
(1986)
Open Sesame
(1987)
Bag-A-Trix
(1991)
Singles from Open Sesame
  1. "Be Yourself"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Open Sesame is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group Whodini. It was released in 1987 via Jive Records. Audio production was handled almost entirely by Larry Smith, except for two tracks both produced by Sinister and Whodini. The record peaked at #30 on the Billboard 200,[2] at #8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums,[3] and was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on January 20, 1988.[4]

The album spawned the single "Be Yourself" featuring Millie Jackson, which peaked at #20 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Rock You Again (Again and Again)"Larry Smith5:29
2."Be Yourself" (featuring Millie Jackson)
3:25
3."Cash Money"Larry Smith5:08
4."Hooked on You"Larry Smith5:34
5."Early Mother's Day Card"Larry Smith4:00
6."Now That Whodini's Inside the Joint"Larry Smith5:09
7."Life is Like a Dance"Larry Smith4:01
8."You Brought it on Yourself"Larry Smith3:57
9."I'm Def (Jump Back and Kiss Myself)"
  • Whodini
  • Sinister
5:24
10."Remember Where You Came From"Larry Smith3:44
11."For the Body"Larry Smith2:32
12."You Take My Breath Away"Larry Smith5:09
Total length:53:32

Samples[6]

Personnel[edit]

  • Jalil Hutchins - performer, producer (tracks: 2, 9)
  • John "Ecstacy" Fletcher - performer, producer (tracks: 2, 9)
  • Mildred Jackson - performer (track 2)
  • Lawrence Michael Smith - producer (tracks: 1, 3-8, 10-12)
  • Sinister - producer (tracks: 2, 9)
  • Roy Cormier - co-producer (tracks: 2, 9)
  • Bryan "Chuck" New - mixing (tracks: 1, 3-8, 10-12)
  • Rod Hui - mixing (tracks: 2, 9)
  • Douglas Rowell - photography
  • Maude Gilman - art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Open Sesame - Whodini". AllMusic. 2017-10-24.
  2. ^ "Whodini Open Sesame Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  3. ^ "Whodini Open Sesame Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  4. ^ "WHODINI - Open Sesame - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  5. ^ "Whodini Be Yourself Chart History". Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  6. ^ "Open Sesame by Whodini: Album Samples, Covers and Remixes". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2017-10-24.

External links[edit]

"Whodini - Open Sesame". at Discogs.