Raw Sylk

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Raw Sylk
Raw Sylk.jpg
Studio album by Sylk-E. Fyne
Released March 24, 1998
Recorded 1997-98
Genre Hip hop
Length 46:35
Label RCA Records
Producer
  • Gerald Baillergeau
  • Victor Merritt
Sylk-E. Fyne chronology
Raw Sylk
(1998)
Tha Cum Up
(2000)
Singles from Raw Sylk
  1. "Romeo And Juliet"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Keep It Real"
    Released: 1998

Raw Sylk is the debut studio album by American rapper Sylk-E. Fyne. It was released on March 24, 1998 through RCA Records with Gerald 'Big Yam' Baillergeau and Victor 'Vino' Merritt producing the entire album.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]

The album is best remembered for its lead single "Romeo and Juliet", a duet with William "Chill" Warner. The song peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Singles and reached gold status two months after its release.

The album, however, did not match "Romeo and Juliet's" success, only making it to 121 on the Billboard 200 and 47 on the R&B charts. The album's failure eventually led to RCA dropping Sylk-E. Fyne from the label.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Keep It Real" (featuring Too $hort)
4:02
2. "Romeo And Juliet" (featuring Chill)
4:35
3. "Grand Jury (Coming Through)"
  • L. Johnson
  • G. Baillergeau
  • V. Merritt
  • R. Moore
  • A. Winbush
2:46
4. "Material Girl"
4:18
5. "I Missed My Loved Ones"
  • L. Johnson
  • J. Woods
  • G. Baillergeau
  • V. Merritt
5:03
6. "They'll Never Be"
  • L. Johnson
  • V. Merritt
  • G. Baillergeau
4:04
7. "I Ain't Down With The System"
  • L. Johnson
  • G. Baillergeau
  • V. Merritt
4:22
8. "Love No More (Look Into My Eyes)"
  • L. Johnson
  • V. Merritt
  • G. Baillergeau
4:49
9. "Lost In The Game"
  • L. Johnson
  • G. Baillergeau
  • V. Merritt
4:02
10. "I Make Moves"
  • L. Johnson
  • V. Merritt
  • G. Baillergeau
4:34
11. "This Is The Way We Roll"
  • L. Johnson
  • G. Baillergeau
  • V. Merritt
3:55
12. "Sylk-E.'s Romeo And Juliet (LA Groove)" (featuring Chill)
  • V. Merritt
  • G. Baillergeau
  • L. Johnson
4:34
Total length: 46:35

Samples[edit]

Personnel[edit]

  • Gerald Baillergeau - producer, executive producer
  • Mike Concepcion - executive producer
  • Tony Dawsey - mastering
  • Kevin Evans - executive producer, A&R
  • La'Mar Lorraine Johnson - main artist, vocals
  • Freddie Lee - associate executive producer
  • Dorothy Low - photography
  • Victor Merritt - associate executive producer, producer, mixing
  • Craig Nobles - associate executive producer
  • Todd Anthony Shaw - featured artist, vocals
  • William Warner Jr. - featured artist, vocals
  • Jerome Woods - featured artist, vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Billboard 200 121[3]
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 47[3]
Billboard Top Heatseekers 2[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sylk-E. Fyne* - Raw Sylk". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Raw Sylk - Sylk-E. Fyne". AllMusic. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sylk-E. Fyne - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-03-05.