Reel to Reel

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Reel to Reel
Reel2reel.jpg
Studio album by Grand Puba
Released October 20, 1992
Recorded 1991–1992
Genre Hip Hop
Length 57:37
Label Elektra
61314
Producer Grand Puba
DJ Shabazz
Anthony Latief King
The Brand New Heavies
Grand Puba chronology
Reel to Reel
(1992)
2000
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Reel to Reel is the debut album by American rapper Grand Puba. It was Puba's first solo venture, following group projects with the likes of the short lived group Masters of Ceremony and Brand Nubian. Both of the group’s albums were critically acclaimed but failed to duplicate that success in terms of album sales. The album was largely produced by Puba himself, with help from the Stimulated Dummies, Kid Capri and others. Reel to Reel includes the number one Rap hit "360 Degrees (What Goes Around)", as well as the singles "Check it Out" (featuring a young Mary J. Blige), and "Ya Know How it Goes."

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Check Tha Resume" Grand Puba Grand Puba
2 "360 Degrees (What Goes Around)" Grand Puba Grand Puba
3 "That's How We Move It" DJ Shabazz Grand Puba
4 "Check it Out" Grand Puba Grand Puba, Mary J. Blige
5 "Big Kids Don't Play" Grand Puba Grand Puba
6 "Honey Don't Front" Grand Puba, SD50's Grand Puba
7 "Lickshot" Grand Puba, SD50's Grand Puba
8 "Ya Know How it Goes" Grand Puba Grand Puba
9 "Reel to Reel" Grand Puba Grand Puba
10 "Soul Controller" Anthony Latief King Grand Puba
11 "Proper Education" Grand Puba Grand Puba
12 "Back it Up" Grand Puba, Kid Capri Grand Puba, Kid Capri
13 "Baby What's Your Name?" Grand Puba Grand Puba
14 "360 Degrees (What Goes Around)
(SD50's Remix)" *
SD50 Grand Puba
15 "Who Makes the Loot?" * The Brand New Heavies,
Orlando Aguillen
Grand Puba

tracks 14 and 15 are listed as bonus tracks; "Who Makes The Loot" only available on the CD-release of the album.

Samples[edit]

Check Tha Resume

360° (What Goes Around)

That's How We Move It

Check It Out

Big Kids Don't Play

  • "Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One)" by Johnnie Taylor

Honey Don't Front

Lickshot

Ya Know How It Goes

Reel to Reel

Soul Controller

Back It Up

Baby What's Your Name?

360° (What Goes Around) (SD50 Remix)

Who Makes the Loot?

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 28
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 14

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
US Hot 100 US R&B US Rap Dance Sales
1992 "360 Degrees (What Goes Around)"
68
30
1
21
1993 "Check it Out"
85
13

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reel-to-reel AllMusic Review by Stanton Swihart
  2. ^ "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide".