Reel to Reel

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Reel to Reel
Reel2reel.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 20, 1992
Recorded1991–92
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length57:37
LabelElektra
Producer
Grand Puba chronology
Reel to Reel
(1992)
2000
(1995)
Singles from Reel to Reel
  1. "360° (What Goes Around)"
    Released: July 16, 1992
  2. "Check It Out"
    Released: December 4, 1992
  3. "Ya Know How It Goes"
    Released: June 17, 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[3]

Reel to Reel is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Grand Puba. It was released on October 20, 1992 through Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place at Power Play Studios in Long Island City, at Chung King House of Metal and at The Hit Factory in New York. Production was handled primarily by Grand Puba, along with Stimulated Dummies, Anthony Latief King, DJ Shabazz, Kid Capri and The Brand New Heavies.

The album peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200 and at number 14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in the United States.

The album was preceded by two charted singles: "360° (What Goes Around)" and "Check It Out". Its lead single, "360° (What Goes Around)", reached #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, #30 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #1 on the Hot Rap Songs. The second single, "Check It Out" featuring Mary J. Blige, made it to #85 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #13 on the Hot Rap Songs. The album's third single, "Ya Know How It Goes", was released on June 17, 1993 and did not make it to any Billboard charts.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Check Tha Resume"M. DixonGrand Puba3:51
2."360° (What Goes Around)"
  • M. Dixon
  • R. Miller
Grand Puba4:01
3."That's How We Move It"
  • M. Dixon
  • C. Stanley
DJ Shabazz3:19
4."Check It Out" (featuring Mary J. Blige)
Grand Puba3:32
5."Big Kids Don't Play"M. DixonGrand Puba3:47
6."Honey Don't Front"
4:08
7."Lick Shot"
  • Grand Puba
  • SD50's
4:35
8."Ya Know How It Goes"Grand Puba4:19
9."Reel to Reel"
Grand Puba3:57
10."Soul Controller"
  • M. Dixon
  • A. King
Latief4:25
11."Proper Education"M. DixonGrand Puba3:35
12."Back It Up"
3:51
13."Baby What's Your Name?"M. DixonGrand Puba2:54
14."360° (What Goes Around) SD50 Remix" (Bonus track)
  • M. Dixon
  • R. Miller
 4:00
15."Who Makes the Loot?" (Bonus track)
  • M. Dixon
  • A. Levy
  • J. Kincaid
  • S. Bartholomew
3:23
Total length:57:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Maxwell Dixon – vocals, producer (tracks: 1, 2, 4-9, 11-13), mixing
  • Mary Jane Blige – vocals (track 4)
  • Anton Pukshansky – bass (track 2)
  • Roland Parkins – bass & guitar (track 6)
  • Clarence Stanley – producer (track 3)
  • John 'Geeby' Dajani – producer (tracks: 6, 7), re-mixing (track 14)
  • John Gamble – producer & engineering (tracks: 6, 7), re-mixing (track 14)
  • Dante Ross – producer (tracks: 6, 7), re-mixing (track 14), executive producer
  • Anthony Latief King – producer (track 10)
  • David Anthony Love, Jr. – producer (track 12)
  • Andrew Levy – producer (track 15)
  • Jan Kincaid – producer (track 15)
  • Simon Bartholomew – producer (track 15)
  • Orlando Aguillen – co-producer (track 15)
  • Rob Sutton – engineering (tracks: 1-4, 8, 13)
  • Vaughn Sessions – engineering (tracks: 5, 9-13)
  • Showtyme – assistant engineering (tracks: 3, 5, 8-12)
  • Jack Hersca – assistant engineering (tracks: 6, 7)
  • Herb Powers, Jr. – mastering
  • Carol Bobolts – design
  • Mark Seliger – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 28
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Reel to Reel - Grand Puba | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Bernard, James (October 30, 1992). "Reel to Reel". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide".
  4. ^ "Grand Puba Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Grand Puba Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 11, 2019.

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