Return of the Product

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Return of the Product
MC Serch Return of the Product cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 25, 1992
Recorded1991-1992
Studio
Genre
Length45:21
Label
Producer
MC Serch chronology
Derelicts of Dialect
(1991)
Return of the Product
(1992)
Singles from Return of the Product
  1. "Here It Comes"
    Released: July 16, 1992
  2. "Back to the Grill"
    Released: December 24, 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB-[2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[3]

Return of the Product is the only solo studio album by former 3rd Bass member MC Serch. It was released August 25, 1992 on Def Jam Recordings/Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment. Recording sessions took place at Chung King Studios in New York City, at Chapel Studios and Red Chamber Studios in Los Angeles. Production was handled by T-Ray, Skeff Anselm, Epic Mazur and Richard Wolf, with MC Serch serving as executive and co-producer. It features guest appearances from Chubb Rock, Joe Fatal, Nas and Red Hot Lover Tone.

The album peaked at number 103 on the Billboard 200, at number 28 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at number 2 on the Heatseekers Albums in the United States. Return of the Product spawned a hit single "Here It Comes"/"Back to the Grill", which reached number 1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. The title of "Back to the Grill" is a reference to the 3rd Bass track "Kick 'Em in the Grill".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Here It Comes"3:31
2."Don't Have to Be"
  • Wolf & Epic
  • MC Serch (co.)
3:06
3."Back to the Grill" (featuring Chubb Rock, Nas and Red Hot Lover Tone)
5:07
4."Hard But True"
  • Wolf & Epic
  • MC Serch (co.)
3:45
5."Return of the Product"
  • Wolf & Epic
  • MC Serch (co.)
5:08
6."Daze in a Weak"
  • T-Ray
  • MC Serch (co.)
2:39
7."Can You Dig It"
  • Wolf & Epic
  • MC Serch (co.)
4:05
8."Social Narcotics" (featuring Joe Fatal)
  • T-Ray
  • MC Serch (co.)
5:17
9."Hits the Head"Skeff Anslem4:23
10."Scenes from the Mind"
  • T-Ray
  • MC Serch (co.)
4:05
11."Here It Comes Again"
  • T-Ray
  • MC Serch (co.)
4:35
Total length:45:21

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 103
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 28
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[6] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Return of the Product - MC Serch | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Bernard, James (September 4, 1992). "Kizz My Black Azz; Return of the Product". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  3. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob (October 1, 1992). "Return of the Product : M.C. Serch : Review : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on October 24, 2007. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "MC Serch Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "MC Serch Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  6. ^ "MC Serch Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2018.

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