Runaway Slave

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Runaway Slave
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 22, 1992 (1992-09-22)
Recorded1991-92
StudioJazzy Jay Recording Studios (The Bronx, NY)
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Length1:09:34
Label
Producer
Showbiz and A.G. chronology
Runaway Slave
(1992)
Goodfellas
(1995)
Singles from Goodfellas
  1. "Party Groove" / "Soul Clap"
    Released: March 17, 1992
  2. "Fat Pockets"
    Released: 1992
  3. "Bounce Ta This"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Runaway Slave is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Showbiz and A.G.. It was released on September 22, 1992 via Payday/London Records. Production was primarily handled by Showbiz, with the help from fellow D.I.T.C. crew member Diamond D on a couple of tracks. It features guest appearances from Big L, DeShawn, Diamond D, Dres, Lord Finesse, and also includes many interludes between songs that features The Legion, Freddie Foxxx, Fat Joe and Kid Capri.

The album was supported by Soul Clap EP, and spawned two singles: "Fat Pockets" and "Bounce Ta This".

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Showbiz, except tracks 8 and 14 co-produced by Diamond D.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Still Diggin'" (featuring Diamond D)3:42
2."Fat Pockets"
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
3:37
3."Bounce Ta This" (featuring Dres)
3:50
4."More Than One Way Out of the Ghetto"
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
4:28
5."Silence of the Lambs" (Remix)
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
4:49
6."40 Acres and My Props"
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
4:18
7."Runaway Slave"
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
4:50
8."Hard to Kill"
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
  • Kirkland
5:20
9."Hold Ya Head"
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
4:35
10."He Say, She Say"
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
4:18
11."Represent" (featuring Big L, DeShawn and Lord Finesse)
5:53
12."Silence of the Lambs"
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
5:07
13."Party Groove" (Bass Mix)
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
3:19
14."Soul Clap" (Short Version)
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
  • Kirkland
4:01
15."Catchin' Wreck"
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
4:15
16."Party Groove" (Instrumental)
  • Lemay
  • Barnes
3:17
Total length:1:09:34

Personnel[edit]

  • Andre "A.G." Barnes – vocals (tracks: 2-15)
  • Rodney "Showbiz" Lemay – vocals (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15), producer
  • Joseph "Diamond D" Kirkland – vocals (track 1), co-producer (tracks: 8, 14)
  • Andre "Dres" Titus – vocals (track 3)
  • Robert "Lord Finesse" Hall, Jr. – vocals (track 11)
  • Lamont "Big L" Coleman – vocals (track 11)
  • DeShawn "Sunkiss" Barzey – vocals (track 11)
  • Richard "Dick" Scott March – management

Chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1992) Peak
position
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 78
Singles
Year Song Hot Rap Singles
1993 "Bounce ta This" 15
1993 "Fat Pockets" 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ DiBella, M.F. "Runaway Slave - Showbiz & A.G. | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved July 23, 2020.

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