Stone Cold Rhymin'
|Stone Cold Rhymin'|
|Studio album by Young MC|
|Released||September 5, 1989|
|Young MC chronology|
|Singles from Stone Cold Rhymin'|
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Stone Cold Rhymin is the debut album by rapper Young MC. It was originally released in 1989 on Delicious Vinyl and was later re-issued by Rhino Records. The album reached No. 9 on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart. The third track, "Bust a Move", was Young MC's biggest hit and is his most well known song, reaching No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the charts in Australia. His follow-up single, "Principal's Office", reached No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it was also nominated for 'Best Rap Video' at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards.
- "I Come Off" (feat. N'Dea Davenport)
- "Principal's Office"
- "Bust a Move"
- "Non Stop"
- "Fastest Rhyme" (M. Young)
- "My Name Is Young" (M. Young/M. Dike)*
- "Know How" (M. Young/J. King/M. Simpson)
- "Roll with the Punches"
- "I Let 'Em Know"
- "Pick Up the Pace" (M. Young/M. Dike)
- "Got More Rhymes" (M. Young/M. Dike/J. King/M. Ross)
- "Stone Cold Buggin'" (M. Young/M. Dike)
- "Just Say No" (M. Young/Q. Jones Jr.)
*There were two versions of "My Name is Young." The lyrics were the same but the music was distinct.
All tracks composed by M. Young/M. Dike/M. Ross except where otherwise noted. All tracks published by PolyGram Music except "Just Say No" published by PolyGram/Warner Chappell.
- Young MC – vocals, songwriting
- Matt Dike – production, arrangement & mixing (all tracks except 7 and 13)
- Michael Ross – production, arrangement & mixing (all tracks except 7 and 13)
- The Dust Brothers – production, arrangement & mixing (track 7), co-production (track 11)
- Quincy Jones Jr. – production, arrangement & mixing (track 13)
- Mario Caldato Jr. – engineering
- Brian Foxworthy - additional engineering
- Salomon - photography & art direction
- EMC-0 - production coordinator
- Crystal Blake - vocals (tracks 1, 3 & 11)
- Flea - bass (tracks 2 & 3)
- Kevin O'Neal - bass (tracks 7 & 8)
- John Dexter Steward Jr. - drums (tracks 2 & 4)
- Michael Gardner - management