Stone Cold Rhymin'

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Stone Cold Rhymin'
300px Stone Cold Rhymin Young MC.jpg
Studio album by Young MC
Released September 5, 1989 (1989-09-05)
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:24
Label Delicious Vinyl
Producer
Young MC chronology
Stone Cold Rhymin
(1989)
Brainstorm
(1991)Brainstorm1991
Singles from Stone Cold Rhymin'
  1. "I Let 'Em Know"
    Released: 1988
  2. "Know How"
    Released: 1988
  3. "Bust a Move"
    Released: May 22, 1989
  4. "Principal's Office"
    Released: 1989
  5. "I Come Off"
    Released: 1990
  6. "Pick Up the Pace"
    Released: 1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[3]
The Village Voice B+[4]

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.[1] 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[5] and topping the charts in Australia.[6] 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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Marvin Young, Matt Dike and Michael Ross, except where otherwise noted. All tracks published by PolyGram Music, except "Just Say No" published by PolyGram/Warner Chappell.

  1. "I Come Off" (feat. N'Dea Davenport)
  2. "Principal's Office"
  3. "Bust a Move"
  4. "Non Stop"
  5. "Fastest Rhyme" (M. Young)
  6. "My Name Is Young" (M. Young/M. Dike)*
  7. "Know How" (M. Young/J. King/M. Simpson)
  8. "Roll with the Punches"
  9. "I Let 'Em Know"
  10. "Pick Up the Pace" (M. Young/M. Dike)
  11. "Got More Rhymes" (M. Young/M. Dike/J. King/M. Ross)
  12. "Stone Cold Buggin'" (M. Young/M. Dike)
  13. "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.

Personnel[edit]

  • 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 and 11)
  • Flea – bass (tracks 2 and 3)
  • Kevin O'Neal – bass (tracks 7 and 8)
  • John Dexter Steward Jr. – drums (tracks 2 and 4)
  • Michael Gardner – management

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Stone Cold Rhymin' – Young MC". AllMusic. Retrieved June 18, 2018. 
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (October 19, 1989). "Young M.C.: Stone Cold Rhymin' (Delicious Vinyl)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 18, 2018. 
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2009). "Young MC". The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-199-72636-1. Retrieved June 18, 2018. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (May 29, 1990). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 18, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Young MC". AllMusic. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Young M.C. - Bust a Move (song)". Australian-charts.com. Retrieved May 2, 2010.