Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen

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Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen
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Studio album by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam
Released August 20, 1991
Genre Dance-pop
Label Columbia
CK-46035
Producer David Cole, Robert Clivillés, Full Force
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam chronology
Straight to the Sky
(1989)
Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen
(1991)
LL77
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]

Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen is a 1991 album by Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. It is best known for the lead track "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" which reached #1 on the Billboard R&B and Dance charts. The only other single released from the album was the ballad "Where Were You When I Needed You". The album's title is named for the Manhattan neighborhood in which lead vocalist Lisa Velez grew up and lived until the mid-2000s. The first half of the album was produced by C+C Music Factory's David Cole and Robert Clivillés, and the second half was produced, as with the previous Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam albums, by Full Force.[2][3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Introduction (Interlude #1)/Something 'bout Love" Robert Clivillés / Duran Ramos 5:03
2. "Let the Music Play" Robert Clivillés / David Cole 4:43
3. "Let the Beat Hit 'Em" Robert Clivillés / David Cole / Alan Friedman / Duran Ramos 4:38
4. "You + Me = Love" Robert Clivillés / Duran Ramos 4:53
5. "Rainstorm Interlude/Don't Say Goodbye" Robert Clivillés / Duran Ramos 6:32
6. "Forever" Robert Clivillés / Duran Ramos 4:14
7. "Let It Go" Full Force 6:27
8. "I Like It, I Like It" Full Force 4:39
9. "Love Will Get Us By" Full Force 5:46
10. "Where Were You When I Needed You" Full Force 4:37
11. "Do It Like That" Full Force 4:51
12. "Sensuality" Ernie Isley / O'Kelly Isley / Ronald Isley / Rudolph Isley / Chris Jasper 5:39

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic[4]

  • Karen Bernod - background vocals
  • Robert Clivillés - arranger, composer, drums, editing, keyboard arrangements, mixing, percussion, photo imaging, producer, vocal arrangement
  • David Cole - arranger, composer, keyboard arrangements, keyboards, mixing, producer, vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Carol Cooper - executive producer
  • Deborah Cooper - background vocals
  • Ricky Crespo - editing
  • Jim De Barros - design
  • Pete Diorio - engineer, mixing
  • Ex Girlfriend - background vocals
  • Alan Friedman - composer, programming
  • Full Force - arranger, composer, executive producer, mixing, vocal arrangement, background vocals
  • Michael Hughes - arranger, percussion, producer, rap
  • Ernie Isley - composer
  • O'Kelly Isley - composer
  • Ronald Isley - composer
  • Rudolph Isley - composer
  • Carl James - bass
  • Chris Jasper - composer
  • Bashiri Johnson - percussion
  • Acar S. Key - engineer
  • Lisa Lisa - executive producer, photo imaging, primary artist, vocals, background vocals
  • Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam - executive producer, performer, primary artist
  • Chuck Loeb - guitar
  • Fred McFarlane - keyboards
  • Veronica McHugh - production coordination
  • Cindy Mizelle - background vocals
  • Alexander "Spanador" Mosley - arranger, guitar, keyboards, producer
  • Ken Nahoum - photography, photo imaging
  • Duran Ramos - composer, keyboard arrangements, vocal arrangement
  • Cheryl Pepsii Riley - background vocals
  • Bob Rosa - editing, mixing
  • Steve Salem - executive producer
  • Lisa Velez - group member
  • Barbara Warren-Pace - producer, production coordination
  • Audrey Wheeler - background vocals
  • Tim White - photography
  • Larry Yasgar - executive producer

Charts[edit]

Chart Position
US Billboard 200[5] 133

References[edit]