Street Cinema

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Street Cinema
Street Cinema.jpg
Studio album by Sporty Thievz
Released August 18, 1998 (1998-08-18)
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Hip hop
Length 1:07:57
Label
Producer
  • Ski (also exec.)
  • Stephen Anderson (exec.)
  • Darien Dash (exec.)
  • King Kirk
Singles from Street Cinema
  1. "Cheapskate (You Ain't Gettin' Nada)"
  2. "No Pigeons"

Street Cinema is the first and only album by the American hip hop group Sporty Thievz.

Background[edit]

Street Cinema was released on August 18, 1998 through Ruffhouse Records and was co-produced by Ski and Sporty Thievz member King Kirk. The album was one of the final to be released through Ruffhouse, as the label was shut down less than a year later.

Chart-wise, the album did not make much of an impact, only making it to 66 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and 16 on the Top Heatseekers. The album's lead single, however, did. "No Pigeons" peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the group their only top 40 hit during their brief existence, as well as #1 on the Hot Rap Singles. In addition to "No Pigeons", "Cheapskate" and its remix also became minor hits on the Billboard charts.[1]

"No Pigeons" was certified gold by the RIAA on July 9, 1999 for sales of over 500,000 copies.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Allmusic gave the album a solid three out of a possible five stars, calling it "there's too much junk floating around the album to make the good stuff instantly recognizable. Still, that handful of good cuts makes the entire enterprise worth investigating once, even if you find that you won't return to this Street Cinema that often."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   2:10
2. "The Spot" Ski 3:55
3. "Fedz" Ski 4:12
4. "Freeks" King Kirk 4:26
5. "Spy Hunter"
  • Ski
  • King Kirk (co.)
3:46
6. "Like Father, Like Son" Ski 4:13
7. "Raw Footage" (featuring Tragedy Khadafi) Ski 4:47
8. "Hitmen" King Kirk 5:12
9. "Cheapskate (You Ain't Gettin' Nada)" Ski 3:36
10. "Angel"
  • King Kirk
  • Ski
4:10
11. "Mac Daddy" King Kirk 6:19
12. "Aquamen" King Kirk 4:23
13. "Ready" (featuring Peter Gunz) Ski 4:14
14. "Propose a Toast" King Kirk 4:41
15. "Street Cinema" Ski 4:00
16. "No Pigeons"
  • She'kspere
  • DJ Rhude (add.)
  • Sporty Thievz (add.)
3:28
Total length: 1:07:57

Personnel[edit]

  • Darien Dash - executive producer
  • David Anthony Willis - producer (tracks 2-3, 5-7, 9-10, 13, 15), executive producer
  • Jane Blaze - vocals (track 8)
  • Joe Quinde - mixing, recording
  • Kevin Jerome Briggs - producer (track 16)
  • Kirk Howell - main artist, producer (tracks 4, 8, 10-12, 14)
  • Kibwe Dorsey - additional vocals (tracks 10, 14, 16)
  • Lynn Simon - additional vocals (track 3)
  • Manny Lecuona - mastering
  • Marlon Bryan - main artist
  • Mochell - additional vocals (track 8)
  • Percy L. Chapman - featured artist (track 7)
  • Peter Pankey - featured artist (track 13)
  • Phil Jordan - vocals (track 4)
  • Rashita Wallace - additional vocals (track 8)
  • Shaarod Ford - main artist
  • Stephen Henderson - executive producer

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 66
Billboard Top Heatseekers 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Street Cinema chart history at Billboard.com". Billboard.com. 2010-06-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Street Cinema review at Allmusic.com". Allmusic.com. 2010-06-03. 

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