The Beatnuts: Street Level
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|Released||June 21, 1994|
|The Beatnuts chronology|
|Singles from The Beatnuts|
|The New Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
The Beatnuts is the self-titled full-length debut album by hip hop trio The Beatnuts. It was released on June 21, 1994, by Relativity Records, a year after their debut EP, Intoxicated Demons. "Psycho Dwarf" is the only song found on both the EP and the album. The album was produced by The Beatnuts, and features guest appearances by Grand Puba, Miss Jones and DJ Sinister amongst others.
The Beatnuts boasts two singles, "Props Over Here" and "Hit Me with That." The album is known for its diverse production and hedonistic lyrics. Its cover art was inspired by the cover of Hank Mobley's The Turnaround.
The album's title is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Street Level, because those words appear on the album cover; however, the words "Street Level" do not appear anywhere else on the CD (in the liner notes or on the CD spine label).
It is the last Beatnuts album to include Fashion, who left the group to pursue a solo career under the alias Al' Tariq.
|2.||"Ya Don't Stop"||JuJu, Psycho Les, Fashion||3:06|
|3.||"Props Over Here"||Fashion, Psycho Les, JuJu, Lenny Underwood (keyboards)||3:59|
|4.||"Hellraiser"||Fashion, Psycho Les, JuJu||3:10|
|5.||"Are You Ready"||Psycho Les, Fashion, JuJu, Grand Puba, DJ Sinister (scratches)||3:14|
|6.||"Superbad"||Psycho Les, Fashion, JuJu, DJ Sinister (scratches)||3:57|
|7.||"Straight Jacket"||Psycho Les, JuJu, Fashion||3:57|
|8.||"Let Off a Couple"||Fashion, Psycho Les, JuJu||1:43|
|9.||"Rik's Joint"||Fashion, JuJu, Miss Jones||4:01|
|10.||"Fried Chicken"||Psycho Les, V.I.C., Fashion, JuJu||3:57|
|11.||"Yeah You Get Props"||Fashion, JuJu, Psycho Les||3:29|
|12.||"Get Funky"||JuJu, Psycho Les, Fashion||3:37|
|13.||"Hit Me with That"||JuJu, Fashion, Psycho Les||3:36|
|14.||"2-3 Break"||Psycho Les, Fashion, JuJu, Gab||3:17|
|15.||"Lick the Pussy"||Fashion||4:18|
|17.||"Psycho Dwarf"||Psycho Les, JuJu||5:25|
|US Billboard 200||182|
|US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums||28|
|"Props Over Here"||US Hot Rap Singles||39|
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