The Desolate One

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The Desolate One
Studio album by Just-Ice
Released 1989
Recorded Power Play Studios
New York City, New York
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 38:44
Label Fresh/Sleeping Bag Records
Producer Just-Ice
Just-Ice chronology
Kool & Deadly
The Desolate One
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Desolate One is the third album by golden age/hardcore hip hop emcee Just-Ice, released in 1989 and produced by KRS-One (see 1989 in music). In 1996, it was played in part on KROQ by Bradley Nowell of Sublime. Nowell claimed it to be one of his favorite albums.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  • All lyrics composed by Just-Ice. All music composed by KRS-One.
  1. "The Desolate One"
  2. "...And Justice For All"
  3. "Hardhead"
  4. "Welfare Recipients"
  5. "Na Touch Da Just"
  6. "It's Time I Release"
  7. "In The Jungle"
  8. "Hijack"
  9. "Ram Dance Hall Session"


  • Heavy D. - additional vocals on "Ram Dance Hall Session"
  • Ivan "DJ Doc" Rodriguez - recording engineer, co-producer
  • D-Nice - co-producer
  • KRS-One - mixing
  • Howie Weinberg: mastering
  • Janette Beckman: photography
  • Icon Design: art direction


Chart (1989) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[2] 19