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The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World

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The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 8, 1994 (1994-11-08)
RecordedNovember 1993 – August 1994
  • Rockin' Reel
  • The Music Palace
GenreEast Coast hip hop
Keith Murray chronology
The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World
Singles from The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World
  1. "The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World"
    Released: October 10, 1994
  2. "Get Lifted"
    Released: January 27, 1995

The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Keith Murray.[1] It was released November 8, 1994,[2] via Jive Records. The recording sessions took place at Rockin' Reel Studios in East Northport, New York and at The Music Palace in West Hempstead, New York. The album was produced by Erick Sermon, who also served as executive producer, Redman, Rod "KP" Kirkpatrick and Busta Rhymes. It features guest appearances from Erick Sermon, Redman, Hurricane Gee, Jamal and Paul Hightower.

The album peaked at number thirty-four on the US Billboard 200 chart and number five on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was certified gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America on August 4, 1995, after sales exceeding 500,000 copies in the United States.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Source[4]

Spin called Murray "an MC with raw energy" but noted that "often the tracks fall way behind Keith's bionic skill."[5] Trouser Press wrote that "Murray keeps his clever rhymes moving, dropping culture references and his 'sychosymatic' lingo."[6]

Track listing

1."Live from New York"Erick SermonErick Sermon1:20
2."Sychosymatic"Erick Sermon2:57
3."Dip Dip Di"
  • Murray
  • Sermon
  • Rod Kirkpatrick
  • Erick Sermon
  • Rod 'KP' Kirkpatrick
4."The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World"Erick Sermon3:47
5."Herb Is Pumpin'"
  • Murray
  • Sermon
Erick Sermon2:28
6."Sychoward"SermonErick Sermon0:37
7."Straight Loonie" (featuring Jamal and Erick Sermon)
8."Danger"Erick Sermon3:35
9."Get Lifted"Erick Sermon4:02
10."How's That" (featuring Erick Sermon and Redman)
Erick Sermon3:05
11."The Chase"SermonErick Sermon0:45
12."Take It to the Streetz" (featuring Ron Jay and 50 Grand)
  • Murray
  • R. Joseph
  • Gerald Berlin
  • Sermon
Erick Sermon3:56
13."Bom Bom Zee" (featuring Paul Hightower and Hurricane G.)Erick Sermon2:16
14."Countdown"SermonErick Sermon0:23
16."The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World (Green-Eyed Remix)"
  • Murray
  • Sermon
  • Collins
  • Clinton, Jr.
  • Parker
Erick Sermon3:48
Total length:1:12:47


  • Keith Murray – main artist
  • Erick Sermon – featured artist (tracks 7, 10), producer (tracks 1–14, 16), executive producer, re-mixing (track 16)
  • Jamal Phillips – featured artist (track 7)
  • Reginald "Redman" Noble – featured artist (track 10), producer (track 15)
  • Gloria "Hurricane G" Rodríguez – featured artist (track 13)
  • Paul Hightower – featured artist (track 13)
  • Rod 'KP' Kirkpatrick – producer (tracks 3, 7)
  • Trevor "Busta Rhymes" Smith Jr. – producer (track 7)
  • Bob Fudjinski – recording (tracks 1–7, 10–16), mixing (tracks 1–7, 9–16)
  • Dave Greenberg – recording (tracks 4, 8, 9, 16), mixing (track 8)
  • Tony Dawsey – mastering
  • Daniel Hastings – design, photography
  • Cartel – design, photography




Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[10] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.


  1. ^ Shapiro, Peter (2001). The Rough Guide to Hip Hop. Rough Guides. p. 79.
  2. ^ "Five Best Songs From Keith Murray's 'The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World' Album". The Boombox. November 7, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  3. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "The Most Beautifullest Thing in This World – Keith Murray". AllMusic. Retrieved May 27, 2021.
  4. ^ Villorente, David "Chino/BYI" (January 1995). "Record Report: Keith Murray – The Most Beautifullest Thing in The World". The Source. No. 64. New York. p. 90.
  5. ^ Hampton, Dream (Feb 1995). "Spins". Spin. Vol. 10, no. 11. p. 75.
  6. ^ Robbins, Ira. "Keith Murray". Trouser Press. Retrieved 19 June 2024.
  7. ^ "Keith Murray Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "Keith Murray Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  9. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1995". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  10. ^ "American album certifications – Keith Murray – The Most Beautiful Thing In This World". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 27, 2021.