The Sneak Attack

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The Sneak Attack
Studio album by KRS-One
Released March 27, 2001
Recorded 2000-2001
Genre Hip hop, East Coast Hip Hop,[1] Conscious hip hop,[1] Hardcore Hip Hop [1]
Length 57:50
Label Koch Records
Producer KRS-One
Mad Lion
Jazzy Jeff
Kenny Parker
Grand Daddy I.U.
BJ Wheeler
KRS-One chronology
A Retrospective
The Sneak Attack
Spiritual Minded
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (69/100)[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (favorable)[4]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly C+[5]
NME (7/10)[6]
PopMatters (mixed)[7]
RapReviews (6.5/10)[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Vibe 3/5 stars[2]
HipHopRapCityCut 3/5 stars

The Sneak Attack is rapper KRS-One's fourth solo hip hop album. It was released in March 2001. This was his first released on Koch Records. The track "B-Side (Intro)" actually opens side "C" of the vinyl edition, although the intro was probably intended for the b-side of a cassette tape.[citation needed] The song Hush was a track on the video game Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3.[10]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "Intro" KRS-One Harold English
2 "Ghetto Lifestyles" Kenny Parker KRS-One
3 "Attendance" KRS-One KRS-One
4 "Hot" Grand Daddy I.U., Jazzy Jeff KRS-One
5 "Why" KRS-One KRS-One, Nyce
6 "Doth Thou Know" KRS-One *Interlude*
7 "The Lessin" Kenny Parker April S. Williams, KRS-One
8 "The Mind" KRS-One KRS-One
9 "HipHop Knowledge" Domingo KRS-One
10 "What Kinda World" Domingo KRS-One
11 "I Will Make It" Kenny Parker Hezekiah Walker Choir, KRS-One
12 "B-Side (Intro)" KRS-One *Interlude*
13 "Get Your Self Up" KRS-One KRS-One
14 "Krush Them" Domingo KRS-One
15 "Hush" BJ Wheeler KRS-One, Nyce
16 "The Sneak Attack" Kenny Parker April S. Williams, KRS-One
17 "Shutupayouface" Fredwreck KRS-One
18 "False Pride" KRS-One KRS-One
19 "The Raptizm" Mad Lion Hezekiah Walker Choir, KRS-One

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"The Mind"
  • Released: July 31, 2001
  • B-side: "Ghetto Lifestyles"
"Get Your Self Up (Remix)"
  • Released: August 14, 2001
  • B-side: "The MC", "Word Perfect"
  • Released: 2001
  • B-side: "Get Yourself Up"


Album chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
US Billboard 200[11] 43
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[12] 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 9

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2001 Hot - - 40


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