To Whom It May Concern...

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To Whom It May Concern...
Studio album by Freestyle Fellowship
Released October 5, 1991 (1991-10-05)
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:17
Label Sun Music
Producer Freestyle Fellowship, Mathmattiks, Mikah 9, J. Sumbi, All in All, The Mighty O-Roc
Freestyle Fellowship chronology
To Whom it May Concern...
(1991)
Innercity Griots
(1993)Innercity Griots1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guidefavorable[2]
Exclaim!favorable[3]
RapReviews.com10/10[4]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[5]

To Whom It May Concern... is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Freestyle Fellowship.[6] It was released on October 5, 1991.[6][7]

Critical reception[edit]

Scott Thill of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it "a potent glimpse into the subcultural, conscientious side of Los Angeles hip-hop, one that would later be eclipsed by gangsta boogie from the likes of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and all the pretenders who followed in their wake."[1] Del F. Cowie of Exclaim! described it as "a mind-boggling collection of elastic rhymes, myriad flows and jazzy beats."[3]

Writing for Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide, Oliver Wang said, "the album stands as one of the most influential LPs ever released on the West Coast, the fire starter for practically the entire California underground movement in the 1990s and beyond."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."We Are the Freestyle Fellowship"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship1:36
2."My Fantasy"AceyaloneMathmattiks3:53
3."7th Seal"Mikah 9Mikah 9, J. Sumbi5:23
4."Let's Start Over"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship1:14
5."Sunshine Men"J. SumbiAll in All4:33
6."Physical Form"P.E.A.C.E.J. Sumbi3:49
7."120 Seconds"AceyaloneThe Mighty O-Roc2:03
8."We Will Not Tolerate"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship1:46
9."Dedications"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship2:01
10."It's On"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship0:16
11."Sike"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship0:34
12."5 O'Clock Follies"Mikah 9J. Sumbi5:56
13."Legal Alien"J. SumbiAll in All3:45
14."Convolutions"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship0:46
15."Jupiter's Journey"Self JupiterMathmattiks4:18
16."For No Reason"P.E.A.C.E.Mathmattiks3:14
17."Here I Am"AceyaloneMathmattiks4:15
18."The Future?"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship1:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thill, Scott. "To Whom It May Concern... - Freestyle Fellowship". AllMusic. Retrieved May 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Wang, Oliver (2003). "Freestyle Fellowship: To Whom It May Concern...". In Wang, Oliver. Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide. ECW Press. pp. 72–73. 
  3. ^ a b Cowie, Del F. (September 1999). "Freestyle Fellowship - To Whom It May Concern". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Patrick (February 19, 2008). "Freestyle Fellowship :: To Whom it May Concern... :: Beats and Rhymes". RapReviews.com. Retrieved May 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Freestyle Fellowship". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. p. 312. 
  6. ^ a b Steiner, B.J. (October 5, 2013). "Today In Hip-Hop: Freestyle Fellowship Releases 'To Whom It May Concern…'". XXL. Retrieved May 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ Erwin, Jack (April 26, 2013). "The 30 Greatest Months in Rap History - 12. October 1991". Complex. Retrieved May 21, 2017. 

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