To Your Soul

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To Your Soul
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 16, 1990 (1990-07-16)[1]
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length51:54
LabelEMI USA
Producer
Jaz-O chronology
Word to the Jaz
(1989)
To Your Soul
(1990)
Kingz Kounty
(2002)

To Your Soul is the second studio album by American rapper and producer The Jaz from New York, New York. It was released on July 16, 1990, via EMI USA, and produced by Prince Paul, Vandy C, Chad Elliott and The Jaz. It featured guest appearance from Jay-Z on two tracks. The album did not reach the Billboard charts; however, its two singles, "The Originators" and "A Groove (This Is What U Rap 2)", peaked at No. 13 and No. 18, respectively, on the Hot Rap Songs chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Put the Squeeze on 'Em"The Jaz3:52
2."It's That Simple" (featuring Jay-Z)Prince Paul4:14
3."A Groove (This Is What U Rap 2)"
  • Chad Elliott
  • The Jaz
3:53
4."Abnormal"Prince Paul3:25
5."Ease Up Jaz"Vandy C3:56
6."I'll Smoke You"
  • Chad Elliott
  • The Jaz
3:53
7."Doped Up"The Jaz4:53
8."To Your Soul"Vandy C4:08
9."Flag of the Mahdi"
  • Chad Elliott
  • The Jaz
2:22
10."A Nation Divided"The Jaz4:32
11."Why?"Vandy C4:28
12."Black Man in Charge"
  • Chad Elliott
  • The Jaz
2:57
13."The Originators" (featuring Jay-Z)The Jaz4:14
14."Not Shoutin' Out"The Jaz1:07
Total length:51:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Jonathan Burks – main performer, producer (tracks: 1, 3, 6-7, 9-10, 12-14)
  • Shawn Corey Carter – featured performer (tracks: 2, 13)
  • Chad "Dr. Cuess" Elliott – producer (tracks: 3, 6, 9, 12)
  • Vandy Colter – producer (tracks: 5, 8, 11), engineering
  • Paul Edward Huston – producer (tracks: 2, 4)
  • Dwayne Alexander – executive producer
  • Gary Clugston – engineering
  • Kieran Walsh – engineering
  • Mike Rogers – engineering
  • Herb Powers Jr. – mastering
  • Henry Marquez – art direction
  • Lu Ann Graffeo – design
  • Jeffrey Scales – photography

Charts[edit]

Singles

Year Song Peak positions
US Rap[2]
1990 "The Originators" 13
1991 "A Groove (This Is What U Rap 2)" 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ To Your Soul by The Jaz on Apple Music, 1990-07-16, retrieved 2018-01-08
  2. ^ a b "The Jaz Chart History". Hot Rap Songs. Retrieved 2018-01-08.

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