Brand Nubian ‎– One For All

Elektra ‎– 7559-60946-1, Elektra ‎– 9 60946-1
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The 1990 German pressing here: Brand Nubian - One For All has the same catalog # as this U.S. pressing.

Issued with a black paper die-cut inner sleeve.

Track durations stated on center labels.

Printed on recycled paper.

Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7559-60946-1 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075596094610
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout, etched): ST E 60946- DMM A-1 SP 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout, etched): ST-E 60946 DMM [etching scratched out] B-1 SP 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix, A side center label): ST-E-60946-A-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix, B side center label): ST-E-60946-B-SP
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
96 9464 Brand Nubian One For All(Cass, Album) Elektra 96 9464 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
E2 60946 Brand Nubian One For All(CD, Album) Elektra E2 60946 US 1990 Sell This Version
7559-60946-4 Brand Nubian One For All(Cass, Album) Elektra 7559-60946-4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
60946-2, 9 60946-2 Brand Nubian One For All(CD, Album) Elektra, Elektra 60946-2, 9 60946-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
TEG 75503-1 Brand Nubian One For All(2xLP, Album, RE) Elektra, Traffic Entertainment Group TEG 75503-1 US 2004 Sell This Version



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August 13, 2017
One for All was a critical success upon its release.[11] Los Angeles Times writer Steve Hochman called it "an impressive debut" and commended "the power of the lessons delivered with style and creativity", stating "There's a playful ease to this record recalling the colorful experiments of De La Soul, and there's as much sexual boasting as Islamic teaching."[3] Jon Pareles of The New York Times described the album as "a peculiar merger of sexual boasting, self-promotion and occasional political perspective."[4] J the Sultan of The Source gave it the publication's maximum five-mike rating and wrote that it "overflows with creativity, originality, and straight-up talent. [...] the type of record that captures a whole world of music, rhymes and vibes with a completely new style."[6] In his consumer guide for The Village Voice, critic Robert Christgau gave On for All an A- rating,[2] indicating "the kind of garden-variety good record that is the great luxury of musical micromarketing and overproduction. Anyone open to its aesthetic will enjoy more than half its tracks."[12] He commented that "most black-supremacist rap sags under the burden of its belief system just like any other ideological music," but quipped, "This Five Percenter daisy-age is warm, good-humored, intricately interactive—popping rhymes every sixth or eighth syllable, softening the male chauvinism and devil-made-me-do-it with soulful grooves and jokes fit for a couch potato."[2]

It has since received retrospective acclaim from publications such as Allmusic, Rolling Stone, and ego trip.[8] Allmusic editor Alex Henderson complimented the group's "abstract rapping style" and stated, "On the whole, Nubian's Nation of Islam rhetoric isn't as overbearing as some of the recordings that other Five Percenters were delivering at the time."[1] In The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (2004), music journalist Peter Relic gave the album four out of five stars and stated, "they had a sobering lyrical style equally effective whether promoting African-American consciousness ('Concerto in X Minor') or telling hoes to chill (the Edie Brickell-sampling 'Slow Down')".[5] Trouser Press writer Jeff Chang praised the group's "marriage of party groove and polemical grit" and cited the album as "a high point of East Coast hip-hop".[7]