Pete Rock, InI ‎– Center Of Attention

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Intro
No More Words
Step Up
Think Twice
Square One
The Life I Live
KrossRoads
To Each His Own
Fakin' Jax
What You Say
Props
Center Of Attention
Grown Man Sport
Mind Over Matter
Don't You Love It
Microphonist Wanderlust

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RR0025LP Pete Rock, InI Pete Rock, InI - Center Of Attention(2xLP, Album) Rapster Records, BBE RR0025LP France 2003 Sell This Version
PR 1200 InI Pete Rock Introduces I-N-I(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label PR 1200 US 1998 Sell This Version
PR 1200 INI Center Of Attention(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (INI) PR 1200 US 1999 Sell This Version
07956-921090-1 Pete Rock Presents I.N.I.* Pete Rock Presents I.N.I.* - The True Elements(LP, Album, Unofficial) Loud Records (2) 07956-921090-1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
INILP001 InI Center Of Attention(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Soul Brother Records (2) INILP001 US 2000 Sell This Version
INICD001 InI Center Of Attention(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Soul Brother Records (2) INICD001 US 2000 Sell This Version
INICD 001 InI Center Of Attention(CD, Album) Soul Brother Records (5) INICD 001 US 2002 Sell This Version
INILP2001 INI Center Of Attention(2x12", Album, Ltd, Cle) Soul Brother Records (2) INILP2001 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
INILP2001 INI Center Of Attention(2x12", Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Cle) Soul Brother Records (2) INILP2001 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
INILP2001 INI Center Of Attention(2x12", Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Yel) Soul Brother Records (2) INILP2001 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
#INILP2001 InI Center Of Attention(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Cle) Soul Brother Records (2) #INILP2001 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
INILP2012 InI Center Of Attention(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Cle) Soul Brother Records (2) INILP2012 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
INILP001 InI Center Of Attention(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Soul Brother Records (2) INILP001 UK 2015 Sell This Version
VinDig243 Pete Rock / InI Pete Rock / InI - Center Of Attention(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Vinyldigital.de VinDig243 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
PRLP-2005 InI Center Of Attention(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (INI) PRLP-2005 US Unknown Sell This Version
none INI Center Of Attention(LP, P/Unofficial) Not On Label (INI) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none INI Instrumental(LP, P/Unofficial) Not On Label (INI) none US Unknown Sell This Version

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soulkings

soulkings

December 7, 2017
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243

This is probably the definite Version of this LP. Boy, I generally dislike reissues, but this is something else!

To ground my statement.
I bought the orange label bootleg ca. 1999 when it came out, loved the music, did not care about the pressing at the time which was shit (sorry). There was no alternative, we only knew that the LP was "deleted" by the majors (what a pitty).

Picked up a partially official release for cheap, the one including the extra skits and "Keep On", unfortunately not for sale any longer. That was definitely better than the orange one. It's gritty and has balls, so I thought.

Compared to the 2LP reissue with the yellow rasta cover, beautiful INI / Soul Brother Self-Release (?). This one is not even as nice as the bootleg with "Keep On", looks beautiful though. Strange vocal sound, slightly distorted. It's kind of all right... not really.

Did not compare to the BBE / Rapster press.

Now. Checked out the Vinyl Digital release... and thought WTF?! The FIRST time that I actually heard this LP after all these years being a fan. It is crystal clear and just soooo nice!!!

This one is it! A real steal at the moment, as it finally turns out that the LP contains certainly the most incredible Pete Rock Production available. The rapping on "to each it's own" is is like hearing Q-Tip & Large Pro for the first time. Just too good to be true, top 10 Hip Hop must have masterpiece LP, no joke!

After all these attemps to rescue this masterpiece over decades (!), vinyl digital are comming correct. Chapter is closed with this release.

This is not meant as a hype text, if you have the slightest love for INI, Pete Rock or classic 90s Hip Hop than please, listen to this. It is better than I can put to text.
AxeManiac

AxeManiac

November 12, 2017
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243
Very nice edition, great sound quality. Worth mentioning though that this edition contains a much shorter version of Think Twice that fades out during the last verse whereas other (unofficial) releases contain the full length version of the track. A minor grumble for what is otherwise a top release.
minibusmedia

minibusmedia

October 18, 2017
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243
Same sound quality as the BBE-imprint?
The vinyl-digital-release sounds sooo crystal clear , simply lovin it...
illstreetblues

illstreetblues

September 7, 2017
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243
I almost forgot Vinyldigital is about to release this. Luckily I now have doubles of this and the Deda 2LP. This pressing is flawless in every way, from the shiny gatefold cover, the sleeves, the records and the sound. Highly recommended!
wilson1031

wilson1031

September 5, 2017
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243
Massive thank you for this re-issue. Every side packed with certified classics. Pete Rock at his absolute best.
hiphopdoctor

hiphopdoctor

August 17, 2017
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243
Respect to Vinyldigital super repress mastering and sleeve go on
aarresafari

aarresafari

August 12, 2017
referencing Center Of Attention, LP, Album, Unofficial, PR 1200
How does the sound quality on this release sound? :)
randombling

randombling

August 7, 2017
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243
Awesome repress. Sounds really good. Be sure to pick this up before it's sold out!
ChuckHasselhoff

ChuckHasselhoff

August 1, 2017
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243
nice one vinyldigital, finally a proper reissue. swag swag swag
SupaSnaps

SupaSnaps

July 30, 2017
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243

@ Vinyldigital: Thanks for this great proper reissue which was long overdue... Great improvement to all the other unofficial bootlegs!