X-Clan ‎– To The East, Blackwards

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4th & Broadway ‎– 444 019-1, 4th & Broadway ‎– 444 019-4
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
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Tracklist

A1 Funkin' Lesson 4:02
A2 Grand Verbalizer, What Time Is It? 4:43
A3 Tribal Jam 4:50
A4 A Day Of Outrage, Operation Snatchback 3:14
A5 Verbal Milk 4:29
B1 Earth Bound 4:29
B2 Shaft's Big Score 5:02
B3 Raise The Flag 3:59
B4 Heed The Word Of The Brother 3:14
B5 Verbs Of Power 4:15
B6 In The Ways Of The Scales 3:10

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Catalog number on sleeve: 444 019-1
Catalog number on labels: 444 019-4

Some copies include a "Limited Edition Vinyl Pressing" sticker on jacket/shrinkwrap.

Produced for Scratch Me Productions.
Recorded and mixed at I.N.S. Recording Studios.
Mastered at DMS, N.Y.C.

Published by Island Music, Inc. / Vanglorious Music (BMI)
4th & B'Way, an Island Records, Inc. company.
℗ © 1990 Island Records, Inc. except B3 and B4, ℗ 1989 Island Records, Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.

Tracks are actually listed with this numbering on the sleeve:
Side A: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
Side B: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, +1
And this numbering on the labels:
Side A: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
Side B: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Available on Compact Disc and Cassette.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 16244-4019-1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A): SRC 162-444019-1-A DMS HERBIE Jr :^) 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B): SRC 162-444019-1-B DMS HERBIE Jr :^) 1-1
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
444 019-1 X-Clan To The East, Blackwards(LP, Album, RP) 4th & Broadway 444 019-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
BRCD 548, 846 214-2 X Clan* To The East, Blackwards(CD, Album) 4th & Broadway, Island Records BRCD 548, 846 214-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
260 601 X Clan* To The East, Blackwards(CD, Album) 4th & Broadway 260 601 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
ISLC-1289 X-Clan To The East, Blackwards(Cass, Album) 4th & Broadway, Island Records ISLC-1289 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
BRCA 548 X-Clan To The East, Blackwards(Cass, Album) 4th & Broadway BRCA 548 UK 1990 Sell This Version

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May 17, 2015
edited about 1 year ago

One of the best albums of the golden era—a soup of tight, funky samples drawn from the best sources combined with just ridiculously hard-hitting and deft flow from main rapper Brother J, who seems indefatigable with the sheer, forceful onslaught of his verbal expression here. Professor X, of course, chimes in with the always-expected X-Clan verbal stamp of approval, song after song, Sissssyyyyy. This is definitely one of those albums that couldn't happen now; it uses far too many samples from too many well-known sources and the group could never afford to create this sonic stew in the mid-2010s. Of course, we've lost two of the four from this crew over the years, as well, sadly. If you didn't catch this back in the day or are a newcomer to golden era hip hop, this one's a jewel. Afrocentric, critical, positive, and very, very funky. Get on board X-Clan's booming pink Caddy and soak it in LOUD.