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 (20)

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
RR0025LP Pete Rock, InI Pete Rock, InI - Center Of Attention(CD, Album) Rapster Records, BBE RR0025LP US 2003 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
none Pete Rock Center Of Attention(16xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 16b) Not On Label none US 2017
VinDig243 Pete Rock / InI Pete Rock / InI - Center Of Attention(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Vinyl Digital VinDig243 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
VinDig243 Pete Rock / InI Pete Rock / InI - Center Of Attention(2xLP, Album, RP, Gat) Vinyl Digital VinDig243 Germany 2018 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, Promo) Not On Label (INI) none US Unknown Sell This Version

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teknizzel

teknizzel

November 22, 2020
edited 8 days ago
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, INILP001
Holding a NM/NM copy , open to offers ... HMU as the fella says... pics available if required
Oyou

Oyou

August 31, 2020
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243

Don't hesitate because it's a "bootleg"- this LP is of damn good quality :)
NickelRecords

NickelRecords

August 15, 2020
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, INILP001
Willing to pay bank for a. copy of this. If anyone is looking to sell a copy or conduct some sort of trade, hmu!
NickelRecords

NickelRecords

June 29, 2020
edited 5 months ago
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RR0025LP
Been looking for an original with the Haile Selassie cover for quite some time. I suppose it is technically considered a bootleg even though seemingly it was released under Pete Rock's jurisdiction. Anyways though, if anyone is looking to sell this release and wants to make a pretty penny, I would be willing to pay quite a bit, or discuss trade options. Peace.
djfilthyrich1

djfilthyrich1

December 27, 2019
referencing Instrumental, LP, Promo, none
If anybody has this for sale, you can email me at promoguy1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Static_CPU

Static_CPU

August 18, 2019
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243
They skipped over Marco Polo in the credits! Great pressing tho
sidceaser

sidceaser

December 9, 2018
referencing Instrumental, LP, Promo, none
Found this in an antique store mixed in with their 12" singles section for $4. Had no idea what it was but pleasantly surprised to discover it was hip-hop instrumentals and to discover it's history of being an unofficial release.

Neat.
phono-groove

phono-groove

July 7, 2018
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, VinDig243
Buy this pressing with confidence. Great album musically and perfect pressing ( Pallas ) , comes with poly inner sleeves, sonically amazing. Hope to see more hip-hop reissues from this label
Nard_

Nard_

March 12, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Center Of Attention, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, INILP001
Does anyone know which tracks are the noticeably increased pitched on the original 2000 release?
soulkings

soulkings

December 7, 2017
edited over 3 years 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.