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RakimThe 18th Letter

Label:Universal Records – U2-53113
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Conscious

Tracklist

A1The 18th Letter (Always & Forever)
Engineer [Mix]Yianni Papadopoulos
Producer, Mixed By, Programmed ByFather Shah*
Written-ByS. Phillips*, W. Griffin*
3:00
A2It's Been A Long Time
Engineer [Mix]Eddie Sancho
Producer, Mixed By, Programmed ByDJ Premier
3:56
A3Remember That
Engineer [Mix]Yianni Papadopoulos
Producer, Mixed By, Programmed ByDJ Clark Kent*
Written-ByR. Franklin*, W. Griffin*
4:39
B1The Saga Begins
Engineer [Mix]Rod Hui
Producer, Mixed By, Programmed By, Piano, ScratchesPete Rock
Written-ByP. Phillips*, W. Griffin*
4:21
B2Guess Who's Back
Engineer [Mix]Kenny Ortiz, Yianni Papadopoulos
Producer, Mixed By, Programmed By, ScratchesDJ Clark Kent*
4:09
B3Stay A While
Engineer [Mix]Kenny Ortiz
Producer, Mixed By, Programmed ByDJ Clark Kent*
Vocals [Additional]Nneka*
4:25
C1New York (Ya' Out There)
Engineer [Mix]Kenny Ortiz
Producer, Mixed By, Programmed ByDJ Premier
4:04
C2Show Me Love
Engineer [Mix]Yianni Papadopoulos
Producer, Mixed By, Programmed ByNick Wiz
Vocals [Additional]Robyn Small
Written-ByJ. Knight*, N. Loizdes*, W. Griffin*
4:20
C3The Mystery (Who Is God)?
Co-producerBill Blass
Engineer [Mix]Dave Kennedy*
ProducerNaughty Shorts
Scratches [Cuts By]DJ Sond
Written-ByJ. Davis*, W. Griffin*
5:20
D1When I'm Flowin'
Engineer [Mix]Tony Smalios
Producer, Mixed ByPete Rock
Written-ByP. Phillips*, W. Griffin*
5:06
D2It's Been A Long Time (Suave House Remix)
Mixed ByCrazy C, James Hoover
Remix, ProducerMo-Suave-A Productions*
Scratches [And Cuts]Def Jam Blasta
Written-ByT. Jones*, W. Griffin*
3:54
D3Guess Who's Back (Alternative Mix)
Engineer [Mix]Kenny Ortiz, Yianni Papadopoulos
Producer, Mixed By, Programmed By, ScratchesDJ Clark Kent*
4:10
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Notes

On cover and labels rim:
"℗© 1997 Universal Records Inc. 1755 Broadway New York, NY 10019. Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, Inc.
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. Printed in the USA."

"The 18th Letter" contains a sample from "Do Your Right Thing" (Lyn Collins)
"It's Been A Long Time" contains a sample from "I Know You Got Soul" (Eric B. & Rakim)
"Remember That" contains samples of "Thoughts Of Old Flames" (Pleasure (4)) and elements from "Reminisce" (Mary J. Blige)
"The Saga Begin" contains samples of "Eric B. Is President" (Eric B. & Rakim)
"Guess Who's Back" contains samples of "Bring The Noise" (Public Enemy) and "My Melody" (Eric B. & Rakim) (Alt. Mix too)
"Stay A While" contains elements from of "Stay A Little Wild Child" (Loose Ends)
"New York (Ya' Out There)" contains a sample from "Down And Cut In N.Y.C." (James Brown)
"Show Me Love" contains a sample from "Understanding" (Bobby Jackson (12))
"The Mystery (Who Is God)?" contains samples of "Good Morning Heartache" (Charles McPherson)
"When I'm Flowin'" contains portion of "A Time For Love" (Bill Evans)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 601215311310
  • Barcode (Text): 6 01215 31131 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): U2 53113 A MJS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): U2-53113 B MJS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout etched): U2-53113 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout etched): U2-53113 D
  • Rights Society (Tracks A1 to C2,D1,D2): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Tracks A2,A3,B2 to C3,D2,D3): BMI

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The 18th Letter (CD, Album)Universal RecordsUD-53113US1997
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The 18th Letter (CD, Album)Universal RecordsUND 53113Europe1997
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The 18th Letter (CD, Album)Universal RecordsUSD-53113Canada1997
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The 18th Letter (Cassette, Album)Universal RecordsUC-53113US1997
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The 18th Letter (CD, Album, Club Edition)Universal Records, Universal Records*UD-53113, UD-53113US1997

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  • vinylpack's avatar
    vinylpack
    Anyone knows how the sound quality is of this record?
    • jdeulen79's avatar
      jdeulen79
      Damn this is such a fire album! Pick it up before it’s gone!

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