Pete Rock, InICenter Of Attention

Label:Rapster Records – RR0025LP, BBE – RR0025LP
Series:Lost And Found (5), Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Hip Hop


A2No More Words
A3Step Up
A4Think Twice
A5Square One
B1The Life I Live
B3To Each His Own
C1Fakin' Jax
C2What You Say
C4Center Of Attention
D1Grown Man Sport
D2Mind Over Matter
D3Don't You Love It
D4Microphonist Wanderlust

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Recorded & mixed at Greene Street Studios, NYC.

From the BBE Lost and Found series "Pete Rock: Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics".

Originally recorded for Soul Brother Records in the mid-nineties, but not released.

Full title printed on the cover: "Pete Rock Hip Hop Underground Soul Classics InI-Center Of Attention".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 30003 90251 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 730003902512
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): RR 0025 LP A #2 CALYX MARK. MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): MPO RR0025 LP B CALYX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): MPO RR0025 LP C CALYX
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): MPO RR0025 LP D CALYX
  • Pressing Plant ID (In runouts): MPO
  • Label Code: LC 07306
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 17)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Center Of Attention (LP, Album, Unofficial Release)Not On Label (INI)PR 1200US1999
Recently Edited
The True Elements (LP, Album, Unofficial Release)Loud Records (2)07956-921090-1UK1999
Center Of Attention (2×LP, Album, Unofficial Release)Soul Brother Records (2)INILP001US2000
Recently Edited
Center Of Attention (CDr, Album, Unofficial Release)Soul Brother Records (2)INICD001US2000
New Submission
Center Of Attention (CD, Album)Soul Brother Records (5)INICD 001US2002


  • minibusmedia's avatar
    ...seriously-imagine, if the reprint would even be sounding better...and even cheaper---whut a wonderful world....
    • OscarBlack's avatar
      Realest shit ever produced. Everyone will get something from Pete Rock and the fellas of INI & co!!!!
      • Sturks412's avatar
        Near flawless LP by Pete and co. that makes it even more desirable due to its lack of a proper release back when. Every cut has it’s own flave but still cohesive as a whole. There didn’t strike me as one off put track on it. “Step Up” has gotta be my favorite pick on here and possibly favorite Pete related cut EVER even though it was masterminded by his familia Grap Luva. That joint has such a warm ethereal vibe to it with the reversed wah’d chords and swirling string harmonies that match perfectly. Grap, Rob O and co. voices lay perfectly over the beat. Perfect summer evening cut to mell out too.
        • NickelRecords's avatar
          Edited 2 years ago
          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.
          • theChaperone's avatar
            I have a single LP with many instrumentals from the LP. I'll add it to the discogs.
            • jamesgadd's avatar
              repress please!
              • Ludwig.Mausberg's avatar
                As a fact the Center of Attention record do exist with an full front Cover showing the kids face on a yellow background



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