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X-ClanTo The East, Blackwards

Label:4th & Broadway – 444 019-1, 4th & Broadway – 444 019-4
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Conscious

Tracklist

A1Funkin' Lesson4:02
A2Grand Verbalizer, What Time Is It?4:43
A3Tribal Jam4:50
A4A Day Of Outrage, Operation Snatchback3:14
A5Verbal Milk4:29
B1Earth Bound4:29
B2Shaft's Big Score5:02
B3Raise The Flag3:59
B4Heed The Word Of The Brother3:14
B5Verbs Of Power4:15
B6In The Ways Of The Scales3:10
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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

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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To The East, Blackwards (LP, Album)4th & Broadway, 4th & BroadwayBRLP 548, 846 214-1UK1990
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To The East, Blackwards (Cassette, Album)4th & BroadwayBRCA 548UK1990
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To The East, Blackwards (LP, Album)4th & Broadway, Island Records210 601Europe1990
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To The East, Blackwards (CD, Album)4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway260601, 260 601Germany1990
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To The East, Blackwards (CD, Album)4th & Broadway444 019-2US1990

Reviews

pyenapple's avatar
pyenapple
Edited 7 years 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.