|Studio album by|
|Studio||Marley's House of Hits, New York|
|Producer||Marley Marl, The Large Professor, Joe Burgos|
|Intelligent Hoodlum chronology|
|Singles from Intelligent Hoodlum|
|The Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
Intelligent Hoodlum is the debut studio album by the American rapper Intelligent Hoodlum, later known as Tragedy Khadafi.It was released on A&M Records in 1990.
It peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
Jon Young, in Trouser Press , wrote that "backed by hard, unadorned beats from ace producer Marley Marl, [Intelligent Hoodlum] leads a furious chant against racism in 'No Justice, No Peace' and bristles with righteous anger on 'Black and Proud.'"In an article titled "The 10 Best Forgotten New York Hip-Hop Records," The Village Voice wrote: "Skeletal, smart, politically literate and seemingly effortless, Intelligent Hoodlum’s (a/k/a Tragedy Khadafi) debut is the stuff of conscious hip-hop dreams."
All tracks are written by Percy Chapman and Marlon Williams, except "Keep Striving" by Percy Chapman, Marlon Williams, and Darren Lighty.
|1.||"Intelligent Hoodlum"||Marley Marl||5:02|
|2.||"Back to Reality"||Marley Marl||3:41|
|3.||"Trag Invasion"||Marley Marl, The Large Professor||3:33|
|4.||"No Justice, No Peace"||Marley Marl||4:02|
|5.||"Party Animal"||Marley Marl||2:52|
|6.||"Black and Proud"||Marley Marl||3:51|
|7.||"Game Type"||Marley Marl, The Large Professor, Joe Burgos||4:10|
|8.||"Microphone Check"||Marley Marl||4:00|
|9.||"Keep Striving"||Marley Marl||4:07|
|10.||"Party Pack"||Marley Marl||3:07|
|11.||"Arrest the President"||Marley Marl||4:13|
|12.||"Your Tragedy"||Marley Marl||2:34|
|13.||"Live Motivator" (featuring Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane)||4:33|
|14.||"In Control Radio Show Freestyle"||4:52|
|15.||"Back to Life (Marley Remix)"||2:17|
|17.||"The Super Kids Live at Hip Hop USA"||4:14|
|US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums ( Billboard )||52|
Marlon Williams, better known by his stage name Marley Marl, is an American DJ, record producer, rapper and record label founder, primarily operating in hip hop music. Marlon grew up in Queensbridge housing projects located in Queens New York. He is credited with influencing a number of hip hop icons such as RZA, DJ Premier, and Pete Rock. He was also featured on Eric B. & Rakim's "Paid In Full" from their debut album which was also recorded in his studio. As a producer, one notable project was LL Cool J's Mama Said Knock You Out. Marley Marl became interested in music, by performing in local talent shows, during the early days of rap music. He caught his big break in 1984, with artist Roxanne Shante's hit "Roxanne's Revenge". Marley Marl is also responsible for starting the hip hop collective Juice Crew alongside DJ Mr. Magic.
Long Live the Kane is the debut album by American rapper Big Daddy Kane, released by Cold Chillin' Records on June 28, 1988. It was produced by Marley Marl and established both as premier artists during hip hop's golden age. Kane displayed his unique rapping technique while covering topics including love, Afrocentricity and his rapping prowess. Marley Marl and Big Daddy Kane display a sparse production style - creating beats with fast-paced drums and lightly utilized James Brown samples.
The Juice Crew is an American Hip Hop collective made up largely of Queensbridge –based artists in the mid–to–late 1980s. Founded by producer Marley Marl and radio DJ Mr. Magic, and housed by Tyrone Williams' record label Cold Chillin' Records, the Juice Crew helped introduce New School artists Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Roxanne Shante and Kool G Rap. The crew produced many answer records and engaged with numerous "beefs" – primarily with rival radio jock Kool DJ Red Alert and the South Bronx's Boogie Down Productions, as well as the "posse cut", "The Symphony".
The War Report is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N). The album features the singles "L.A., L.A.", "T.O.N.Y.", "Illegal Life" and "Closer". Tragedy Khadafi appears on more than half of the album's songs and served roles as both producer and executive producer. Despite its strong underground overtones, the album was a commercial success, listed on 1997's Hip Hop/R&B Top Five, and certified Gold in the US.
Percy Chapman, known by his stage name Tragedy Khadafi, is an American rapper and record producer. Chapman hails from the Queensbridge Housing Projects in Queens, New York City, who helped spawn other hip hop artists such as Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga, Nas and many others both through production and influence. His name is a reference to the former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi. He was the first in the Queensbridge projects to create intelligent street music and is documented to be the first to use the phrase "Illmatic" in 1988 on a record called "The Rebel" from the Marley Marl album "In Control Volume 1" which was a huge inspiration and influence on rapper Nas.
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14 Shots to the Dome is the fifth studio album by American hip hop recording artist LL Cool J, released by Def Jam Records in the US on March 30, 1993. It is his first album following the hugely successful Mama Said Knock You Out (1990). Unlike that release, which saw him have success on his own terms, 14 Shots sees LL adopting the sound of his West Coast gangsta rap contemporaries, especially that of Ice Cube and Cypress Hill. Many fans saw this as a jarring departure, and the album met mixed critical and commercial response, only being certified Gold by the RIAA. The album spawned two singles, both of which had minimal success on the Billboard charts. The album's second single "Back Seat" would later be sampled by R&B artist Monica for her debut single "Don't Take It Personal" which became a major hit two years later.
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K-Def is an American, New Jersey based, hip hop producer/DJ who has been actively involved in the music industry since the early 1990s. He has recently produced music for artists such as Ghostface Killah and Puff Daddy. K-Def earned critical praise early in his career for his work with Marley Marl on the album Here Come the Lords by the hip hop group Lords of the Underground. Among the songs from that album that benefited from K-Def's production work include the hits "Funky Child" and "Chief Rocka".
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