To Be Immortal

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To Be Immortal
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Studio album by
Genre R&B
Label OBR [1]
Producer Oran "Juice" Jones, Radcliffe "Rock" Isaacs, Sam Sever, David Sanchez, Guy Vaughn
Oran "Juice" Jones chronology
GTO: Gangsters Takin' Over
To Be Immortal
Player's Call

To Be Immortal is an album by the American musician Oran "Juice" Jones. [2] [3] It was released in 1989. The album proved be an even bigger commercial failure than his previous album, not making it to any Billboard charts.


Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Chicago Tribune Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [5]
Robert Christgau B+ [6]

The Chicago Tribune wrote: "In 'Gangster Attitude' and 'Street Style', Jones' delicate tenor is used as an effective counterpoint to the gritty netherworld described and he hints that his insights into gang life come from personal experience." [5]

Track listing

  1. "Money, Honey"
  2. "Pipe Dreams"
  3. "Gangster Attitude"
  4. "Never Say Goodbye"
  5. "To Be Immortal"
  6. "Dollar and a Dream"
  7. "Sacrifices"
  8. "Shaniqua"
  9. "Street Style"
  10. "Time"

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