To Hell and Black

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To Hell and Black
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ReleasedAugust 7, 1990 (1990-08-07)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Label Capitol
Singles from To Hell and Black
  1. "Ballad of a Menace"
    Released: 1990
  2. "This Beat Is Funky"
    Released: 1990
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To Hell and Black is the debut and only studio album by American hip hop group Capital Punishment Organization. It was released through Capitol Records on August 7, 1990, and featured its two lead singles "Ballad of a Menace" and "This Beat Is Funky". [4] The album peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. [5]


Audio production of the album was handled by M.C. Ren with co-production by CPO's Young D.

Track listing

1."Ballad of a Menace" (featuring M.C. Ren)4:33
  • V. Edwards
  • L. Patterson
  • D. Sapp
3."Ren's Rhythm"
  • V. Edwards
  • L. Patterson
  • G. Moton
  • D. Sapp
4."Flow To The Rhythm"
5."The Wall"
  • V. Edwards
  • L. Patterson
7."Somethin' Like Dis"
8."The Movement"
  • V. Edwards
  • L. Patterson
  • D. Sapp
9."This Beat Is Funky"3:50
10."Gangsta Melody" (featuring M.C. Ren)
  • V. Edwards
  • L. Patterson
Total length:37:53

Samples [6]


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