To Whom It May Concern...

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ReleasedOctober 5, 1991 (1991-10-05) [1] [2]
Genre Hip hop
Label Sun Music
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To Whom It May Concern... is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Freestyle Fellowship. [1] It was released on October 5, 1991. [1] [2] The 30th anniversary reissue of To Whom It May Concern... received a nomination for Best Historical Album at the 65th Grammy Awards. [3]


Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svg [4]
Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guidefavorable [5]
Exclaim! favorable [6]
RapReviews.com10/10 [7]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [8]

Scott Thill of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it "a potent glimpse into the subcultural, conscientious side of Los Angeles hip-hop, one that would later be eclipsed by gangsta boogie from the likes of Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and all the pretenders who followed in their wake." [4] Del F. Cowie of Exclaim! described it as "a mind-boggling collection of elastic rhymes, myriad flows and jazzy beats." [6]

Writing for Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide, Oliver Wang said, "the album stands as one of the most influential LPs ever released on the West Coast, the fire starter for practically the entire California underground movement in the 1990s and beyond." [5]

Track listing

1."We Are the Freestyle Fellowship" Freestyle Fellowship Freestyle Fellowship 1:36
2."My Fantasy" Aceyalone Mathmattiks3:53
3."7th Seal" Mikah 9
4."Let's Start Over"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship1:14
5."Sunshine Men"J. SumbiAll in All4:33
6."Physical Form" P.E.A.C.E. J. Sumbi3:49
7."120 Seconds"AceyaloneThe Mighty O-Roc2:03
8."We Will Not Tolerate"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship1:46
9."Dedications"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship2:01
10."It's On"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship0:16
11."Sike"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship0:34
12."5 O'Clock Follies"Mikah 9J. Sumbi5:56
13."Legal Alien"J. SumbiAll in All3:45
14."Convolutions"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship0:46
15."Jupiter's Journey" Self Jupiter Mathmattiks4:18
16."For No Reason"P.E.A.C.E.Mathmattiks3:14
17."Here I Am"AceyaloneMathmattiks4:15
18."The Future?"Freestyle FellowshipFreestyle Fellowship1:32
Total length:51:17

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