Tragedy: Saga of a Hoodlum

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Tragedy: Saga of a Hoodlum
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 1993
Recorded1992-1993
Genre Hip hop
Label Tuff Break/A&M/PolyGram Records
215 389
Producer K-Def
Marley Marl
Kool Tee
Epitome of Scratch
Mr. Freaknasti
Intelligent Hoodlum chronology
Intelligent Hoodlum
(1990)
Tragedy: Saga of a Hoodlum
(1993)
Against All Odds
(2001)
Singles from Tragedy: Saga of a Hoodlum
  1. "The Posse (Shoot 'Em Up)"
    Released: March 23, 1993
  2. "Grand Groove"
    Released: July 20, 1993
  3. "Street Life"
    Released: February 1, 1994
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Saga of a Hoodlum is the second album by the hip-hop artist Tragedy Khadafi, and then known as by the stage name Intelligent Hoodlum.

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, who helped spawn other hip hop artists such as Cormega, 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.

Contents

Track listing

#TitleSongwritersProducer(s)Performer
1"Shalom a Leck"P. Chapman, K-Def K-Def Tragedy
2"Hoodlum Intro"*Interlude*
3"Underground"P. Chapman, K-DefK-DefTragedy, Trag-Lo
4"Funk Mode"P. Chapman, K-DefK-DefTragedy
5"Grand Groove"P. Chapman, K-DefK-DefTragedy
6"At Large"P. Chapman, K-Def, M. WilliamsK-Def, Marley Marl Tragedy
7"Death Row"P. Chapman, K-Def, M. WilliamsK-Def, Marley MarlTragedy
8"Speech [Check The Time]"Kool Tee*Interlude*
9"Mad Brothas Know His Name"P. Chapman, K-Def, M. WilliamsK-Def, Marley MarlTragedy
10"Pass the Teck"P. Chapman, K-DefK-DefTragedy, Havoc
11"Street Life"P. Chapman, Epitome Of ScratchEpitome of ScratchTragedy
12"Pump the Funk"P. Chapman, M. WilliamsMarley MarlTragedy
13"Role Model"P. Chapman, Kool TeeKool TeeTragedy
14"The Posse [Shoot ’Em Up]"P. Chapman, Mr. FreaknastiMr. FreaknastiTragedy, Big Scram
15"Grand Groove [Bonus Mix]"P. Chapman, K-DefK-DefTragedy
16"Funky Roll Outro"*Interlude*

Samples

Shalom a Leck

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Underground

Funk Mode

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Lou Donaldson American saxophonist

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Grand Groove

Isaac Hayes American singer-songwriter and actor

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At Large

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Death Row

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Pass the Teck

Street Life

Pump the Funk

Role Model

Grand Groove (Bonus Mix)

Funky Roll Outro

Chart positions

Chart (2003)Peak
position
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums57
Top Heatseekers25

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