AKA the Rugged Child
AKA the Rugged Child
Studio album by Shyheim


February 22, 1994




Battery Studios
(New York City, NY)
Chung King Recording Studios
(Manhattan, NY)
Firehouse Studios
(Brooklyn, NY)


Hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop




Virgin Records / EMI


Gemma Corfield (exec.), RNS (also exec.), RZA, Thomas Wilson (exec.)

Shyheim chronology


The Lost Generation (1996)

AKA the Rugged Child is the debut studio album by American rapper Shyheim, released in February 22, 1994 on Virgin Records and EMI Records. Shyheim was just 14 years old when the album was released. It was produced almost entirely by RNS, with one song produced by RZA. It features guest appearances from various Wu-Tang Clan affiliates, particularly members of GP Wu.

The album peaked at #52 on the US Billboard 200, and #7 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by RNS, except for "Little Rascals", produced by RZA.

No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Here Come the Hits" Shyheim 3:40
2. "On and On" Shyheim, June Luva, Milk D 3:48
3. "Pass It Off" Shyheim, Rubbabandz, Down Low Recka, K-Tez 4:00
4. "Never Say Never (Interlude)" - 0:28
5. "One's 4 da Money" Shyheim 3:33
6. "Here I Am" Shyheim, Down Low Recka 2:53
7. "Move It Over Here" Shyheim, Pop da Brown Hornet 4:11
8. "Buckwylyn" Shyheim 3:57
9. "You the Man" Shyheim, Down Low Recka 3:35
10.  "Napsack" Shyheim 3:51
11. "The Rugged Onez" Shyheim, June Luva, Prophet, Quasi 4:52
12. "Little Rascals" Shyheim 2:07
13. "4 the Headpiece (Interlude)" - 2:02
14. "Party's Goin' On" Shyheim 3:43
15. "Shouts on the Outs" - 1:26

Samples Edit

Here Come the Hits

  • "Can I Get Some Help" by James Brown
  • "Harmony of the Underground" by Blue Mitchell

On and On

  • "Opus Pocus" by Jaco Pastorius

Pass It Off

  • "Don't Change Your Love" by Five Stairsteps
  • "You've Got It Bad" by Richard "Groove" Holmes

One's 4 Da Money

  • "Cristo Rendentor" by Donald Byrd
  • "Top Billin'" by Audio Two

Here I Am

  • "Pain" by Ohio Players

Move It Over Here

  • "Get Down" by Gene Russell


  • "Donkey Walk" by Lou Donaldson
  • "Just to Get a Rep" by Gang Starr

You the Man

  • "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)" by Booker T. & the M.G.'s


  • "Wishin' and Hopin'" by Dusty Springfield
  • "Crab Apple" by Idris Muhammad
  • "Kool Is Back" by Funk, Inc.
  • "Microphone Fiend" by Eric B. & Rakim

The Rugged Onez

Little Rascals

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by The Mad Lads

Party's Goin' On

  • "After Laughter (Come Tears)" by Wendy Rene
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