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


19 April 1994




Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop




Virgin/EMI Records


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 April 19, 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 listing

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
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