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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Studio album by Artifacts

Released

25 October 1994

Recorded

July 1993 - March 1994

Studio

Soundtrack Studios and Chung King Studios
(New York City, NY)

Genre

Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop

Length

62:58

Label

Big Beat Records

Producer

Artifacts, Buckwild, Redman, Rockwilder, T-Ray

Artifacts chronology

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That's Them (1997)

Between a Rock and a Hard Place is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Artifacts, released in October 25, 1994 on Big Beat. The album is predominantly produced by T-Ray, with additional production supplied by Buckwild and Redman. Busta Rhymes makes a guest appearance on the remix of "C'mon wit da Get Down". 

The album reached #17 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. 

Track listingEdit

All songs co-produced by Artifacts.

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Drama (Mortal Kombat Fatality)" - Dr. Butcher 1:31
2. "C'mon Wit Da Git Down" El da Sensei, Tame One Buckwild 4:04
3. "Wrong Side of Da Tracks" El da Sensei, Tame One T-Ray 4:20
4. "Heavy Ammunition" El da Sensei, Tame One T-Ray 4:07
5. "Attack of New Jeruzalum" El da Sensei, Tame One, Jay Burns Jaya Buckwild 4:24
6. "Notty Headed Nigguhz" El da Sensei, Tame One T-Ray 3:27
7. "Whayback" El da Sensei, Tame One T-Ray 3:27
8. "Flexi Wit Da Tech(nique)" El da Sensei, Tame One T-Ray 4:08
9. "Cummin' Thru Ya Fuckin' Block" El da Sensei, Tame One Reggie Noble, Rockwilder (co.) 4:20
10. "Lower da Boom" El da Sensei, Tame One T-Ray 5:11
11. "What Goes On?" El da Sensei, Tame One Buckwild 3:33
12. "Dynamite Soul" El da Sensei, Tame One T-Ray 3:51
13. "Whassup Now Muthafucka?" El da Sensei, Tame One T-Ray 2:24
14. "C'mon wit da Git Down (Remix)" El da Sensei, Tame One, Busta Rhymes Buckwild 3:43

Samples Edit

Drama (Mortal Kombat Fatality)

  • "Letters From the Front" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • "Interlude (Out Here on My Own)" by Lamont Dozier

C'mon Wit Da Git Down

  • "Outside Love" by Brethren
  • "Ripped Open by Metal Explosions" by Galt MacDermot's First Natural Hair Band

Wrong Side of Da Tracks

  • "Hydra" by Grover Washington, Jr.
  • "Born to be Blue" by Jack Bruce
  • "Bubble Gum" by 9th Creation

Heavy Ammunition

Attack of New Jeruzalum

  • "Blind Alley" by The Emotions
  • "The Sick Rose" by David Axelrod

Notty Headed Nigguhz

  • "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" by Curtis Mayfield
  • "Tonight's Da Night (Remix)" by Redman

Whayback

  • "Magnificent Sanctuary Band" by Donny Hathaway
  • "Naima/Rainbeaux" by Everything Is Everything

Flex Wit Da Tech(nique)

Cummin' Thru Ya Fuckin' Block

  • "Along Came Betty" by Quincy Jones

Lower Da Boom

  • "The Lady Wants to Know" by Michael Franks
  • "Sad Song" by Amanda Ambrose
  • "E.V.A." by Jean-Jacques Perrey
  • "Papa Was Too" by Joe Tex

What Goes On?

  • "School Boy Crush" by Average White Band
  • "Vibrations" by Buster Williams

Dynamite Soul

  • "It's a New Day So Let a Man Come In and Do the Popcorn" by James Brown
  • "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McLaren

Whassup Now Muthafucka?

C'mon Wit Da Git Down (Remix)

  • "Rain, Rain Go Away" by Bob Azzam
  • "Holy Thursday" by David Axelrod
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