This article is about the album by Show & A.G. For the album by 504 Boyz, see Goodfellas (504 Boyz album).

Studio album by Show & A.G.


May 30, 1995


June 1994 - February 1995


Chung King Studios
(Manhattan, New York)
BlackHole Studios
(Hampton, Virginia)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Underground hip hop, Boom bap




Payday Records / FFRR


DJ Premier, Dres, Lord Finesse, Roc Raida, Show

Show & A.G. chronology


Runaway Slave (1992)


Full Scale (1998)

Goodfellas is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Show & A.G., released in May 30, 1995 by Payday Records and FFRR. Recording sessions was taken place at Chung King Studios in Manhattan, New York and BlackHole Studios in Hampton, Virginia from June 1994 to February 1995. Production was handled by Show & A.G., DJ Premier, Roc Raida, Lord Finesse and Dres (of Black Sheep). The album was released three years after the duo's debut studio album Runaway Slave, the album contains a notably darker and more hardcore sound than their debut. Guest appearences on the album include Lord Finesse, D-Flow, Party Arty, Method Man, Wali World and Diamond D. Producer Show, who made numerous rapping appearances on their debut, has no verses on this album.

The album debuted at #23 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #10 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Goodfellas released the single: "Next Level" (which made it to #27 on the Hot Rap Songs chart). The album recived positive acclaim, but never achieved mainstream success and only remained popular in underground hip hop circles. The album is now hard to find in stores and can sell for high amounts of money.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Never Less Than Ill" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Show 1:32
2. "You Know Now" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Show 3:47
3. "Check It Out" A.G., Party Arty Barnes, LeMay Show 3:54
4. "Add On" Lord Finesse, D-Flow, A.G. Barnes, Graham, Hall Lord Finesse 4:01
5. "Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)" A.G. Barnes, LeMay DJ Premier 4:09
6. "Time For" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Roc Raida 2:47
7. "Got the Flava" D-Flow, Wali World, Party Arty, A.G., Method Man Barnes, Barnes, Graham, LeMay, Sheridan, Smith Show, Dres 3:24
8. "Neighbahood Sickness" Party Arty, A.G. Barnes, LeMay, Sheridan Show 4:37
9. "All Out" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Show 3:55
10. "Medicine" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Show 3:46
11. "I'm Not the One" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Show 2:49
12. "Got Ya Back" A.G., Wali World Barnes, Kirkland, Lemay Show 3:50
13. "Next Level" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Show 4:00
14. "You Want It" A.G., Diamond D Barnes, Barnes, LeMay Show 3:55

Samples[edit | edit source]

Never Than Less Ill

  • "Hogin' Machine" by Les Baxter
  • "Do a Thing" by Herbie Hancock

You Know Now

  • "Dawn" by Paul Horn

Check It Out

  • "Terri's Tune" by David Axelrod

Add On

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Lee Dorsey
  • "Dusk" by Paul Horn
  • "Nice N' Juicy" by Maynard Ferguson
  • "Outside Love" by Brethren

Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)

  • "Mister Mellow" by Maynard Ferguson
  • "Fuck What U Heard" by Diamond D

Neighbahood Sickness

  • "Nowhere to Go" by Spanky & Our Gang
  • "Sanctus" by Paul Horn

All Out

  • "Capsule" by William S. Fischer
  • "Winicumuhround" by Redman


  • "Ode to Billie Joe" by Lou Donaldson
  • "Tales of a Rhoda Rat" by Buddy Rich
  • "Primeval Landscape (In the Isolation Chamber)" by John Corigliano

I'm Not the One

  • "Blue Veils and Golden Sand" by Delia Derbyshire

Got Ya Back

  • "You'll Know When You Get There" by Herbie Hancock

Next Level

  • "Angel" by Wes Montgomery

You Want It

  • "The Sorcerer of Isis (The Ritual of the Mole)" by Power of Zeus
  • "Alone Together" by Eric Dolphy
  • "Feel Like Making Love" by Bob James
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