Make Way for the Motherlode
Studio album by Yo-Yo


March 19, 1991


April 1990 - January 1991


Echo Sound
(Los Angeles, CA)


Hip hop, West Coast hip hop




EastWest Records / Atlantic Records


Ice Cube, Sir Jinx, Del the Funky Homosapien

Make Way for the Motherlode is the debut studio album by American Hip hop recording artist Yo-Yo. It was released in March 19, 1991 under EastWest Records and Atlantic Records. Recording sessions for the album was occurred at Echo Sound in Los Angeles from April 1990 to January 1991. The production on the album was handled by Ice Cube, Sir Jinx and Del the Funky Homosapien. Features guest appearances by Ice Cube, Dazzie Dee, Diamond, Dawn and Sparkles (of I.B.W.C.).

Make Way for the Motherlode charted well on the Billboard Charts, peaking at #74 on the Billboard 200 and #5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album was supported by the singles: "You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo", "Stompin' to the '90's", "Ain't Nobody Better" and "Girl, Don't Be No Fool".

Track listing Edit

  1. "Stand Up For Your Rights" - 1:00
  2. "Stompin' to the '90's" - 4:07
  3. "You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo" - 3:34
  4. "Cube Gets Played" - 0:19
  5. "Put a Lid on It" - 3:04
  6. "What Can I Do?" (feat. Ice Cube) - 4:13
  7. "Dedication" - 0:52
  8. "Sisterland" - 3:38
  9. "The I.B.W.C. National Anthem" (feat. Diamond, Dawn and Sparkles) - 1:44
  10. "Make Way for the Motherlode" - 3:47
  11. "Tonight's the Night" (feat. Dazzie Dee) - 3:38
  12. "I Got Played" - 2:45
  13. "Girl, Don't Be No Fool" - 4:40
  14. "Ain't Nobody Better" - 4:22
  15. "Outro" - 0:23
  16. "More of What Can I Do" - 1:48

Samples Edit

Stand Up For Your Rights

  • "Too High" by Stevie Wonder

Stompin' to the '90's

  • "Funky Music Is the Thing" by Dynamic Corvettes
  • "Itch and Scratch (Part I)" by Rufus Thomas
  • "Sing Sing" by Gaz
  • "Flavor Flav" by Public Enemy

You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo

  • "Save the World" by Southside Movement
  • "Devotion" by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • "Wrath of My Madness" by Queen Latifah

Cube Gets Played

Put a Lid on It

  • "Reach Out" by Average White Band
  • "Mind Power" by James Brown
  • "Kissing My Love" by Bill Withers

What Can I Do?

  • "90% of Me Is You" by Gwen McCrae
  • "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure


  • "Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had a Ball)" by Esther Williams
  • "Lady Marmalade" by LaBelle
  • "The Payback" by James Brown

Make Way for the Motherlode

  • "Action" by Orange Krush
  • "Love the Life You Live" by Kool & the Gang
  • "The Assembly Line" by Commodores
  • "Mothership Connection (Star Child)" by Parliament

Tonight's the Night

  • "Tonight Is the Night" by Betty Wright

I Got Played

  • "Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?" by Bill Withers
  • "Who Is She (And What Is She to You)?" by Gladys Knight & the Pips

Girl, Don't Be No Fool

  • "Feel Good" by Nancy
  • "You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks and I'll Be Straight" by Fred Wesley and The J.B.'s
  • "It's My Thing" by Marva Whitney
  • "Don't Be Cruel" by Bobby Brown

Ain't Nobody Better

  • "Kool Is Back" by Funk, Inc.
  • "If I Was Your Girlfriend" by Prince
  • "(Not Just) Knee Deep" by Funkadelic
  • "My Philosophy" by Boogie Down Productions
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