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== Background ==
 
== Background ==
''Mecca and the Soul Brother ''followed on the heels of the duo's EP; [[All Souled Out|''All Souled Out'']]'', ''released in 1991. Despite being a critical success, it had little commercial success in comparison to other noteworthy releases of 1992, such as [[Dr. Dre]]'s [[The Chronic|''The Chronic'']]''. '' The first single "[[They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)]]", a dedication to their deceased friend [[Trouble T Roy]] (a dance member of [[Heavy D & the Boyz]]), has gone on to become not only their signature hit but also one of [[hip hop]]'s most highly regarded songs.
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''Mecca and the Soul Brother ''followed on the heels of the duo's EP; [[All Souled Out|''All Souled Out'']]'', ''released in 1991. Despite being a critical success, it had little commercial success in comparison to other noteworthy releases of 1992, such as [[Dr. Dre]]'s [[The Chronic|''The Chronic'']]''. '' The first single "[[They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)]]", a dedication to their deceased friend [[Trouble T Roy]] (a dance member of [[Heavy D & the Boyz]]), has gone on to become not only their signature hit, but also one of [[hip hop]]'s most highly regarded songs.
   
 
Other topics on the album range from life in the ghetto ("Ghettos of the Mind"), the teachings of the Nation of Islam ("Anger in the Nation"), bootlegging ("Straighten It Out") and love ("Lots of Lovin'").
 
Other topics on the album range from life in the ghetto ("Ghettos of the Mind"), the teachings of the Nation of Islam ("Anger in the Nation"), bootlegging ("Straighten It Out") and love ("Lots of Lovin'").
   
 
== Reception ==
 
== Reception ==
''Mecca and the Soul Brother ''brought considerable acclaim to the duo. They were often compared to [[Gang Starr]], which also featured one MC, and a producer/DJ. Although the album garnered a great amount of acclaim. sales were slow. The group only grew more popular, however, and next appeared on the ''Menace II Society ''soundtrack, followed by ''Who's The Man? ''and ''Poetic Justice ''respectively, before returning in 1994 with [[The Main Ingredient|''The Main Ingredient'']]''.''
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''Mecca and the Soul Brother ''brought considerable acclaim to the duo. They were often compared to [[Gang Starr]], which also featured one MC, and a producer/DJ. Although the album garnered a great amount of acclaim. sales were slow. The group only grew more popular, however, and next appeared on the ''Menace II Society ''soundtrack, followed by ''Who's The Man? ''and ''Poetic Justice ''respectively, before returning in 1994 with [[The Main Ingredient|''The Main Ingredient'']]''.''
   
 
==Track listing==
 
==Track listing==
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