Studio album


June 18, 1996


July 1995 - March 1996


D&D Studios
(New York City)


East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Duck Down/Priority/ EMI Records


Buckshot, Da Beatminerz, Shawn J. Period, E-Swift, Shaleek, Supreme, Lord Jamar

Nocturnal is the debut studio album from Hip hop group Heltah Skeltah (consisting of Rock and Sean Price (aka Ruck). It was released in June 18, 1996 under Duck Down Music Inc., Priority Records and EMI Records. The production on the album was handled by Da Beatminerz, Buckshot, Lord Jamar, Shaleek, E-Swift, Shawn J. Period and Supreme. The album features guest appearances by Vinia Mojica and Boot Camp Clik members: O.G.C., The Representativz and Illa Noyz. the album spawned singles "Leflah Leflaur Eshkoshka", "Operation Lockdown" and "Therapy".

Track Listing

  1. "Intro (Here We Come)" - 3:30
  2. "Letha Brainz Blow" - 4:19
  3. "Undastand" - 4:15
  4. "Who Dat?" - 1:43
  5. "Sean Price" (feat. Illa Noyz) - 4:19
  6. "Clan's, Posse's, Crew's & Clik's" - 5:23
  7. "Therapy" (feat. Vinia Mojica) - 4:23
  8. "Place to Be" - 2:45
  9. "Soldiers Gone Psyco" - 3:40
  10. "The Square (Triple R)" (feat. The Representativz) - 4:20
  11. "Da Wiggy" - 4:12
  12. "Gettin Ass Gettin Ass - 1:15
  13. "Leflah Leflaur Eshkoshka" (feat. O.G.C. (as The Fab 5) - 5:03
  14. "Prowl" (feat. Louieville Sluggah (of O.G.C.) - 4:13
  15. "Grate Unknown" - 4:18
  16. "Operation Lock Down" - 4:25
  17. "Lock Down Skit" - 3:01


Letha Brainz Blow

  • "Fly, Fly, the Route, Shoot" by If
  • "The Look of Love" by Johnny Pate


  • "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts
  • "Soledad De Murcia" by Michael Naura Quartett
  • "Soul Girl" by Jeanne & the Darlings

Who Dat?

  • "Both Ends Against the Middle" by Richard "Popcorn" Wylie

Sean Price

  • "Nuff Man a Dead" by Super Cat

Clan's, Posse's, Crew's & Clik's

  • "The Mixed Up Cup" by Clyde McPhatter


  • "Enchanted Lady" by Milt Jackson and The Ray Brown Big Band

Place to Be

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Iron Butterfly
  • "Memory Lane" by Minnie Riperton

Soldiers Gone Psyco

  • "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone
  • "Lost in a Pool of Red" by Wade Marcus

Da Wiggy

  • "If I Needed Someone" by Bit 'A Sweet
  • "Can You Do Without" by The Meters
  • "Strange Games & Things" by Love Unlimited Orchestra

Leflah Leflaur Eshkoshka

  • "Why Can't People Be Colors Too?" by The Whatnauts
  • "Uzuri" by Catalyst


  • "Rain, Rain, Go Away" by Bob Azzam
  • "Danube Incident" by Lalo Schifrin

Operation Lock Down

  • "Theme From Summer of '42" by George Benson
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