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Reel to Reel
Reel to Reel
Studio album by Grand Puba

Released

October 20, 1992

Recorded

August 1991 - June 1992

Studio

Power Play Studios
(Long Island City, NY)
Chung King House of Metal
(Manhattan, NY)
The Hit Factory
(New York City, NY)

Genre

Hip hop, Conscious hip hop, East Coast hip hop

Length

57:37

Label

Elektra

Producer

Dante Ross (exec.), The Brand New Heavies, DJ Shabazz, Grand Puba, Kid Capri, Latief, Stimulated Dummies, John Gamble, Geeby Dajani

Grand Puba chronology

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Reel to Reel is the debut solo studio album by American rapper and Brand Nubian member Grand Puba. released in October 20, 1992 through Elektra Records. Recording sessions took place during August 1991 and June 1992 at Power Play Studios in Long Island City, Chung King House of Metal in Manhattan and at The Hit Factory in New York. It was his first solo venture after his work as a member of the groups Masters of Ceremony and Brand Nubian, with both group's debut albums being critically acclaimed but failing commercially. Reel to Reel was largely produced by Grand Puba himself, with additional production by Stimulated Dummies, Kid Capri, The Brand New Heavies, DJ Shabazz and Anthony Latief King.

The album peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 and at #14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in the United States. The album was preceded by two charted singles "360° (What Goes Around)" and "Check it Out". Its lead single, "360 (What Goes Around)", reached #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, #30 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #1 on the Hot Rap Songs. The second single "Check It Out" featuring Mary J. Blige, made it to #85 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #13 on the Hot Rap Songs. The album's third single "Ya Know How it Goes", was released in June 17, 1993 and did not make it to any Billboard charts.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Check tha Resume" Grand Puba Dixon Grand Puba 3:52
2. "360° (What Goes Around)" Grand Puba Dixon Grand Puba 4:02
3. "That's How We Move It" Grand Puba Dixon, Stanley DJ Shabazz 3:20
4. "Check it Out" Grand Puba, Mary J. Blige Dixon Grand Puba 3:33
5. "Big Kids Don't Play" Grand Puba Dixon Grand Puba 3:48
6. "Honey Don't Front" Grand Puba Dajani, Dixon, Gamble, Ross Grand Puba, Stimulated Dummies 4:09
7. "Lickshot" Grand Puba Dajani, Dixon, Gamble, Ross Grand Puba, Stimulated Dummies 4:35
8. "Ya Know How it Goes" Grand Puba Dixon Grand Puba 4:21
9. "Reel to Reel" Grand Puba Dixon, Donaldson Grand Puba 3:56
10. "Soul Controller" Grand Puba Dixon, King Latief 4:26
11. "Proper Education" Grand Puba Dixon Grand Puba 3:33
12. "Back it Up" Grand Puba, Kid Capri Dixon, Love Kid Capri, Grand Puba 3:52
13. "Baby What's Your Name?" - Dixon Grand Puba 2:56
14. "360° (What Goes Around) SD50 Remix" Grand Puba Dixon Stimulated Dummies 4:01
15. "Who Makes the Loot?" Grand Puba, The Brand New Heavies Bartholomew, Dixon, Kincaid, Levy The Brand New Heavies, Orlando Aguillen (co.) 3:26

Notes

  • Track 2 features bass performed by Anton Putchansky
  • Track 6 features bass and guitar performed by Roland Parkins
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