Somethin 4 da Youngsta's
Somethin 4 da Youngsta's
Studio album by Da Youngsta's


March 10, 1992


May 1991 - January 1992


Gamble Huff Studios
(Philadelphia, PA)


Hip hop




EastWest / Atlantic


Edward "DJ Eddie F." Ferrell, Ann Goodman (exec.), Lawrence "L.G. the Teacher" Goodman (also exec.), Nevelle Hodge

Da Youngsta's chronology


The Aftermath (1993)

Somethin 4 da Youngsta's is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Da Youngsta's, released in 1992 on EastWest Records America. The album was produced by Lawrence "L.G. the Teacher" Goodman, who was the father of group members Taj Mahal and Q-Ball. 

The album failed to chart upon release. Its second single, "Pass da Mic", was remixed by Pete Rock and reached #10 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. Its other single, the title track, did not reach any chart.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by L.G. the Teacher, except for "I Didn't Mean 2 Break Your Heart", co-produced by Tracy Nelson, and "Somethin 4 da Youngsta's (Remix)", remixed by Edward "DJ Eddie F." Ferrell and Nevelle Hodge.

No. Title Writer(s)
1. "Somethin 4 da Youngsta's" Goodman, Parks
2. "Street Smart" Dawson, Goodman, Parks
3. "Rated P.G." Goodman, Parks
4. "Cartoons" Goodman, Parks
5. "Tuff Cookie" Dawson, Goodman, Parks
6. "Y-Ya-Tryin' to Play Me" Goodman, Parks
7. "I Didn't Mean 2 Break Your Heart" Marshall, Nelson, Parks, Weldon
8. "Reminiss" Goodman, Parks
9. "Neighborhood Bully" Goodman, Parks
10. "Pass da Mic" Goodman, Parks
11. "Somethin 4 da Youngsta's (Remix)" Goodman, Parks

Samples Edit

Somethin' 4 Da Youngsta's

  • "Good Old Music" by Funkadelic
  • "Do the Funky Penguin" by Rufus Thomas

Street Smart

  • "Funky President (People It's Bad)" by James Brown
  • "Shake" by The Gap Band
  • "Long Red" by Mountain
  • "Stoop Rap" from Wild Style


  • "Amen, Brother" by The Winstons
  • "UFO" by ESG
  • "Kool is Back" by Funk, Inc.

Tuff Cookie

  • "Give It Up" by Kool & the Gang
  • "I Get the Job Done" by Big Daddy Kane

Y-Ya-Tryin' to Play Me

  • "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
  • "Nautilus" by Bob James
  • "Looking at the Front Door" by Main Source
  • "E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe" by The Jackson 5

I Didn't Mean 2 Break Your Heart

  • "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins


Neighborhood Bully

Pass Da Mic

  • "Feel Like Making Love" by Bob James
  • "Do the Funky Penguin" by Rufus Thomas

Somethin' 4 Da Youngsta's (Remix)

  • "Outstanding" by The Gap Band
  • "Blues and Pants" by James Brown

Pass Da Mic (Remix)

  • "Pot Belly" by Lou Donaldson
  • "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe
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