Somethin 4 da Youngsta's
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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 March 10, 1992 via EastWest Records America. Recording sessions for the album took place at Gamble Huff Studios in Philadelphia from May 1991 to January 1992. 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 listing[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Somethin' 4 Da Youngsta's

  • "Good Old Music" by Funkadelic
  • "Do the Funky Penguin" by Rufus Thomas
  • "Children R the Future" by Big Daddy Kane

Street Smart

  • "Shake" by The Gap Band
  • "Long Red" by Mountain
  • "Stoop Rap" from Wild Style
  • "Bodyheat" by James Brown


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

Tuff Cookie

Y-Ya-Tryin' to Play Me

  • "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss
  • "Nautilus" by Bob James
  • "Put Your Love (In My Tender Care)" by The Fatback Band
  • "Looking at the Front Door" by Main Source
  • "Hit or Miss" by Bo Diddley
  • "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

  • "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by Bob James
  • "Punk Rock Rap" by The Cold Crush Brothers
  • "Bouncy Lady" by Pleasure
  • "This is Something for the Radio" by Biz Markie
  • "N.T." by Kool & the Gang

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
  • "Long Red" by Mountain
  • "Blues and Pants" by James Brown

Pass Da Mic (Remix)

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