The Concrete
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Studio album by A.D.O.R.


February 8, 1994


1992 - 1993


Electric Kingdom Recording Studio, Powerplay Studios, Chung King House of Metal and Greene Street Recording
(New York City)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop




Atlantic Records


DJ Eddie F. (exec.), K-Def, Diamond D, Pete Rock, Willy Gunz, Spunk Bigga, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence, Ski, FM

The Concrete is the debut studio album by American rapper from Mount Vernon, New York A.D.O.R.. It was released in February 8, 1994 under Atlantic Records. Recording sessions took place from 1992 to 1993 at Electric Kingdom Recording Studio, Powerplay Studios, Chung King House of Metal and Greene Street Recording in New York City. The production on the album was handled by Pete Rock, K-Def, Diamond D, Willy Gunz, Spunk Bigga, FM, Ski and Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence. The album features guest appearances by Diamond D and K. Terribull. The album spawned the singles "Let It All Hang Out" and "One for the Trouble".

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Penetration (Intro)" - 0:52
  2. "One for the Trouble" - 3:56
  3. "Life Flow" - 4:26
  4. "Ill at Will" - 3:07
  5. "Day 2 Day" - 3:59
  6. "Off the Top (interlude)" - 0:37
  7. "Let it All Hang Out" - 4:01
  8. "The Voice (interlude)" - 1:09
  9. "Keep it Real" (feat. Diamond D and K. Terribull) - 5:10
  10. "From the Concrete" - 4:00
  11. "The Kid is Crazy" - 4:03
  12. "Here Comes da Wreck" - 3:39
  13. "Heart and Soul" - 4:02
  14. "Day 2 Day (Diamond D's Mecca Mix)" - 3:39
  15. "The Last Word (interlude)" - 0:41

Samples[edit | edit source]

One for the Trouble

  • "Loving Together Is Keeping Us Apart" by Clarence Reid
  • "Quit It" by Nat Adderley
  • "Spoonin' Rap" by Spoonie Gee

Life Flow

  • "Body Heat" by Quincy Jones feat. Leon Ware

Ill at Will

  • "Zimbu Ku" by Black Heat
  • "Pot Belly" by Lou Donaldson

Day 2 Day

  • "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone
  • "Don't Change Your Love" by Five Stairsteps
  • "Darkest Light" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band

Let it All Hang Out

  • "California Soul" by The Gerald Wilson Orchestra
  • "The Big Beat" by Billy Squier

Keep it Real

  • "Save Their Souls" by Hamilton Bohannon

From the Concrete

  • "Wah Wah Man" by Young-Holt Unlimited
  • "Lisa" by The Cannonball Adderley Quintet

The Kid is Crazy

  • "Spinning Wheel" by Lonnie Smith
  • "Visions" by Cold Blood
  • "Slippin' Into Darkness" by War

Here Comes da Wreck

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Iron Butterfly

Heart and Soul

  • "School Boy Crush" by Average White Band
  • "Get Me Back on Time, Engine #9" by Wilson Pickett

Day 2 Day (Diamond D's Mecca Mix)

  • "Behind the Wall of Sleep" by Black Sabbath
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