The Latch-Key Child
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Studio album by A+


August 27, 1996


July 1995 - March 1996


Battery Studios
(New York City, New York)


Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Mafioso rap, Hardcore hip hop




Universal Records / Kedar Entertainment


The Smith Bros., Buckwild, Fabian Hamilton, Ike Lee, Miladon

The Latch-Key Child is the debut studio album by American Hip hop artist from Long Island, New York A+. It was released in August 27, 1996 via Universal Records and Kedar Entertainment. Recording sessions were mostly held at Battery Studios in New York City from July 1995 to March 1996. The production was handled by Buckwild, The Smith Bros., Fabian Hamilton, MoveIke Lee and Miladon. It includes guest appearances by AZ, Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) and Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest.

The Latch-Key Child spawned the two singles: "Party Joint" and "All I See".

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Next Level (Intro) / Enter Hempstead" - 4:00
  2. "Move On" - 4:34
  3. "Me & My Microphone" (feat. Q-Tip) - 3:33
  4. "All I See" - 4:24
  5. "Gusto" (feat. Prodigy) - 5:11
  6. "Hard Times" - 3:49
  7. "A+Z" (feat. AZ) - 4:19
  8. "Wanna Be Rich" - 4:11
  9. "My Thing" - 3:43
  10. "Parkside Coalition" - 4:23
  11. "Party Joint" - 4:11
  12. "Alpha 2 Omega" - 4:15
  13. "Shout It Out (Outro)" - 1:05

Samples[edit | edit source]

Move On

  • "Stop Before We Start" by Bobby Womack
  • "Voyage to Atlantis" by The Isley Brothers

Me & My Microphone

  • "Dizzy" by Hugo Montenegro
  • "Ike's Mood I / You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by Isaac Hayes

All I See

  • "This Is for the Lover in You" by Shalamar

Hard Times

  • "You're Getting a Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds
  • "Touch" by The Supremes


  • "Let's Get Closer" by Atlantic Starr

Wanna Be Rich

  • "It's a New Day" by Skull Snaps
  • "Angel Eyes" by The Modern Jazz Quintet

My Thing

  • "Living Without You" by Pleasure

Party Joint

  • "No One's Gonna Love You" by The S.O.S. Band

Alpha 2 Omega

  • "Don't Ever Stop (Giving Your Love to Me)" by Teddy Pendergrass

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