The Natural
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Studio album by Mic Geronimo

Released

October 17, 1995

Recorded

September 1993 - July 1994

Studio

Diner Dog Studios, Homeboy Studios, D&D Studios, The Ghetto Lab Studios and Sony Music Studios
(New York City, NY)
Reflections Studios
(Charlotte, NC)

Genre

Hip hop, East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop

Length

59:16

Label

Blunt Recordings / TVT

Producer

Irv Gotti, Da Beatminerz, Mark Sparks, Buckwild, Chyskillz, Nashiem Myrick

The Natural is the debut studio album by American rapper from Queens, New York Mic Geronimo. It was released in October 17, 1995 on Blunt Recordings and TVT Records. The album was produced by Buckwild, Mark Sparks, Da Beatminerz, Chyskillz, Irv Gotti and Nashiem Myrick. The album also features guest appearances by Lost Boyz, O.C., Royal Flush, and then-unknown rappers DMX, Ja Rule and Jay-Z (who formed the rap group known as Murder Inc.). The album didn't sell very well, but it spawned a pair of underground hits: "Shit's Real", "Masta I.C.", "Time to Build", "Wherever You Are" and the title track "The Natural.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "The Natural" - 4:13
  2. "Lifecheck" - 4:04
  3. "Wherever You Are" - 4:46
  4. "Masta I.C." (feat. Royal Flush) - 5:50
  5. "Man of My Own" - 4:58
  6. "Time to Build" (feat. Ja Rule, Jay-Z and DMX) - 5:10
  7. "Shit's Real" - 4:25
  8. "Three Stories High" (feat. Royal Flush) - 3:22
  9. "Sharane" - 3:14
  10. "Men vs. Many" (feat. O.C. and Royal Flush) - 4:48
  11. "Train of Thought" - 4:33
  12. "Things Change" (feat. Royal Flush) - 3:48
  13. "Masta I.C. (Remix)" (feat. Lost Boyz) - 5:58
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