Totally Krossed Out
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Studio album by Kris Kross


March 31, 1992


August 1991 - January 1992


Studio 4 Recording
(Philadelphia, PA)
Kala Studios
(Atlanta, GA)
2560 Studios
(Atlanta, GA)
Digital Sound
(Philadelphia, PA)


Hip hop, G-funk, Southern hip hop




Ruffhouse Records / Columbia


Jermaine Dupri (exec.)

Totally Krossed Out is the debut studio album by American Hip hop group Kris Kross. It was released in March 31, 1992 under Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records. Recording sessions took place in August 1991 and January 1992 at Kala Studios and 2560 Studios in Atlanta and Studio 4 Recording and Digital Sound in Philadelphia. The album was produced primarily by Jermaine Dupri. The album supported the singles: "Jump", "I Missed the Bus", "Warm It Up" and "It's a Shame".

Totally Krossed Out was a huge success for the duo, selling over four million copies and reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it remained for two and six non-consecutive weeks respectively. Four singles were released, including "Jump" and "Warm It Up", both of which reached #1 on the Hot Rap Singles, and "I Missed the Bus" and "It's a Shame". The album certified 4X platinum by the RIAA. Music videos were released for the four singles and also for "The Way of Rhyme", even though the song was not released as a single.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Intro Interview" - 0:51
  2. "Jump" - 3:15
  3. "Lil Boys In da Hood" - 3:05
  4. "Warm It Up" - 4:08
  5. "The Way of Rhyme" - 2:59
  6. "Party" - 4:02
  7. "We're In da House" - 0:39
  8. "A Real Bad Dream" - 1:58
  9. "It's a Shame" - 3:46
  10. "Can't Stop the Bum Rush" - 2:57
  11. "You Can't Get With This" - 2:24
  12. "I Missed the Bus" - 2:59
  13. "Outro" - 0:43
  14. "Party (Krossed Mix)" - 4:10
  15. "Jump (Extended Mix)" - 5:10

Samples[edit | edit source]


  • "Impeach the President" by The Honey Drippers
  • "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5
  • "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players

Lil Boys In Da Hood

  • "Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise)" by James Brown
  • "Soul Sanction" by Booker T. & the M.G.'s
  • "The Big Beat" by Billy Squier
  • "Sister Sanctified" by Stanley Turrentine and Milt Jackson
  • "Boyz-N-The-Hood" by Eazy-E

Warm It Up

The Way of Rhyme

  • "Hihache" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band
  • "More Peas" by Fred Wesley and The J.B.'s


  • "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins
  • "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton
  • "UFO" by ESG

We're In Da House

  • "Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)" by Run-D.M.C.
  • "Funky President (People It's Bad)" by James Brown

A Real Bad Dream

  • "Good Old Music" by Funkadelic
  • "Endangered Species (Tales From the Darkside)" by Ice Cube
  • "Just Don't Bite It" by N.W.A

It's a Shame

  • "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp
  • "Kool is Back" by Funk, Inc.
  • "Pump That Bass" by Original Concept

Can't Stop The Bumrush

  • "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone
  • "The Breakdown (Part I)" by Rufus Thomas
  • "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes
  • "Sucker MC's" by Run-D.M.C.

You Can't Get With This

  • "Rollin' Wit' the Lench Mob" by Ice Cube

I Missed the Bus

  • "Baretta's Theme" by Sammy Davis Jr.
  • "Funky President (People It's Bad)" by James Brown


Jump [Extended Mix]

  • "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" by James Brown
  • "N.T." by Kool & the Gang
  • "Spinback 1" by Simon Harris
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