|Lyricist Lounge, Volume One|
|Compilation album by |
|Released||May 5, 1998|
|Various artists chronology|
|Singles from Lyricist Lounge, Volume One|
Lyricist Lounge, Volume One is the second hip hop compilation album by American record label Rawkus Records. The double-disc was released on May 5, 1998 as the first installment of Lyricist Lounge album series, based on New York's Lyricist Lounge showcases.
Recording sessions took place at Temple of Soul, at Firehouse Studios, at Animation Sound, at Ozone Studios, at Soundtrack Studios, at Poke's Crib, at Animal Tracks Studios, at D's House, at Platinum Island Studios, at Unique Studios, at Mark Dann Recording Studios, at Rawkus Studios and at Circus Studios in New York City, at The Chop Shop in New Jersey, at the Red October Chemical Storage Facility in Los Angeles with additional recording at Westlake Audio.
Production was handled by Shawn J Period, 88-Keys, Kenny Diaz, Will Tell, Charlemagne, Curt Cowdy, Cut Chemist, Derrick Trotman, DJ Nu-Mark, DJ Scratch, El-P, Ge-Ology, G.M., Hi-Tek, Keith Horne, Megahertz, Native Sun, Nottz, Saul Williams, Stix Bones and V.I.C., with Danny Castro, Ant Marshall and Perry Landsberg serving as executive producers.
It features contributions from Bahamadia, Black Thought, Common, Company Flow, De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Kool Keith, KRS-One, Mos Def, Natural Elements, O.C., Pharoahe Monch, Punchline, Q-Tip, Rah Digga, Ras Kass, Saul Williams, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Talib Kweli, Tash, The Last Emperor, Thirstin Howl III, Wordsworth and Zack de la Rocha among others.
The album peaked at number 167 on the Billboard 200 and number 52 on the Top R&B Albums in the United States. It was preceded by two singles: "Body Rock" and "C.I.A. (Criminals In Action)". "Body Rock" peaked at #15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100, #65 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, #29 on the Hot Rap Songs and #11 on the Dance Singles Sales. "C.I.A. (Criminals In Action)" peaked at #33 on the Hot Rap Songs.
|1.||"Street Promoters (Skit)" (performed by WiseGuy)||0:44|
|2.||"Intro" (performed by De La Soul)||88-Keys||1:41|
|3.||"Bring Hip Hop Back" (performed by Cipher Complete)||Megahertz||3:55|
|4.||"Keep Pouring" (performed by Diaz Brothers, Matrix and A-Butta)||Kenny Diaz||5:29|
|5.||"Blood" (performed by Sarah Jones)||5:13|
|6.||"Body Rock" (performed by Mos Def, Q-Tip and Tash)||Shawn J Period||5:11|
|7.||"Bathroom Cipher" (performed by Hazadus, J-Treds, Thirstin Howl III, Kwest tha Madd Ladd and I.G. Off)||88-Keys||4:24|
|8.||"Da Cipher" (performed by Punchline and Wordsworth)||Curt Gowdy||4:09|
|9.||"Famous Last Words" (performed by Word A' Mouth)||Will Tell||5:05|
|10.||"No Matter" (performed by Prime)||Derrick Trotman||5:20|
|11.||"Action Guaranteed" (performed by O.C. and Ras Kass)||Shawn J Period||5:24|
|12.||"All in My Own" (performed by Mike Zoot)||Shawn J Period||7:33|
|13.||"The Phone Call (Skit)" (performed by WiseGuy and Wordsmith)||1:03|
|14.||"Live from the D.J. Stretch Armstrong Show with Your Host Bobbito 'The Barber'" (performed by Black Thought, Common, Pharoahe Monch and Absolute)||10:09|
|15.||"Ohm" (performed by Saul Williams)||3:28|
|16.||"Intro" (performed by Kool Keith, Sir Menelik and Survival Soundz)||1:35|
|17.||"Mayday" (performed by Natural Elements)||Charlemagne||5:38|
|18.||"The Manifesto" (performed by Reflection Eternal)||Hi-Tek||5:44|
|19.||"Be OK" (performed by Bahamadia and Rah Digga)||DJ Scratch||5:44|
|20.||"Lyrics" (performed by A.L.)||Kenny Diaz||3:47|
|21.||"Outside the Lounge" (performed by Talib Kweli, Shabaam Sahdeeq, WiseGuy, Word A' Mouth and Lil' Sci)||Will Tell||7:07|
|22.||"Holy Water" (performed by Lord Have Mercy and D.V. Alias Khrist)||Nottz||6:23|
|23.||"Jayou" (performed by Jurassic 5)||4:04|
|24.||"C.I.A. (Criminals in Action)" (performed by Zack de la Rocha, KRS-One and The Last Emperor)||Keith Horne||5:20|
|25.||"Society" (performed by Problemz)||G.M.||5:16|
|26.||"Weight" (performed by Indelible MC's: Company Flow, The Juggaknots and J-Treds)||6:13|
|27.||"After the Show" (performed by Wordsmith, Rise, Punchline, Jedi and A.L.)||Ge-Ology||8:08|
|US Hot 100||US R&B||US Rap||US Dance|
|"C.I.A. (Criminals In Action)"||--||--||33||--|