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Stone Cold Rhymin' [Parental Advisory]
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Album: Stone Cold Rhymin'
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Come Off
2)    Principal's Office
3)    Bust a Move
4)    Non Stop
5)    Fastest Rhyme
6)    My Name Is Young
7)    Know How
8)    Roll with the Punches
9)    I Let 'Em Know
10)    Pick Up the Pace
11)    Got More Rhymes
12)    Stone Cold Buggin'
13)    Just Say No
 

Album: Stone Cold Rhymin'
# Song Title   Time
1)    I Come Off
2)    Principal's Office
3)    Bust a Move
4)    Non Stop
5)    Fastest Rhyme
6)    My Name Is Young
7)    Know How
8)    Roll with the Punches
9)    I Let 'Em Know
10)    Pick Up the Pace
11)    Got More Rhymes
12)    Stone Cold Buggin'
13)    Just Say No
 
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  • Personnel: Young M.C. (rap vocals); Crystal Blake (vocals); Flea, Kevin O'Neal (bass); John Dexter Steward, Jr. (drums).
  • Producers: Matt Dike, Michael Ross, The Dust Brothers, Quincy Jones, Jr.
  • Personnel: Young MC (vocals); Crystal Blake (vocals).
  • Audio Mixers: Matt Dike; Michael C. Ross ; Quincy Jones; The Dust Brothers .
  • Photographer: Salomon.
  • Arrangers: Michael Ross ; Matt Dike; Michael C. Ross ; Quincy Jones; The Dust Brothers .
  • Young MC wasn't given props at the time and he wasn't respected in the years following the release of his debut Stone Cold Rhymin', largely because he worked entirely in the pop-rap/crossover vein. All the same, that's what's great about his debut, since it's exceptionally clever and effective, a wonderful combination of deft rhymes and skillful production. And there's no discounting Matt Dike, Michael Ross, the Dust Brothers, and engineer Mario Caldato, Jr. (the latter two names are members of the Beastie Boys' inner circle), who make this record easily accessible, without a trace of guilt, even if it does sample from familiar sources. And, really, Young MC is a gifted rapper, spinning out rhymes with a deft touch and turning out rhymes much more clever than they should be. Yes, Stone Cold Rhymin' is a product of its time, particularly in its sound and lyrical references, but divorced from the Bush era, it comes off as one of the catchiest, friendliest pop-rap records and it's still an infectious party record years after its release. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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