Supposedly this album was originally pressed in a batch of 500 for promo release. I went to A-1 to buy the repress and Roman put the original under my nose. I asked how much and he hit me in the gut... $150. Now that's that shit. Never mind that collector biz though. It's one of those records whose weight and respect has only grown in the years after it's release. Production credits all go to Diamond as his beats are early nineties at its finest, on the uptown upbeat shit. This LP single-handedly put D on many heads' top 5 producers lists. Hornet style on the classic Benson looped "Yo That's That Shit." Or how bout the Flaming Ember loop on "I'm Outta Here?" The singles "Best Kept Secret" and "Sally Got A One Track Mind?" What about the lesser known "Fuck What you Heard," or "Check One Two?" It's much too much. 2018 double LP reissue on Mercury for the first time since '92. He took a blues break and he broke it.
- originally released in 1992, 1st time reissue on original major label
- part of the Urban Legends reissue series
- double vinyl repress
- music label: Mercury 2018
reviewed by the mgmnt 07/2018
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