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Format: CD
Sku: 210906289
UPC: 829357850126
UPC 14: 00829357850126
Release Date: 4/21/2009
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Taxing ~ Special Ed
2. I Got It Made ~ Special Ed
3. I'm the Magnificent ~ Special Ed
4. Club Scene ~ Special Ed
5. Hoedown ~ Special Ed
6. Think About It ~ Special Ed
7. Akshun ~ Special Ed
8. Monster Jam ~ Special Ed
9. Bush, The ~ Special Ed
10. Fly M.C. ~ Special Ed
11. Heds and Dreds ~ Special Ed
12. I Got It Made ~ Special Ed
13. I Got It Made [Up Version] ~ Special Ed
14. Think About It ~ Special Ed
15. Think About It [Howie's Slo-Mo Party Mix] ~ Special Ed
16. One in a Million [Loose Talk in the Studio] ~ Special Ed
17. I'm the Magnificent - (The Magnificent Remix) ~ Special Ed
18. Ready 2 Attack ~ Special Ed
19. Club Scene [Ed's Special Mix] ~ Special Ed
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Dave Dorrell; C.J. Mackintosh.
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: Dave Dorrell; C.J. Mackintosh.
Muze PNote Recording information: Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY; Howie's Crib.
Muze PNote Author: Robert "RX Lord" Lewis.
Muze PNote Photographer: Robert "RX Lord" Lewis.
Muze PNote In 1989, at the tender age of 16, Brooklynite Special Ed burst on the scene with enough talent and swagger to stake his claim among hip-hop's big boys. For Special Ed, MC stands for master of cleverness, and Youngest in Charge is replete with it. The gifted manchild boasts a versatile repertoire, using various lyrical styles and rhymes spiked with punchlines and metaphors that indicate wisdom beyond his 16 years. The meat of the album lies in its first three tracks. The opening cut, "Taxing," is Ed's coming-out party as he kicks entertaining verses over a slickly produced, squealing guitar-riff-laced track produced by Howie Tee. The following track is a masterpiece, Ed's claim to hip-hop immortality, "I Got It Made." It's four-plus minutes of artful arrogance, an instant hip-hop classic and anthem for all precocious hip-hop-heads of the era. To round out the trio comes "I'm the Magnificent," a continuation of Ed's bragging rights over a sample from "Shantytown" (off Jimmy Cliff's The Harder They Come soundtrack). Because the first three tracks are so stellar, the rest of the album seems to be something of an afterthought; however, the remainder of the album does contain a few jewels. "The Bush," Ed's ode to his stomping grounds of Flatbush, features a sample of Al Green's "Love and Happiness," while "Think About It" is Ed's warning to those who wish to test his supremacy on the mic. On "Heds and Dreds," Ed flips a dancehall cadence to show his West Indian heritage. Youngest in Charge is a delightful release from a young hip-hop pioneer, a demonstration of the Edenic age of hip-hop when youthful exuberance and expression were highly valued. ~ M.F. DiBella

Producer: Howie Tee

Engineer: Questar "Quick" Welsh

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Old School Rap
Muze Music Compilations Old School Rap
Muze Music Compilations Essential Hip Hop 0505
Muze Music Compilations Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Muze Music Compilations Giant Single:profile Records Rap Anth
Muze Music Compilations Hip Hop Freestyle R b Platinum Cla

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/22/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1989
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : TEG 785012
Music Label Name Label : Traffic Entertainment Group
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00829357850126

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Special Ed
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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