Am I Black Enough for You? (album)

Am I Black Enough for You? is the fourth album by rapper Schoolly D, released in 1989 via Jive Records/RCA.[3] It was produced by Schoolly D and DJ Code Money.[6] The album did not chart, although three singles were released: "Gangster Boogie", "Pussy Ain't Nothin'", and "Livin' in the Jungle".

Am I Black Enough for You?
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 27, 1989
Recorded1989
GenreHardcore hip hop
Political hip hop
Old school hip hop
Length53:41
LabelJive/RCA
ProducerSchoolly D
DJ Code Money
Schoolly D chronology
Smoke Some Kill
(1988)
Am I Black Enough for You?
(1989)
How a Black Man Feels
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[4]
Spin Alternative Record Guide7/10[5]

"Am I Black Enough for You?" appears in the 1990 film King of New York.

Critical receptionEdit

Trouser Press called Am I Black Enough for You? "a loud and proud album that uses spoken-word bites (political speeches, Star Trek dialogue, Richard Pryor crack-horror routines) to increase the consciousness."[7] The Washington Post wrote that "the raised consciousness and subtler production only make this the rapper's least distinctive effort: There's nothing on this one as abrasively hilarious, or as indubitably Schooly [sic], as the previous platter's 'No More Rock and Roll.'"[8]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Black" – 0:29
  2. "Gangster Boogie" – 4:06
  3. "It's Like Dope" – 3:46
  4. "D. Is For" – 3:47
  5. "Black Is..." – 0:30
  6. "Gucci Again" – 3:42
  7. "Pussy Ain't Nothin'" – 3:04
  8. "Black Attack" – 0:40
  9. "Who's Schoolin' Who?" – 3:17
  10. "Mama Feelgood" – 3:30
    • Includes samples from Lyn Collins "Mama Feelgood" and "Think(About It)"
  11. "Get off Your Ass and Get Involved" – 1:53
    • Includes samples from James Brown's "Get Up Get Into It Get Involved"
  12. "Education of a Black Man" – 2:29
  13. "Black Education" – 1:03
  14. "Livin' in the Jungle" – 3:34
  15. "Black Jesus" – 3:50
  16. "Super Nigger" – 1:53
  17. "Am I Black Enough for You?" – 4:24
    • Includes samples from Billy Paul's "Am I Black Enough for You?" and Maceo & the Macks "Soul Power 74"
  18. "Don't Call Me Nigger" – 3:36
  19. "Black Power" – 1:03
  20. "Godfather of Funk" – 3:05

Later SamplesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Am I Black Enough for You? at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: CG: Schoolly-D". www.robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 7: MUZE. p. 293.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 621.
  5. ^ Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. 1995. pp. 342–343.
  6. ^ "Spins". SPIN. SPIN Media LLC. November 30, 1989 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Schoolly D". Trouser Press. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
  8. ^ Jenkins, Mark (September 22, 1989). "CAP CENTRE RAP ATTACK" – via www.washingtonpost.com.