Sittin' on Chrome

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Sittin' on Chrome is the second and final studio album by American hip hop group Masta Ace Incorporated and the third album by Brooklyn-based rapper Masta Ace. It was released on May 2, 1995 through Delicious Vinyl. Recording sessions took place at Firehouse Studios in Brooklyn. Production was handled by Masta Ace under his producer moniker 'Ase One', as well as the Bluez Brothas, Louie "Phat Kat" Vega and Uneek, with Orlando Aguillen serving as executive producer. It peaked at number 69 on the Billboard 200 and number 19 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in the United States.

Sittin' on Chrome
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2, 1995 (1995-05-02)
Recorded1992,1994–95
StudioFirehouse Studios (Brooklyn, NYC)
GenreHip hop
Length1:08:13
LabelDelicious Vinyl
Producer
Masta Ace chronology
SlaughtaHouse
(1993)
Sittin' on Chrome
(1995)
Disposable Arts
(2001)
Singles from Sittin' on Chrome
  1. "Born to Roll"
    Released: 1994
  2. "The I.N.C. Ride"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Sittin' on Chrome"
    Released: August 22, 1995
  4. "Turn It Up"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews9/10[2]
The Source3.5/5[3]

Ace followed the success of his 1994 hits "Jeep Ass Niguh" and "Crooklyn" (released with the Crooklyn Dodgers) with his most commercially successful album, which concentrated more on the West Coast hip hop/gangsta rap sound that particularly became a popular trend among many artists nationwide since the mega-success of Dr. Dre's The Chronic.

Sittin' on Chrome features the crossover hit "Born to Roll" (the West Coast remix of "Jeep Ass Niguh"), which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was originally released as a hidden track on his SlaughtaHouse album, as well as two more Hot 100 hit singles, "The I.N.C. Ride" and the title track. A year after the release, Ace split with the I.N.C. crew and was largely missing from the hip hop scene, until his comeback album, Disposable Arts, was released in 2001.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Intro"
The Bluez Brothers2:54
2."The I.N.C. Ride"Luis "Phat Kat" Vega4:10
3."Eastbound"
  • Clear
  • Ellis
Ase One4:29
4."What's Going On!"
  • Clear
  • Glover
  • Ellis
  • The Bluez Brothers
  • Ase One (co.)
5:44
5."The B-Side"
  • Clear
  • Paula Perry
  • Ellis
Ase One4:14
6."Sittin' on Chrome"ClearAse One4:07
7."People in My Hood"
  • Clear
  • Sean McFadden
Uneek5:37
8."Turn It Up"
  • Ase One
  • The Bluez Brothers (co.)
5:15
9."U Can't Find Me"
Ase One4:13
10."Ain't No Game"
  • Clear
  • Perry
  • Ellis
Ase One4:55
11."Freestyle?"
  • Clear
  • Glover
  • Ellis
The Bluez Brothers3:29
12."Terror"Ase One5:19
13."Da Answer"ClearAse One4:56
14."4 da Mind" (featuring the Cella Dwellas)
  • Clear
  • Ellis
  • Alando Outlaw
  • Christopher Gerald
Ase One4:45
15."Born to Roll"
  • Clear
  • Andre Brown
  • Eric McIntosh
  • Tyrone J. Kelsie
Ase One4:14
16."The Phat Kat Ride"
  • Clear
  • Vega
Luis "Phat Kat" Vega4:05
Total length:1:08:13

PersonnelEdit

  • Duval "Masta Ace"/"Ase One" Clear – performer (tracks: 1-7, 9-16), producer (tracks: 3, 5-6, 8-10, 12-15), co-producer (track 4), mixing, remixing (track 2)
  • Reginald "Lord Digga" Ellis – performer (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16), producer (tracks: 1, 4, 11), co-producer (track 8), mixing
  • Leschea A. Boatwright – performer (tracks: 5, 8, 10, 12, 13)
  • Paula Perry – performer (tracks: 3, 5, 10)
  • Norman "Witchdoc" Glover – producer (tracks: 1, 4, 11), co-producer (track 8)
  • Louis "Phat Kat" Vega – producer (tracks: 2, 16)
  • Sean "Uneek" McFadden – producer (track 7)
  • Orlando Aguillen – executive producer
  • Blaise Dupuy – recording
  • Ethan Ryman – recording
  • Frantz Verna – recording
  • James Mansfield – mixing
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner – mastering
  • Tony Dawsey – mastering
  • Truly Rain – art direction
  • Studio S.E.E. – design
  • Brian "B+" Cross – photography
  • Donavin "Kid Styles" Murray – illustration
  • Jonathan Pollack – management

ChartsEdit

Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 69
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 19

Singles chart positionsEdit

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales
1994 "Born to Roll" 23 33 5 11
1995 "The I.N.C. Ride" 69 44 8 10
"Sittin' on Chrome" 84 67 16 25

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Sittin' on Chrome - Masta Ace Incorporated | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  2. ^ Simelane, Vukile (June 15, 2004). "Masta Ace Incorporated :: Sittin' on Chrome – RapReviews". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  3. ^ Poluhoff, Nicholas (July 1995). "Record Report: Masta Ace Incorporated – Sittin' On Chrome". The Source.
  4. ^ "Masta Ace Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "Masta Ace Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2016.

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