The Four Horsemen (album)

The Four Horsemen is the third studio album by American hip hop group Ultramagnetic MCs. It was released on August 10, 1993 via Wild Pitch Records. Audio production was handled by Ultramagnetic MCs, except for four tracks produced by Godfather Don, who helped to incorporate a darker, jazzier sound than the group's previous work. "Checkin' My Style" and "See the Man on the Street" were originally recorded in 1992 during Godfather Don-produced sessions for a projected solo album for Kool Keith's alias Rhythm X. Those same sessions also produced songs released on Cenobites LP, the CD edition of which contains the original extended version of "Checkin' My Style," retitled "Return To Zero." The Four Horsemen includes recurring science fiction and baseball themes and was viewed by fans as a welcome return to the group's hardcore roots. Because of a manufacturing error, the current Fontana Distribution pressing is identified as the U.M.C.'s on the covering sticker under the shrink wrap. The album peaked at number 55 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[1] and number 15 on the Heatseekers Albums.[2]

The Four Horsemen
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 10, 1993
Recorded1992–1993
GenreHip hop
Length51:28
LabelWild Pitch
Producer
Ultramagnetic MCs chronology
Funk Your Head Up
(1992)
The Four Horsemen
(1993)
The Best Kept Secret
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars link
The Source4/5 stars link
Vibe(favorable) link

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."We are the Horsemen"Ultramagnetic MCs3:53
2."Checkin' My Style"Godfather Don2:31
3."Two Brothers with Checks (San Francisco, Harvey)"Ultramagnetic MCs4:43
4."Raise it Up" (featuring Godfather Don)Godfather Don4:18
5."Saga of Dandy, the Devil, & Day"Godfather Don4:36
6."Delta Force II"Ultramagnetic MCs3:55
7."Adventures of Herman's Lust (Moe Love III)"Moe Love2:06
8."See the Man on the Street"Godfather Don3:23
9."Bring it Down to Earth"Ultramagnetic MCs3:36
10."Don't be Scared"Ultramagnetic MCs5:03
11."One Two, One Two"Ultramagnetic MCs2:44
12."Time to Catch a Body"Ultramagnetic MCs3:31
13."Yo, Black"Ultramagnetic MCs4:23
14."Big Booty"Ultramagnetic MCs2:46
Total length:51:28

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ultramagnetic MC's The Four Horsemen Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ultramagnetic MC's The Four Horsemen Chart History". Heatseekers Albums. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Bush, John. "The Four Horsemen - Ultramagnetic MC's". Allmusic. Retrieved November 30, 2017.

External linksEdit

"Ultramagnetic MC's - The Four Horsemen". Discogs.