The World's Greatest Entertainer

The World's Greatest Entertainer is the second album released by Doug E. Fresh.[4] It was released in 1988 on Reality Records, a short-lived subsidiary of Fantasy Records, and was produced by Doug E. Fresh, Eric "Vietnam" Sadler, Ollie Cotton and Carl Ryder. The album gained a fair amount of success, peaking at #88 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and featured the single "Keep Risin' to the Top," which peaked at #4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks.

The World's Greatest Entertainer
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 31, 1988
Recorded1987–1988
GenreHip hop
Length48:08
LabelReality[1]/Fantasy Records
ProducerDoug E. Fresh
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler
Ollie Cotton
Carl Ryder
Doug E. Fresh chronology
Oh, My God!
(1986)
The World's Greatest Entertainer
(1988)
Doin' What I Gotta Do
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1.5/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Guess? Who?" - 4:26
  2. "Every Body Got 2 Get Some" - 3:45
  3. "D.E.F. = Doug E. Fresh" - 4:12
  4. "On the Strength" - 2:50
  5. "Keep Risin’ to the Top" - 3:50
  6. "Greatest Entertainer" - 4:42
  7. "I'm Gettin’ Ready" - 4:52
  8. "Cut That Zero" - 3:53
  9. "The Plane (So High)" - 4:04
  10. "Ev’rybody Loves a Star" - 4:00
  11. "Crazy ’Bout Cars" - 4:30
  12. "Africa (Goin’ Back Home)" - 3:33

Samples listEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1988) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 88
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Goldsmith, Melissa Ursula Dawn; Fonseca, Anthony J. (December 1, 2018). Hip Hop around the World: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9780313357596 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ The World's Greatest Entertainer at AllMusic
  3. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 210.
  4. ^ "The Secret History of Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew's 'The World's Greatest Entertainer'". Okayplayer. May 31, 2018.
  5. ^ "Doug E. Fresh Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Doug E. Fresh Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.