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This Is Madness

This Is Madness is the second studio album by spoken word recording artists The Last Poets. It was released in 1971 through Douglas Records. Recording sessions took place at Media Sound Studios with production by Alan Douglas and Stefan Bright. The album peaked at #104 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and at #14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States.

This Is Madness
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Studio album by The Last Poets
Released1971
StudioMedia Sound Studios
Genre
Length35:10
LabelDouglas
Producer
The Last Poets chronology
The Last Poets
(1970)
This Is Madness
(1971)
Chastisement
(1972)
Singles from This Is Madness
  1. "O.D."
    Released: 1970
  2. "True Blues"
    Released: 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

It spawned two singles, "O.D." and "True Blues". The songs from This Is Madness were used by various hip hop musicians.[2]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."True Blues"Alafía Pudím2:04
2."Related to What Chant"
1:12
3."Related to What"Omar Ben Hassen3:14
4."Black Is Chant"
  • Alafía Pudím
  • Omar Ben Hassen
  • Raymond "Nilaja" Hurrey
0:58
5."Black Is"Omar Ben Hassen2:33
6."Time"Omar Ben Hassen1:43
7."Mean Machine Chant"
  • Alafía Pudím
  • Omar Ben Hassen
  • Raymond "Nilaja" Hurrey
1:24
8."Mean Machine"Alafía Pudím4:05
9."White Man's Got a God Complex"Alafía Pudím3:41
10."Opposites"Alafía Pudím1:48
11."Black People What Y'all Gon' Do Chant"
  • Alafía Pudím
  • Omar Ben Hassen
  • Raymond "Nilaja" Hurrey
0:47
12."Black People What Y'all Gon' Do"Omar Ben Hassen3:25
13."O.D."Alafía Pudím3:10
14."This Is Madness Chant"
  • Alafía Pudím
  • Omar Ben Hassen
  • Raymond "Nilaja" Hurrey
1:07
15."This Is Madness"Omar Ben Hassen4:54
Total length:35:10

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (1971) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 104
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "This Is Madness – The Last Poets". AllMusic. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Last Poets". WhoSampled.
  3. ^ "The Last Poets Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "The Last Poets Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.

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