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Uncle Sam's Curse is the third studio album by American hip hop group Above the Law. It was released on July 12, 1994 and served as the last group's record on Ruthless Records before they were dropped from the label after the death of its founder Eazy-E. The album peaked at number 15 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and 113 on the Billboard 200.[2] It is currently out of print and often sells used for $75 to $80 on auction sites. Uncle Sam's Curse sold over 250,000 copies.

Uncle Sam's Curse
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 12, 1994
Recorded1993–1994
StudioThe Edge Recording (California)
GenreWest Coast hip hop, G-funk
Length59:57
LabelRuthless, Relativity
Producer
Above the Law chronology
Black Mafia Life
(1993)
Uncle Sam's Curse
(1994)
Time Will Reveal
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Audio production on this album was handled by A.T.L.'s Cold 187um with co-producers KM.G and K-oss, as of Go Mack left the group after their Black Mafia Life album. The tracks "Return of the Real Shit" and "Black Superman" contain samples from the 1994 film Against the Wall.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Return Of The Real Shit"5:39
2."Set Free"4:48
3."Kalifornia" (featuring Kokane)4:35
4."Concreat Jungle"4:24
5."Rain Be For Rain Bo"4:33
6."Everything Will Be Alright" (featuring Kokane)4:54
7."Black Superman"4:26
8."The 'G' In Me"4:48
9."Uncle Sam's Curse"4:47
10."One Time Two Meny"4:49
11."Who Ryde" (featuring Tone Lōc & Kokane)5:28
12."Gangsta Madness"6:46
Total length:59:57

PersonnelEdit

  • Gregory Fernan Hutchinson — main artist, producer, keyboards, mixing
  • Kevin Michael Gulley — main artist, co-producer
  • Anthony Stewart — main artist, co-producer
  • Jerry Long, Jr. — featured artist (tracks 3, 6, 11)
  • Anthony Terrell Smith — featured artist (track 11)
  • Mike Smooth — bass, guitar, keyboards
  • Jimmy Russell — bass
  • Brian Gardner — mastering
  • Mark Paladino — mixing
  • Michael Miller — photography
  • David Bett — art direction
  • Allan Wai — design
  • Kurt Nagahori — illustration (cover)
  • Joanna — backing vocals
  • Nicki — backing vocals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Uncle Sam's Curse – Above the Law". AllMusic. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Above the Law - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-03-10.