Wild Cowboys

Wild Cowboys is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Sadat X of Brand Nubian. It was released on July 15, 1996 via Loud Records. Recording sessions took place at Chung King Studios, at D&D Studios, at Platinum Island Studios and at Greene St. Recording in New York, and at Chris Biondo Studios in Washington, D.C. Production was handled by Diamond D, Buckwild, DJ Ogee, Ali Malek, Ant Greene Father Time, Da Beatminerz, Dante Ross, DJ Alamo, Minnesota, Pete Rock, Showbiz and Sadat X himself. It features guest appearances from Shawn Black, DV Alias Khrist, Deda, Grand Puba, Kool Chuck, Money Boss Players, Tec, Sha Sha and Regina Hall. The album peaked at number 83 on the Billboard 200 and number 13 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Wild Cowboys
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 15, 1996 (1996-07-15)
Recorded1995–96
Studio
GenreHip hop
Length1:04:01
Label
Producer
Sadat X chronology
Wild Cowboys
(1996)
The State of New York vs. Derek Murphy
(2000)
Singles from Wild Cowboys
  1. "Hang 'Em High"
    Released: May 20, 1996
  2. "The Lump Lump"
    Released: October 28, 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
RapReviews8.5/10[2]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[3]

Though the album did not receive much mainstream attention, it was a popular underground release, partly due to the album's production. Wild Cowboys spawned two singles: "Hang 'Em High" b/w "Stages & Lights", which made it to #98 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "The Lump Lump", which reached #85 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and #20 on the Hot Rap Songs.

A sequel to the album, Wild Cowboys II, was released on March 23, 2010.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Lump Lump"Buckwild3:55
2."Wild Cowboys"Diamond D4:38
3."Sauce for Birdheads" (featuring Shawn Black)
  • Murphy
  • Shawn Hector
  • Gary S. Scott
DJ Ogee4:03
4."Open Bar" (featuring Grand Puba)DJ Alamo4:35
5."Hang 'Em High" (featuring D.V. Alias Khrist)
Ali Malek4:00
6."Do It Again"
  • Murphy
  • Mark Richardson
Minnesota4:02
7."Game's Sober" (featuring Money Boss Players and Sha Sha)
  • Murphy
  • Hector
  • Sean Hamiltion
  • Eddie Faison
  • Basil Tweedy
  • Harkiem Hollis
  • Allan Hendrix
  • Richardson
  • J.A. Greene
  • A. Glenn
Ant Greene Father Time4:39
8."Smoking on the Low" (featuring D.V. Alias Khrist and Shawn Black)
  • Murphy
  • Hector
  • Best
Buckwild4:42
9."Petty People" (featuring Shawn Black)
  • Murphy
  • Hector
  • Kirkland
Diamond D4:26
10."The Interview" (featuring Regina Hall)Da Beatminerz3:32
11."Stages and Lights"Showbiz4:15
12."Move On"
  • Murphy
  • Kirkland
Diamond D4:25
13."The Funkiest"4:10
14."Escape from New York" (featuring Deda)Pete Rock4:10
15."The Hashout" (featuring Kool Chuck, Shawn Black and Tec)
  • Murphy
  • Hector
  • Scott
DJ Ogee4:28
Total length:1:04:01
Sample credits

PersonnelEdit

  • Derek "Sadat X" Murphy – main artist, producer (track 13), executive producer, sleeve notes
  • Shawn "Shawn Black" Hector – featured artist (tracks: 3, 8, 9, 15)
  • Maxwell "Grand Puba" Dixon – featured artist (track 4)
  • Kenneth "DV Alias Khtist" Scranton – featured artist (tracks: 5, 8)
  • Eddie "Eddie Cheeba" Faison – featured artist (track 7)
  • Sean "Lord Tariq" Hamilton – featured artist (track 7)
  • Mark "Minnesota" Richardson – featured artist (track 7), producer (track 6)
  • Sha Sha – vocals (track 7)
  • Regina Hall – featured artist (track 10)
  • Sylvester "Deda" James – featured artist (track 14)
  • Kool Chuck – featured artist (track 15)
  • Tec – featured artist (track 15)
  • Anthony "Roc Raida" Williams – scratches (track 1)
  • Anthony "Tone The Backbone" Scott – bass (track 10)
  • Tim Latham – mixing (track 1)
  • John Wydrycs – recording (track 1)
  • Gordon "Commissioner Gordon" Williams – mixing (tracks: 2, 11, 13), recording (tracks: 2, 13)
  • Tony Smalios – mixing (tracks: 3-5, 8-9, 15)
  • Chris Conway – recording (tracks: 3, 11, 15)
  • Jack Hersca – recording (tracks: 4, 9, 12), mixing (track 12)
  • Chris Biondo – recording (track 5)
  • Troy Hightower – mixing (tracks: 6, 7)
  • Ken "Duro" Ifill – recording (tracks: 6, 7)
  • Mario Rodriguez – recording (track 8)
  • Leo "Swift" Morris – mixing & recording (track 10)
  • James Wilson Staub – mixing & recording (track 14)
  • Tom Coyne – mastering
  • Anthony "Buckwild" Best – producer (tracks: 1, 8)
  • Joseph "Diamond D" Kirkland – producer (tracks: 2, 9, 12), additional programming (track 5)
  • Gary "DJ Ogee" Scott – producer (tracks: 3, 15)
  • Keith "Alamo" Jones – producer (track 4)
  • Ali Malek – producer (track 5)
  • Ant Greene Father Time – producer (track 7)
  • Ewart "DJ Evil Dee" Dewgarde – producer (track 10)
  • Walter "Mr. Walt" Dewgarde – producer (track 10)
  • Rodney "Showbiz" LeMay – producer (track 11)
  • Dante Ross – producer (track 13), executive producer, management
  • Peter "Pete Rock" Phillips – producer (track 14)
  • Matteo "Matt Life" Glen – executive producer, A&R
  • Schott "Schott Free" Jacobs – executive producer, A&R
  • Ola Kudu – art direction, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography

ChartsEdit

Chart (1996) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[4] 83
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[5] 13

Singles chart positionsEdit

Year Song Chart positions
US Hot 100 US R&B US Rap US Dance
1996 "Hang 'Em High" 98 53 12 21
"The Lump Lump" 85 20 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stanley, Leo. "Wild Cowboys - Sadat X | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  2. ^ Jost, Matt (January 26, 2010). "Sadat X :: Wild Cowboys :: Loud Records". www.rapreviews.com. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 102. ISBN 978-0-7432-0169-8.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  4. ^ "Sadat X Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "Sadat X Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 13, 2020.

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