IT WAS ON THIS DATE MAY 5, 1998 RAWKUA RECORDS RELEASED THIER SECOND COMPILATION ALBUM LYRICIST LOUNGE VOLUME ONE

Lyricist Lounge, Volume One is the second hip hop compilation album by American record label Rawkus Records. The double-disc was released on May 5, 1998 as the first installment of Lyricist Lounge album series, based on New York‘s Lyricist Lounge showcases.

Recording sessions took place at Temple of Soul, at Firehouse Studios, at Animation Sound, at Ozone Studios, at Soundtrack Studios, at Poke’s Crib, at Animal Tracks Studios, at D’s House, at Platinum Island Studios, at Unique Studios, at Mark Dann Recording Studios, at Rawkus Studios and at Circus Studios in New York City, at The Chop Shop in New Jersey, at the Red October Chemical Storage Facility in Los Angeles with additional recording at Westlake Audio.

Production was handled by Shawn J Period, 88-Keys, Kenny Diaz, Will Tell, Charlemagne, Curt Cowdy, Cut Chemist, Derrick Trotman, DJ Nu-Mark, DJ Scratch, El-P, Ge-Ology, G.M., Hi-Tek, Keith Horne, Megahertz, Native Sun, Nottz, Saul Williams, Stix Bones and V.I.C., with Danny Castro, Ant Marshall and Perry Landsberg serving as executive producers.

It features contributions from Bahamadia, Black Thought, Common, Company Flow, De La Soul, Jurassic 5, Kool Keith, KRS-One, Mos Def, Natural Elements, O.C., Pharoahe Monch, Punchline, Q-Tip, Rah Digga, Ras Kass, Saul Williams, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Talib Kweli, Tash, The Last Emperor, Thirstin Howl III, Wordsworth and Zack de la Rocha among others.

The album peaked at number 167 on the Billboard 200 and number 52 on the Top R&B Albums in the United States. It was preceded by two singles: “Body Rock” and “C.I.A. (Criminals In Action)”. “Body Rock” peaked at #15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100, #65 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, #29 on the Hot Rap Songs and #11 on the Dance Singles Sales. “C.I.A. (Criminals In Action)” peaked at #33 on the Hot Rap Songs.

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