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AKA The Rugged Child


  • 1. Here Come the Hits
    2. On and On
    3. Pass It Off
    4. Never Say Never (Interlude)
    5. One's 4 da Money
    6. Here I Am
    7. Move It Over Here
    8. Buckwylyn
    9. You the Man
    10. Napsack
    11. Rugged Onez, The
    12. Little Rascals
    13. 4 the Headpiece (Interlude)
    14. Party's Goin' On
    15. Shouts on the Outs (Interlude)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 39385

  • Credits
    ProducerRNS; Prince Rhakeem
    EngineerTim Latham

    Personnel: Shyheim (rap vocals); Tim "The Funky Red" Latham (bass); Phat Ron (DJ); Kia Jefferies, June Lover, Milk D., RNS (background vocals).
    Recorded at Fire House Recording Studios, Battery Recording Studios and Chung King Recording Studios, New York.
    Shyheim's age of 14 can be easily recognized in his voice on this, his debut album, but lyrically it's difficult to believe this young rapper is already so skilled. What really makes him different than other young rappers is that he's where he is, not just because of his youth. The sound works well, with funky, lively beats, and Shyheim's hardcore violence-heavy lyrics combining for some great tracks. Only time will tell how this artist will develop, but if this is any indication of what we can expect from him in the years to come, the Rugged Child will surely not disappoint. ~ Brad Mills

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (8/25/94, p.88) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Shy is a kiddie rapper with an erratic album and a childish tone...It's not a dis to say: Watch for Shy after he breaks puberty..."
    Entertainment Weekly (6/3/94, p.60) - "...his slight nimble voice gives him a vulnerability that infuses his debut album with humanity..." - Rating: B
    The Source (4/94, p.73) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...This album offers a glimpse into the mind of the rugged child as he runs through the wild streets of Gaten Island, NYC, preparing to assault your ears with his astounding world premiere...."
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