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Totally Krossed Out

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Released  March 31, 1992
Length  39:33
Totally Krossed Out (1992)  Da Bomb (1993)
Release date  17 March 1992
Recorded  1991-92
Label  Ruffhouse, Columbia
Artist  Kris Kross
Producer  Jermaine Dupri
Totally Krossed Out httpsimgdiscogscomb9r1d8vukbWda6UVhcJ2QFnhg

Genres  Hip hop music, Pop-rap, G-funk
Nominations  American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album
Similar  Kris Kross albums, Hip hop music albums

Totally Krossed Out is the debut album by American hip hop duo Kris Kross. It was produced and largely written by Jermaine Dupri and released on March 31, 1992, by Ruffhouse Records and Columbia Records. After developing a musical concept for the duo, Dupri spent two years writing and producing the album.

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Commercial performance

Totally Krossed Out was a huge success for the duo, selling over four million copies and reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, where it remained for two and six non-consecutive weeks respectively. Four singles were released, including "Jump" and "Warm It Up", both of which reached No. 1 on the Hot Rap Singles, and "I Missed the Bus" and "It's a Shame". The album was certified 4x platinum by the RIAA. Music videos were released for the four singles and for "The Way of Rhyme", even though the song was not released as a single.

Critical reception

In a contemporary review for The Village Voice, the music critic Robert Christgau gave the album an "A–" and praised Dupri for "avoiding BBD's girl-bashing and ABC's kiddie escapism" in his lyrics for the duo. He found the music "ebullient" and suited for Kriss Kross' "preadolescent tempos and timbres". "Jump" was voted the third best single of 1992 in The Village Voice's annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll. Christgau, the poll's creator, named it the best single of the year in his own year-end list and also ranked "Warm It Up" at number four.

In a retrospective review, Allmusic's Steve Huey gave the album four out of five stars and said that Dupri "delivers a catchy, pop-friendly batch of tracks that manage to stay pretty consistently engaging (perhaps in part because they are short)".

Track listing

All songs written and produced by Jermaine Dupri, except where noted.

  1. "Intro Interview" – 0:51
  2. "Jump" (Jermaine Dupri, The Corporation, Ohio Players) – 3:15
  3. "Lil' Boys in da Hood" – 3:05
  4. "Warm It Up" – 4:08
  5. "The Way of Rhyme" – 2:59
  6. "Party" (George Clinton, Jermaine Dupri, Gary Shider, Dave Spradley) – 4:02
  7. "We're in da House" – 0:39
  8. "A Real Bad Dream" – 1:58
  9. "It's a Shame" – 3:46
  10. "Can't Stop the Bum Rush" – 2:57
  11. "You Can't Get With This" – 2:24
  12. "I Missed the Bus" – 2:59
  13. "Outro" – 0:43
  14. "Party" (Krossed Mix) – 4:10
  15. "Jump" (Extended Mix) – 5:10

Samples

Jump

  • "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5
  • "Funky Worm" by Ohio Players
  • "Impeach the President" by The Honey Drippers
  • "Midnight Theme" by Manzel
  • "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone
  • "Escape-Ism" by James Brown
  • "Saturday Night" by Schoolly D
  • "The Original Human Beat Box" by Doug E. Fresh
  • Lil' Boys in Da Hood

  • "The Big Beat" by Billy Squier
  • "Boyz-N-The-Hood" by Eazy-E
  • "You're Gettin' a Little Too Smart" by The Detroit Emeralds
  • Warm It Up

  • "The Humpty Dance" by Digital Underground
  • "Welcome to the Terrordome" by Public Enemy
  • "Contract on the World Love Jam" by Public Enemy
  • "Fast Peg" by LL Cool J
  • "Rap Promoter" by A Tribe Called Quest
  • "Sucker M.C.'s (Krush Groove 1)" by Run-D.M.C.
  • "Warm It Up, Kane!" by Big Daddy Kane
  • The Way of Rhyme

  • "More Peas" by Fred Wesley and The J.B.'s
  • "I'm Glad You're Mine" by Al Green
  • "Hihache" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band
  • "Uphill Peace of Mind" by Kid Dynamite
  • "Human Beat Box" by Fat Boys
  • "The Wrong N***a to F**k Wit" by Ice Cube
  • "Strobelite Honey" by Black Sheep
  • "Hollis Crew (Krush Groove 2)" by Run-D.M.C.
  • Party

  • "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton
  • "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins
  • "UFO" by ESG
  • "Bring the Noise" by Public Enemy
  • "La Di Da Di" by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick
  • "Funky President (People It's Bad)" by James Brown
  • It's a Shame

  • "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp
  • "Pump That Bass" by Original Concept
  • Can't Stop the Bum Rush

  • "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone
  • "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes
  • "Kool is Back" by Funk, Inc.
  • "Sucker M.C.'s (Krush Groove 1)" by Run-D.M.C.
  • "The Breakdown (Part I)" by Rufus Thomas
  • "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp
  • "More Peas" by Fred Wesley and The J.B.'s
  • "Last Night Changed It All (I Really Had a Ball)" by Esther Williams
  • I Missed the Bus

  • "Baretta's Theme" by Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • "Sucker M.C.'s (Krush Groove 1)" by Run-D.M.C.
  • "Funky President (People It's Bad)" by James Brown
  • Jump (Extended Mix)

  • "Pump That Bass" by Original Concept
  • "N.T." by Kool & the Gang
  • "Brand New Funk" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  • Personnel

    Credits are adapted from Allmusic.

    Songs

    1Intro Interview0:53
    2Jump3:17
    3Lil’ Boys in da Hood3:04

    References

    Totally Krossed Out Wikipedia