Album Details

RELEASE
1990
LABEL
Elektra
GENRES
Rap, Jazz-Rap, Alternative Rap, Golden Age

Album Review

Brand Nubian never sold as many albums as the many West Coast rappers burning up the charts in the early '90s, but the New York group commanded great respect in East Coast rap circles. In black neighborhoods of New York and Philadelphia, Nubian's debut album, One for All, was actually a bigger seller than many of the platinum gangsta rap releases outselling it on a national level. Influenced by De La Soul and the Jungle Brothers, Nubian favored an abstract rapping style, and Eastern rap fans were drawn to the complexity of jams like "Dance to My Ministry," "Ragtime," and "All for One." Grand Puba, Lord Jamar, and Sadat X had a lot of technique, which was what hip-hoppers favored in the East. On the whole, Nubian's Nation of Islam rhetoric isn't as overbearing as some of the recordings that other Five Percenters were delivering at the time. The CD is a bit uneven, but on the whole is likable and exhilarating.
Alex Henderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. All for Onehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112527&id=298112502
  2. Feels So Good [*]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112530&id=298112502
  3. Concerto in X Minorhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112543&id=298112502
  4. Ragtimehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112548&id=298112502
  5. To the Righthttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112555&id=298112502
  6. Dance to My Ministryhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112560&id=298112502
  7. Drop the Bombhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112597&id=298112502
  8. Wake Up [Stimulated Dummies Mix]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112608&id=298112502
  9. Step to the Rearhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112622&id=298112502
  10. Slow Downhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112625&id=298112502
  11. Try to Do Mehttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112634&id=298112502
  12. Who Can Get Busy Like This Man...http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112652&id=298112502
  13. Grand Puba, Positive and L.G.http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112656&id=298112502
  14. Brand Nubian [*]http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112661&id=298112502
  15. Wake up (Reprise in the Sunshine)http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112667&id=298112502
  16. Dedicationhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=298112670&id=298112502