Perhaps the British MC who has received the most attention in the . is the highly talented Monie Love, whose Down to Earth is one of the few British rap efforts released by a major label. With Earth, she managed to convert some American hip-hoppers while maintaining the strong respect she enjoyed in British rap circles. If a comparison to Love's American counterparts is needed, she has more in common with Queen Latifah than MC Lyte - Love is aggressive and outspoken, but not quite as hard as Lyte.
English Deutsch Español Français Italiano 日本語 Português (Brasil) Русский. Monie Love – Down To Earth. Records – 9 26358-2, Eternal – 9 26358-2.
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Monie Love - Down 2 Earth (1990).
Down to Earth is the debut album by Monie Love, which was released on November 6, 1990, on Warner Bros. It peaked at 109 on the Billboard 200 and at 26 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and spawned three charting singles. It's a Shame (My Sister)" became Monie's only top-40 hit in the . and peaked at 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, while "Monie in the Middle" and "Down 2 Earth" were both successful on the R&B and hip hop charts. 1 Critical reception.
Monie Love (born Simone Johnson; 2 July 1970) is an English rapper from London. She is currently a radio personality in the United States. She is a well-respected figure in British hip hop, and made an impact with American hip-hop audiences as a protégé of American emcee Queen Latifah, as well as through her membership in the 0s hip-hop group Native Tongues. Love was one of the first British hip hop artists to be signed and distributed worldwide by a major record label. Love's debut album, Down To Earth was released on November 6, 1990, spawned two Grammy-nominated hits, "Monie in the Middle" (a track dealing with a woman's right to determine what she wants out of a relationship) and "It's a Shame (My Sister)" (which sampled the (Detroit) Spinners' "It's a Shame", written for the band by Stevie. Wonder) and featured house-music vocalist and then-labelmate Ultra Naté.
Down to Earth is the debut album by Monie Love, which was released on October 30, 1990, on Warner Bros.
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|A1||Monie In The Middle
Vocals – Almond Joy
|A2||It's A Shame (My Sister)
Vocals – True Image
|A3||Don't Funk Wid The Mo||3:32|
|A4||Ring My Bell
Vocals – Ultra Naté
|A5||R U Single||4:05|
|A6||Just Don't Give A Damn||3:56|
|A7||What I'm Supposed 2 B||3:49|
|B1||Down 2 Earth||4:02|
|B2||I Do As I Please||3:52|
|B3||Pups Lickin' Bone||3:59|
|B4||Read Between The Lines||3:49|
|B5||Race Against Reality||3:03|
Rap [Guest] – De La Soul
|B7||I'm Driving You Crazy||4:15|
Producer – Dancin' Danny D
- Guitar – Bootsy Collins (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
- Producer – Afrika Baby Bambaataa (tracks: A3, A5, A6, A8, B1, B4 to B6), Andy Cox (tracks: A1, A2, B2, B7), David Steele (tracks: A1, A2, B2, B7), Jerry Callendar (tracks: A3, A5, A6 to A8, B1, B3, B4 to B6), Kevin Maxwell (tracks: A3, A5, A6, A8, B1, B4 to B6), Richie Fermie (tracks: A4, A7, B3, B8)
- Scratches – Juju
|CCD 1720, CDP3217202||Monie Love||Down To Earth (CD, Album)||Cooltempo, EMI||CCD 1720, CDP3217202||UK||1990|
|CCD 1720, CDP3217202, CDP 3217202||Monie Love||Down To Earth (CD, Album)||Cooltempo, Cooltempo, Cooltempo||CCD 1720, CDP3217202, CDP 3217202||UK & Europe||1990|
|3 21720 1, 1C 064-3 21720 1 DMM||Monie Love||Down To Earth (LP, Album)||Cooltempo, Cooltempo||3 21720 1, 1C 064-3 21720 1 DMM||Europe||1990|
|1C 064-3 21720 1, 1C 060-3 23589 6||Monie Love||Down To Earth (LP, Album, Ltd + 12", EP)||Chrysalis, Chrysalis||1C 064-3 21720 1, 1C 060-3 23589 6||Germany||1990|
|CTLP 14, 3217201||Monie Love||Down To Earth (LP, Album)||Cooltempo, Cooltempo||CTLP 14, 3217201||UK||1990|