Down to Earth (Monie Love album)

Down to Earth (Monie Love album)
Down to Earth
Studio album by Monie Love
Released October 30, 1990
Recorded 1989-1990
Genre Hip hop
Length 49:12
Label Warner Bros. Records United States

Cooltempo/Chrysalis/EMI Records European Union
Producer Afrika Baby Bam
Jerry Callendar
Kevin Maxwell
Dancin' Danny D
Andy Cox
David Steele
Richie Fermie
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Down to Earth is the debut album by Monie Love, which was released on October 30, 1990, on Warner Bros. Records. The was somewhat successful, peaking at 109 on the Billboard 200 and 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 U.S., which 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.

At the 33rd Grammy Awards, "Monie in the Middle" was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance, but lost to MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This." The following year at the 34th Grammy Awards, she was nominated for Best Rap Solo Performance again for "It's a Shame (My Sister)" but lost to LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out."

Track listing

  1. "Monie in the Middle" (Monie Love, Steele)
  2. "It's a Shame (My Sister)" (Garrett, Monie Love, Wonder; sample Performed by Love, True Image; additional vocals by Ultra Naté)
  3. "Don't Funk wid the Mo" (Callendar, Hall, Maxwell)
  4. "Ring My Bell" (Fermie, Monie Love)
  5. "R U Single" (Callendar, Hall, Maxwell)
  6. "Just Don't Give a Damn" (Callendar, Hall, Maxwell)
  7. "Dettrimentally Stable" (Callendar, Hall, Maxwell)
  8. "Down 2 Earth" (Callendar, Hall, Maxwell)
  9. "I Do as I Please" (Monie Love, Steele)
  10. "Pups Lickin Bone (Monie Love, Tineo)
  11. "Read Between the Lines" (Callendar, Hall, Maxwell)
  12. "Swiney Swiney" (Callendar, Hall, Maxwell)
  13. "Grandpa's Party" (Fermie, Monie Love)

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