|B1||Five Minutes Of Funk||5:20|
|JD 1 9372, JD1-9372||Whodini||Escape (I Need A Break) (12")||Jive, Jive||JD 1 9372, JD1-9372||US||1985|
|6.14234||Whodini||Escape (7", Single, Promo)||Jive||6.14234||Germany||1985|
|JS1-9371||Whodini||Escape (I Need A Break) (7", Promo)||Jive||JS1-9371||US||1985|
|JIVE T 56||Whodini||Escape (I Need A Break) (12", W/Lbl)||Jive||JIVE T 56||UK||1984|
|JS1-9371||Whodini||Escape (I Need A Break) (7")||Jive||JS1-9371||US||1985|
Escape is the second studio album by the hip-hop group Whodini. The album was recorded at Battery Studios in London, where the group worked with producer Larry Smith after their management could not find them a producer. Whodini member Jalil Hutchins convinced Smith, his friend, to produce the album when Smith needed money after a friend's hospitalisation.
Escape (Whodini album) has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. After working on their first album, Whodini, the group toured Europe and made another tour with Kangol Kid and UTFO. This doesn't sound right. -but the rest of the sentence is still a bit confusing. Looking at the source, I think Jalil is saying that they toured for 3 weeks and were then joined by Kangol Kid & UTFO "on the same European tour". so it shouldn't be "made another tour".
While this isn't a conceptual masterpiece and really is nothing more than sure-shot singles and sound-alike single, "Five Minutes of Funk" was an instant classic. The just-as-good "Freaks Come Out at Night" has the guys talking about nocturnal freaks with vivid lyrics and a little too much inside information. Listening to Escape, one has to be struck with the minimalism offered here.
Escape is the second album by hip-hop group Whodini, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music) on the Jive label. The album spawned the hit singles "Five Minutes of Funk," "Friends," and "Freaks Come Out at Night". This was one the first rap albums ever to include a synclavier. Whodini are pioneers in the field of sampling. The album has been certified platinum. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums Ever. 1. "Five Minutes of Funk" – 5:25.
Whodini was among the first hip hop groups to cultivate a high-profile national following for hip hop music and made significant inroads on urban radio. They were contemporaries of other hip hop groups such as Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa, Run-D. The Fat Boys and Warp 9. The group signed with London-based independent record label Jive Records in 1982; they enjoyed a string of hits for several years, mostly charting on urban and R&B radio stations. In 1984, the group released the second album Escape. The entire album was fully produced by Larry Smith.
Case in point, Whodini’s 1984 album Escape. I knew it was the first hip-hop album to go platinum. I knew it was produced by the legendary Larry Smith and inspired If I Ruled The World, Troublesome ‘96, Boyz-N-The-Hood, and Front, Back & Side to Side among literally hundreds of others. I knew they were a trio out of New York City. And although I could rattle off twelve songs that sampled their work, I didn’t know their names - Jalil Hutchins, John "Ecstasy" Fletcher, and Drew "Grandmaster Dee" Carter - and perhaphs most importantly I couldn’t tell you what Escape sounded like.
Album · 1984 · 17 Songs. 9. Escape (I Need a Break). 10. 11.