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Derelicts of Dialect

Derelicts of Dialect
3rd Bass
Released June 18, 1991
Recorded 1990–1991
Genre Golden age hip hop
Length 82:11
Label Def Jam/Columbia/SME Records
CK 47369 (North America)
468317 (international
Producer 3rd Bass, Prince Paul, KMD, Sam Sever, SD50 Stimulated Dummies
3rd Bass chronology

The Cactus Revisited
Derelicts of Dialect
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly B [2]

Derelicts of Dialect is Queens-based emcees 3rd Bass' second LP (following its debut LP and an EP) and final studio album, released on Def Jam Recordings. The album is considered to be a critical success (explicitly not aimed toward a mainstream market), and gained publicity by featuring the surprise mainstream hit "Pop Goes the Weasel," a diss track towards Vanilla Ice. The music video features former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins as Ice. X-Clan is dissed on songs such as "Herbalz In Your Mouth."

The album is noted for its variety of styles (both musically and lyrically), and demonstrates influences ranging from De La Soul to A Tribe Called Quest (both members of the then-flourishing Native Tongues Movement). Several amusing anecdotes and skits on the album draw direct influences from De La Soul's album 3 Feet High and Rising.

Derelicts of Dialect was certified gold by the RIAA three months after its release.[1]

Track listing

  1. "The Merchant of Grooves" – 1:37
  2. "Derelicts of Dialect" – 4:10
  3. "Ace in the Hole" (featuring KMD) - 3:39
  4. "French Toast" (Skit) – 0:49
  5. "Portrait of the Artist As a Hood" - 4:29
  6. "Pop Goes the Weasel" - 3:55
  7. "Sea Vessel Soliloquy" - 0:40
  8. "Daddy Rich in the Land of 1210" - 3:12
  9. "Word to the Third" - 5:02
  10. "Herbalz In Your Mouth" – 4:20
  11. "Al'z A-B-Cee'z" – 1:51
  12. "No Master Plan No Master Race" – 4:47
  13. "Come In" – 3:07
  14. "No Static At All" – 3:44
  15. "Eye Jammie" – 1:05
  16. "Microphone Techniques" (featuring Nice & Smooth) – 4:59
  17. "Problem Child" – 4:30
  18. "3 Strike 5000" – 4:03
  19. "Kick 'Em in the Grill" (featuring Chubb Rock) - 2:37
  20. "Green Eggs and Swine" – 4:45
  21. "Derelicts of Dialect (SD50 Remix)" – 4:13
  22. "Pop Goes the Weasel (Radio Edit)" – 3:47
  23. "M.C. Disagree and the Re-Animator" - 0:49
  24. "Check Yo Self" (LP only)


Al'z A-B-Cee'z

Come In

Daddy Rich in the Land of 1210

Derelicts of Dialect

  • "Hog Callin' Blues" by Charles Mingus
  • "Dream Suite" by Dreams
  • "Bubble Gum" by 9th Creation
  • "Rule of Mind" by 9th Creation

Eye Jammie

Green Eggs and Swine

Kick 'Em in the Grill

Microphone Techniques

No Static at All

Pop Goes the Weasel

Portrait of the Artist as a Hood

Problem Child

The Merchant of Grooves


Year Title Chart Positions [3]
Rap R&B/
Dance Club
1991 "Pop Goes the Weasel"
1992 "Portrait of the Artist as a Hood"


  • Chubb Rock – vocals
  • Geeby Dajani – producer, remixing
  • John Gamble – producer, engineer, remixing
  • K.M.D. – producer
  • Michael Lavine – photography
  • Pete Nice – accordion
  • Prince Paul – cymbals, producer
  • Kevin Reynolds – engineer
  • Richie Rich – producer
  • Dante Ross – producer, remixing
  • Sam Sever – producer
  • Christopher Shaw – reyboards, engineer
  • Mike Teelucksingh – engineer
  • 3rd Bass – arranger, producer
  • Allen Title – horn
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering


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