Runaway Slave
Runaway Slave
Studio album by Showbiz & A.G.


22 September 1992




Hip hop




Payday/London/PolyGram Records


Diamond D, Showbiz

Showbiz & A.G. chronology


Soul Clap (1991)


Goodfellas (1995)

Runaway Slave is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Showbiz & A.G., released in 1992 on Payday Records and London Records. It was produced entirely by Showbiz and Diamond D. Unlike future albums by the duo, the album features verses performed by Showbiz, whereas in their later albums A.G. is the sole rapper in the duo. Three songs from their debut EP Soul Clap are included on this album: "Party Groove", "Soul Clap" and "Catchin' Wreck".

Runaway Slave features an early appearance from a then-unknown Big L on the posse cut "Represent". Other guest appearances are supplied by Diamond D, Lord Finesse, and Dres of Black Sheep. The album also includes interludes between songs that feature artists such as The Legion, Freddie Foxxx, Fat Joe, Kid Capri and Lord Finesse.

The album peaked at #78 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Its two singles, "Fat Pockets" and "Bounce ta This", peaked at #8 and #15 on the Hot Rap Singles. Runaway Slave was a highly praised underground release, but didn't sell strong numbers.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Still Diggin'" Showbiz, Diamond D Barnes, Kirkland, LeMay Diamond D 3:42
2. "Fat Pockets" Showbiz, A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 3:37
3. "Bounce ta This" A.G., Dres Barnes, LeMay, Titus Showbiz 3:49
4. "More Than One Way Out the Ghetto" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 4:28
5. "Silence of the Lambs (Remix)" Showbiz, A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 4:50
6. "40 Acres and My Props" Showbiz, A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 4:19
7. "Runaway Slave" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 4:49
8. "Hard to Kill" A.G. Barnes, Kirkland, LeMay Diamond D 5:12
9. "Hold Ya Head" Showbiz, A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 4:36
10. "He Say, She Say" A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 4:18
11. "Represent" Big L, Deshawn, Lord Finesse, A.G. Barnes, Barzay, Coleman, Hall, LeMay  Showbiz 5:53
12. "Silence of the Lambs" Showbiz, A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 5:07
13. "Party Groove (Bass Mix)" Showbiz, A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 3:19
14. "Soul Clap (Short Version)" A.G. Barnes, Kirkland, LeMay Diamond D 4:02
15. "Catchin' Wreck" Showbiz, A.G. Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 4:15
16. "Party Groove (Instrumental)" - Barnes, LeMay Showbiz 3:18

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