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MC Shy-D - Got To Be Tough Album

MC Shy-D - Got To Be Tough Album Performer: MC Shy-D
Title: Got To Be Tough
Style: Bass Music
Label: Luke Skyywalker Records
# Cat: XR-1004
Released: 1987
Country: US
FLAC album: 2060 mb
MP3 album: 2439 mb
Rating: 4.0
Genre: Hip hop


1Bust This
2DJ Man Cuts It Up (Part II)
3Don't Take Me Seriously
4I Will Go Off
5Yes Yes Y'All
6I've Got To Be Tough
7Rap Will Never Die (Part II)
8So Take That
9We Don't Play (Live)
10I'm Not A Star
Guitar – Gary Carter
11Shy D's Theme
12Paula's On Crack


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
noneMC Shy-D Got To Be Tough (Enhanced Edition) ‎(16xFile, WAV, Album, Enh, 141)Benz Records Inc.noneUS2014
noneMC Shy-D Got To Be Tough (Enhanced Edition) ‎(16xFile, AAC, Album, Enh, 256)Benz Records Inc.noneUS2014
noneMC Shy-D Got To Be Tough ‎(CDr, Album, RE)Benz Records Inc.noneUSUnknown
XR-1004MC Shy-D Got To Be Tough ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Bla)Luke Skyywalker RecordsXR-1004US1988
XR-1004MC Shy-D Got To Be Tough ‎(LP, Album)Luke Skyywalker RecordsXR-1004US1987


  • ArtworkRose Campbell
  • Co-producerDJ Man, Rodney "Kool Collie" Terry
  • DesignRodney Terry
  • Executive-ProducerLuke Skyywalker
  • Mastered ByMF
  • Mixed ByShy-D, Norm Titcomb, Collie
  • Photography ByEd Robinson
  • Producer, Arranged By, Written-ByPeter "Shy-D" Jones
  • Recorded By, EngineerNorm "Anything You Want" Titcomb
  • ScratchesDJ Man, Shy-D


Recorded and Mixed at BRT, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Mastered at Fuller Sound Inc.
Published by Pac-Jam Publishing (BMI).
Cover Photo taken at Surfside Hotel, Miami Beach, FL.

Run-out groove comments: "IN GOD WE TRUST"; "FULLERSOUND MF"

Quote on label: "This LP Is Number 3 On The Phone (DEF)"


  • Rights Society: BMI


  • Distributed By – Luke Skyywalker Records
  • Published By – Pac Jam Publishing


Comments: (2)
Classic! I had this one a couple months ago friend nabbed it from me tho. :^(
Straight raw old skool hip hop. Bought this at the time of release and I totally digged the album. I never played a rap record as much as this one.
Simple drums every song but very clever use of samples and scratches not to mention the great lyrics. In my opinion MC Shy D has got one of the best rap voices in the industry. Highlights are: Gotta Be Tough, DJ Man Cuts It Up, Bust This, Paula's On Crack & I Will Go Off.
MC Shy D's following up album is standing in the shadow of this one. If you like straight old skool hip hip you don't want to miss out on this album.