Fuck What You Think

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Fuck What You Think
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 22, 1994
GenreEast Coast hip hop
LabelWild Pitch/EMI Records
ProducerK-Cut (also exec.), L.T., Sir Scratch[1]
Main Source chronology
Breaking Atoms
Fuck What You Think
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2.5/5 stars[4]

Fuck What You Think is the second and final album by American/Canadian hip hop group Main Source.[5][6] It was scheduled for release by Wild Pitch Records in 1994, although it is unclear whether the album actually made it to stores.[7] However, the album was released, or re-released, in 1999.[7][4] Large Professor, one of the group's founding members, left the group before the making of the album.[1][8]

On this album, K-Cut and Sir Scratch combined their talents with Mikey D, an emcee previously signed to Sleeping Bag Records, who demonstrates a raw voice and delivery. The song "Set It Off" includes verses from Jadakiss and Sheek Louch of The Lox before they became successful a few years later. A female emcee named Shaqueen (Kool G Rap's former wife) contributes to "Set It Off" and "Fuck What You Think." Only one single was released from the album, "What You Need," in 1993.

Madonna sampled the bass line from "What You Need" in the song "Human Nature," which appeared on her 1994 album Bedtime Stories.

Critical reception[]

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music wrote that the group's "fresh, jazzy platform was well served by the indignant, often complex lyrical matter they pursued."[3] The Guardian called the album "only OK - but then, compared to [the] innovative debut, most records are."[9]

Track listing[]

  • All tracks produced by K-Cut, except track 2 produced by L.T., and tracks 4, 8, and 10 produced by Sir Scratch.
  1. "Diary of a Hitman" – 5:23
  2. "Only the Real Survive" – 3:31
  3. "What You Need" – 4:15
  4. "Merrick Boulevard" – 3:27
  5. "Down Low" – 3:36
  6. "Intermission" – 1:56
  7. "Where We're Coming From" – 3:22
  8. "Hellavision" – 4:00
  9. "Fuck What You Think" – 4:37
  10. "Set It Off" (feat. Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Lotto & Shaqueen) – 4:41
  11. "Scratch and Kut '94" – 2:06


Single information
"What You Need"
  • Released: 1993
  • B-side: "Merrick Boulevard"

Singles charts[]

Year Song Chart positions
Hot Rap Singles
1994 "What You Need" 48


  • The Bomb Squad – Rap
  • Terry Clarke – Design
  • Amy Fine – Artwork
  • Chris Gehringer – Mastering
  • Paul Goodrich – Sequencing
  • Daniel Hastings – Photography
  • Richard Horniblow – Engineer
  • K-Cut (Kevin McKenzie) – Scratching, Producer, Executive Producer, Mixing, Drums
  • Gregg Mann – Mixing
  • Bob Power – Bass, Mixing
  • Sir Scratch (Shawn McKenzie) – Guitar
  • Michael Warner – Keyboards


  1. ^ Jump up to: a b Diggs, Latasha (April 1994). "Revolutions". Vibe.
  2. ^ "F*ck What You Think - Main Source | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  3. ^ Jump up to: a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 5: MUZE. p. 442.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. ^ Jump up to: a b The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. p. 510.
  5. ^ "Main Source | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "Today In Hip-Hop: Main Source Releases Final Album - XXL". XXL Mag.
  7. ^ Jump up to: a b "Main Source". Trouser Press. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  8. ^ Perlich, Tim (December 19, 2002). "Rap's Main Source".
  9. ^ McGee, Alan (January 3, 2008). "The missing link of hip-hop's golden age" – via www.theguardian.com.
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