In 1995, Ex-Illegal member Jamal released his solo debut titled “Last Chance, No Breaks”. The album featured production from hip-hop heavyweights such as Redman, Erick Sermon, Easy Mo Bee, Rockwilder, etc. The album is mainly known for cuts such as Fades ‘Em All, Keep it Real, Unfuckwittable, and more… I feel that it’s just a ’95 classic album + Jamal always had a nice delivery with his raw Philly rhymes.
Now it’s time to talk about Jamal’s most successful single titled “Fades Em’ All”. Originally produced by Redman & Rockwilder, “Fades ‘Em All” made it all the way to #9 on the Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles. Redman used his “P-Funkadelic Devil” technique perfectly for the beat creating a funky head nodder. The remix is totally different though as it features a soulful production remixed by the “Soul Brother” Pete Rock. It is one of the greatest Pete Rock Remixes but it never really gets the props it deserves. Finally, here we have a sequel of Fades ‘Em All. Still Fades ‘Em featured Shyheim The Rugged Child with Jamal who were basically the illest juveniles in the rap game at the time. The track never came out officially but I believe that it was played as an exclusive in ’95/’96 on Marley Marl & Pete Rock’s legendary show “Future Flavas”.
Jamal – Fades ‘Em All (Produced by Redman & Rockwilder)
Jamal – Fades ‘Em All (Pete Rock Remix)
Jamal – Still Fades ‘Em (Featuring Shyheim)
— Thomas V