812 Faculty - The Quarter CD (Lay It Down, 1996)
2018 reissue w/ slightly different artwork.
Considered by many to be the Faculty's best release, "The Quarter" lands halfway between the democratically primitive who's-next/step-to-the-mic approach of their Midwest MaddN*iggaz entourage record (released earlier that same year) and the more dialed-in production style (sung choruses, crisper beats) of "No Love" a couple years later.
One of my only problems with these 2018 reissue copies is the lower quality re-scans of the original artwork. This is one of the hardest album covers to have ever emerged from the state of Indiana across all genres. I feel like I'm going to get my ass beat just looking at it. Goddamn.
Incredible disc of cold-hearted mid-'90s midwestern gangsta rap slime. If you know, you know.