RECORD STORE DAY 2024 > Mic Geronimo - The Natural

Mic Geronimo

The Natural


Release Date: 4/20/2024
Format: 2 x LP
Label: Coalmine Reissues
Quantity: 1000
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release


Nearly thirty years removed from its original release, Coalmine Reissues is pleased to unearth this special edition reissue of Mic Geronimo’s debut LP, The Natural, which marks the first time the album has been repressed since 2012.
Following the success of classic albums from Nas (llmatic), and Mobb Deep (their sophomore LP, The Infamous), the borough of Queens had proven itself to be a mecca of talent, and so the hunt was on the find the next promising emcee to fuel the momentum. It would take a local high school talent show for Geronimo’s talents to be discovered by soon-to-be music mogul Irv Gotti, and a deal with Blunt Recordings for the release of Mic’s debut effort.
In addition to an era-defining soundscape with production credits from Da Beatminerz and Buckwild, among others, the album boasts a notable line-up of guest appearances from The Lost Boyz, Royal Flush and O.C., along with a burgeoning Jay Z, DMX and Ja Rule, who all appear on the celebrated posse cut “Time to Build,” marking the first Murder Inc. collaboration.
The Natural is coming for Record Store Day 2024 in a ghostly gold colored vinyl run.

A Side
A1. The Natural (feat. Royal Flush)
A2. Lifecheck
A3. Wherever You Are
A4. Masta I.C. (feat. Royal Flush, Roc Raida)
B Side
B1. Man of My Own (feat. Royal Flush)
B2. Time to Build (feat. Jay, DMX, Ja Rule)
B3. Shit’s Real
C Side
C1. Three Stories High (feat. Royal Flush)
C2. Sharane
C3. Men V. Many (feat. O.C., Royal Flush)
D Side
D1. Train of Thought
D2. Things Change (feat. Royal Flush)
D3. Masta I.C. (Remix) (feat. The Lost Boyz, Royal Flush)