Little Johnny from the Hospitul: Breaks & Instrumentals Vol.1

Little Johnny from the Hospitul: Breaks & Instrumentals Vol.1 is an instrumental album by American hip hop group Company Flow, released in 1999. It peaked at number 29 on the UK R&B Albums Chart.[9]

Little Johnny from the Hospitul: Breaks & Instrumentals Vol.1
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 15, 1999 (1999-06-15)
GenreInstrumental hip hop
LabelRawkus Records
ProducerEl-P, Mr. Len
Company Flow chronology
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Little Johnny from the Hospitul: Breaks & Instrumentals Vol.1
Professional ratings
Review scores
City Pagesfavorable[2]
CMJ New Music Reportfavorable[3]
The IndependentHHHH[4]
Robert Christgau[6]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide[7]
Stylus Magazinefavorable[8]

Critical reception

Chris Smith of Stylus Magazine gave the album a favorable review, saying, "this is a fine record, and an absolute must for fans of oddball, rule-breaking hip-hop production."[8] Ron Hart of CMJ New Music Report said, "El Producto and DJ Mr. Len — now the group's sole members — twist up a series of instrumental tracks while maintaining breaks steady enough for rhyming and b-boy poppin' and lockin'."[3] Charles Aaron of Spin called it "the group's most skilled production work yet, layering meticulously warped electro passages and sinister guitar riffs amid vivid, gritty beats."[10]

In 2015, Fact placed it at number 48 on the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list.[11]

Track listing

2."Suzy Pulled a Pistol on Henry"5:17
3."Friend vs. Friend"5:14
5."Bee Aware"5:56
6."Workers Needed"4:16
7."# Nine"2:01
8."Gigapet Epiphany"4:21
9."BMS Digital"4:05
10."No Lock"0:39
11."Shadows Drown"4:51
12."Worker Ant Uprise"5:44
13."Indelible Hybrid"0:40
14."World of Garbage"4:40
16."Happy Happy Joy Kill"4:45


Chart Peak
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[9] 29


  1. "Company Flow - Little Johnny From the Hospitul: Breaks and Instrumentals, Vol. 1". AllMusic. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  2. "Company Flow: Little Johnny From the Hospital". City Pages. January 19, 2000. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  3. "Reviews". CMJ New Music Report: 30. June 21, 1999.
  4. "Album Reviews". The Independent. June 25, 1999. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  5. "Little Johnny From The Hospitul (Breaks And Instrumentuls Vol 1)". NME. September 12, 2005. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  6. "Company Flow". Robert Christgau. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  7. "Company Flow". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. 2004. p. 187.
  8. "On Second Thought: Company Flow - Little Johnny From the Hospital". Stylus Magazine. September 1, 2003. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  9. "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40: 20 June 1999 - 26 June 1999". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  10. "Go with the Flow: Underground Hip-Hoppers Company Flow Drop an Instrumental Album". Spin: 56. August 1999.
  11. "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time (page 54 of 101)". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
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