Before, Volume 1

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Before, Volume 1
Mixtape by The Madden Brothers
Released November 11, 2011
Recorded LOSMADDEN Studios, mid-2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 42:15
Producer The Madden Brothers, JayEbeats, Detail
The Madden Brothers chronology
Before, Volume 1
Greetings from California

Before, Volume 1 is a 2011 mixtape released by The Madden Brothers which consists of Joel and Benji Madden, who are best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist, respectively, for the American punk band Good Charlotte.[1] The Madden Brothers say that their "only real objective for doing this mixtape was to have fun and be creative".[2] The tracks from the mixtape each feature a guest artist(s), except track 12, "A Million Tears (One Heart)".

The Madden Brothers state that this was done "out of frustration with the music business sometimes it causes us to need an avenue to just have fun, make music, and to put it out for the pure love of it...i can already say there will be a Volume 2 in the works, as many of [our] friends couldn't get in the studio in time to meet the deadline for Volume 1."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Let Go" (featuring Mestizo, Hollywood Holt and Casey Veggies) 4:48
2. "OHMYGOD(OMGMGK)" (featuring Machine Gun Kelly) 3:25
3. "Take Me Back to Teenage Crime" (featuring Rockie Fresh) 3:50
4. "Firetruck" (featuring Kreayshawn and Hollywood Holt) 3:04
5. "The Right Track (So Cold)" (featuring Rockie Fresh) 3:02
6. "In the Night" (featuring Wiz Khalifa and Detail) 3:50
7. "The Trees" (featuring The Cool Kids) 2:52
8. "Treated! Freestyle Interlude" (performed by Hollywood Holt) 2:08
9. "Doin' My Thing" (featuring Tayyib Ali) 3:15
10. "Made It Happen" (featuring Billy Blue) 3:28
11. "Diamonds" (featuring Dirtywaters and Arkangel) 5:21
12. "A Million Tears (One Heart)"   3:19
Total length:


  1. ^ Grant, Wynona (24 June 2014). "The Madden Brothers Reveal We Are Done Lyric Video". Fortitude Magazine. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "THE_MADDEN_BROTHERS_BEFORE_THEMIXTAPE_VOLUME_1". SoundCloud. Retrieved 14 June 2012.