Black Gold (Kutt Calhoun album)

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Black Gold
Studio album by Kutt Calhoun
Released February 26, 2013
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 59:28
Label Strange Music
Producer Seven, Monsta Muzik
Kutt Calhoun chronology
Raw and Un-Kutt
(2010)
Black Gold
(2013)
Singles from Black Gold
  1. "Self Preservation"
    Released: February 1, 2013
  2. "I Been Dope"
    Released: 2013

Black Gold is the fourth studio album by American rapper Kutt Calhoun. It was released on February 26, 2013, through Strange Music.[1] The album features guest appearances from Krizz Kaliko, Brotha Lynch Hung, Tech N9ne, BG Bulletwound, Snug Brim, Bishop Don Dotta, Ben-G Da Prince of Soul, The Popper, Ron Ron and Nesto The Owner.[2][3]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[5]

Edwin Ortiz of HipHopDX gave the album three and a half stars out of five, saying "Black Gold revels in its ability to highlight the unique approach of Strange Music while still sounding refreshingly conventional. At 35 years young, Kutt Calhoun is picking up traction when other rappers would be given the checkered flag. Underappreciated or not, that’s something that won’t go unnoticed."[5] David Jeffries of AllMusic gave the album three and a half stars out of five, saying "Crafting a thug party anthem out of a Willy Wonka line ("I Don't Like the Look of It") and using the '70s sitcom Three's Company as inspiration for a strip club jam ("Jack Tripper") rapper Kutt Calhoun is still the Strange Music label's strongest link to the streets, but here, he's certainly upped the funny. Maybe it's hanging around label boss Tech N9ne, who guest stars on the great "I Been Dope" ("I been dope since Reaganomics/Son of a crack fiend, holla at me"), but most of the exciting moments on Black Gold are when Kutt goes weird and/or wild, or maybe even novelty."[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart and at number 120 on the Billboard 200,[6] with first-week sales of 4,300 copies in the United States.[7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Self Preservation" (featuring Krizz Kaliko) Melvin Calhoun Jr., Michael Summers, Samuel Watson Seven 3:51
2. "501s and Rightsides" (featuring Brotha Lynch Hung) M. Calhoun, M. Summers, Kevin Mann Seven 3:36
3. "I Been Dope" (featuring Tech N9ne) M. Calhoun, M. Summers, Aaron D. Yates Seven 4:33
4. "I Don’t Like The Look of It"   M. Calhoun, M. Summers Seven 3:18
5. "See What Had Happened Was"   M. Calhoun, M. Summers Seven 4:00
6. "Same Thing"   M. Calhoun, M. Summers Seven 4:18
7. "Jack Tripper"   M. Calhoun, M. Summers Seven 3:25
8. "Anthem"   M. Calhoun, M. Summers Seven 3:49
9. "It's Goin' Down" (featuring BG Bulletwound and Snug Brim) M. Calhoun, Tylan M. Briscoe, Aaron Henderson, Gregory Roland Monsta Muzik 4:59
10. "Baby Mama Drama" (featuring Bishop Don Dotta) M. Calhoun, M. Summers, Earnest Dixon Seven 4:36
11. "That's My Word"   M. Calhoun, M. Summers Seven 4:15
12. "Hello and Goodbye"   M. Calhoun, M. Summers Seven 4:48
13. "In They Honor" (featuring Ben-G Da Prince of Soul) M. Calhoun, M. Summers, Benjamin E. Givens IV Seven 5:00
14. "I Been Dope (The Town Remix)" (featuring The Popper, Ron Ron and Nesto The Owner) M. Calhoun, M. Summers, Ernesto Edwards, Walter Edwin, Ronald White Seven 5:00
Total length:
59:28

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[8] 120
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[9] 25
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 22
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paine, Jake (2013-02-02). "Kutt Calhoun "Black Gold" Tracklist & Cover Art". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Black Gold [Explicit]: Kutt Calhoun: Official Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Kutt Calhoun - Black Gold - Audio CD - Underground Hip Hop - Store". Underground Hip Hop. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2014-01-17. 
  4. ^ a b David Jeffries (2013-02-26). "Black Gold - Kutt Calhoun". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ a b Ortiz, Edwin (February 26, 2013). "Kutt Calhoun - Black Gold". HipHop DX. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Billboard 200 at Billboard.com
  7. ^ "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/3/2013". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Kutt Calhoun Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Kutt Calhoun. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  9. ^ "Kutt Calhoun Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums for Kutt Calhoun. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "Kutt Calhoun Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Kutt Calhoun. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  11. ^ "Kutt Calhoun Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Kutt Calhoun. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 27, 2013.