Blue Collar (album)

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Blue Collar
Studio album by Rhymefest
Released July 11, 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 58:31
Label J Records
Allido Records
Producer Just Blaze
Kanye West
Terry Hunter
No I.D.
Rhymefest
Cool & Dre
Mark Ronson
Miykal Snoddy
Mike Payne
Animal House
Emile and Cochise
Rhymefest chronology
Blue Collar
(2006)
El Che
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Okayplayer 4.5/5 stars link
VIBE (Positive) link
New York Daily News (Positive) link
AllHipHop 4/5 starslink
BallerStatus.net 4.5/5 starslink
XXL Magazine 4/5 stars (XL) link
HipHopDX.com 4/5 stars link
RapReviews.com 8.5/10 stars link
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10) link
PurelyHipHop 8/10 stars link

Blue Collar is the debut album by Grammy Award winning songwriter, Rhymefest. It was released July 11, 2006 on J Records, and includes the single "Brand New," which features Kanye West.[1][2][3][4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Feel Free (Intro)" (featuring Q-Tip) Animal House 1:11
2. "Dynomite (Going Postal)"   Just Blaze 3:50
3. "Brand New" (featuring Kanye West) Kanye West 3:40
4. "Fever"   No I.D. 3:48
5. "All I Do"   Emile & Cochise 3:27
6. "Get Down"   No I.D. 3:02
7. "More" (featuring Kanye West) Cool & Dre 4:12
8. "Chicago-Rillas" (featuring Mikkey & Bump J) No I.D. & Miykal Snoddy 4:27
9. "Stick"   Animal House 3:31
10. "All Girls Cheat" (featuring Mario) Cool & Dre 4:13
11. "Devil's Pie"   Mark Ronson 4:51
12. "Sister" (featuring Mike Payne) No I.D. 3:54
13. "Mr. Blue Collar (Interlude)" (featuring Malik Yusef) Terry Hunter 2:01
14. "Bullet" (featuring Citizen Cope) Emile & Cochise 4:00
15. "Tell a Story"   Mark Ronson 4:30
16. "Build Me Up" (featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard) Mark Ronson 3:46

Reception[edit]

Despite being a sleeper upon its release, the album was met with positive reviews. HipHopDX gave it 4 stars out of 5, while Pitchfork Media ranked it as high as 8.0/10.

Samples[edit]

Dynomite (Going Postal)

Brand New

Fever

All I Do

Get Down

  • Unknown

Stick

All Girls Cheat

  • "Think of Your Thoughts As Children" by Phillipe Wynn
  • "Footsteps in the Dark" by The Isley Brothers

Devil's Pie

Sister

Bullet

Tell A Story

Build Me Up

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Brand New" featuring Kanye West
  • Released: September 6, 2006
  • B-side: "These Days"
'"Dynomite (Going Postal)"'
  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • B-side: "Chicago-Rillas"

Album chart positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2006 Blue Collar #61 #10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sorry, this item is not available in". amazon.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rhymefest Blue Collar". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Blue Collar". last.fm. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rhymefest–Blue Collar". discogs.com. Retrieved 19 November 2013.