Classified (Classified album)

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Classified
Studio album by Classified
Released January 22, 2013 (Canada/U.S.)
Genre Hip-hop
Length 47:24
Label Halflife Records/Universal Music Canada
Producer Classified
Classified chronology
Handshakes and Middle Fingers
(2011)
Classified
(2013)

Classified is the self-titled and third major release studio album by Canadian rapper Classified released on January 22, 2013 on Sony Music Canada. This is his fifteenth studio album overall. The album had debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart, earning Classified his first number one album in the country. The first official single; "Inner Ninja" reached #5 on the Canadian Hot 100, making it Classified's first top-ten hit on the chart; the song has earned a 2013 Juno Award for "Rap Recording of the Year" and has been certified 4x Platinum in digital downloads by the CRIA[1], making it Classified's second song to receive platinum status, the first being "Oh...Canada". The second official single off the album is "3 Foot Tall" which was also certified Platinum[2]. The third single off the album is "Pay Day". Other promotional singles from the album include "Anything Goes" and "Familiar", both of which had accompanying music videos. As of March 2014, the album was certified Gold by Music Canada.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Exclaim! 7/10[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Luke Boyd 1:18
2. "3 Foot Tall"   Luke Boyd, Mike Boyd, David Christiensen 3:43
3. "That's What I Do"   Luke Boyd, Mike Boyd, Mike Boyd Sr., Dutch Robinson 3:49
4. "Inner Ninja" (featuring David Myles or Olly Murs) Luke Boyd, David Myles 3:24
5. "Anything Goes" (featuring Saukrates and Skratch Bastid) Luke Boyd, Karl Wailoo, Mark Pellizer, David Christiensen, Paul Murphy 4:12
6. "I Only Say It Cause It's True" (featuring Raekwon and Kuniva) Luke Boyd, Corey Woods, Von Carlisle, Mark Pellizer, David Christiensen, Mike Boyd, Jake Boyd 4:20
7. "Growing Pains"   Luke Boyd, Brian Pelrine, David Christiensen, Glenn MacDonnell 3:51
8. "Familiar" (featuring Mike Boyd and DJ IV) Like Boyd, Mike Boyd, Brian Pelrine, Mark Pellizer 3:44
9. "Hi-Dea's"   Luke Boyd, Mark Pellizer, David Christiensen, Mike Boyd Sr. 3:48
10. "Pay Day"   Luke Boyd, Jordan Croucher, Mark Pellizer, David Christiensen, Joseph Serra, Brian Pelrine, Lisa Scinta 3:39
11. "New School/Old School" (featuring Kayo) Luke Boyd, Filbert Salton, Brian Pelrine, David Christiensen 3:11
12. "Wicked"   Luke Boyd, Mark Pellizer 3:42
13. "Look Up (Signs)" (featuring Kardinal Offishall and Madchild) Luke Boyd, Jason Harrow, Shane Bunting, Mark Pellizer, David Christiensen, Glenn MacDonnell, Brian Pelrine 4:43

Personnel[edit]

# Title Notes
1 "Intro" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
2 "3 Foot Tall" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classfied
Keys: Luke Boyd
String orchestration: David Christiensen
Additional vocals: The Palace Night Club (Aug 16, 2012)
Choir: Jenna DiMarco, Shane Harte, Natasha Lizzi, Nicole Monteiro, Samantha Nikolich, Sabrina Saudin, Julia St. Cyr, Katherine Forrester (Sololist)
3 "That's What I Do" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classfied
Live guitar: Mike Boyd Sr.
Keys: Luke Boyd
4 "Inner Ninja" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classfied
Live guitars: David Myles, Mark Pellizer
Kids choir: Jenna DiMarco, Katherine Forrester, Shane Harte, Natasha Lizzi, Jordyn Negri, Emma Ourique, Colin Petierre, Grace Pulo, Sabrina Saudin, Julie St. Cyr
5 "Anything Goes" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
Live guitars: Jake Boyd, Mark Pellizer
Live flute: David Christiensen
Keys: Luke Boyd
Additional vocals: Sway
6 "I Only Say It Cause It's True" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
Live guitar: Mark Pellizer
Live flute: David Christiensen
Additional vocals: Kreesha Turner
7 "Growing Pains" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
Live guitars: Glenn MacDonnell
Keys: Luke Boyd
Cuts: DJ IV
String orchestration: David Christiensen
Additional vocals: Ria Mae
8 "Familiar" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
Live guitar: Mark Pellizer
Live flute: David Christiensen
Keys: Mark Pellizer
Additional vocals: Elijah Wohlmuth
9 "Hi-Dea's" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
Keys: Mark Pellizer
String orchestration: David Christiensen
10 "Pay Day" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
Additional vocals: Lisa Scinta, JRDN, Devine Brown
Live guitar and Piano: Mark Pellizer
String orchestration: David Christiensen
11 "New School/Old School" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
Keys: Luke Boyd
Cuts: DJ IV
String orchestration: David Christiensen
12 "Wicked" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
Live guitar: Mark Pellizer
Additional vocals: Elijah Wohlmuth
Small string piece: Giorgio Luciano Giannini
Vocal sample: Mellissa Britt
Baseline: Matthew Francis MacDonald, Jonathan Gaudet
Acoustic guitar: Kristof Wysocki
Handdrums: Kristofer Brian McCourt
Horns and Synth: Adam Good
13 "Look Up (Signs)" Producer, Engineer and Arranger: Classified
Live guitar: Mark Pellizer, Glenn MacDonnell
Live sax: David Christiensen

Source:[5]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[6] 1

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