Covert Coup

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Covert Coup
Studio album by Curren$y and The Alchemist
Released April 20, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 28:02
Label Jet Life Recordings
Producer The Alchemist
Curren$y chronology
Pilot Talk II
(2010)
Covert Coup
(2011)
Weekend at Burnie's
(2011)
The Alchemist chronology
Gutter Water (With Oh No, as Gangrene)
(2010)
Covert Coup
(2011)
Vodka & Ayahuasca (With Oh No, as Gangrene)
(2012)
Curren$y & The Alchemist chronology
Covert Coup
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media (7.9/10)[1]
One Thirty BPM (80/100)[2]
XXL 4/5 stars[3]

Covert Coup is the collaboration studio album by rapper Curren$y and producer The Alchemist. The album featured guest appearances from rappers Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Freddie Gibbs, Smoke DZA and Fiend and contains 10 songs. Covert Coup was created as a retail EP. Later, the artists decided to release it as a free digital album.[4] It was still treated as a mixtape, however, since it was given away for free. On April 7, 2011, the first single from Covert Coup titled "Ventilation" was leaked onto the internet. "Full Metal" was leaked on April 12. On April 15, the third single entitled "Scottie Pippen" featuring Freddie Gibbs, was leaked. The album was released by Curren$y on April 20, 2011 via his Twitter.

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks were produced by The Alchemist.
No. Title Length
1. "BBS"   2:27
2. "The Type" (featuring Prodigy) 4:59
3. "Blood, Sweat & Gears" (featuring Fiend) 3:21
4. "Life Instructions" (featuring Smoke DZA) 2:25
5. "Smoke Break"   2:23
6. "Scottie Pippen" (featuring Freddie Gibbs) 3:07
7. "Ventilation"   2:18
8. "Double 07"   2:09
9. "Success Is My Cologne"   2:09
10. "Full Metal"   2:39

Samples[edit]

  • "The Type" contains samples from "Skew It on the Bar-B" by OutKast feat. Raekwon and "Lady Sun" by Milk & Honey & Gali Atari
  • "Blood, Sweat & Gears" contains samples from "Urizen" by David Axelrod and "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins
  • "Life Instructions" contains a sample of "Třiatřicet" as performed by Modry Efekt
  • "Smoke Break" contains a sample of "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" by Barry White
  • "Scottie Pippen" contains a sample of "Symphony" by Space
  • "Ventilation" contains a sample of "Deux Cent Nuits à l'heure" by Serge Fiori and Richard Seguin
  • "Double 07" contains samples from "Brite Eyes" by Robbin Thompson Band and "No Vaseline" by Ice Cube
  • "Full Metal" contains a sample of "Tsumi" by Michiru Oshima

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pitchfork Review - Covert Coup". 
  2. ^ "BPM Review - Covert Coup". 
  3. ^ "XXL MAG Review - Covert Coup". 
  4. ^ "Bandcamp". Covertcoup.currensyspitta.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10.