Don't Quit Your Day Job!

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Don't Quit Your Day Job!
Studio album by Consequence
Released March 6, 2007
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 49:34
Label GOOD, Columbia
Producer Koolade, Kanye West, Canei, Younglord, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer, Len Woolfolk, Karriem Riggins, Keezo Kane
Consequence chronology
Don't Quit Your Day Job!
Start Your Own Business

Don't Quit Your Day Job! is the debut album by rapper Consequence, released on March 6, 2007. It features "Grammy Family", a song by DJ Khaled featuring Consequence, John Legend and Kanye West which originally appeared on Khaled's album Listennn... The Album and was released as a single in 2006. Guest appearances on the album are Kanye West, John Legend, GLC and Really Doe.


Two singles off the album were "Callin' Me" and "Grammy Family"


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
XXL (mixed)[2] (8.5/10)[3]
Urban-Reviews 3.5/5 stars[4]

Don’t Quit Your Day Job was met with fairly positive results from numerous music critics. Rap Reviews stated 'Don't Quit Your Day Job!" won't blow you away, nor will is it likely to make you dance. But it's a soulfully smooth album that both hip hop heads and casual fans can enjoy, with a great replay value.' Allmusic declared '…he doesn't have to slip into stereotypes to show he's a real rapper; he can let his rhymes speak for themselves.'

Commercial Performance[edit]

In its first week the album sold 87,490 units, debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Job Song" – 3:18 (Bob James, Dexter Mills, Matko Sasek)
    • Contains a sample from "Nautilus" as performed by Bob James
  2. "Don't Forget Em" – 3:59 (Mills, Milton Nascimento, Kanye West)
    • Contains a sample from "Catavento" as performed by Milton Nascimento and "Tone 10" as performed by Takumi Kato
  3. "Uptown" – 3:44 (Canei Finch, Mills)
  4. "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly" – 4:11 (Mills, Willie Mitchell, West)
  5. "Night, Night" – 2:57 (Richard Frierson, Mills)
  6. "Pretty Little Sexy Mama" – 3:22 (Lamont Dozier, Darren Henson, McKinley Jackson, Mills, Keith Pelzer, James Reddick)
    • Contains a sample from "Trying to Hold on to My Woman" as performed by Lamont Dozier
  7. "On Break" (skit) – 0:43 (Mills, Woolfolk)
  8. "Feel This Way" – 4:11 (Dexter Mills, John Stephens, Len Woolfolk)
  9. "Callin' Me" – 3:36 (Frierson, Mills)
  10. "Disperse" – 4:41 (Leonard Harris, Mills, Sasek, Kingsley Swan, Suzanne Swan, Warren Trotter)
    • Featuring GLC and Really Doe
    • Contains a sample from "The World Is a Place" as performed by Rhythm
  11. "Yo Dex!" (skit) – 0:46 (Mills, Karriem Riggins)
  12. "Uncle Rahiem" – 4:09 (Mills, Riggins)
  13. "Grammy Family" – 3:24 (Mills, John Stephens, West)
  14. "Good News, Bad News" (skit) – 1:17 (Vinnie Barrett, Bobby Eli, Mills)
    • Contains a sample from "Love Won't Let Me Wait" as performed by Luther Vandross
  15. "Who Knew My Luck Would Change?" – 5:16 (Barrett, Eli, Mills, Keith Moore
    • Contains a sample from "Love Won't Let Me Wait" as performed by Luther Vandross
  16. "Blowin' My Phone (Callin' Me Pt. 2)" [iTunes bonus track]


Album chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 113
U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums 27
U.S. Top Independent Albums 10
U.S. Top Heatseekers 1