El Che (album)

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El Che
Studio album by Rhymefest
Released June 8, 2010
Recorded 2007-2010
Genre Hip hop
Length 53:31
Label dNBe Entertainment, EMI
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Producer S1
S1 and Caleb
Scram Jones
Terry Hunter
Best Kept Secret
Jimi Conway
Rhymefest chronology
Blue Collar
(2006)
El Che
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.9/10.0)[2]
RapReviews.com 8.0/10 stars[3]
Spin Magazine 4/5 stars[4]
Chaundon.com 4/5 stars[5]
thacorner.net 4/5 stars[6]
DJBooth.net 3.5/5 stars[7]

El Che is the second studio album by Chicago rapper Rhymefest, released on June 8, 2010. The album was released under dNBe Entertainment and EMI Records, who picked up the album after it was dropped by J Records as a result of creative differences.

Rhymefest recorded El Che at Soundscape Studios in Chicago, Illinois with Grammy-Award winning engineer/producer, Michael Kolar. Rhymefest utilized his UStream, and broadcast recording sessions live, chatting and replying to fans through his personal Twitter account.[8]

Track listing[edit]

The track listing was confirmed by Nah Right and Fake Shore Drive.[9][10]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro: The Agent"     1:55
2. "Talk My Shit"   Best Kept Secret 3:20
3. "Say Wassup" (featuring Phonte) S1 & Caleb 3:45
4. "How High" (featuring Little Brother & Darien Brockington) S1 & Caleb 3:51
5. "Chocolates"   S1 3:33
6. "One Hand Push Up"   S1 3:16
7. "Prosperity"   Jimi Conway 3:17
8. "Truth On You" (featuring Twone Gabz) Terry Hunter 4:18
9. "Intermission: Juan Carlos"     2:18
10. "Chicago"   Scram Jones 3:34
11. "Agony" (featuring Glenn Lewis) Terry Hunter 4:42
12. "Last Night"   Scram Jones 2:56
13. "Give It To Me" (featuring ADaD & Saigon) Scram Jones 3:08
14. "Intermission: No Help"     0:39
15. "City Is Falling" (featuring Slique) Tone P. 4:54
16. "Celebration"   Terry Hunter 4:05

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[11] 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago Tribune review". Leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork.com. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews, Rap News and More". Rapreviews.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  4. ^ Peisner, David. "Spin Magazine review". Spin.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  5. ^ "Chaundon.com review". Grou.ps. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  6. ^ "Review". Thacorner.net. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  7. ^ "Rhymefest - El Che - Hip Hop Album Review". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2012-05-12. 
  8. ^ Dow, Danica. "Rhymefest Confesses, "I Was Dealing W/ Suicidal Thoughts Not Too Long Ago"" (2). Pitchfork Media. sohh. Retrieved October 19, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Rhymefest – El Che Tracklist". Nah Right. 2010-03-08. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  10. ^ "Rhymefest – El Che Production Credits + Album Artwork/Packaging". Fake Shore Drive. 2010-05-16. Retrieved 2012-02-09. 
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2010-06-26/r-b-hip-hop-albums?order=gainer