Handshakes and Middle Fingers

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Handshakes and Middle Fingers
Studio album by Classified
Released March 22, 2011 (Canada/U.S.)
Genre Hip-hop
Label Halflife Records/Sony Records
Classified chronology
Self Explanatory
(2009)
Handshakes and Middle Fingers
(2011)
Classified
(2013)

Handshakes and Middle Fingers is the second major release studio album by Canadian rapper Classified released on March 22, 2011 on Sony Music Canada, his fourteenth studio album overall.[1] The first single "That Ain't Classy" reached #45 on the Canadian Hot 100. A video has been made for the intro to the album and its called "Ups & Downs". On March 22, the day of its release, it hit #2 on the iTunes top seller list. The second single is "The Day Doesn't Die" which peaked at #83 on the Canadian Hot 100. The third single is "Maybe It's Just Me".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 88/100[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[4]
Inrevu (8/10)[5]
RapReviews (9/10)[6]
The Smoking Section 3.5/5 stars[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro - Ups and Downs"
  2. "That Ain't Classy"
  3. "High Maintenance"
  4. "Unusual" (feat. Joe Budden)
  5. "Danger Bay"
  6. "Stay Cool"
  7. "Passion"
  8. "Maybe it's Just Me" (feat. Brother Ali)
  9. "Young Soul"
  10. "Run with Me"
  11. "The Day Doesn't Die"
  12. "They Don't Know" (feat. Mic Boyd & White Mic)
  13. "Step it Up"
  14. "Desensitized"
  15. "The Hangover" (feat. Kayo & Jim Cuddy)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[8] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classified Reveals New LP and Canadian Tour". Exclaim!, January 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Classified - Handshakes and Middle Fingers - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ Handshakes and Middle Fingers at AllMusic
  4. ^ Bassa, Amanda (2011-04-21). "Classified - Hand Shakes & Middle Fingers | Read Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews & Hip Hop Album Reviews". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Album Review: Classified- Handshakes and Middle Fingers « inrevu". Inrevu.com. 2011-05-18. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Classified :: Handshakes and Middle Fingers :: Decon Records". Rapreviews.com. 2011-04-19. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  7. ^ MZ (2011-04-21). "Review Of Classified's Handshakes And Middle Fingers | The Smoking Section". Smokingsection.uproxx.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Albums". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-20.