Live from the Kitchen

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Live from the Kitchen
Studio album by Yo Gotti
Released January 10, 2012
Recorded 2009–2011
Genre Southern hip hop
Length 49:45
Label Polo Grounds Music, RCA
Producer Drumma Boy, Lil' Lody, Lex Luger, Mike WiLL Made It, Big K.R.I.T., Shawty Redd, DJ Montay, Drumma Drama, Spook da Monsta, Hot Rod
Yo Gotti chronology
Back 2 da Basics
(2006)
Live from the Kitchen
(2012)
I Am
(2013)
Singles from Live from the Kitchen
  1. "We Can Get It On"
    Released: May 9, 2011
  2. "Single"
    Released: August 5, 2011
  3. ""
    Released:
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 2.5/5 stars[2]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars[3]
XXL 3/5 stars (L)[4]

Live from the Kitchen is the fifth studio album by American rapper Yo Gotti. It was released on January 10, 2012 after several delays.[5][6] It will be released from RCA Records, due to his former label, J Records, being shut down by Sony Music Entertainment, along with Arista Records, and Jive Records.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead promotional single, "5 Star", was available for digital download on June 11, 2009.[7] The song became Gotti's most successful song on the chart, peaking at number 79 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 19 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 11 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.[8][9][10] The remix version of "5 Star", features rappers Gucci Mane, Trina and Nicki Minaj, was released for digital download on November 9, 2009.[11][12] "Women Lie, Men Lie" featuring Lil Wayne was released for digital download on December 11, 2009.[13][14] The song peaked at number 81 on the Hot 100, number 22 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and number 12 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.[8][9][9][10][15][16]

The album's lead single, "We Can Get It On" was released for digital download on May 9, 2011.[17] The song peaked at number 31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and number 22 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. The album's second single, "Single" featuring Stuey Rock, was released for digital download on August 5, 2011,[18] and peaked at number 75 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Upon the album's release, "Harder" featuring Rick Ross debuted and peaked at #6 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200, with 16,000 copies in its first week of sales in the United States.[19] After three weeks on the chart the album has sold 36,000 copies in the United States.[20] As of September 2013 the album has sold 72,000 copies in the United States.[21]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)[22] Length
1. "Testimony"   Mario Mims, Montay Humphrey DJ Montay 5:16
2. "Harder" (featuring Rick Ross) Mims, William Roberts II, Antonie Kearney Lil' Lody 4:13
3. "Killa"   Mims, Demetrius Stewart Shawty Redd 6:07
4. "Red, White & Blue" (featuring Jadakiss) Mims, Jason Phillips, Mike Smith Drumma Drama, Spook da Monsta 4:41
5. "Single" (featuring Stuey Rock) Mims, Kearney Lil' Lody 3:30
6. "Second Chance"   Mims, Lexus Arnel Lewis Lex Luger 4:08
7. "Cases" (featuring 2 Chainz) Mims, Tauheed Epps, Michael Williams Mike WiLL Made It 4:24
8. "Letter"   Mims, Kearney Lil' Lody 5:50
9. "Go Girl" (featuring Big K.R.I.T., Big Sean, Wale & Wiz Khalifa) Mims, Cameron Thomaz, Sean Anderson, Justin Scott Big K.R.I.T. 3:45
10. "We Can Get It On"   Mims, Christopher Gholson Drumma Boy 3:47
11. "5 Star" (Remix) (featuring Gucci Mane, Trina & Nicki Minaj) Mims, Onika Maraj, Radric Davis, Katrina Taylor Hot Rod 4:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ HipHopDX review
  3. ^ Cole, Matthew (January 9, 2012). "Yo Gotti Live from the Kitchen". Slant Magazine. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ XXL review
  5. ^ "Live From The Kitchen (Explicit): Yo Gotti: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  6. ^ Varnie, Diane (2010) "Yo Gotti: Live From The King of Memphis 8/26/2009", AllHipHop, January 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  7. ^ "5 Star – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Yo Gotti Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "Yo Gotti Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Yo Gotti Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ "5 Star (Remix) [feat. Gucci Mane, Trina & Nickie Minaj] – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  12. ^ Paine, Jake (December 28, 2011). "Yo Gotti Reveals Tracklist For "Live From The Kitchen", Due January 10, 2012". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Women Lie, Men Lie (feat. Lil Wayne) – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Women Lie, Men Lie". ASCAP ACE – Search Results. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Look in the Mirror – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  16. ^ "For the Hood (feat. Gucci Mane) – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  17. ^ "We Can Get It On – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Single – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  19. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2012-01-18). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/15/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  20. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2012-02-01). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/29/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  21. ^ Hits Daily Double - Upcoming Albums
  22. ^ Paine, Jake (December 27, 2011). "Yo Gotti Reveals Tracklist For "Live From The Kitchen, Due January 10, 2012". HipHopDX.com. HipHopDX. Retrieved January 2, 2012.