Music Is My Savior

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Music Is My Savior
Studio album by Mims
Released March 27, 2007[1]
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Pop rap, East Coast rap
Length 57:39
Label American King Music, Disturbing tha Peace, Capitol Records
Producer Blackout Movement, D. Baker, Ty Fyffe, DJ Blackout, Corey Llewellyn, Erik Mendelson, Shawn Mims
Mims chronology
Music Is My Savior
(2007)
Guilt
(2009)
sample from Mims' "This Is Why I'm Hot" from Music Is My Savior

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Music Is My Savior is the debut album from the American King Music artist Mims (both the artist's family name and a backronym representing Music Is My Savior). It was released on March 27, 2007. It includes the singles "This Is Why I'm Hot", "Like This" and "Just Like That".

Background[edit]

Guests[edit]

The album features guest appearances by southern rapper Bun B, underground rapper Bad Seed, LeToya Luckett, Cham, reggae artist Junior Reid, and R&B singer J. Holiday. Capitol Records labelmate Rasheeda provides additional vocals on the song, "Like This."

Production[edit]

Music Is My Savior features production from Blackout Movement, Twizz & D. Baker, Ty Fyffe, and DJ Blackout. The bulk of the album was produced by DJ Blackout and his Blackout Movement. Mims has mentioned numerous amounts of time that he feels that his project benefited greatly from his extensive work with the Blackout Movement. He says that he likes them because they give a different sound to his music.

Singles[edit]

Singles from Music Is My Savior included the hit single "This Is Why I'm Hot," "Like This" and "Just Like That."

The song "Cop It" was featured in the EA Sports game Madden 08, but was not released as a single.[2]

A snippet of the song 'Superman' was used in Britain's Got Talent 2009 winners Diversity (dance troupe)'s routine.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (64/100)[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 2/5 stars[4]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
The Boston Globe (positive)[6]
Entertainment Weekly B[7]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[8]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[9]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/4 stars[10]
RapReviews (7/10)[11]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[12]
Vibe 2/5 stars[3]

Critical[edit]

The album so far has a score of 64 out of 100 from Metacritic based on "generally favorable reviews".[3] Rolling Stone gave it three out of five stars, claiming "Mims can't carry a whole album."[12] Allmusic gave the album three and a half stars out of five. It was reviewed more negatively by the Los Angeles Times, who gave the album one and a half stars out of four.

Commercial[edit]

The album debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 with 78,000 copies sold in the first week released.[13]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Featured guest(s) Producer(s)
1 "Intro" 2:13 BlackOut & Styles
2 "It's Alright" 3:17 Ludacris and Bobby V. BlackOut & Styles
3 "This Is Why I'm Hot" 4:13 The Blackout Movement
4 "Girlfriend's Fav MC" 3:39 J. Holiday Twizz & D. Baker
5 "Where I Belong" 3:51 Ty Fyffe
6 "Cop It" 3:01 Thomas Simons
7 "Big Black Train" 3:55 Twizz & D. Baker
8 "They Don't Wanna Play" 4:05 Bun B & Bad Seed BlackOut & Styles
9 "Like This" 3:23 Rasheeda BlackOut & Styles
10 "Just Like That" 3:20 The Vault Productions
11 "Without You" 4:12 LeToya Luckett BlackOut & Styles
12 "Superman" 3:27 BlackOut & Styles
13 "This Is Why I'm Hot (Blackout Remix)" 3:37 Cham & Junior Reid The Blackout Movement
14 "Doctor Doctor" 3:40 Kobayashi
15 "Don't Cry (Outro)" 4:06 Purple Popcorn BlackOut & Styles
16 "This Is Why I'm Hot (Reggaeton remix)" (International bonus track) 4:02 Daddy Yankee The Blackout Movement & Nely
17 "I Did You Wrong" (International bonus track) 3:31 BlackOut & Styles
18 "This Is Why I'm Hot (Rock Remix)" (bonus track) 4:37 Purple Popcorn The Blackout Movement

Samples[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Magrino, Tom (2007-06-29). "Madden 08 drafts song list". GameSpot. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  3. ^ a b c "Critic Reviews for Music Is My Savior". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  4. ^ Adaso, Henry. "Mims - Music is My Savior (EMI Capitol)". About.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  5. ^ Brown, Marisa (2007-03-27). "Music Is My Savior - MIMS". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 
  6. ^ Capobianco, Ken (2007-04-17). "Heat wave from New York". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  7. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (2007-03-30). "Music Is My Savior Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  8. ^ Macpherson, Alex (2007-05-17). "MIMS, Music Is My Savior". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  9. ^ Kuperstein, Slava (2007-04-11). "MIMS - Music Is My Savior". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  10. ^ Kim, Serena (2007-03-27). "MIMS: Music Is My Savior". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  11. ^ Juon, Steve "Flash" (2007-04-03). "RapReviews.com Feature for April 3, 2007 - MIMS' 'Music Is My Savior'". RapReviews. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  12. ^ a b Hoard, Christian (2007-04-02). "Music Is My Savior : Mims : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  13. ^ "McGraw Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts Onto Billboard 200". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-09-12. 

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