Quality Street Music

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Quality Street Music
Studio album by DJ Drama
Released October 2, 2012
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre Hip hop
Length 58:41
Label E1, Aphilliates, Powerhouse Productions
Producer Boi-1da, The Maven Boys, Cardiak, DJ Mustard, Hit-Boy, Jahlil Beats, Kane Beatz, V2 The Hitman, T-Minus, TM88, Remo the Hitmaker, Jeffery James, JMKE
DJ Drama chronology
Third Power
(2011)
Quality Street Music
(2012)
Quality Street Music 2
(2014)
Singles from Quality Street Music
  1. "We in This Bitch"
    Released: February 29, 2012
  2. "My Moment"
    Released: June 29, 2012
  3. "We in This Bitch 1.5"
    Released: September 4, 2012
  4. "Never Die"
    Released: September 15, 2012
  5. "So Many Girls"
    Released: December 10, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Quality Street Music is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist DJ Drama, released on October 2, 2012. The album features guests appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, T-Pain, Fabolous, Young Jeezy, Future, Nipsey Hussle, Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Waka Flocka Flame, Tyler, The Creator, among others.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "We in This Bitch" was released as a digital download on February 29, 2012. The song features American hip hop recording artists Future, Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris, and was produced by Kane Beatz.[2] The song peaked at number 68 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The music video was released on May 8, 2012, and it was directed by Benny Boom.

The album's second single, "My Moment", was released on June 29, 2012, via iTunes.[3] The song was produced by T-Minus and features rappers 2 Chainz and Meek Mill along with R&B singer Jeremih. It peaked at number 23 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, number 16 on the Rap Songs, and number 89 on the Hot 100. It has become DJ Drama's most successful single to date. The music video was shot at OVO Fest, in Toronto, on August 6, 2012. DJ Drama gathered the song's featured artists and also released behind-the-scenes pictures of the video shoot via his Instagram.[4] The music video premiered on MTV Jams on September 9, 2012.

The album's third single was a second version of "We in This Bitch", which was called "We in This Bitch 1.5", also featuring southern rapper Future with a new verse, and Canadian hip hop recording artist Drake. It was released on May 11, 2012, but only came out as a digital single on September 4, 2012.[5][6]

The album's fourth single, "Never Die" featuring hip hop recording artists Young Jeezy, Jadakiss, Nipsey Hussle and American singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green and was produced by Cardiak. It was released on September 15, the same day that the track list for the album came out.[7]

Upon Quality Street Music's release, "So Many Girls", featuring Wale, Tyga and Roscoe Dash peaked #44 at the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs.[8] A cover for the song was released on October 8.[9] It was released as a singe in February 20, 2013,[10] and debuted on the Hot 100 at #89, becoming one of DJ Drama's most successful singles to date.[8]

"Pledge of Allegiance" featuring Wiz Khalifa, Planet VI & B.o.B. debuted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #48 despite never being released as a single.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number fifteen on the Billboard 200 and at number three on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling 25,000 copies on its first week.[11] Quality Street Music is DJ Drama's highest charting album to date. As of Feb. 7 2013 it has sold 51,080 copies.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Goin' Down" (featuring Fabolous, T-Pain and Yo Gotti) Tyree Simmons, John Jackson, Faheem Najm, Mario Mims, Matthew Samuels, Boi-1da, The Maven Boys 4:19
2. "Never Die" (featuring Jadakiss, Cee Lo Green, Nipsey Hussle and Young Jeezy) Simmons, Jason Phillips, Thomas Callaway, Ermias Asghedom, Jay Jenkins, Carl McCormick Cardiak 4:40
3. "My Moment" (featuring 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih) Simmons, Tauheed Epps, Robert Williams, Jeremih Felton, Tyler Williams T-Minus 3:20
4. "We in This Bitch" (featuring Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris and Future) Simmons, Nayvadius Wilburn, Jenkins, Clifford Harris, Christopher Bridges, Daniel Johnson, Jeremy Coleman Kane Beatz, JMIKE (co.) 4:04
5. "So Many Girls" (featuring Tyga, Wale and Roscoe Dash) Simmons, Olubowale Akintimehin, Michael Stevenson, Jeffrey Johnson, Samuels, Raymond Diaz, A. Taylor, R. Mickens, Jordan J. Sirhan, R. Bell, D. Thomas, R. Westfield, G. Brown, C. Smith, R. Bell, Boi-1da 3:31
6. "Clouds" (featuring Rick Ross, Miguel, Pusha T and Curren$y) Simmons, William Roberts, Miguel Pimentel, Terrence Thornton, Shante Franklin, Mack Loggins, R. Relf, T. Brock V12 The Hitman 4:07
7. "Chocolate Droppa (Skit)" (featuring Kevin Hart) Kevin Hart Kevin Hart 1:19
8. "I'ma Hata" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame, Tyler, The Creator and D-Bo) Simmons, Juaquin Malphurs, Tyler Okonma, Derez Lenard & Bart Simmons TM88 4:21
9. "Real Niggas in the Building" (featuring Travis Porter and Kirko Bangz) Simmons, Donquez Woods, Harold Duncan, Lakeem Mattox, Kirk Randle, Dijon McFarlane DJ Mustard 4:32
10. "My Way" (featuring Common, Lloyd and Kendrick Lamar) Simmons, Lonnie Lynn, Lloyd Polite, Kendrick Duckworth, Chauncey Hollis Hit-Boy 3:40
11. "Pledge of Allegiance" (featuring Wiz Khalifa, Planet VI and B.o.B) Simmons, Cameron Jibril Thomaz, Timothy Thomas & Theron Thomas, Bobby Ray Simmons, Jeffery James Jeffery James 4:32
12. "Same Ol' Story" (featuring Kid Ink, ScHoolBoy Q, Cory Gunz and Childish Gambino) Simmons, Brian Collins, Quincy Hanley, Peter Pankey Jr., Donald Glover, Loggins V12 The Hitman 4:25
13. "We in This Bitch 1.5" (featuring Drake and Future) Simmons, Wilburn, Aubrey Graham, Johnson, Coleman Kane Beatz, JMIKE (co.) 3:23
14. "My Audemars" (featuring Meek Mill, Birdman and Gucci Mane) Simmons, Williams, Bryan Williams, Radric Davis, Orlando Tucker Jahlil Beats 4:47
15. "Monique’s Room" (featuring Fred the Godson) Fredick Thomas, Remo Green, S. Prez Remo the Hitmaker 4:07
Total length:
58:41

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Quality Street Music adapted from Allmusic.[13]

Release history[edit]

List of release date, showing country, and record label
Region Date Label Ref
United States October 2, 2012 E1, Aphilliates, Powerhouse Productions [14]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[15] 15
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 3
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[17] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Jeffries. "Quality Street Music - DJ Drama - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - We In This (feat. Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris & Future) - Single by DJ Drama". iTunes. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - My Moment (feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill & Jeremih) - Single by DJ Drama". iTunes. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Navjosh. "On The Sets: DJ Drama – ‘My Moment’ (Feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill & Jeremih)". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rap-Up.com -- New Music: DJ Drama f/ Drake and Future – ‘We in This Bitch 1.5′". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - We in This 1.5 (feat. Drake & Future) - Single by DJ Drama". iTunes. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Navjosh. "DJ Drama – ‘Never Die’ (Feat. Jadakiss, Cee-Lo, Nipsey Hussle & Young Jeezy)". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "DJ Drama". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "DJ Drama ft. Wale, Tyga, & Roscoe Dash - So Many Girls". DJBooth.net. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - So Many Girls (feat. Tyga, Wale & Roscoe Dash) - Single by DJ Drama". iTunes. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  11. ^ HipHopDX (10 October 2012). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/7/2012". HipHopDX. 
  12. ^ HipHopDX (24 October 2012). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/21/2012". HipHopDX. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Quality Street Music - DJ Drama". AllMusic. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ "iTunes - Music - Quality Street Music by DJ Drama". iTunes. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "DJ Drama Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for DJ Drama. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  16. ^ "DJ Drama Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for DJ Drama. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  17. ^ "DJ Drama Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rap Albums for DJ Drama. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 12, 2012.