Salute Me or Shoot Me 4 (Banned from America)

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Salute Me or Shoot Me 4 (Banned from America)
Mixtape by Waka Flocka Flame
Released September 13, 2012
Recorded 2011-2012
Genre Southern hip hop, crunk, gangsta rap
Length 60:32
Label 1017 Brick Squad, Brick Squad Monopoly
Producer Sizzle, TM88, Envy, London on The Track, Terry on Da Beats, Van Camp, Kaleon, Southside on the Track
Waka Flocka Flame chronology
Lebron Flocka James 3
(2011)
Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4 (Banned From America)
(2012)
DuFlocka Rant 2
(2013)

Salute Me or Shoot Me 4 (Banned from America) is a mixtape by American hip hop recording artist Waka Flocka Flame. It was released on September 13, 2012.[1] The mixtape features guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Wale, Roscoe Dash, Frenchie, Yo Gotti, Dorrough, Shawty Lo, Trae Tha Truth, Wooh Da Kid, and Chief Keef among others.

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 6.7/10[2]
XXL 3/5 stars (L)[3]

Adam Fleischer of XXL gave the mixtape an L, saying "The beats here are all calculatedly trap music-tested, as is Salute Me or Shoot Me 4‘s content. But that’s precisely what Waka was aiming for, and what he needed. Though the style of his energy and aggression on record is no longer as surprising as it initially was, it’s still just as magnetic. When given two choices with this tape’s title, a salute for Waka is probably both safer and more fitting."[3] Jordan Sargent of Pitchfork Media gave the mixtape a 6.7 out of 10, saying "Waka's energy has an almost gravitational pull and it's as strong here as ever. But lately, he's begun to expose a softer side of himself (like subtitling his last album Friends, Fans, and Family) that makes him Fozzie Bear-lovable. In fact, his songs are hardly even angry anymore. There's a gleeful streak running through Salute Me 4 that gives it a decidedly different vibe: It's an hour of shouting that sounds like a hug."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "50K" (featuring Gucci Mane) Southside, TM88 3:58
2. "Death of Me"   Southside, TM88 3:59
3. "J. Well"   Southside, TM88 4:03
4. "24 Hours" (featuring S.O.N.Y.) Envy 4:05
5. "Lock & Load" (featuring Bambiino Gold and Cartel MGM) Southside, TM88 4:34
6. "Tweakin'"   Southside, TM88 4:41
7. "Turnt" (Featuring Wale and Roscoe Dash) Southside, TM88 4:36
8. "Randy Savage" (featuring B. Ceeze and Frenchie) London on the Track 3:49
9. "Money Pile" (featuring Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti and D Dash) Terry on da Beat 4:23
10. "Out the Bag"   Van Camp 3:05
11. "Solo" (featuring Dorrough and Shawty Lo) Gavin "G-Luck" Luckett, Joe Boom 3:58
12. "I Got 'Em" (featuring Trae Tha Truth) Kaleon 4:07
13. "Zip 'Em Up" (featuring Wooh Da Kid and D Dash) Southside, TM88 4:08
14. "Murda" (featuring Chief Keef and Bo Deal) Southside 3:34
15. "Realest Shit I Wrote"   Terry on da Beat 3:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Mixtape: Waka Flocka Salute Me Or Shoot Me 4". September 13, 2012. Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Sargent, Jordan (November 25, 2012). "Mixtape Review: Waka Flocka, Salute Me or Shoot Me 4: Banned From America". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Fleischer, Adam (November 25, 2012). "Mixtape Review: Waka Flocka, Salute Me or Shoot Me 4: Banned From America". XXL. Retrieved September 22, 2012.