Self Explanatory (Classified album)

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Self Explanatory
Studio album by Classified
Released April 7, 2009 (Canada/U.S.)
Genre Hip-hop, Rap
Label Halflife Records/Sony Records
Classified chronology
While You Were Sleeping
(2007)
Self Explanatory
(2009)
Handshakes and Middle Fingers
(2011)

Self Explanatory is a 2009 album by Canadian rapper Classified. The album received positive reviews from music critics. The first single "Anybody Listening", as of April 18, 2009, has spent 7 weeks on the Canadian Hot 100, peaking at #52.[1] The third single "Oh...Canada" was also active on the charts, peaking at #14 on the Canadian Hot 100, went platinum in digital downloads[2][3] and was the entrance music for Patrick Côté in UFC 113

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AroundinSound 7.8/10[4]
ChartAttack 4/5 stars[5]
Driven (8/10)[6]
NOW 5/5 stars[7]
RapReviews (8/10)[8]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Self Explanatory"   3:05
2. "Get Out the Way"   3:23
3. "Choose Your Own Adventure 1"   3:09
4. "Up All Night"   4:12
5. "Quit While You're Ahead" (featuring Choclair, Maestro Fresh Wes and Moka Only) 4:34
6. "Inspiration"   2:08
7. "Choose Your Own Adventure 2"   2:56
8. "Anybody Listening"   3:34
9. "They Call This (Hip Hop)" (featuring Royce da 5'9" and B.o.B) 4:15
10. "Oh... Canada"   3:22
11. "Choose Your Own Adventure 3"   4:05
12. "Where Are You"   3:23
13. "Trouble"   3:40
14. "Used to Be" (featuring Mic Boyd) 2:56
15. "Breaking Up"   4:11
16. "One Track Mind" (featuring Joel Plaskett) 3:34
17. "Choose Your Own Adventure 4" (featuring Martin Finch and Ghetto Child) 2:34
18. "Things Are Looking Up" (featuring Chad Hatcher) 3:54
19. "Still Got It"   3:22
20. "Loonie" (featuring D-Sisive, Shad K, DL Incognito and Buck 65) 3:36
21. "Choose Your Own Adventure 5"   2:43
22. "Choose Your Own Adventure 6"   1:12
iTunes bonus track
No. Title Length
23. "Some People"   3:33

Singles[edit]

  1. "Trouble" (2008),
  2. "Anybody Listening" (2009), #52[1]
  3. "Up All Night" (2009)
  4. "Oh...Canada" (2009), #14[9]
  5. "Quit While You're Ahead" (2009)
  6. "They Call This (Hip Hop)" (2010)[10]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[11] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Canadian Hot 100 - Anybody Listening, Billboard.com. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  2. ^ "Gold and Platinum". Cria.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Music Charts, Most Popular Music, Music by Genre & Top Music Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Classified - Self Explanatory - 2009 - Sony BMG". Around in Sound. 2009-06-30. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  5. ^ Gormely, Ian (2009-05-26). "Classified — Self Explanatory". CHARTattack. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  6. ^ "DRIVEN Magazine | CD review: Classified’s Self-Explanatory". Drivenmag.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  7. ^ Addi Stewart. "Classified | NOW Magazine". Nowtoronto.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Classified :: Self Explanatory :: Halflife/Sony Records". Rapreviews.com. 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  9. ^ "Canada Singles Top 100 - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  10. ^ Classified f/ B.O.B. & Royce Da 5″9′ – They Call This (Hip-Hop)
  11. ^ Classified Music News & Info, billboard.com