Til the Casket Drops

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Til the Casket Drops
Studio album by Clipse
Released December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)
Recorded 2007–2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:45
Label Re-Up, Star Trak, Columbia
Producer The Neptunes (also exec.)
Sean C & LV, DJ Khalil, Chin Injeti
Clipse chronology
Hell Hath No Fury
(2006)
Til the Casket Drops
(2009)
Singles from Til the Casket Drops
  1. "Kinda Like a Big Deal"
    Released: April 20, 2009
  2. "I'm Good"
    Released: June 11, 2009
  3. "Popular Demand (Popeyes)"
    Released: October 23, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
The New York Times (favorable)[5]
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10)[6]
PopMatters (5/10)[7]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[8]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[9]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[10]

Til the Casket Drops is the third studio album by American hip hop duo Clipse, released on December 8, 2009, by Re-Up Records in the United States. [11]

Background[edit]

The album was preceded by a mixtape called Road to Till the Casket Drops, available December 1, 2008 through complex.com.[12] The album's cover artwork was designed by artist KAWS. Featured guests include Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Pharrell, Cam'ron, Ab-Liva and Yo Gotti.[13] It features production from The Neptunes, Sean C and LV, DJ Khalil and Chin Injeti.[14][15]

Singles[edit]

The first promotional single for the album was "Kinda Like a Big Deal" which features Kanye West. The first official single for the album is entitled "I'm Good", and features Pharrell of The Neptunes. The second official single was "All Eyes on Me" featuring Keri Hilson. The third official single was "Popular Demand (Popeyes)". "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" features New York rapper Cam'ron.

Reception[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 41 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 31,000 copies in its first week.[16]

Critical response[edit]

Despite some mixed criticism towards its more upbeat musical direction than that of their previous album, Hell Hath No Fury (2006),[17] Til the Casket Drops received generally positive reviews from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 64/100 from Metacritic.[18] It has currently sold 62,000 copies.[19]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Freedom"   Sean C & LV 3:46
2. "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" (featuring Cam'ron & Pharrell) The Neptunes 4:20
3. "Kinda Like a Big Deal" (featuring Kanye West) DJ Khalil, Chin Injeti 3:26
4. "Showing Out" (featuring Yo Gotti & Pharrell) The Neptunes 3:38
5. "I'm Good" (featuring Pharrell) The Neptunes 4:21
6. "There Was a Murder"   DJ Khalil, Chin Injeti 3:36
7. "Door Man"   The Neptunes 5:08
8. "Never Will It Stop" (featuring Ab Liva) Sean C & LV 3:21
9. "All Eyes On Me" (featuring Keri Hilson) The Neptunes 3:50
10. "Counseling" (featuring Nicole Hurst & Pharrell) The Neptunes 3:17
11. "Champion"   The Neptunes 4:14
12. "Footsteps"   DJ Khalil 4:21
13. "Life Change" (featuring Pharrell) The Neptunes 4:27

Charts[edit]

Chart Position
U.S The Billboard 200 # 41
U.S Top Rap Albums # 3
U.S Top Digital Albums # 16
U.S Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums # 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  2. ^ Kot, Greg. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  3. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-12-24.
  4. ^ Brown, August. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2010-02-16.
  5. ^ Chinen, Nate. Review: Til the Casket Drops. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  6. ^ Cohen, Ian. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  7. ^ Martin, Andrew. Review: Til the Casket Drops. PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  8. ^ Cataldo, Jesse. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Slant Magazine. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  9. ^ Jones, Steve. Review: Til the Casket Drops. USA Today. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  10. ^ Bianco, Alvin. Review: Til the Casket Drops. XXL. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  11. ^ "burnttongue.net". burnttongue.net. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  12. ^ "Pitchfork: Clipse Preview LP With Mixtape, Launch Clothing Line". Pitchforkmedia.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  13. ^ "Album Preview: Clipse "Till The Casket Drops"". Complex.com. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  14. ^ Cornish, Melanie (2008-02-18). "Producer's Corner: Puffy's Hitmen | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  15. ^ Listen to More: Industry Heavyweights. "Clipse Interview". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  16. ^ Kaufman, Gil. Susan Boyle Remains Billboard Ruler As Chris Brown Settles For #7. MTV. Retrieved on 2010-01-04.
  17. ^ Arnold, Paul W. Clipse Defend Direction Of Til The Casket Drops. HipHopDX. Retrieved on 2010-01-04.
  18. ^ Til the Casket Drops (2009): Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2010-01-04.
  19. ^ Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/17/2010

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