Trunk Muzik 0-60

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Trunk Muzik 0-60
EP by Yelawolf
Released November 22, 2010
Recorded 2009–10
S-Line Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Treesound Studios
(Norcross, Georgia)
Sixteen Feet Studio
(College Park, Georgia)
Hands of God Studio
(Los Angeles, California)
Columbia Sounds
(Columbia, South Carolina)
Circle House Recording Studios
(Miami, Florida)
Genre Hip hop
Length 47:33
Label Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment, DGC Records, Interscope Records
Producer Kawan "KP" Prather (also exec.), WillPower, Malay, Drama Beats, Cameron Wallace, Jim Jonsin
Yelawolf chronology
Trunk Muzik
(2010)
Trunk Muzik 0-60
(2010)
Radioactive
(2011)
Singles from Trunk Muzik 0-60
  1. "Pop the Trunk"
    Released: July 27, 2010
  2. "I Just Wanna Party"
    Released: October 12, 2010
  3. "Daddy's Lambo"
    Released: April 23, 2011

Trunk Muzik 0-60 is the second extended play[1] by American rapper Yelawolf. It was released on November 22, 2010, by Interscope Records.[2][3] The EP features guest appearances by Gucci Mane, Rock City, Rittz, Bun B and Raekwon; and it features has six tracks which were featured on his last mixtape titled Trunk Muzik. Production was handled by WLPWR, Jim Jonsin and Drama Beats, among others.[4]

Composition and music structure[edit]

The accompanying music video for the song "Daddy's Lambo" was released. The album's third track "That's What We on Now", has instrumentation that includes "Klaxon synthesizers and a swift, ticking beat".[5] The mixtape's second single, "I Just Wanna Party" featuring Gucci Mane. "Billy Crystal" is a song featuring music duo Rock City. "Pop the Trunk" was chosen as the album's lead single. This track features instrumentation that includes piano and saxophone. Lyrically, "Pop the Trunk" describes an "account of street justice"[6] and "meth dealers in Appalachia".[7] "Box Chevy" featuring Rittz the Rapper. "Good to Go" featuring Bun B; an accompanying music video was released. "Marijuana" is the most prominent representation of rock music on Trunk Muzik 0-60.[5] The album's tenth track "Love Is Not Enough", has been described as an "aching ballad".[8] "I Wish" is a song featuring Raekwon. "Get the Fuck Up!" is used as one of the tracks on a video game Madden NFL '12.

Release and reception[edit]

Trunk Muzik 0-60 was released in the United States on November 22, 2010 by Interscope Records. On the week ending of November 28, 2010, Trunk Muzik 0-60 selling 5,000 copies in its first week.[1] The EP peaked at number one on the Top Heatseekers Albums Chart, at number 16 on the Top Rap Albums Chart, and at number 26 on the Top R&B Albums Chart.[9] As of March 2012, the EP has sold 108,000 copies in the United States. "Pop the Trunk" and "I Just Wanna Party" were released as singles; the former failed to rank on national chart, while the latter charted on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles at number 9.[10] As of October 2012, the album has sold 171,204 copies. As of August 2013, the album has sold 210,000 copies in the United States.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (favorable)[7]
The A.V. Club (B)[5]
The Hartford Courant (favorable)[6]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[8]
Spin (8/10)[11]

Trunk Muzik 0-60 received generally positive reviews.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Get the Fuck Up!"   Michael Atha, James Ho, William Washington WillPower, Malay (co.) 3:04
2. "Daddy's Lambo"   Atha, Christopher Pfaff, Cameron Wallace Drama Beats, Cameron Wallace (co.) 3:48
3. "That's What We on Now"   Atha, Kawan Prather, Washington WillPower 4:42
4. "I Just Wanna Party" (featuring Gucci Mane) Atha, Radric Davis, Prather, Washington WillPower 5:12
5. "Billy Crystal" (featuring Rock City) Atha, James Scheffer, Timothy Thomas, Theron Thomas Jim Jonsin 4:00
6. "Pop the Trunk"   Atha, Washington WillPower 3:48
7. "Box Chevy" (featuring Rittz the Rapper) Atha, Jonny McCullom, Washington WillPower 4:53
8. "Good to Go" (featuring Bun B) Atha, Bernard Freeman, Washington WillPower 3:38
9. "Marijuana"   Atha, Washington WillPower 3:00
10. "Love Is Not Enough"   Atha, James Johnson, Jr., Washington WillPower 3:44
11. "I Wish" (featuring Raekwon) Atha, Ho, Prather, Corey Woods Malay, Kawan "KP" Prather 4:22
12. "Trunk Muzik"   Atha, Washington WillPower 3:41
Sample credits
  • "Love Is Not Enough" contains a sample of "Hollywood" by Rick James, and an interpolation of "Anythang" by Devin The Dude
  • "Marijuana" features a sample of "Moist Vagina" by Nirvana

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jacobs, Allen (2010-12-01). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/28/2010 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Yelawolf On Meeting Eminem". Rap Radar. 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Rap-Up TV: Yelawolf Shares Meeting with Eminem". Rap-Up.com. 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Yelawolf Releases Trunk Muzik 0 - 60 on Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment/DGC/Interscope Records... - SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/". California, Alabama: Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  5. ^ a b c Matos, Michaelangelo (November 23, 2010). Review: Trunk Muzik 0-60. The A.V. Club. Retrieved on 2010-12-15.
  6. ^ a b Danton, Eric R. (December 7, 2010). Review: Trunk Muzik 0-60. The Hartford Courant. Retrieved on 2010-12-15.
  7. ^ a b Freeman, Phil (November 2010). Review: Trunk Muzik 0-60. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-12-15.
  8. ^ a b Rosen, Jody (November 22, 2010). Review: Trunk Muzik 0-60. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2010-12-15.
  9. ^ Charts & Awards: Trunk Muzik 0-60. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2011-05-28.
  10. ^ ""I Just Wanna Party" Billboard chart". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. October 2, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ Weingarten, Eric R. (November 22, 2010). Review: Trunk Muzik 0-60. Spin. Retrieved on 2010-12-15.