YoYoYoYoYo

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YoYoYoYoYo
Studio album by Spank Rock
Released April 18, 2006[1]
Recorded 2006
Genre Dirty rap
Length 41:46
Label Big Dada
Producer XXXChange
Spank Rock chronology
YoYoYoYoYo
(2006)
Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar
(2011)

YoYoYoYoYo is the debut album by the Philadelphia hip-hop group, Spank Rock. The album was released on April 18, 2006 (see 2006 in music) through Big Dada. The song "Backyard Betty" is also featured on the game Madden 07. The song "What it Look Like" is also featured on the game Need for Speed Carbon, The Song "Bump" is also featured in the game Gangstar: Miami Vindication.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars Allmusic
BBC [2]
Dusted Magazine [3]
IGN (81%) [4]
Okayplayer 3.5/5 stars [5]
Pitchfork Media (6.5/10) [6]

YoYoYoYoYo was notable for its hypersexual lyrical content. "Sex is all over this record, appearing on nearly every track," an Allmusic reviewer wrote.[1] BBC Music joked that "YoYoYoYoYo makes Fiddy's "Candy Shop" sound like.. well, a sweet shop."[7] The album also featured a number of 1980s samples. "Many tracks feature drum hits and samples that are more than two decades old, but Epton makes sure to keep his nostalgia a safe distance away from cliché."[8] Rapper Naeem Juwan was described as "one of the brightest young American talents", while it was noted that XXXChange's "series of deep bass hits, digital claps, and the occasional cougar scream" were "all performed so perfectly".[1] The producer was praised for turning "a whole album of aural porn" into "one of 2006's essential releases."[7]

YoYoYoYoYo was ranked No.24 on the Tiny Mix Tapes top 25 albums of 2006, and was nominated for the 2006 Shortlist Music Prize.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Alex Epton and Naeem Juwan except where noted.

  1. "Backyard Betty" – 3:28
  2. "What It Look Like" – 3:06
  3. "IMC" – 2:33
  4. "Rick Rubin" – 3:33
  5. "Touch Me" – 3:24
  6. "Bump" (Epton, Juwan, Amanda Blank, C. Messinger)[1] – 5:19
  7. "Sweet Talk" – 4:12
  8. "Chilly Will" – 4:33
  9. "Top Billin' from Far Left" – 3:53
  10. "Coke & Wet" – 2:10
  11. "Competition" – 3:32
  12. "Outro (Screwville USA)" – 2:03

Credits[edit]

  • Vocals – Naeem Juwan
  • Featured vocalists:
    • Amanda Blank (track 6)
    • Ben Folstein (track 7)
    • J-Uzi (track 11)
    • Typical Girls (tracks 5, 7)
    • Rosalie Parker (track 8)
  • Guitar – Dave Treut (track 7)
  • Producer: Steve McReady (track 3), XXXchange (Alex Epton)
  • Mixing: Herman Santiago, XXXchange
  • Artwork by: The Brent Rollins Design Explosion!
  • Photography: Isaac Shel (cover), Chris Lacoe (interior)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "YoYoYoYoYo". Allmusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  2. ^ "BBC Review". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  3. ^ "Dusted Magazine Review". Dustedmagazine.com. 2006-05-07. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  4. ^ var authorId = "49588077" by Todd Gilchrist. "IGN Review". Music.ign.com. Retrieved 2012-04-27. 
  5. ^ Okayplayer Review[dead link]
  6. ^ Pitchfork Review
  7. ^ a b Adam Webb (2006-05-03). "YoYoYoYoYo". BBC Music. BBC. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  8. ^ Chris Tabron (2006-05-07). "YoYoYoYoYo". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  9. ^ "YoYoYoYoYo". Discogs. Zink Media, Inc. Retrieved 2008-05-31.