BlackenedWhite

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BlackenedWhite
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Studio album by MellowHype
Released October 31, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 45:03
Label Self-released
Producer Left Brain
MellowHype chronology
YelloWhite
(2010)
BlackenedWhite
(2010)
Numbers
(2012)
Singles from BlackenedWhite
  1. "Right Here"
    Released: October 14, 2010

BlackenedWhite is the debut studio album by Odd Future sub-group MellowHype. Production for the album was handled by Left Brain. It was made available for free download October 31, 2010 and re-released on July 12, 2011 through Fat Possum Records.

Background[edit]

The first single "Right Here" was released on October 14, 2010.[citation needed]

Left Brain raps on the songs "Fuck Police" and "Circus".[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Performer (s) Length
1 "Primo" 2:13
2 "GunSounds" 2:43
3 "Brain" (feat. Domo Genesis)
  • First Verse/Chorus: Hodgy Beats
  • Second Verse: Domo Genesis
2:30
4 "Loaded" (feat. Mike G)
  • First Verse/Second Verse: Hodgy Beats
  • Chorus/Third Verse: Mike G
4:23
5 "Hell" (feat. Frank Ocean) 3:34
6 "DeadDeputy"
  • Verse/Chorus: Hodgy Beats
  • Outro: Jasper Dolphin
2:26
7 "Right Here"
  • Hodgy Beats
3:11
8 "Loco" 3:54
9 "Stripclub" 3:00
10 "Fuck Police" (feat. Tyler, The Creator) 3:12
11 "Chordoroy" (feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Tyler, The Creator)
  • First Verse: Earl Sweatshirt
  • Second Verse/Chorus: Hodgy Beats
  • Third Verse: Tyler, The Creator
5:01
12 "Rico" (feat. Frank Ocean)
  • Verses: Hodgy Beats
  • Chorus: Frank Ocean
3:07
13 "Gram"
  • Hodgy Beats
1:36
14 "Circus"
  • First Verse: Left Brain
  • Second Verse/Chorus: Hodgy Beats
3:07
15 "Based" (feat. C. Renee)
  • First Verse: C. Renee
  • Second Verse: Hodgy Beats
1:42

Samples[edit]

  • "Hell" contains samples from "Biscuits" by Hodgy Beats and "Christmas Is Coming" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.
  • "Loco" contains a sample from "Chanson D'un Jour D'Hiver" by Cortex.
  • "Gram" contains a sample from "Nostalgia" by Piero Umiliani
  • "Right Here" contains a sample from "Yesterday Princess" by Stanley Clarke

Re-release[edit]

BlackenedWhite (Re-Release)
BlackenedWhite.jpg
Studio album by MellowHype
Released July 12, 2011
Recorded 2010–11
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 31:07
35:24 (Australian edition)
Label Fat Possum
Producer Left Brain
Singles from BlackenedWhite (Re-Release)
  1. "64"
    Released: June 13, 2011

The album was re-released July 12, 2011 by Fat Possum Records without the song "Chordoroy" because the label did not have permission to use Earl Sweatshirt's vocals.[3] Also, the re-release does not contain the songs "Hell", "Loco", "Stripclub", "Gram" and "Based."

The first official single, "64", was released on June 13, 2011. The music video of the single was released on June 13, 2011.[citation needed] Left Brain raps on the songs "F666 the Police" and "Circus".[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 81 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 6,200 copies in the United States.[4]

Critical Response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 8/10[5]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[6]
The A.V. Club B[7]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[8]
Now 2/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media 8.1/10[10]
RapReviews.com 6.5/10[11]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[13]
Spin 8/10[14]

Upon its release, BlackenedWhite received generally positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 72, based on 21 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[15] AbsolutePunk called it "the most accessible Odd Future release to date" and went on to say that it's "another strong album from the Odd Future pack."[5] Matthew Trammell from Rolling Stone awarded BlackenedWhite 3 out of 5 stars, calling it "L.A. gangsta rap for the swag generation that die-hard fans will eagerly lap up."[12]

Re-release Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Primo"   2:13
2. "Gunsounds"   Long 2:45
3. "Brain" (featuring Domo Genesis) 2:31
4. "64"   Long 2:57
5. "Loaded" (featuring Mike G) 4:24
6. "Deaddeputy" (featuring Jasper Dolphin)
  • Long
  • Davon Wilson*
1:59
7. "Right Here"   Long 3:12
8. "Igotagun"  
  • Long
  • Turner
2:06
9. "F666 the Police" (featuring Tyler, The Creator)
3:14
10. "Rico" (featuring Frank Ocean) 2:37
11. "Circus"  
  • Long
  • Turner
3:09
Total length:
31:07
  • Jasper Dolphin (Davon Wilson) is uncredited as a writer on "Deaddeputy".

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011)[16] Peak
position
US Billboard 200 81
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 19
US Top Rap Albums 11
US Independent Albums 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MellowHype - Fuck the Police Lyrics". Genius. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "MellowHype - Circus Lyrics". Genius. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Ryon, Sean (2011-06-01). "OFWGKTA's MellowHype To Release "Blackenedwhite" On July 12 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  4. ^ "Hip Hop Albums Sales: The Week Ending 7/17/2011". HipHopDX. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Mellowhype - Blackenedwhite - Album Review". AbsolutePunk. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  6. ^ David Jeffries (2011-07-11). "BlackenedWhite review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  7. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (2011-07-12). "MellowHype: Blackenedwhite | Music | Music Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  8. ^ Omar Burgess (2011-07-11). "Hodgy Beats & Left Brain (MellowHype) (OFWGKTA) BlackenedWhite". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  9. ^ "Rating from Now Magazine Canada (Nowtoronto.com)". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  10. ^ Breihan, Tom (2010-11-12). "MellowHype: BLACKENEDWHITE | Album Reviews". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  11. ^ "MellowHype: BlackenedWhite | Music Review". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  12. ^ a b "Rating from Rolling Stone (Rollingstone.com)". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  13. ^ "MellowHype: BlackenedWhite | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  14. ^ "MellowHype, 'BlackenedWhite' (Fat Possum)". Spin. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  15. ^ "BlackenedWhite Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  16. ^ "MellowHype - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2016.