Capo (album)

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Capo
CapoJimJones.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 5, 2011
Recorded2010–2011
GenreHip hop
Length51:32
LabelE1
ProducerChink Santana, Lamont "LOGiC" Coleman, Triple-A, Aaron LaCrate, Debonair Samir, AraabMuzik, MarvinO BeatS, Shawn Giovanni, Dunlap, D.J of The Innovatorz, Chris Liggio, Wyclef Jean, Drumma Boy, Lex Luger
Jim Jones chronology
The Rooftop
(2009)
Capo
(2011)
We Own the Night
(2013)
Singles from Capo
  1. "Perfect Day"
    Released: December 7, 2010[1]
  2. "Everybody Jones"
    Released: March 18, 2011[2]

Capo is the fifth studio album by American hip hop recording artist Jim Jones. It was released April 5, 2011, by E1 Music.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[4]
HipHopDX3.5/5 stars[5]
RapReviews7/10 stars[6]
Spin7/10 stars [7]

The New York Times called the album chaotic, but often successful in spite of itself. They called his rhymes nimble but cluttered and said he is out-rapped by almost all of his guests here, including Game on "Carton of Milk" and Lloyd Banks on "Take a Bow". They also stated his standout tracks are the lead single, "Perfect Day" and the Wiz Khalifa-esque "Heart Attack" stating that he is so at ease, so comfortable on those tracks, that he begins to sound skillful.[8] John Kennedy of Vibe gave a fairly positive review calling the utopian "Perfect Day" catchy and saying vulnerable moments ("Changing the Locks" and "Heart Attack") round the album out, while hometown collabos ("Take A Bow" with Prodigy, Lloyd Banks, Sen City and "Drops Is Out" with Raekwon, Mel Matrix, Sen City) fly highest.[9]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200, selling 21,000 copies in its first week.[10] In its second week, the album sold 8,200 copies.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro" (featuring Sen City & Chink Santana)Chink Santana3:26
2."Deep Blue" (featuring Chink Santana)Lamont "Logic" Coleman2:57
3."Carton of Milk" (featuring Game & Sen City)Chink Santana4:45
4."The Paper" (featuring Chink Santana)Chink Santana4:25
5."Heart Attack" (featuring Sen City)Triple-A3:23
6."Everybody Jones" (featuring Aaron LaCrate)Aaron LaCrate, Debonair Samir4:21
7."Drops Is Out" (featuring Raekwon, Mel Matrix & Sen City)AraabMuzik4:01
8."Let Me Fly" (featuring Rell)MarvinO BeatS, Shawn Giovanni2:19
9."Getting to the Money" (featuring Cam’ron & Lady H)Dunlap Exclusive4:06
10."Take a Bow" (featuring Lloyd Banks, Prodigy & Sen City)D.J of The Innovatorz4:40
11."Perfect Day" (featuring Chink Santana & Logic)Lamont "Logic" Coleman3:12
12."Changing the Locks" (featuring Ashanti)Chris Liggio2:16
13."God Bless the Child" (featuring Wyclef Jean)Wyclef Jean3:47
14."Itza" (featuring Nicole Wray)Drumma Boy4:01

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 20
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 5
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Perfect Day (feat. Chink Santana & Logic) - Single by Jim Jones". Itunes.apple.com. 2010-12-07. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Everybody Jones - single by Jim Jones". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  3. ^ "Capo: Jim Jones: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
  4. ^ Jeffries, David (2011-04-05). "Allmusic Review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  5. ^ Bassa, Amanda (2011-04-06). "HipHopDX Review". Hiphopdx.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  6. ^ "Rap Reviews Review". Rapreviews.com. 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  7. ^ Detrick, Ben (2011-04-05). "Spin Review". Spin.com. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  8. ^ New CDs From Cam'ron & Vado and Jim Jones NYTimes
  9. ^ Robertson, Darryl (2011-04-04). "Review: Jim Jones 'Capo'". Vibe. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  10. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2011-04-13). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/10/2011 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  11. ^ Jacobs, Allen (April 20, 2011). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/17/2011". Hip Hop DX. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  12. ^ "Capo [Explicit]: Jim Jones: Amazon.de: MP3-Downloads". Amazon.com Inc. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  13. ^ "Auctiva Image Hosting". Auctiva.com. Retrieved 2012-02-09.
  14. ^ "Jim Jones Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-09-18.
  15. ^ "Jim Jones Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  16. ^ "Jim Jones Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.