Charity Starts at Home

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Charity Starts at Home
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Studio album by Phonte
Released September 27, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 42:54
Label Foreign Exchange Music
Producer 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Swiff D, Fatin "10" Horton, Stro Elliott, S1, E. Jones, Zo! & Phonte
Phonte chronology
Charity Starts at Home
No News Is Good News
(2017)No News Is Good News2017
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 89/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
The A.V. Club (91/100)
HipHopDX 4.5/5 stars
Okayplayer (88/100)
XXL 4/5 stars

Charity Starts at Home is debut solo album by Little Brother and The Foreign Exchange member Phonte. The album was released on September 27, 2011, with first week sales reaching nearly 8,000. Charity Starts at Home was met with universal acclaim and given a rating of 89 on Metacritic.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Dance in the Reign" (featuring Sy Smith) Phonte Coleman, Steve Thornton, Sy Smith Swiff D 3:54
2. "The Good Fight" Coleman, Patrick Douthit 9th Wonder 3:09
3. "Everything Is Falling Down" (featuring Jeanne Jolly) Christopher Tyson, Coleman Khrysis 3:37
4. "Not Here Anymore" (featuring Elzhi) Coleman, Douthit, Jason Powers 9th Wonder 3:49
5. "Eternally" (featuring Median) Coleman, Douthit, James Livingston 9th Wonder 4:37
6. "Sendin' My Love" Coleman, Elliot Stro Elliott 3:33
7. "Ball and Chain" Coleman, Thornton Swiff D 3:56
8. "To Be Yours" Lorenzo Ferguson, Coleman Zo!, Phonte 1:32
9. "Gonna Be a Beautiful Night" (featuring Carlitta Durand) Coleman, Larry Griffin, Jr. S1 3:44
10. "We Go Off" (featuring Pharoahe Monch) Coleman, Fatin Horton, Troy Jamerson Fatin "10" Horton 2:29
11. "The Life of Kings" (featuring Evidence and Big K.R.I.T.) Coleman, Douthit, Justin Scott, Michael Perretta 9th Wonder 3:27
12. "Who Loves You More" (featuring Eric Roberson) Coleman, Eric Jones, Eric Roberson E. Jones 5:07
Total length: 42:54


Chart (2011) Peak
US Billboard 200[2] 61
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 9