Cocaine 80s

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Cocaine 80s
Also known as The 80s
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop, R&B
Years active 2011–present
Labels Artium Records, Def Jam Recordings
Website cocaine80s.com
Members No I.D.
Common
Jhené Aiko
Kevin Randolph
Makeba Riddick
Rob Kinelski
Sam Lewis
Anna Ugarte
Omar Loya
Blake Douglas
James Fauntleroy II[1]

Cocaine 80s is an American hip hop collective founded in 2011, by record producer No I.D.. With James Fauntleroy serving as lead singer on each song, the group has collectively released four full-length projects: The Pursuit EP (2011), Ghost Lady EP (2011), Express OG EP (2012) and The Flower of Life (2013).[2][3]

History[edit]

On June 22, 2011, an extended play (EP) titled Cocaine 80s: The Pursuit, surfaced online.[4] The Pursuit EP features vocals from Steve Wyreman, Rob Kinelski, Kevin Randolph, James Fauntleroy, Makeba Riddick and more.[5][6] On October 21, 2011, another EP was released, titled Cocaine 80s: Ghost Lady.[7][8] In December 2011, Chicago-bred rapper Common released his ninth album, The Dreamer/The Believer. The album was produced entirely by No I.D. and features additional vocal from Makeba Riddick and James Fauntleroy, on several tracks. In October 2012, Jhené Aiko revealed to The Singers Room that she is recording a project with No I.D. and the rest of Cocaine 80s and that they would also be featured on her upcoming Def Jam debut, Souled Out: "Me and the Cocaine 80s is made up of musicians, singers and producers. I told them I wanted to be a part of the Cocaine 80s. I wanted to be the female voice of the group. They will be featured on 'Souled Out'. Yes, we are definitely working on a mixtape or album together. That is definitely in the works."[9] In June 2014, "To Love & Die", the first single from Aiko's debut album was released, which credits Cocaine 80s as the featured performers.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

Cocaine 80s: The Pursuit (2011)
  • Track listing
  1. "Nameless"
  2. "Summer Madness"
  3. "To Tell You the Truth"
  4. "Get You Some"
  5. "Not No More"
  6. "Nothing"
  7. "Anywhere but Here"
  8. "Like a Fool (Birdsong)"
Cocaine 80s: Ghost Lady (2011)
  • Track listing
  1. "The Fall"
  2. "Six Feet Over"
  3. "Missing Me from Heaven"
  4. "Not No More (Part II)"
  5. "Tomorrow"
  6. "Loved to Death"
  7. "The Legend of the Heart"
Cocaine 80s: Express OG (2012)
  • Track listing
  1. "Queen to Be"
  2. "Take My Keys"
  3. "This Can't Be a Crime"
  4. "Chain Glow"
  5. "Unchain Me / Love 3x"
  6. "Motivation"
Cocaine 80's: The Flower of Life (2013)
  • Track listing
  1. "Kuro to Shiro"
  2. "The Distant River"
  3. "Ground"
  4. "The Sun and the Moon"
  5. "Fly Ass Pisces"
  6. "Higher Self"
  7. "Lucid"

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B/HH
"To Love & Die"
(Jhene Aiko featuring Cocaine 80s)
2014 Souled Out
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Where's the Love"[10] 2012 Nas Life Is Good
"Pain"[11] Mikkey Halsted Castro
"Higher"[12] The-Dream, Pusha T, Mase Cruel Summer
"Enormous"[13] 2013 HS87, Travis Scott, Kent Money All I've Ever Dreamed Of
"The Neighborhood" 2014 Common, Lil Herb Nobody's Smiling
"Young Hearts Run Free" Common

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jhene Aiko Previews 'Beautiful Ruin' With Cocaine 80s' Steve Wyreman (Video)". Vibe. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Rogulewski, Charley (January 13, 2013). "Cocaine 80s Release Free 'The Flower of Life' EP". Vibe. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ Higgins, Keenan (May 30, 2012). "New Music: Cocaine 80s (Feat. Common) "Motivation"". Vibe. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cocaine '80s - The Pursuit [Mixtape] - OnSMASH". OnSMASH. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "No I.D. Presents: Cocaine 80s - The Pursuit Ep". DatPiff. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "ROCNATION - Cocaine 80s- "The Pursuit EP"". Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Common & Cocaine 80's - Ghost Lady Ep". DatPiff. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "FreEP: Cocaine 80's - Ghost Lady - Get Right Music". Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Jhene Aiko Confirms Project With No I.D.'s Cocaine 80s [EXCLUSIVE]". Singersroom. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  10. ^ Life Is Good (liner). Nas. Def Jam Records. 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mikkey Halsted - Castro (Mixtape)". Complex Media. 2DopeBoyz. August 13, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2013. 
  12. ^ Jeffries, David. "Cruel Summer – Various Artists". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved October 6, 2012. 
  13. ^ "HS87 - All I've Ever Dreamed Of // Free Mixtape". DatPiff. Idle Media Inc. March 12, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013.