Eat at Whitey's

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Eat at Whitey's
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Studio album by Everlast
Released October 17, 2000
Recorded 2000
Studio SD Studios (New York)
Genre
Length 46:07
Label Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
Producer
Everlast chronology
Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
(1998)
Eat at Whitey's
(2000)
White Trash Beautiful
(2004)

Eat at Whitey's is the third solo studio album by American recording artist Everlast. It was released on October 17, 2000 via Tommy Boy Records. As with the rapper's previous blues-influenced work, Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, the record's audio production was primarily handled by Dante Ross and John Gamble and incorporates musical styles from hip hop, blues and rock music. It featured guest appearances from various musicians, such as Carlos Santana, B-Real, Rahzel, N'Dea Davenport, Cee-Lo Green, Warren Haynes, and Kurupt.

The album was both a commercial and critical success and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America a month after its release.[1] It peaked at number 20 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart[2] with sales of 50,000 copies. The lead single of the record, "Black Jesus", peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Alternative Songs and number 30 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic67/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]
Billboard(favorable)[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB[5]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[7]

Eat at Whitey's received generally favorable reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 67, based on 16 reviews.[8]

Stephen T. Erlewine of Allmusic stated, "Whenever Everlast lays back and spins stories and tall tales on his own, his blend of folk, rock, blues, rap, and pop culture clicks". In New York's Vulture.com it said, "The rapper's nicotine-scarred voice does sound bluesy, and his raps are serious without being arch like Beck's. The album's sound -- a marriage of classical string arrangements and sparse drum beats -- makes the guitar stomp of his rap-rock peers seem more one-dimensional than ever. But Everlast's blues are one-shaded -- nothing on Eat at Whitey's approaches the grim fatalism of the Geto Boys' "Mind Playin' Tricks on Me," Eminem's "Rock Bottom," or even Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Murder Was the Case"."

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Whitey"1:35
2."Black Jesus"
  • E. Schrody
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
4:40
3."I Can't Move"
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
3:25
4."Black Coffee"
  • E. Schrody
  • K. Ciancia
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
2:56
5."Babylon Feeling" (featuring Carlos Santana)
  • E. Schrody
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
5:11
6."Deadly Assassins" (featuring B-Real)Alchemist2:43
7."Children's Story" (featuring Rahzel)R. Walters
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
3:20
8."Love for Real" (featuring N'Dea Davenport)
  • E. Schrody
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
4:21
9."One and the Same"
  • E. Schrody
  • K. Ciancia
  • M. Oliver
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
5:02
10."We're All Gonna Die" (featuring Cee-Lo Green)
  • E. Schrody
  • K. Ciancia
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
2:20
11."Mercy on My Soul" (featuring Warren Haynes)
  • E. Schrody
  • K. Ciancia
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
3:24
12."One, Two" (featuring Kurupt)Fredwreck3:27
13."Graves to Dig"
  • E. Schrody
  • Dante Ross
  • Everlast
  • John Gamble
3:23
Total length:46:07

Notes

  • "Children's Story" is a cover song of "Children's Story" by Slick Rick

Personnel[edit]

Vocalists

Instrumentalists

  • Erik Francis Schrody - guitar
  • Keith Ciancia - keyboards (also live), bass (track 2)
  • Carlos Santana - guitar (track 5)
  • Jack Daley - bass (tracks 5, 9, 11)
  • Victor Rice - bass (track 4)
  • Miles Tackett - cello (track 1)
  • Ben Boccardo - bass (track 8)
  • Chris Thomas - bass (track 10, also live)
  • Farid II Schater - bass (track 12)
  • Abdel Wahab - sitar (track 12)
  • John Bigham - guitar (live)
  • Larry Ciancia - drums (live)
  • Patrick Freitas - deejay (live)

Technicals

  • Erik Francis Schrody - producer (tracks 1-5, 7-11, 13), programming (tracks 11, 13), executive producer
  • Dante Ross - producer (tracks 1-5, 7-11, 13), programming, mixing, executive producer
  • John Gamble - producer (tracks 1-5, 7-11, 13), programming, mixing, recording
  • Daniel Alan Maman - producer (track 6)
  • Farid Nassar - producer (track 12)
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering
  • Jamie Staub - mixing
  • David Campbell - strings arrangement
  • Jay Nicholas - assistant engineer
  • Jason Tuminello - assistant engineer
  • John O'Mahony - assistant engineer
  • Noah Evans - assistant engineer

Additional

  • Andy VanDette - editor
  • Christian Lantry - photography
  • Carl Stubner - management
  • Corey Wagner - management

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. December 18, 2000. 
  2. ^ "Everlast - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. November 4, 2000. 
  3. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for Eat at Whitey's by Everlast - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Eat at Whitey's – Everlast". AllMusic. Retrieved March 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ Browne, David (2000-10-20). "Eat at Whitey's". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  6. ^ "Eat at Whitey's". Billboard. 23 October 2000. Archived from the original on 21 April 2001. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "Consumer Guide Album: Eat at Whitey's". Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Eat at Whitey's by Everlast, retrieved 2017-03-08