Family & Friends

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Family & Friends
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Studio album by Serengeti
Released August 2, 2011 (2011-08-02)[1]
Genre Hip hop
Length 31:25
Label Anticon
Producer Yoni Wolf, Advance Base
Serengeti chronology
Conversations with Kenny / Legacy of Lee
(2009)
Family & Friends
(2011)
C.A.R.
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
Christgau's Consumer GuideA−[3]
Consequence of SoundC+[4]
Pitchfork6.8/10[5]
PopMatters8/10 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[7]
Spin8/10[8]
URB5/5 stars[9]

Family & Friends is a studio album by American rapper Serengeti. It was released on Anticon in 2011.[10]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78% based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Brett Uddenberg of URB gave the album 5 stars out of 5, saying: "Bleak and beautiful, Family & Friends is an absolute beast."[9] Quentin B. Huff of PopMatters gave the album 8 stars out of 10, calling it "Serengeti's most accessible and straightforward record."[6]

Spin placed it at number 39 on the "40 Best Rap Albums of 2011" list.[11] LA Weekly placed it at number 8 on the "Top 10 Los Angeles Albums of 2011" list.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Tracks"Yoni Wolf2:53
2."PMDD"Advance Base2:41
3."Long Ears"Yoni Wolf2:36
4."Ha-Ha"Advance Base2:35
5."A.R.P."Advance Base2:13
6."Godammit"Yoni Wolf2:59
7."Flutes"Advance Base2:00
8."California"Yoni Wolf2:54
9."The Whip"Advance Base5:10
10."Family & Friends"Yoni Wolf2:30
11."Dwight"Advance Base2:54

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Serengeti – vocals
  • Yoni Wolf – production, backing vocals, mixing
  • Advance Base – production, backing vocals, mixing
  • Hazel Brown – backing vocals, handclaps
  • Martha Brown – backing vocals, handclaps
  • Eli Crews – mixing
  • Daddy Kev – mastering
  • Thomas Brendan – layout, design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family & Friends". Anticon. Archived from the original on July 24, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Family and Friends by Serengeti". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Serengeti". Christgau's Consumer Guide. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  4. ^ Cohen, Jake (June 6, 2011). "Album Review: Serengeti – Family & Friends". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  5. ^ Kelly, Zach (July 21, 2011). "Serengeti: Family and Friends". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Huff, Quentin B. (July 20, 2011). "Serengeti: Family & Friends". PopMatters. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  7. ^ Hoard, Christian (August 2, 2011). "Serengeti: Family and Friends". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  8. ^ Martins, Chris (July 10, 2011). "Serengeti, 'Family & Friends' (Anticon)". Spin. Archived from the original on April 6, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  9. ^ a b Uddenberg, Brett (September 12, 2011). "Serengeti – Family & Friends (Review)". URB. Archived from the original on September 24, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  10. ^ Weiss, Jeff (July 28, 2011). "Anticon MC Serengeti: The Quirkiest, Deepest Rapper". LA Weekly. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  11. ^ "SPIN's 40 Best Rap Albums of 2011". Spin. December 8, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Top 10 Los Angeles Albums of 2011". LA Weekly. December 12, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2018. 

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