Bizarre (exec.), Jason M. Brown (exec.), Shannon Houchins (exec.), Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Panama, Calvo Da Gr8, DJ Cutmaster Swiff, Ahmed Oliver, Walt Q-Sick, Nick Kage, J. Wells, WillPower, Silent Riot, Vance Hornbuckle
Friday Night at St. Andrews (originally named Live from St. Andrews) is the third studio album by American rapper and member of D12, Bizarre. Guests include his D12 bandmate Kuniva, King Gordy, Seven the General and Royce da 5'9", non-Detroit standouts include Redman, Nate Walka, Tech N9ne, Yelawolf and Bone Crusher The first single released from the album was "Believer", which features Tech N9ne and Nate Walka. The second single released from the album was "Rap's Finest", which features Kuniva, Seven the General, Royce da 5'9" and Redman. Both singles have videos released for them.
Bizarre stated that his third album release would not be like his two previous albums, as it would focus less on humour and more on lyrical ability. He decided this because many people looked at Bizarre as not being a serious emcee and the fact that D12 continued to make comical music after the death of group member, Proof. Bizarre stated that production for the album would be done by lesser known, Detroit-based producers.
I just really want to take it back to the days of the Attack of the Weirdos Days... Let everybody know that, ya know, Bizarre will shit on you, and that Bizarre got the sick, ill lyrics." — Bizarre
The meaning behind the title name "Friday Night at St. Andrews" has a significance in what Bizarre is trying to do with this album. Bizarre described the area of St. Andrews as once being a place where only "weirdos" would go to see hip hop acts on Friday nights.
St. Andrews is the venue all the Hip Hop heads went to on Fridays for music. There were other clubs around it, but it stood out like a sore thumb. The people who went there used to look so different. People used to laugh at you for going there." — Bizarre
St. Andrews now has a reputation as one of Detroit's biggest mainstays for live music in general. Bizarre states that's he is on a mission to undergo a similar transformation with this album.
I'm bringing it back to the raw hip hop with this album. I came up from battling, but people got me misconstrued because of some of my lyrics and didn't consider me a dope MC. I wouldn't say that I'm toning my music down, but I'm definitely being more lyrical this time around." — Bizarre
Reviews for the album have been mainly negative. HipHopDX gave the album 1 and a half out of 5 stars and wrote that "While Bizarre is a grizzled veteran and strange has a market to sell, it has to be done in a convincing manner. Bizarre is unable to do this on Friday Night at St. Andrews, and even though the album is blessed with solid production, it is ultimately a failure."
A song on the album which was generally targeted by many reviewers was the song "I Love The Babies" for the fact that the song makes fun of pedophilia. HipHopDX wrote that "Over the course of the album, he talks about taking every drug known to man, sexing plenty of women - and on “I Love The Babies,” it’s, well, just disturbing. The Detroit native understands that humor is part of his draw and like any controversial comedian, he pushes the limits. Unfortunately pedophilia is one of those unaccepted areas of humor, and listeners are left feeling uncomfortable."