Friday Night at St. Andrews

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Friday Night at St. Andrews
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Studio album by Bizarre
Released May 18, 2010[1]
Recorded 2008–2010
Genre Hip hop, midwest hip hop, horrorcore
Length 71:12
Label AVJ Records
Producer 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
Bizarre chronology
Blue Cheese & Coney Island
(2007)Blue Cheese & Coney Island2007
Friday Night at St. Andrews
(2010)
Eleven
(2014)Eleven2014
Singles from Friday Night at St. Andrews
  1. "Believer"
    Released: March 10, 2010
  2. "Rap's Finest"
    Released: April 6, 2010

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[2] 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.

Background[edit]

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.

Title meaning[edit]

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 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.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Hip Hop DX 1.5/5 stars[5]
Hip Hop Wired 3.5/5 stars[6]
ThaCorner 1.5/5 stars[7]

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."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Friday Night At St. Andrews" (Intro) Rufus Arthur Johnson 2:33
2. "Here We Go (Off da Chain)"   4:06
3. "Fat Father" (skit)   1:28
4. "Some Days" (featuring Lil Will)   4:23
5. "Pussy" (featuring Fiona Simone and K.B.) Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E. 5:38
6. "Rap's Finest" (featuring Kuniva, Seven the General and Royce da 5'9")   4:41
7. "School Teacher" (featuring Riodata and Kid Jinx)   3:31
8. "Smoking Crack"   3:52
9. "Down This Road" (featuring Yelawolf) WillPower 3:39
10. "Believer" (featuring Tech N9ne and Nate Walka)   4:18
11. "Whatcha Smokin' On" (featuring King Gordy)   4:39
12. "Wild Like Us" (featuring King Gordy)   4:31
13. "I Love the Babies"   4:06
14. "The Fan" (skit)   1:00
15. "Rock It Out" (featuring King Gordy)   3:36
16. "Warning" (featuring Bone Crusher and Anamul House)   4:09
17. "Emotions" (featuring Monica Blaire)   4:02
18. "Can't Get Enough" (featuring MJ Robinson)   3:47
19. "You Gotta Believe It" (featuring Monica Blaire)   4:16
Total length: 71:12

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paine, Jake (2010-04-02). "D12's Bizarre Talks About "Friday Nights At St. Andrews," Drake | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  2. ^ "Bizarre From D12 Releases New CD "Friday Nights At St. Andrews"". Kickmag. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "New Album + Tour/D12 Info + Juggalos". YouTube. 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Biography « Bizarres World – Friday Night at St. Andrews in Stores May 18". Bizarresworld.com. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  5. ^ Gibson, Luke. Hip Hop DX Review: “Friday Night at St. Andrews. Retrieved on 2010-05-29.
  6. ^ Canada, Danielle. Hip Hop Wired Review: “Friday Night at St. Andrews'. Retrieved on 2010-05-19.
  7. ^ Corner, Tha. [1]. Retrieved on 2010-10-06.