Give the Drummer Some

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Give the Drummer Some
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Studio album by Travis Barker
Released March 15, 2011[1][2][3]
Recorded 2008–2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 46:37
Label Interscope
Producer Travis Barker (exec.)
The Neptunes, RZA, Kool Kojak, Chuck Inglish, Transplants, Kid Cudi, EDIT, Corey Taylor, Steve Aoki
Travis Barker chronology
Let the Drummer Get Wicked
Give the Drummer Some
Singles from Give the Drummer Some
  1. "Can a Drummer Get Some"
    Released: February 1, 2011

Give the Drummer Some is the first solo record by blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Barker had earlier announced that the album would be slated for a September 2010 release, but was later pushed back, with the album being released on March 15, 2011.[4] The album, released under Interscope Records, was produced by the drummer himself, alongside The Neptunes, RZA, Kool Kojak, Chuck Inglish, Transplants, Kid Cudi, EDIT, Corey Taylor and Steve Aoki. The album debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 28,000 copies in the United States.[5]


The album title itself is a reference to a track by the Ultramagnetic MC's of the same name, which in turn derives from James Brown's "Funky Drummer." It was first announced by Barker himself that the album would be of "no one genre," indicating that the album wouldn't be based on hip hop or punk rock, unlike his previous remixes and collaborations. However, most of the tracks are hip hop and R&B influenced, though for instance 'Misfits' has a techno/dance sound and 'On My Own' has a Metal groove to it. Guests that collaborated and are featured are: Slaughterhouse,[6] The Cool Kids, RZA, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Game, Raekwon, Tom Morello, Slash, Steve Aoki, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, Pharrell, Cypress Hill, Twista, Jay Rock, Kobe, Paul Wall, Clipse, Kid Cudi, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco,[7] Swizz Beatz, Bun B[8] and Tech N9ne.[8] Barker confirmed in an interview that there will not be any collaborations with Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge from Blink-182 as he thought it would be wrong to have the first new Blink-182 song on his album, and that the song will be released separately as a single before the album is released in June/July 2011. The track listing was revealed on February 25, 2011.[9] [10]


The first music video released from the album was for the song "Jump Down" featuring The Cool Kids. It was directed by Nichole Ehrlich and Chris Young, and premiered on October 14, 2010, on YouTube in both normal and 3D versions. The second music video "Carry It" featuring Raekwon, RZA and Tom Morello premiered on November 2, 2010. The first official single from the album, "Could a Drummer Get Some" featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz and Game, was released on February 1, 2011, though it leaked a few days earlier. Barker had performed the song live along with Game, Swizz Beatz and Mix Master Mike on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on February 10, 2011. Barker had performed the song "Saturday Night" live with Transplants, Mix Master Mike, Elvis Cortez of Left Alone and Kevin Bivona of Telacasters, on Conan on March 7, 2011. Music videos have been released for "Jump Down", "Carry It", "Could a Drummer Get Some" (Remix), "Misfits", "Saturday Night", "Let's Go", and most recently "Just Chill".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[11]
DJBooth 3.5/5 stars[12]

Track listing[edit]

Confirmed by[13]

No. Title Lyrics Music Producer(s) Length
1. "Can a Drummer Get Some" (featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz & Game) Dwayne Carter, Jr., William Roberts II, Kasseem Dean, Jayceon Taylor Travis Barker Travis Barker 3:21
2. "If You Want To" (featuring Pharrell & Lupe Fiasco) Pharrell Williams, Wasalu Jaco Travis Barker The Neptunes 3:53
3. "Carry It" (featuring RZA, Raekwon & Tom Morello) Robert Diggs, Corey Woods Travis Barker, Robert Diggs, Tom Morello Travis Barker, RZA 3:57
4. "Knockin'" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, E-40 & Dev) Calvin Broadus, Christopher Bridges, Earl Stevens, Devin Tailes Travis Barker Travis Barker, Kool Kojak 4:01
5. "Jump Down" (featuring The Cool Kids) Antoine Reed, Evan Ingersoll Travis Barker Chuck Inglish, Travis Barker 3:07
6. "Devil's Got a Hold" (featuring Slaughterhouse) Joseph Budden II, Dominick Wickliffe, Joell Ortiz, Ryan Montgomery Travis Barker, Kevin Bivona Travis Barker 5:53
7. "Let's Go" (featuring Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes & Lil Jon) Michael Atha, Carl Mitchell, Trevor Smith, Jr., Jonathan Smith Travis Barker, Kevin Bivona Travis Barker 3:13
8. "Saturday Night" (Performed by the Transplants & Slash) Rob Aston, Tim Armstrong Travis Barker, Tim Armstrong, Slash Travis Barker, Skinhead Rob, Tim Armstrong 3:24
9. "Cool Head" (featuring Kid Cudi) Scott Mescudi Travis Barker, Scott Mescudi Travis Barker, Kid Cudi, EDIT 4:40
10. "Raw Shit*" (featuring Tech N9ne & Bun B) Aaron Yates, Bernard Freeman Travis Barker Travis Barker, Kool Kojak 3:19
11. "Just Chill" (featuring Beanie Sigel, Bun B & Kobe) Dwight Grant, Bernard Freeman, Brian "Kobe" Honeycutt Travis Barker, Kevin Bivona Travis Barker 3:29
12. "Beat Goes On" (featuring Cypress Hill) Louis Freese, Senen Reyes Travis Barker, Kevin Bivona Travis Barker 4:20

*The actual length of the track is 4:03 + 4-minute silence + hidden track "I Play The Drums".[14] The standard version has the hidden track included after "Beat Goes On".

  • On the clean version "Raw Shit" is labeled "Raw ****".