Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho

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Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho
Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho cover.jpg
Studio album by Huncho Jack
Released December 21, 2017 (2017-12-21)
Recorded 2016 – November 2017[1]
Length 41:34
Label
Producer
Travis Scott chronology
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
(2016)
Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho
(2017)
Astroworld
(2018)
Quavo chronology
Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho
(2017)
Quavo Huncho
(2018)

Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo Huncho Jack, which consists of Travis Scott and Quavo.[2] The album was released on December 21, 2017, for streaming and digital download by Cactus Jack Records, Capitol Records, Epic Records, Grand Hustle Records, Motown and Quality Control Music. It features guest appearances from fellow Migos members Takeoff and Offset, plus additional vocals from Yung Lean, along with production from Murda Beatz, Southside, TM88, Vinylz, Allen Ritter, Cubeatz, Supah Mario, Frank Dukes, Buddah Bless, Felix Leone, OZ, and Cardo, among others. The album's artwork was illustrated by Ralph Steadman.[3]

Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho charted at number three on the US Billboard 200, and received generally positive reviews from critics.

Background[edit]

In December 2016, Quavo announced the collaborative album on Travis Scott's Apple Music Wav Radio show, previewing numerous recorded tracks.[1][4] On April 3, 2017, it was further reported Scott had been working on a collaborative album with Atlanta-based rapper Quavo of Migos, with whom he previously worked with on the track "Oh My Dis Side" and the Young Thug collaboration "Pick Up the Phone".[5][6] Speaking to GQ, he confirmed: "The Quavo album is coming soon. I'm dropping new music soon. You know how I do it though: I like surprises."[7][8]

In an interview with Montreality published on September 18, 2017, Quavo stated that the collaborative album would be released "real soon". He also stated that he and Travis Scott have over 20 records ready.[9][10] On December 7, 2017, a clip of Quavo being interviewed by Zane Lowe was posted on the official Twitter account for Beats 1. When asked about the title of their upcoming project, he confirmed it would be Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho.[11][12]

Promotion[edit]

The artists teased the album in a series of tweets throughout 2017.[13][14] The day before release a promotional poster for the album was spotted in New York City, followed by Quavo and Travis Scott posting cryptic messages to their social media before announcing that they were releasing Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho on December 22, 2017.[15] The album's cover art and track listing was unveiled soon after.[16][17]

The music video for "Black & Chinese" was released on April 23, 2018.[18][19]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[20]
Review scores
SourceRating
Consequence of SoundB–[21]
The Guardian3/5 stars[22]
HipHopDX3.4/5[23]
HotNewHipHop75%[24]
Pitchfork6.3/10[25]
Sputnikmusic3.0/5[26]

Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho received generally positive 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 66, based on six reviews.[20] Brian Joseph of Pitchfork commended the album's exciting production, but criticized the performances of the artists: "But like any Travis Scott album, it's the sterling production that carries the project. The beats are as elegant as they are variegated. In a fatal irony, Huncho Jack's liveliness tends to come from everywhere except Quavo and Travis Scott. The protean energy that buoy their respective works are sadly absent."[25] Aaron McKrell of HipHopDX stated that Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho is "an album that basks in each artists' signature sound to the benefit of its groove and detriment of its creativity" and "further proves the duo's strength is entertainment on cruise control."[23]

Greg Whitt of Consequence of Sound said, "There is no palpable effort or discomfort on Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, resulting in a perfectly fine album that no one will remember next year or maybe even next month."[21] In a mixed review, The Guardian's Ben Beaumont-Thomas stated: "Their often magnetic signature styles veer close to gimmickry here. ... But the production props them up strongly."[22] In another mixed review, Sputnikmusic's Arcade stated: "A competent collaborative tape that nevertheless proves that Quavo should stick to Migos and Travis to curating his own albums."[26]

Commercial performance[edit]

Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 with 90,000 album-equivalent units, of which 17,000 were pure album sales.[27] It is Scott's third album to reach the top 10, and Quavo's first as a solo artist.[27] The album was the duo first number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[28]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[29]

Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho[30]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Modern Slavery"
Buddah Bless2:29
2."Black & Chinese"
Southside2:52
3."Eye 2 Eye" (featuring Takeoff)
3:11
4."Motorcycle Patches"
3:11
5."Huncho Jack"
3:19
6."Saint"
  • Webster
  • Marshall
  • Lindstrom
  • Ibanga, Jr.
  • Murda Beatz
  • Illmind[a]
2:21
7."Go"2:37
8."Dubai Shit" (featuring Offset)
3:48
9."Saint Laurent Mask"
  • Webster
  • Marshall
  • Douglas
  • Dean
  • Buddah Bless
  • Dean
3:10
10."Moon Rock"
  • Webster
  • Marshall
  • Hernandez
  • K. Gomringer
  • T. Gomringer
  • Ritter
  • Vinylz
  • Cubeatz
  • Ritter[b]
2:31
11."How U Feel"
  • Pas Beatz
  • Yipsy
  • Desrosiers[b]
3:26
12."Where U From"
4:12
13."Best Man"
4:27
Total length:41:34

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies an additional producer
  • "Dubai Shit" features additional vocals from Yung Lean

Sample credits

  • "Modern Slavery" contains a sample of "Cigarettes and Coffee", performed by Otis Redding.
  • "How U Feel" contains a sample of "The Word II", performed by Shigeo Sekito.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[29]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[31] 54
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[32] 123
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[33] 6
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[34] 9
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[35] 15
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[36] 38
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[37] 33
Italian Albums (FIMI)[38] 67
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[39] 22
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[40] 12
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[41] 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[42] 41
UK Albums (OCC)[43] 34
US Billboard 200[27] 3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[28] 1

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