In the City (Kevin Rudolf album)

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In the City
In the City cover.jpg
Studio album by Kevin Rudolf
Released November 24, 2008[1]
Recorded 2007 - 2008
Length 43:46
Label Cash Money, Universal Republic
Producer Bryan "Baby" Williams (exec.), Ronald "Slim" Williams (exec.), Kevin Rudolf, The Neptunes
Kevin Rudolf chronology
In the City
To the Sky
Singles from In the City
  1. "Let It Rock"
    Released: July 29, 2008
  2. "Welcome to the World"
    Released: February 10, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Artistdirect 3.5/5 stars[3]
Billboard (favorable)[4]
Entertainment Weekly (B+)[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
PopMatters 4/10 stars[7]
RapReviews 6/10 stars[8]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork Media (2.7/10)[10]

In the City is the debut album by American singer-songwriter and producer Kevin Rudolf. It was released nationwide, physically and digitally, on November 24, 2008 via Cash Money Records and Universal Republic. Every song on the album was produced and written by Rudolf. "She Can Get It" was a production collaboration between Rudolf and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes. "Let It Rock" was the first single released from the album. The song "NYC" was featured on an episode of CSI: NY[11] and "Let It Rock" was featured on the Melrose Place pilot and The Hills[12] as well as being featured as the theme song for the 2009 WWE Royal Rumble. The album has sold 102,000 copies in the US.

The album's first single, "Let It Rock" reached #2 on the Canadian Hot 100, #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the Australian ARIA charts,and #4 on the Irish Singles Chart.

"Welcome to the World", which single version featuring Kid Cudi is the second single from this album, released in February 2009 has reached #58 on the US Hot 100 and has debuted at number 96 in Australia's Aria Singles Chart and has peaked at number 42.[13][14]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "In the City" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher Kevin Rudolf 3:25
2. "Let It Rock" (featuring Lil Wayne) Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, Dwayne Carter Kevin Rudolf 3:51
3. "I Song" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, Ivan Corraliza Kevin Rudolf 3:15
4. "Livin' It Up" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, Charles D. Anderson Kevin Rudolf 2:55
5. "N.Y.C." (featuring Nas) Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, Nasir Jones, Joshua Berkman Kevin Rudolf 3:08
6. "No Way Out" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher Kevin Rudolf 3:24
7. "Scarred" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher Kevin Rudolf 4:17
8. "Welcome to the World" (featuring Rick Ross) Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, William Roberts, Ivan Corraliza Kevin Rudolf 3:03
9. "Coffee and Donuts" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher Kevin Rudolf 3:16
10. "She Can Get It" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, Chad Hugo Kevin Rudolf, The Neptunes 2:59
11. "Gimme a Sign" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher Kevin Rudolf 3:48
12. "Great Escape" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, Keleigh Reid, London Cher Kevin Rudolf 6:38
iTunes bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Without You" Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher Kevin Rudolf 3:22
14. "Tennessee" (featuring Birdman) Kevin Rudolf, Jacob Kasher, Ivan Corraliza, George Martinez, Brian Williams Kevin Rudolf 3:26

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200[15] 94
Canadian Albums Chart[16] 74


  1. ^ "In The City: Kevin Rudolf: Music". Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Artistdirect review
  4. ^ Billboard review
  5. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  6. ^ The Guardian review
  7. ^ PopMatters review
  8. ^ RapReviews review
  9. ^ Rolling Stone review
  10. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  11. ^ "Enough". CSI: NY. Season 5. Episode 6. 2008-11-05. 
  12. ^ Sylvia, Shea (2008-10-26). "Music from The Hills Season 4 – "You'll Never Have This"". Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - Oz Chartifacts-23-March-09 (ARIA Charts: Weekly ARIA Chartifacts)". Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  15. ^ [2] Archived January 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  16. ^ "CANOE - JAM! Music SoundScan Charts". 2012-02-16. Retrieved 2012-02-24.