Live from the Kitchen

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Live from the Kitchen
Live from the kitchen.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 10, 2012
Recorded2009–11
GenreHip hop
Length49:45
Label
Producer
Yo Gotti chronology
Back 2 da Basics
(2006)
Live from the Kitchen
(2012)
I Am
(2013)
Singles from Live from the Kitchen
  1. "We Can Get It On"
    Released: May 9, 2011
  2. "Single"
    Released: August 5, 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic59/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
HipHopDX2.5/5 stars[3]
Slant Magazine2/5 stars[4]
XXL3/5 stars (L)[5]

Live from the Kitchen is the sixth studio album by American rapper Yo Gotti. It was released on January 10, 2012, by Polo Grounds Music; distributed by RCA Records.[6][7] The album was supported by two singles: "We Can Get It On" and "Single".

RCA Records officially released this album, despite Yo Gotti's former record label J Records being shut down by Sony Music Entertainment, alongside these other labels; including Arista Records and Jive Records. The album has been marked as his first official release with Polo Grounds Music alongside the distribution by RCA Records.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "We Can Get It On" was released for digital download on May 9, 2011.[8] The song peaked at number 31 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number 22 on the Hot Rap Songs charts.

The album's second single, "Single" was released for digital download on August 5, 2011.[9] The song peaking at number 75 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Promotional singles[edit]

The album's promotional single, "5 Star" was available for digital download on June 11, 2009.[10] The song became Gotti's most successful single on the chart, as it peaked at number 79 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[11][12][13] The remix to "5 Star", which features guest vocals from fellow rappers Gucci Mane, Trina, and Nicki Minaj, was released for digital download on November 9, 2009.[14][15]

The album's second promotional single, "Women Lie, Men Lie" featuring Lil Wayne, was released for digital download on December 11, 2009.[16][17] The song peaking at number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100.[11][12][12][13][18][19]

Other songs[edit]

Upon the album's release, "Harder" featuring Rick Ross, it debuted at number 6 on the US Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200, with 16,000 copies in its first week of sales in the United States.[20] To date, the album has sold 36,000 copies in the United States.[21]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)[22]Length
1."Testimony"
DJ Montay5:16
2."Harder" (featuring Rick Ross)
Lil' Lody4:13
3."Killa"Shawty Redd6:07
4."Red, White & Blue" (featuring Jadakiss)
Drumma Drama4:41
5."Single"
  • Mims
  • Kearney
Lil' Lody3:30
6."Second Chance"Lex Luger4:08
7."Cases" (featuring 2 Chainz)Mike WiLL Made It4:24
8."Letter"
  • Mims
  • Kearney
Lil' Lody5:50
9."Go Girl" (featuring Big K.R.I.T., Big Sean, Wale and Wiz Khalifa)Big K.R.I.T.3:45
10."We Can Get It On"Drumma Boy3:47
11."5 Star (Remix)" (featuring Gucci Mane, Trina and Nicki Minaj)
Hot Rod4:04
Notes
  • "Single" features additional vocals from Stuey Rock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/live-from-the-kitchen/yo-gotti
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ HipHopDX review
  4. ^ Cole, Matthew (January 9, 2012). "Yo Gotti Live from the Kitchen". Slant Magazine. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  5. ^ XXL review
  6. ^ "Live From The Kitchen (Explicit): Yo Gotti: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  7. ^ Varnie, Diane (2010) "Yo Gotti: Live From The King of Memphis 8/26/2009", AllHipHop, January 21, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-21.
  8. ^ "We Can Get It On – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  9. ^ "Single – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  10. ^ "5 Star – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  11. ^ a b "Yo Gotti Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  12. ^ a b c "Yo Gotti Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Yo Gotti Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  14. ^ "5 Star (Remix) [feat. Gucci Mane, Trina & Nickie Minaj] – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  15. ^ Paine, Jake (December 28, 2011). "Yo Gotti Reveals Tracklist For "Live From The Kitchen", Due January 10, 2012". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  16. ^ "Women Lie, Men Lie (feat. Lil Wayne) – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  17. ^ "Women Lie, Men Lie". ASCAP ACE – Search Results. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  18. ^ "Look in the Mirror – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  19. ^ "For the Hood (feat. Gucci Mane) – Single by Yo Gotti". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved December 28, 2011.
  20. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2012-01-18). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/15/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  21. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2012-02-01). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/29/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  22. ^ Paine, Jake (December 27, 2011). "Yo Gotti Reveals Tracklist For "Live From The Kitchen, Due January 10, 2012". HipHopDX.com. HipHopDX. Retrieved January 2, 2012.