Mac & Devin Go to High School (soundtrack)

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Mac & Devin Go to High School
Mac & Devin Go to High School (soundtrack) cover.jpg
Soundtrack album by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
Released December 13, 2011 (2011-12-13)
Recorded 2011
Studio
Genre Hip hop
Length 48:36
Label
Producer
Snoop Dogg chronology
Doggumentary
(2011)
Mac & Devin Go to High School
(2011)
Stoner's EP
(2012)
Wiz Khalifa chronology
Rolling Papers
(2011)
Mac & Devin Go to High School
(2011)
Taylor Allderdice
(2012)
Singles from Mac & Devin Go to High School
  1. "Young, Wild & Free"
    Released: October 11, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The A.V. Club (B+)[1]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound 2.5/5 stars[3]
DJBooth 3/5 stars[4]
The Boston Globe (favourable)[5]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[6]
Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars[7]
The New York Times (favourable)[8]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[9]
Spin (7/10)[10]
XXL 2/5 stars (M)[11]

Mac & Devin Go to High School is the collaborative soundtrack to the film of the same name, by American West Coast hip hop recording artist Snoop Dogg and American hip hop recording artist Wiz Khalifa. It was released on December 13, 2011, by Atlantic Records. The album features guest appearances from Bruno Mars, Juicy J, Curren$y and Mike Posner. The album is supported by the lone hit single, "Young, Wild & Free".

The album received positive reviews from music critics, who praised Snoop's and Khalifa's technical rapping abilities and production choices. The soundtrack debuted at number 29 on the US Billboard 200, and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Background[edit]

Snoop Dogg announced plans for the release of a film, and soundtrack alongside Wiz Khalifa back in January, with the release of the song "That Good", originally intended to be the soundtrack's lead single.[12] Wiz Khalifa spoke on the soundtrack saying "It's a real big deal because nobody's done it like that as far as a veteran in the game, an OG, a pioneer and then the newest, youngest, most exciting dude in rap coming through, and really just giving people a complete project," Wiz said. "I'm a fan of it, separate myself from making it, [I'm] a huge fan of it. Can't wait." As far as the musical vibe of the soundtrack, Snoop described it, "It's something to relax you and get you through the day; it's some real good music. The music is quality, I don't even have no title for it, as far as what kinda music is it, it's centric, it's ...," Dogg said searching for the right words before his partner-in-rhyme lent a hand. "Eclectic," Wiz chimed in.[13]

Singles[edit]

"Young, Wild & Free", the soundtrack's lead single which features Bruno Mars, and produced by The Smeezingtons, was released on October 11, 2011.[14] In its first week it sold 159,000 digital copies,[15] debuting at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number 44 on the Canadian Hot 100. The music video was filmed on October 19, 2011.[16]

Commercial performance[edit]

In his home country of United States, Mac & Devin Go to High School debuted at number 29 on the Billboard 200, selling 38,000 copies in its first week.[17][18] In Canada, the album debuted at number 96.[19] As of February 2012 the album has sold 107,000 copies in the United States.[20] In 2016 Mac & Devin Go to High School was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for combined album sales, on-demand audio, video streams, track sales equivalent of 500,000.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Smokin' On" (featuring Juicy J) Calvin Broadus, Cameron Thomaz, Jordan Houston, Christopher Golson Drumma Boy 4:28
2. "I Get Lifted"   Broadus, Thomaz, Warren Griffin, LaToiya Williams Warren G Mixed and engineered by Josh Stevens (singer) 4:52
3. "You Can Put It in a Zag, I’mma Put It in a Blunt"   Broadus, Thomaz, Aleksander Manfredi Exile 3:19
4. "6:30"   Broadus, Thomaz, Dominic Lamb, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland Nottz 4:10
5. "Talent Show"   Broadus, Thomaz, Jesse Wilson, Anthony Reyes Jesse "Corparal" Wilson 4:35
6. "Let's Go Study"   Broadus, Thomaz, Jacob Dutton Jake One, Soopafly (co.) 4:05
7. "Young, Wild & Free" (featuring Bruno Mars) Broadus, Thomaz, Peter Hernandez, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine The Smeezingtons 3:27
8. "OG" (featuring Curren$y) Eric Dan, Jeremy Kulousek, Thomaz, Broadus, Shante Franklin I.D. Labs 4:58
9. "French Inhale" (featuring Mike Posner) Broadus, Thomaz, Wishkoski, Dutton, Michael Posner, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley Jake One 2:39
10. "It Could Be Easy"   Broadus, Thomaz, Dopson, Asghedom Larrance Dopson of 1500 or Nothin' 4:48
11. "World Class"   Broadus, Thomaz, Ronald LaTour Cardo 3:30
12. "That Good"   Broadus, Thomaz, LaTour Cardo 3:48
13. "High School" (bonus track) Broadus, Thomaz, Dopson Larrance Dopson of 1500 or Nothin' 3:28
14. "Dev's Song" (pre-order only) Thomaz, Dan, Kulousek I.D. Labs 4:30

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[27] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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