Mumble Rap (mixtape)

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Mumble Rap
Belly - Mumble Rap.png
Mixtape by
ReleasedOctober 6, 2017
GenreHip hop
Length32:14
Label
Producer
Belly chronology
Inzombia
(2016)
Mumble Rap
(2017)
Immigrant
(2018)
Singles from Mumble Rap
  1. "P.O.P."
    Released: September 29, 2017

Mumble Rap is the eleventh mixtape by Palestinian-Canadian hip hop recording artist Belly. It was released on October 6, 2017, by XO, Roc Nation and Republic Records.[1] The mixtape features a sole guest appearance from Pusha T.[2] It also features production from Boi-1da, Allen Ritter, Ben Billions, DannyBoyStyles, Frank Dukes, T-Minus and Vinylz, among others.

Background[edit]

On October 5, 2017, Belly was featured in an interview on Zane Lowe's Radio show on Beats 1 and announced the project's title, which lists Boi-1da as the executive producer.[3] He also talked about how Mumble Rap came to be, Boi-1da's involvement and reclaiming what the title phrase meant in rap, by stating

Singles[edit]

The lead single, "P.O.P." was released on July 25, 2017. The song was produced by Ben Billions. The music video was directed by Director X. It was released August 9, 2017, and features American model Blac Chyna.

Other songs[edit]

The first promotional single is "Lullaby". The music video for Lullaby was released as a Tidal exclusive on October 3, 2017.[4]

The second promotional single is "Mumble Rap". The music video for "Mumble Rap" was released the same day as the mixtape was released.[3]

The third promotional single is "Immigration to the Trap". The music video was released October 13, 2017. [5]

The final promotional single is "The Come Down is Real Too". The music video was released December 6, 2017. [6]

Track listing[edit]

Credits were adapted from Tidal.[7]

Mumble Rap[1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Immigration To the Trap"Boi-1da1:53
2."Make a Toast"
4:26
3."The Come Down Is Real Too"
T-Minus3:51
4."Mumble Rap"
  • Balshe
  • Schofield
DannyBoyStyles2:43
5."Lullaby"
3:14
6."Bobby Brown"
Ben Billions2:46
7."Papyrus"
DannyBoyStyles2:13
8."Alcantara" (featuring Pusha T)
3:07
9."Clean Edit"
  • Balshe
  • Samuels
  • Nick Brongers
  • Boi-1da
  • Al Khaaliq[a]
2:08
10."P.O.P."
  • Balshe
  • Diehl
  • Khaled
Ben Billions3:21
11."All Alone"
  • Balshe
  • Diehl
  • Khaled
Ben Billions2:32
Total length:32:14

Notes

Sample credits

  • "The Come Down Is Real Too" contains a sample from "I'm So into You", performed by SWV
  • "Mumble Rap" contains a sample from Ennio Morricone's original composition "Grazie Zia"
  • "Papyrus" contains a sample from "Voyages", performed by Michel Polnareff

Personnel[edit]

Credits were adapted from Tidal.[7]

Instruments

  • DannyBoyStyles – keyboard (track 2)
  • Ben Billions – keyboard (tracks 6, 7, 10, 11)

Technical

  • Faris Al-Majed – recording (tracks 1–3, 5–9)
  • Danny Schofield – recording (track 4)
  • Benjamin Diehl – recording (tracks 10, 11), mixing (track 10)
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing (tracks 1–9, 11)
  • David Nakaji – mixing assistant (tracks 1–9, 11)
  • Iván Jiménez – mixing assistant (tracks 1–9, 11)

Creative

  • Fluency Creative - creative direction

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[8] 55

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mumble Rap by Belly on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  2. ^ A., Aron (October 5, 2017). "Belly & Pusha T Link Up On "Alcantara"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Premiere: Watch Belly's New Video for "Mumble Rap"". Complex. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Watch Lullaby by Belly on TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Watch Immigration to the Trap by Belly on YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Watch The Come Down is Real Too by Belly on YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Mumble Rap / Belly TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  8. ^ "Belly Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2017.