Nav (mixtape)

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Nav
Navmixtape.jpg
Mixtape by Nav
ReleasedFebruary 24, 2017
Recorded2015–16
Genre
Length33:52
Label
Producer
Nav chronology
Nav
(2017)
Perfect Timing
(2017)
Singles from Nav
  1. "Some Way"
    Released: February 16, 2017
  2. "Myself"
    Released: April 11, 2017[1]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic45/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[3]
Exclaim!5/10[4]
NOW Magazine2/5 stars[5]
RapReviews.com3.5/10[6]
Sputnikmusic2.1/5 stars[7]

Nav (stylized as NAV) is the eponymous debut commercial mixtape by Canadian hip hop recording artist Nav. It was released on February 24, 2017.[8] The mixtape features a guest appearance from Canadian singer and label-mate The Weeknd. Nav handled most of the production himself, with some tracks featuring co-production from other record producers such as Metro Boomin, Rex Kudo, and DannyBoyStyles.[9]

Background[edit]

On February 16, 2017, Nav officially announced that he signed a deal to The Weeknd's record label XO and Republic Records. Prior to this, he made appearances in music videos for The Weeknd; as well as fellow XO signee Belly sparking rumors that he is also been signed to XO. Nav also announced that he would be releasing the mixtape on February 24, 2017.[9] Several tracks on the mixtape were already been released for free on Nav's SoundCloud account prior to the release, including "Myself" and "Up"; both of these songs garnered millions of plays on the platform.[10] On February 22, 2017, Nav revealed the mixtape's track listing on his Instagram account.[11]

Singles[edit]

The debut and lead single, called "Some Way" featuring The Weeknd, was released as a digital download on February 16, 2017. The song gained traction due to the content of The Weeknd's lyrics, which were widely interpreted as being aimed at pop star Justin Bieber regarding their ongoing feud.[12]

"Myself" was originally posted to SoundCloud on January 16, 2016.[13] It was serviced to rhythmic radio on April 11, 2017 as the second single.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Myself"Navraj GorayaNav3:46
2."NAV"3:02
3."My Mind"GorayaNav2:41
4."Good for It"
  • Goraya
  • Sugar Ray Antonio Henry
Nav2:39
5."Lonely"
  • Goraya
  • Masamune Kudo
  • Nav
  • Rex Kudo
3:35
6."Up"3:20
7."Interlude"GorayaNav1:56
8."Sleep"GorayaNav3:06
9."Mariah"
  • Goraya
  • Kudo
  • Nav
  • Rex Kudo
2:42
10."Some Way" (featuring The Weeknd)Nav2:58
11."Ten Toes Down (TTD)"GorayaNav4:02
Total length:33:52

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top 40 Rhythmic/Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on March 23, 2017. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for NAV by NAV". Metacritic. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy. "NAV - NAV". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  4. ^ Singh, Vijai Kumar. "NAV NAV". Exclaim!. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  5. ^ Ritchie, Kevin. "The Weeknd protégé NAV's self-titled debut is one-note". NOW Magazine. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  6. ^ Barilleaux, Michael G. "NAV :: NAV :: XO Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  7. ^ Edwards, Elliott S. "Review: Nav - NAV". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  8. ^ "NAV by NAV on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Simmons, Ted (February 16, 2017). "Nav Signs Deal With The Weeknd's XO Records". XXL. Retrieved February 26, 2017. NAV received generally mixed to negative reviews from critics, with a 42 Metascore on Metacritic
  10. ^ "Nav on SoundCloud". Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "Nav on Instagram". Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  12. ^ Josephs, Brian (February 15, 2017). "The Weeknd Has Now Maybe Dissed Justin Bieber Over Selena Gomez". Spin. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "Myself (Prod by @BeatsByNav) by NAV - Free Listening on SoundCloud". Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "On The Charts This Week Future Makes History". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  15. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  16. ^ "Nav Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "Nav Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  18. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.