No Kings

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No Kings
No Kings album cover.png
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)
GenreHip hop
LabelDoomtree Records
ProducerCecil Otter, Lazerbeak, P.O.S, Paper Tiger
Doomtree chronology
FH:XV (False Hopes 15)
No Kings
All Hands
Singles from No Kings
  1. "Bangarang"
    Released: May 28, 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubA−[3]
Consequence of SoundB[4]
The Currentfavorable[5]
PopMatters7/10 stars[7]

No Kings is the second official studio album by Minneapolis hip hop collective Doomtree. It was released by Doomtree Records on November 22, 2011.[1] "Bangarang" was released as a single from the album.[8][9]

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, No Kings received an average score of 80% based on 8 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

City Pages included it on the "Minnesota's Best Albums of 2011" list.[10]

Track listing[edit]

1."No Way"Sims, Mike Mictlan, Cecil Otter, P.O.SCecil Otter, Lazerbeak, P.O.S4:29
2."Bolt Cutter"P.O.S, Sims, Dessa, Mike MictlanCecil Otter, Lazerbeak, P.O.S4:30
3."Bangarang"P.O.S, Cecil Otter, Sims, Mike MictlanCecil Otter, Lazerbeak4:02
4."Beacon"Dessa, P.O.S, Cecil Otter, SimsCecil Otter4:11
5."Punch-Out"Mike Mictlan, SimsLazerbeak1:58
6."Little Mercy" (featuring Channy Casselle)Cecil Otter, DessaCecil Otter4:17
7."The Grand Experiment"Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, P.O.SCecil Otter3:47
8."String Theory"Dessa, Sims, Cecil OtterLazerbeak3:01
9."Team the Best Team"P.O.S, Sims, Cecil Otter, Dessa, Mike MictlanLazerbeak4:36
10."Gimme the Go"Cecil Otter, SimsCecil Otter, Lazerbeak, P.O.S2:59
11."Own Yours"P.O.S, Sims, Mike Mictlan, Cecil OtterCecil Otter, Lazerbeak5:19
12."Fresh New Trash"Sims, Cecil Otter, P.O.S, Dessa, Mike MictlanCecil Otter, Lazerbeak, P.O.S, Paper Tiger3:39


Chart Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 3
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[12] 31
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[13] 23


  1. ^ a b c "No Kings by Doomtree". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. "Doomtree - No Kings". AllMusic. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Koski, Genevieve (November 22, 2011). "Doomtree: No Kings". The A.V. Club. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Woolfrey, Chris (December 7, 2011). "Album Review: Doomtree – No Kings". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  5. ^ Beacham, Kevin (November 20, 2011). "CD Review: Doomtree - No Kings". The Current. Minnesota Public Radio. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  6. ^ Patrin, Nate (November 28, 2011). "Doomtree: No Kings". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  7. ^ Fiander, Matthew (January 9, 2012). "Doomtree: No Kings". PopMatters. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  8. ^ "Bangarang - Single | Doomtree". Bandcamp. May 28, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Hutchin, Tom (May 4, 2012). "Doomtree to tour Europe with Yelawolf and announce new single 'Bangarang'". The 405. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "Minnesota's Best Albums of 2011". City Pages. December 14, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Doomtree: Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Doomtree: Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Doomtree: Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2018.

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