No Wising Up No Settling Down

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No Wising Up No Settling Down
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1, 2013 (2013-05-01)
GenreHip hop
LabelBlack Canyon
ProducerMan Mantis, DJ Pain 1, Skyrider, Cars & Trains, Loden, Snubluck, The Hood Internet, Shapers, Gold Panda, Spencertron, Dosh, Sole, William Ryan Fritch
Sole chronology
A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing
No Wising Up No Settling Down
Professional ratings
Review scores
PopMatters2/10 stars[1]

No Wising Up No Settling Down is a solo studio album by American hip hop artist Sole. It was released on May 1, 2013.[2][3] It includes contributions from Gold Panda, The Hood Internet, Dosh, Ceschi, Man Mantis, Skyrider, Cars & Trains, and Loden.[4] Music videos were created for "I Think I'm Emma Goldman"[5] and "Extremophile".[6]


Meant to be a sequel to A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing,[7] No Wising Up No Settling Down is the second installment in the Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing series.[8] It "focuses more on the personal and social/philosophical aspects of the class struggle", abandoning the "overtly political song writing for a more subtle, honest, experimental and poetic approach."[8]

Track listing[edit]

1."Introfukyall" (featuring Decomposure)Man Mantis3:39
2."The Trap" (featuring Mestizo)DJ Pain 14:07
3."Civil War" (featuring Ceschi and Sean Bonnette)Skyrider5:15
4."Insurgent Rap"DJ Pain 13:14
5."My Veganism" (featuring Cars & Trains)Cars & Trains3:28
6."People Piss Me Off"Loden3:59
7."I Think I'm Emma Goldman"DJ Pain 13:38
8."Geneology of Giving a Fuck"Snubluck3:00
9."Gangster of Love"The Hood Internet, Shapers3:00
10."Extremophile" (featuring Robin Walker)Gold Panda2:39
11."303 Ways to Die" (featuring Manerok and Time)Man Mantis3:19
13."No Wising Up No Settling Down"Dosh3:12
14."War on Self" (featuring William Ryan Fritch)Sole, William Ryan Fritch3:14


  1. ^ Maylone, Adam (June 23, 2013). "Sole: No Wising Up No Settling Down". PopMatters. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Eddy, Lincoln (March 22, 2013). "Anarchism & Insurgency 101: Activist MC Sole debuts "I Think I'm Emma Goldman" and "Insurgent Rap"". Alarm. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Paine, Jake (April 30, 2013). "Sole "No Wising Up No Settling Down" Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Ranta, Alan (March 28, 2013). "Sole - "People Piss Me Off" (Prod. by Loden)". Exclaim!. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Johnson, Ru (March 8, 2013). "Watch: Sole releases the video for "I Think I'm Emma Goldman"". The Denver Post. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  6. ^ Martins, Chris (April 9, 2013). "Watch Sole and Gold Panda's Tape-Warped 'Extremophile' Clip". Spin. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Ferner, Matt (May 29, 2013). "Sole, Denver Emcee, Talks New Album 'No Wising Up, No Settling Down' (Stream Album)". HuffPost. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Pre-Order For No Wising Up No Settling Down". Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved June 22, 2018.

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