Numbers (MellowHype album)

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Numbers
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Studio album by MellowHype
Released October 9, 2012
Recorded 2011–12
Studio Casa Chica Malibu
(Malibu, CA)
East West Recording Studios
(Hollywood, CA)
Paramount Recording Studios
(Hollywood, CA)
The Trap
(Los Angeles, CA)
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 56:17
Label
Producer
MellowHype chronology
MELLOWHYPEWEEK
(2012)
Numbers
(2012)
MellowHigh
(2013)
Singles from Numbers
  1. "La Bonita"
    Released: August 28, 2012
  2. "Grill"
    Released: October 4, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Exclaim! (positive)[2]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork (6.7/10)[4]
RapReviews (5/10)[5]

Numbers is the second studio album by American hip hop duo MellowHype. It was released on October 9, 2012.[6] This was their only release under a major label. The album also contains appearances from Odd Future members Frank Ocean, Mike G and Earl Sweatshirt. The album was briefly the number one rap album on iTunes, before being overtaken by The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Singles[edit]

The album's first single, "La Bonita", was released on July 18, 2012.[7] The full version of the track was released through iTunes on August 28, 2012, along with a music video on August 29, 2012.[8]

On October 4, 2012, the album's second single, "Grill", was released through Odd Future's official Soundcloud.[9] The music video for "Break" was released on November 27, 2012.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs are produced by Left Brain, except where noted
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Grill"   3:46
2. "65" / "Breakfast"
  • Long
  • Turner
  6:54
3. "Astro" (featuring Frank Ocean)
4:21
4. "NFWGJDSH"
  • Long
  • Turner
  3:08
5. "La Bonita"
  • Long
  • Turner
  3:04
6. "Beat"
  • Long
  • Turner
  3:35
7. "Snare"
  • Long
  • Turner
  3:29
8. "Untitled L"
  • Long
  • Turner
  4:14
9. "LeFlair"
  • Long
  • Turner
  2:44
10. "Monster"
  • Long
  • Turner
  3:30
11. "666" (featuring Mike G)
3:26
12. "P2" (featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
3:56
13. "GNC"
  • Long
  • Turner
  3:56
14. "Brain"
  • Long
  • Turner
  2:45
15. "Under 2"
  • Long
  • Turner
  4:10
16. "Break"
  • Long
  • Turner
  2:39
Total length: 59:31
Notes
  • "Snare" contains background vocals from Chloe Clancy and Destiny Valadez

Personnel[edit]

  • MellowHype
  • Tyler, The Creator - Co-producer on "666"
  • Michael Einziger - Co-producer on "P2", drums on "Monster", guitar on "P2"
  • Chloe Clancy - Background vocals on "Snare"
  • Destiny Valadez - Background vocals on "Snare"
  • L-Boy - Background vocals on "Untitled L"
  • Daniel Hardaway - Trumpet on "Brain"
  • Frank Ocean - Guest vocals on "Astro"
  • Mike G - Guest vocals on "666"
  • Earl Sweatshirt - Guest vocals on "P2"

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heaney, Gregory (2012-10-09). "Numbers - MellowHype : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  2. ^ http://exclaim.ca/Reviews/HipHop/mellowhype-numbers
  3. ^ Fairfax, Jesse (2012-10-19). "MellowHype (Hodgy Beats and Left Brain) - Numbers | Read Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews & Hip Hop Album Reviews". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  4. ^ Sargent, Jordan (October 12, 2012). MellowHype: Numbers. Pitchfork.
  5. ^ 'Flash' Juon, Steve (October 16, 2012). MellowHype :: Numbers :: Odd Future. Rap Reviews.
  6. ^ "OFWGKTA__________: If Anyone Cares, This Is Our 'Press Release'". Oddfuture.tumblr.com. 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  7. ^ "OFWGKTA__________: Mellowhype 'La Bonita' . NUMBERS October 2nd!". Oddfuture.tumblr.com. 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  8. ^ "MellowHype – "La Bonita" Video Tomorrow! + iTunes Release". Odd Future Talk. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  9. ^ Stream "Grill" on Soundcloud http://oddfuture.tumblr.com/post/32885664044/numbersbundle
  10. ^ "Mellowhype - Break". YouTube. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 
  11. ^ CHART: CLUK Update 20.10.2012 (wk41) (in German). zobbel.de. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  13. ^ "Mellowhype – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Mellowhype. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  14. ^ "Mellowhype – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Mellowhype. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  15. ^ "Mellowhype – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Mellowhype. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  16. ^ "Mellowhype – Chart history" Billboard Top Rap Albums for Mellowhype. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  17. ^ "Mellowhype Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Year-end) for Mellowhype. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 24, 2013.