Plata O Plomo

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Plata O Plomo
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 17, 2017
Recorded2015–16
GenreHip hop
Label
Producer
Fat Joe chronology
The Darkside III
(2013)
Plata O Plomo
(2017)
Family Ties
(2019)
Remy Ma chronology
I'm Around
(2014)
Plata O Plomo
(2017)
7even Winters and 6ix Summers
(2019)
Singles from Plata O Plomo
  1. "All the Way Up"
    Released: March 2, 2016
  2. "Cookin"
    Released: August 3, 2016
  3. "Money Showers"
    Released: November 11, 2016
  4. "Heartbreak"
    Released: June 11, 2017[3]

Plata O Plomo is the collaborative studio album by American hip hop recording artists Fat Joe and Remy Ma, released February 17, 2017 by RNG (Rap's New Generation) and Empire.[1][4][5]

Background[edit]

The title of the album, "plata o plomo", translates from Spanish to "silver or lead", meaning "money or bullets". The phrase was used by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar who would offer government officials and law enforcement the choice of taking a bribe, or having a murder contract placed against them.[6] Fat Joe commented: "the name of the album is called Plata o Plomo...money or bullets. You know what I'm saying? However you want it."[7]

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[8]
HipHopDX(3.2/5)[9]
Pitchfork(5.3/10)[10]
XXL4/5 stars(XL)[11]

Neil Yeung of Allmusic gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars, praising the album for its mix of old school hip-hop with a new modern radio-friendly sound, saying that the album "plays like a mixtape (or playlist) with a wide variety of club-friendly hip-hop that often tugs on '90s nostalgia heartstrings while updating their sound with 2017 production".[8] XXL gave the album a 4 out of 5 stars, noting that the album is a "a triumphant return for Fat Joe and Remy Ma.[11] Scott Glaysher of HipHopDX gave the album a 3.2 out of 5 stars, saying "Plata O Plomo was definitely made with the right intentions and features some solid rapping but the most memorable moment remains “All the Way Up” which has since been inducted into Hip Hop’s overplayed archives."[9]

In a negative review, Evan Rytlewski of Pitchfork gave the album a 5.3 out of 10, and also said "On this collaborative LP, their hard styles are too similar to make for a compelling dynamic."[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

Plata O Plomo debuted at number 44 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 11,158 album-equivalent units.[12]

Track listing[edit]

Plata O Plomo[1][13]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Warning" (featuring Kat Dahlia)
  • Eric Kovacs
  • Cool & Dre
3:36
2."Swear to God" (featuring Kent Jones)
  • Cartagena
  • Mackie
  • Jones
  • Cool & Dre
3:23
3."Spaghetti" (featuring Kent Jones)
  • Cartagena
  • Mackie
  • Jones
  • Edsclusive
  • Cool & Dre
4:13
4."All the Way Up" (featuring French Montana and Infared)
  • Cartagena
  • Mackie
  • Edsclusive
  • Cool & Dre
3:11
5."How Can I Forget" (featuring Kent Jones)
  • Cartagena
  • Mackie
  • Jones
iLLA4:25
6."How Long"
  • Cartagena
  • Mackie
  • Street Runner
  • Tarik Azzouz
3:26
7."Go Crazy" (featuring Sevyn Streeter and BJ the Chicago Kid)
  • Cartagena
  • Mackie
  • Jones
  • 808-Ray
  • Cool & Dre
4:12
8."Heartbreak" (featuring The-Dream and Vindata)
  • Cartagena
  • Branden Ratcliff
  • Jared Poythress
  • Johan Lovken
Vindata4:16
9."Cookin" (with French Montana featuring RySoValid)
  • Cartagena
  • Mackie
  • Ryan Cartagena
iLLA3:46
10."Money Showers" (featuring Ty Dolla Sign)
  • Cartagena
Cool & Dre3:45
11."Too Quick" (featuring Kingston)
  • Cartagena
  • Mackie
iLL Wayno3:56
12."Dreamin" (featuring Stephanie Mills)
  • Cartagena
  • Mackie
  • Legaxy
Cool & Dre3:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[14] 44
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[15] 30
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[16] 19
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[17] 12
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[18] 12
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[19] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Plata O Plomo". Apple. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "Stream Fat Joe & Remy Ma's 'Plata O Plomo' Album". Vibe. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Top 40 Rhythmic Future Releases". All Access. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Fat Joe & Remy Ma Announce "Plata O Plomo" Album". 1 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Fat Joe and Remy Ma Reveal Joint Album Title".
  6. ^ Ford, Rebecca (May 3, 2013). "Relativity Nabs Pablo Escobar Script 'Silver or Lead'". Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ "Fat Joe and Remy Ma Reveal Joint Album Title". Rap-Up. March 1, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Yeung, Neil. "Plata O Plama". AllMusic. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Glaysher, Scott. "Review: Fat Joe & Remy Ma Can't Find A Groove On "Plata O Plomo"". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Rytlewski, Evan. "Fat Joe Remy Ma Plata O Plomo". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Preezy. "Fat Joe Remy Ma Plata O Plomo". XXL. Retrieved March 12, 2017.
  12. ^ Nicki Minaj Makes Fun of Fat Joe and Remy Ma's 'Plata O Plomo' Album Sales
  13. ^ "Plata O Plomo Album Credits". Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  14. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  15. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Top Album Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  16. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  17. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  18. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  19. ^ "Fat Joe Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 3, 2017.

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