Quality Street Music

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Quality Street Music
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Studio album by DJ Drama
Released October 2, 2012
Recorded 2011–12
Genre Hip hop
Length 58:41
Label
  • eOne
  • Aphilliates
  • Powerhouse
Producer
DJ Drama chronology
Third Power
(2011)Third Power2011
Quality Street Music
(2012)
Quality Street Music 2
(2016)Quality Street Music 22016
Singles from Quality Street Music
  1. "We in This Bitch"
    Released: February 29, 2012
  2. "My Moment"
    Released: June 29, 2012
  3. "We in This Bitch 1.5"
    Released: September 4, 2012
  4. "Never Die"
    Released: September 15, 2012
  5. "So Many Girls"
    Released: December 10, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Quality Street Music is the fourth studio album by American hip hop disc jockey DJ Drama. It was released on October 2, 2012, by Entertainment One Music, Aphilliates Music Group and Powerhouse Productions. The album features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, T-Pain, Fabolous, Jeezy, Drake, Future, Nipsey Hussle, Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Jeremih, Meek Mill, Waka Flocka Flame, Tyler, the Creator, among others.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "We in This Bitch" was released for digital download on February 29, 2012. The song features guest vocals from American hip hop recording artists Future, Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris, with production by Kane Beatz and JMIKE.[2] The song peaking at number 68 on the US Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The music video was released on May 8, 2012, and it was directed by Benny Boom.

The album's second single, "My Moment" was released on June 29, 2012, via iTunes.[3] The song features guest vocals from hip hop recording artists 2 Chainz and Meek Mill, along with an American R&B singer Jeremih, with the production on this track was handled and provided by T-Minus. The song peaking at number 23 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, number 16 on the Rap Songs, and number 89 on the Hot 100. It has become DJ Drama's most successful single to date. The music video was shot at OVO Fest, in Toronto, on August 6, 2012. DJ Drama gathered the song's featured artists and also released behind-the-scenes pictures of the video shoot via his Instagram account.[4] The music video premiered on MTV Jams on September 9, 2012.

The album's third single was this second version of "We in This Bitch", which was called "We in This Bitch 1.5", which also features guest vocals from southern rapper Future with his new verse, and Canadian hip hop recording artist Drake. It was released on May 11, 2012, however, it later came out as a digital download on September 4, 2012.[5][6]

The album's fourth single, "Never Die" was released on September 15, 2012. The song features guest vocals from American hip hop recording artists Jeezy, Jadakiss and Nipsey Hussle, along with American singer-songwriter Cee Lo Green, with the production that was handled and provided by Cardiak. On that same day, it came out to be included on the final track list for the album.[7]

Other songs[edit]

Upon Quality Street Music's release, "So Many Girls" featuring Wale, Tyga and Roscoe Dash, peaking at number 44 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs.[8] The cover for the song was released on October 8.[9] It was released as a single in February 20, 2013,[10] and debuted on the Hot 100 at number 89, becoming one of DJ Drama's most successful singles to date.[8]

"Pledge of Allegiance" featuring Wiz Khalifa, Planet VI and B.o.B., debuted on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 48 despite never being released as a single.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 15 on the US Billboard 200, and at number 3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, selling 25,000 copies on its first week.[11] Quality Street Music is DJ Drama's highest charting album to date. As of February 7, 2013, the album has sold 51,080 copies in the United States.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Goin' Down" (featuring Fabolous, T-Pain and Yo Gotti) 4:19
2. "Never Die" (featuring Jadakiss, Cee Lo Green, Nipsey Hussle and Jeezy) Cardiak 4:40
3. "My Moment" (featuring 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih) T-Minus 3:20
4. "We in This Bitch" (featuring Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris and Future)
4:04
5. "So Many Girls" (featuring Tyga, Wale and Roscoe Dash)
  • Boi-1da
  • Syk Sense
3:31
6. "Clouds" (featuring Rick Ross, Miguel, Pusha T and Currensy) V12 The Hitman 4:07
7. "Chocolate Droppa (Skit)" (featuring Kevin Hart) Kevin Hart Hart 1:19
8. "I'ma Hata" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame, Tyler, the Creator and D-Bo)
TM88 4:21
9. "Real Niggas in the Building" (featuring Travis Porter and Kirko Bangz) DJ Mustard 4:32
10. "My Way" (featuring Common, Lloyd and Kendrick Lamar) Hit-Boy 3:40
11. "Pledge of Allegiance" (featuring Wiz Khalifa, Planet VI and B.o.B) James 4:32
12. "Same Ol' Story" (featuring Kid Ink, Schoolboy Q, Cory Gunz and Childish Gambino) V12 The Hitman 4:25
13. "We in This Bitch 1.5" (featuring Drake and Future)
  • Kane Beatz
  • JMIKE
3:23
14. "My Audemars" (featuring Meek Mill, Birdman and Gucci Mane) Jahlil Beats 4:47
15. "Monique’s Room" (featuring Fred the Godson)
  • Simmons
  • Fredick Thomas
  • Remo Green
Remo the Hitmaker 4:07
Total length: 58:41

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Quality Street Music adapted from Allmusic.[13]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Jeffries. "Quality Street Music - DJ Drama - Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - We In This (feat. Young Jeezy, T.I., Ludacris & Future) - Single by DJ Drama". iTunes. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - My Moment (feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill & Jeremih) - Single by DJ Drama". iTunes. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Navjosh. "On The Sets: DJ Drama – ‘My Moment’ (Feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill & Jeremih)". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rap-Up.com -- New Music: DJ Drama f/ Drake and Future – ‘We in This Bitch 1.5′". Rap-Up.com. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "iTunes - Music - We in This 1.5 (feat. Drake & Future) - Single by DJ Drama". iTunes. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Navjosh. "DJ Drama – ‘Never Die’ (Feat. Jadakiss, Cee-Lo, Nipsey Hussle & Young Jeezy)". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "DJ Drama". Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "DJ Drama ft. Wale, Tyga, & Roscoe Dash - So Many Girls". DJBooth.net. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - So Many Girls (feat. Tyga, Wale & Roscoe Dash) - Single by DJ Drama". iTunes. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  11. ^ HipHopDX (10 October 2012). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/7/2012". HipHopDX. 
  12. ^ HipHopDX (24 October 2012). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/21/2012". HipHopDX. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Quality Street Music - DJ Drama". AllMusic. Retrieved October 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ "DJ Drama – Chart history" Billboard 200 for DJ Drama. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  15. ^ "DJ Drama – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for DJ Drama. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  16. ^ "DJ Drama – Chart history" Billboard Top Rap Albums for DJ Drama. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  17. ^ "2012 Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 15, 2015.