Til the Casket Drops

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Til the Casket Drops
Clipse - Till The Casket Drops.jpg
Studio album by The Clipse
Released December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)
Recorded 2007–2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 51:45
Label Re-Up, Star Trak, Columbia
Producer The Neptunes (also exec.)
Sean C & LV, DJ Khalil, Chin Injeti
The Clipse chronology
Hell Hath No Fury
Til the Casket Drops
Singles from Til the Casket Drops
  1. "Kinda Like a Big Deal"
    Released: April 20, 2009
  2. "I'm Good"
    Released: June 11, 2009
  3. "Popular Demand (Popeyes)"
    Released: October 23, 2009
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 64/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[3]
Entertainment Weekly (A-)[4]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[5]
The New York Times (favorable)[6]
Pitchfork Media (6.2/10)[7]
PopMatters (5/10)[8]
Slant Magazine 2.5/5 stars[9]
USA Today 3.5/4 stars[10]
XXL 4/5 stars (XL)[11]
Not to be confused with the ZZ Ward album of the same name.

Til the Casket Drops is the third and final studio album by American hip hop duo Clipse, released on December 8, 2009, by Re-Up Records in the United States.[12]


The album was preceded by a mixtape called Road to Till the Casket Drops, available December 1, 2008 through complex.com.[13] The album's cover artwork was designed by artist KAWS. Featured guests include Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Pharrell, Cam'ron, Ab-Liva and Yo Gotti.[14] It features production from The Neptunes, Sean C and LV, DJ Khalil and Chin Injeti.[15][16]


The first promotional single for the album was "Kinda Like a Big Deal" which features Kanye West. The first official single for the album is entitled "I'm Good", and features Pharrell of The Neptunes. The second official single was "All Eyes on Me" featuring Keri Hilson. The third official single was "Popular Demand (Popeyes)". "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" features New York rapper Cam'ron.


Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 41 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 31,000 copies in its first week.[17]

Critical response[edit]

Despite some mixed criticism towards its more upbeat musical direction than that of their previous album, Hell Hath No Fury (2006),[18] Til the Casket Drops received generally positive reviews from most music critics, based on an aggregate score of 64/100 from Metacritic.[19] The album sold 62,000 copies within the first month of being released.[20]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Freedom" Sean C & LV 3:46
2. "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" (featuring Cam'ron & Pharrell) The Neptunes 4:20
3. "Kinda Like a Big Deal" (featuring Kanye West) DJ Khalil, Chin Injeti 3:26
4. "Showing Out" (featuring Yo Gotti & Pharrell) The Neptunes 3:38
5. "I'm Good" (featuring Pharrell) The Neptunes 4:21
6. "There Was a Murder" (featuring Kobe) DJ Khalil, Chin Injeti 3:36
7. "Door Man" The Neptunes 5:08
8. "Never Will It Stop" (featuring Ab Liva) Sean C & LV 3:21
9. "All Eyes On Me" (featuring Keri Hilson) The Neptunes 3:50
10. "Counseling" (featuring Nicole Hurst & Pharrell) The Neptunes 3:17
11. "Champion" (featuring Graph Nobel) The Neptunes 4:14
12. "Footsteps" (featuring Kobe) DJ Khalil 4:21
13. "Life Change" (featuring Kenna) The Neptunes 4:27



  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/til-the-casket-drops/clipse
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  4. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-12-24.
  5. ^ Brown, August. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved on 2010-02-16.
  6. ^ Chinen, Nate. Review: Til the Casket Drops. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  7. ^ Cohen, Ian. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  8. ^ Martin, Andrew. Review: Til the Casket Drops. PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  9. ^ Cataldo, Jesse. Review: Til the Casket Drops. Slant Magazine. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  10. ^ Jones, Steve. Review: Til the Casket Drops. USA Today. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  11. ^ Bianco, Alvin. Review: Til the Casket Drops. XXL. Retrieved on 2009-12-11.
  12. ^ "burnttongue.net". burnttongue.net. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  13. ^ "Pitchfork: Clipse Preview LP With Mixtape, Launch Clothing Line". Pitchforkmedia.com. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  14. ^ "Album Preview: Clipse "Till The Casket Drops"". Complex.com. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  15. ^ Cornish, Melanie (2008-02-18). "Producer's Corner: Puffy's Hitmen | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef & Old School Hip Hop". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  16. ^ Listen to More: Industry Heavyweights. "Clipse Interview". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  17. ^ Kaufman, Gil. Susan Boyle Remains Billboard Ruler As Chris Brown Settles For #7. MTV. Retrieved on 2010-01-04.
  18. ^ Arnold, Paul W. Clipse Defend Direction Of Til The Casket Drops. HipHopDX. Retrieved on 2010-01-04.
  19. ^ Til the Casket Drops (2009): Reviews. Metacritic. Retrieved on 2010-01-04.
  20. ^ Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/17/2010
  21. ^ "Clipse – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Clipse.
  22. ^ "Clipse – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Clipse.
  23. ^ "2010 Year-End Charts – Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 

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