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Some Rap Songs
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)
Recorded2016–2018
GenreHip hop
Length24:39
Label
Producer
Earl Sweatshirt chronology
Solace
(2015)
Some Rap Songs
(2018)
Singles from Some Rap Songs
  1. "Nowhere2go"
    Released: November 8, 2018
  2. "The Mint"
    Released: November 20, 2018

Some Rap Songs is the third studio album by American rapper Earl Sweatshirt. It was released on November 30, 2018, by Tan Cressida and Columbia Records.[1][2]

The album features guest contributions from Navy Blue, Standing on the Corner, as well as vocal samples of Earl's mother, Cheryl Harris, Earl's father Keorapetse Kgositsile who is credited posthumously, and an instrumental sample of Earl's uncle, Hugh Masekela, who is also credited posthumously. It features prominent production from Earl Sweatshirt, with further contributions by Darryl Anthony, Adé Hakim, Denmark, Black Noi$e, Sage Elsesser and Shamel of SOTC.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?8.0/10[3]
Metacritic86/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubA[5]
Consequence of SoundB-[6]
Exclaim!7/10[7]
The Guardian5/5 stars[8]
NME4/5 stars[9]
Pitchfork8.8/10[10]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[11]
Sputnikmusic4.2/5[12]
XXLXL[13]

Some Rap Songs was praised by most critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album has received an average score of 86, based on 14 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[4]

Track listing

Credits adapted from Tidal.[14]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Shattered Dreams"
Kgositsile2:21
2."Red Water"KgositsileKgositsile1:44
3."Cold Summers"
  • Kgositsile
  • Willy N'For[b]
  • Emmanuel Baloka[b]
  • Jimmy Stormy[b]
Kgositsile1:06
4."Nowhere2go"
  • Kgositsile
  • Darryl Anthony Johnson
  • Adé Hakim Sayyed
  • Darryl Anthony
  • Adé Hakim
1:53
5."December 24"
Denmark1:46
6."Ontheway!" (featuring Standing on the Corner)
  • Kgositsile
  • Giovanni Cortez
  • Sherman Willis[c]
Kgositsile1:41
7."The Mint" (featuring Navy Blue)
  • Kgositsile
  • Sage Elsesser
  • Robert Mansel
Black Noi$e2:45
8."The Bends"
Elsesser1:34
9."Loosie"KgositsileKgositsile0:59
10."Azucar"
Elsesser1:25
11."Eclipse"KgositsileKgositsile1:33
12."Veins"Kgositsile1:59
13."Playing Possum" (featuring Cheryl Harris and Keorapetse Kgositsile)KgositsileKgositsile1:34
14."Peanut"KgositsileKgositsile1:13
15."Riot!"Hugh Masekela[g]
  • Kgositsile
  • Shamel of SOTC
1:06
Total length:24:39

Sample

Personnel

Credits adapted from Tidal.[14]

  • Thebe Kgositsile – engineering, mixing, vocals
  • Shamel of SOTC – mixing engineering, bass guitar on "Ontheway!" and “Riot!”
  • Mike Bozzi – mastering engineering

Charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16] 40
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17] 90
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[18] 69
Irish Albums (IRMA)[19] 53
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 35
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 75
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[22] 16

Release history

Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
Various November 30, 2018
[23][24][25][26]

References

  1. ^ Strauss, Matthew; Minsker, Evan (November 20, 2018). "Earl Sweatshirt Releasing New Album Some Rap Songs Next Week, Shares 'The Mint': Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Cook-Wilson, Winston (November 20, 2018). "Earl Sweatshirt Announces 'Some Rap Songs' Album, Releases "The Mint" [UPDATED]". Spin. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt reviews | Any Decent Music". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Reviews for Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt". Metacritic. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Purdom, Clayton. "Earl Sweatshirt locks in on the uncompromising Some Rap Songs". The A.V. Club. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Album Review: Earl Sweatshirt Keeps It Short and Personal on Some Rap Songs". Consequence of Sound. 4 December 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  8. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (7 December 2018). "Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs review – powerful, emotional poetry". The Guardian. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "Earl Sweatshirt - 'Some Rap Songs' review". NME. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c "Earl Sweatshirt: Some Rap Songs Album Review | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Review: Earl Sweatshirt's 'Some Rap Songs' Defies Expectations With a Statement of Restraint". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  12. ^ "Review: Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs | Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  13. ^ GibbonsDecember 7, Chris. "Earl Sweatshirt's 'Some Rap Songs' Album Toys With Convention - XXL". XXL. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Some Rap Songs / Earl Sweatshirt". Tidal. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g Some Rap Songs (booklet). Earl Sweatshirt. Tan Cressida and Columbia Records. 2018. B07KKFK5H6.
  16. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Ultratop.be – Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  18. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  19. ^ "Irish Albums Chart: 7 December 2018". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  20. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  21. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  22. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  23. ^ "‎Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  24. ^ "NEW EARL SWEATSHIRT ALBUM (CD)". earlxsweatshirt.com. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  25. ^ "NEW EARL SWEATSHIRT ALBUM (CASSETTE)". earlxsweatshirt.com. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  26. ^ "NEW EARL SWEATSHIRT ALBUM (VINYL)". earlxsweatshirt.com. Retrieved November 26, 2018.