The Kickback (album)

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The Kickback
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 12, 2011
GenreHip hop
LabelSphinx Music Entertainment/319 Music Group, Sony, RED
ProducerRunWay Star
Singles from The Kickback
  1. "Teach Me How to Dougie"
    Released: April 13, 2010
  2. "Kickback"
    Released: January 18, 2011
  3. "Burn Out (Drive Fast)"
    Released: August 23, 2011[1]

The Kickback is the only studio album by American hip hop group Cali Swag District.[2]

Originally to be released under Capitol Records, the album experienced numerous delays. With Capitol Records parent company, EMI, facing an uncertain future, CSD requested to be released from the Capitol contract. The group eventually signed with Sphinx Music Entertainment/319 Music Group and The Kickback was distributed by Sony/RED on July 12, 2011.[3]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[6]
Los Angeles Times2.5/4 stars[8]

The Kickback received positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the album holds a score of 67/100 based on 5 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews"[4].

Track listing[edit]

Track listing revealed by iTunes Store.[9]

  • All tracks are produced by RunWay Star.
1."Roof Back" 3:49
2."Disgusting" 3:44
3."Kickback" 4:14
4."Burn Out (Drive Fast)" 5:11
5."Me & U" (featuring Recognition) 4:32
6."I'm Freaking You" (featuring YP Da'Writa)*Contains samples of "Freek'n You" by Jodeci5:00
7."Hip Hop Fiend" 3:56
8."Rock N Republic" 3:59
9."9th Inning" 4:16
10."I Don't Need Your Money" 3:40
11."Back It Up and Dump It"*Contains samples of "Teach Me How to Dougie"4:00
12."Run That" 3:32
13."Can't Live Without My Music" (featuring Ashley A.) 3:39
14."Teach Me How to Dougie" 3:57
15."Go" 3:13


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  3. ^ "Cali Swag District Overcomes Member's Death on Debut LP". Billboard magazine.
  4. ^ a b "The Kickback by Cali Swag District Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. ^ The Kickback at AllMusic. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. ^ Anderson, Kyle (14 July 2011). "The Kickback review - Cali Swag District". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  7. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (20 July 2011). "Cali Swag District - The Kickback". HipHopDX. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  8. ^ Weiss, Jeff (12 July 2011). "Album review: Cali Swag District's 'The Kickback'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  9. ^ "The KickbackCali Swag District". Apple, iTunes.