Third Power (album)

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Third Power
DJDramaThirdPowerOfficialCover.jpg
Studio album by DJ Drama
Released October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 48:39
Label
  • eOne
  • Aphilliates
  • Powerhouse
Producer
DJ Drama chronology
Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2)
(2009)Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2)2009
Third Power
(2011)
Quality Street Music
(2012)Quality Street Music2012
Singles from Third Power
  1. "Oh My"
    Released: May 13, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[2]
XXL 3/5 stars[3]

Third Power is the third studio album by American hip hop disc jockey DJ Drama, released on October 11, 2011.[4] It marks his first album not to be released in the Gangsta Grillz series, after his previous two studio albums Gangsta Grillz: The Album (2007) and Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 2) (2009). Featured guests on the album include Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Roscoe Dash, Freddie Gibbs, Young Jeezy, Wale, J. Cole, Chris Brown, Pusha T, French Montana, Crooked I, B.o.B, Gucci Mane, Ya Boy, Akon, Trey Songz, and Big Sean, among others.

Background[edit]

Initially, the album was set to be titled Gangsta Grillz: The Album (Vol. 3), continuing the sequential titles of his previous two releases: however, in an interview at the BET Awards on July 8, 2011, he revealed that he had changed the album's title to Third Power. In a press release, DJ Drama spoke about how he felt the album was his best to date: he felt it was his "biggest and best yet" and that it represents three generations of hip-hop: "the music I came up on, the movements that I was a part of, and a whole new generation of Hip-Hop that is changing the face of music". The album leaked October 8, 2011.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, "Oh My", was released as a digital download on June 17, 2011.[5] The song features guest appearances from American hip-hop artists Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa and Roscoe Dash, and features production from record producer Drumma Boy. The song debuted at number one-hundred on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the week ending August 6, 2011,[6] becoming DJ Drama's first appearance on the chart, and also peaked at number nineteen on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number twelve on the Hot Rap Songs charts in the United States, also becoming his highest peaking song on both of these charts. It has since peaked at #95 on the Hot 100. The official remix to "Oh My" features Trey Songz, 2 Chainz, & Big Sean. On September 13, 2011 it was revealed "Never See You Again" featuring Wale & Talia Coles would be the album's second single.[7] However, "Ain't No Way Around It" featuring Future was released instead, and it peaked at #98 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. After the release of Third Power, "Undercover" featuring Chris Brown and J. Cole debuted at #15 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Oh My" (featuring Fabolous, Roscoe Dash and Wiz Khalifa) Drumma Boy 4:23
2. "Rough" (featuring Jeezy and Freddie Gibbs)
Lil' Lody 3:17
3. "Lay Low" (featuring Young Chris, Meek Mill and Freeway) Cardiak 4:42
4. "Ain't No Way Around It" (featuring Future) 3:25
5. "Undercover" (featuring Chris Brown and J. Cole)
V12 The Hitman 3:50
6. "Everything that Glitters" (featuring Pusha T and French Montana) A-Traxx 3:29
7. "Me & My Money" (featuring Gucci Mane)
Drumma Boy 4:11
8. "Never See You Again" (featuring Talia Coles and Wale)
Dawty Music 4:18
9. "Self Made" (featuring Red Café and Yo Gotti)
Young Yonny 3:14
10. "Take My City" (featuring B.o.B and Crooked I) Nard & B 4:08
11. "Lock Down" (with Ya Boy featuring Akon) Tuinfort 4:37
12. "Oh My (Remix)" (featuring Trey Songz, 2 Chainz and Big Sean) Drumma Boy 4:59
Total length: 48:39
Best Buy and iTunes Store bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Hand of God" (with Maino) Squat 4:31
Total length: 52:70

Sample credits

  • "Never See You Again", contains a sample of "Take Me to the Mardi Gras", as performed by Bob James, "Tha Light", as performed by Common, "Love's Gonna Get'cha (Material Love)", as performed by Boogie Down Productions and "Never See You Again", as performed by Talia Coles featuring KO Stiggity.[8]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 42
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 7
U.S. Billboard Top Rap Albums 6
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 7

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