Pl3dge(Explicit Version) CD (2011)

Artist: Killer Mike

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Product Overview


Label SMC Recordings/fontana
SKU 219602524
UPC 852819003419
UPC 14 00852819003419
Format CD
Release Date 5/17/2011
Author Killer Mike
Associated Artist/Work Big Kuntry King
Associated Artist/Work Drama (DJ Drama)
Associated Artist/Work El-P
Associated Artist/Work Young Thug
Technical Info
Engineer Brad Post
CatalogID SMCSMC 341
Lable Name SMC Records
Released 05/16/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 56m : 30s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00852819003419
Musical Guests
Young Jeezy
Rock D the Legend
Gucci Mane
Big Boi
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Brad Post.
Recording information: Echo Studios; Patchwerk Recording Studios; Stankonia.
Photographers: Shane Nash; Photo Doctor.
The third installment in Killer Mike's I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind series finds the Atlanta rapper in top form, dropping street knowledge and social commentary as if he were Joe Budden or Pharoahe Monch, and at a rapid-fire, Twista-like pace. Putting the mass media on blast rarely comes so layered, but on the masterful "That's Life II," Mike proves he's the heir apparent to Chuck D. "Mr. O'Reilly, Mr. Limbaugh, and Mr. Hannity/How could you sell White America your insanity?" is the left jab, but the right hook, "They about as broke as the people don't want to be," comes with a Ph.D.'s worth of economic understanding, as the credit crisis, debt disasters, and real estate woes all swirl in the rapper's tsunami of truth. Hard to believe the killer cut is followed by a soulful self-help track with Mike's admission that he "used to sell it white as Paul Wall" till he started using flamboyant wrestler "Ric Flair" as his role model. This well-rounded effort also comes with some singalong choruses and cool baller anthems like "Go Out on the Town" with Young Jeezy, plus a woozy, "Indian Flute"-like highlight in "Ready Set Go" with T.I. Prime beats from the likes of No I.D., Flying Lotus, and the Beat Bullies crew plus a guest list that goes from Big Boi to Gucci Mane make the album highly desirable, but it's Mike who makes it vital, rivaling the Slaughterhouse crew when it comes to delivering grown man's hip-hop and Ice Cube when it comes to pimping while preaching. ~ David Jeffries
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.72) - "ATL kingpins Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and T.I. pay their respects....He shines brightest as the trap's 'book reader' and 'gang leader.'"
Pitchfork (Website) - "[H]e's a man with a lot of opinions, and he knows how to express them with feeling and style."
Disc 1
1 So Glorious
2 That's Life II
3 Ric Flair
4 Ready Set Go - (featuring T.I.)
5 Burn
6 Go Out on the Town - (featuring Young Jeezy)
7 God in the Building II
8 Player's Lullaby - (featuring Rock D the Legend/Twista)
9 Animal - (featuring Gucci Mane)
10 American Dream (Prelude)
11 American Dream
12 Everything (Hold You Down)
13 Follow Your Dreams
14 Swimming - (featuring Rock D the Legend)
15 Ready Set Go [Remix] - (remix, featuring T.I./Big Boi)
Product Attributes
Artist Killer Mike
Music Format Compact Disc
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