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    Default Kid Ink - My Own Lane

    enters the Billboard chart this week at #3

    allmusic gives it a 2.1 of 3.0
    Spotify online listen
    well that sucked
    8 featured artists
    guess he couldn't do it by himself

    Bio - from allmusic

    MC and producer Kid Ink -- born Brian Todd Collins in Los Angeles, California, and formerly known as Rockstar -- rose steadily by releasing a
    series of four mixtapes during 2010 and 2011. XXL magazine was impressed enough to list Kid Ink beside the likes of Danny Brown and Macklemore
    in its Freshman Class feature for 2012. That June, Kid Ink released Up & Away, his first proper studio album, via Tha Alumni. Although it
    featured beats from several producers -- including Ned Cameron, Cardiak, Jahlil Beats, and the Amazinz -- there were no guest verses, and
    therefore no disruptions in Kid Ink's nonchalant flow. It peaked at number 20 on the Billboard 200 chart and reached number three on the
    publication's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. After another mixtape, he signed to major-label RCA and released his second effort, My Own Lane, in
    2014. Tyga, Chris Brown, and Pusha-T all made guest appearances.

    Album Review - from allmusic

    Mixing the hazy, lazy feeling of cloud rap with a sound that's slick and entirely prepared to be the 2014 definition of radio-friendly, L.A.-
    based Kid Ink isn't necessarily in My Own Lane because of his patched-together style, but the talented, Drake-sounding rapper is certainly
    unique when it comes to cocky career development. Consider his feature-less, 2012 indie album Up & Away his proper introduction and showcase,
    because this major-label debut jams the features in, so much so that R&B star Chris Brown gets two turns, "Show Me" and "Main Chick," both of
    them light, airy, and attractive tracks from producer Dijon "DJ Mustard" McFarlane, and both of them sounding like a screwed 'n' chopped take on
    Robin S' dancefloor classic "Show Me Love." MGK and Elle Varner show up to make the already worthy emo-rap power ballad "No Miracles" an even
    better challenger for B.o.B's "Airplanes," and when Tyga comes round for a lusty and clever swagger number ("She's so innocent, I'm a guilty
    trip") pop-rap tracks aimed at the strip club get a new standard bearer with the title "Iz U Down." Still, it's all the kind of light-hearted
    stuff "true" hip-hop heads shake their fist at till Pusha-T and producer Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph offer Kid Ink something off-kilter and hard
    during the great "Murda." When it comes to outros, "More Than a King" is an inspired, free-form way to close the show, filled with
    anticipation-building stops and starts along with impossible boasts such as "I feel there ain't been no man like me since Adam." Add to this a
    traditional intro like "Hello World" and this debut has plenty of the elements of a grand entrance, but Ink's version of show and prove is so
    cool here it could be taken as snotty, and the tricky "Murda" has a lot of work to do as the flighty album's lone anchor. Approach this release
    as album number two and it comes off as a celebration based on past success, so use Up & Away as an intro, then join Ink and all the inspired
    party people he invited to My Own Lane.

    so much class with these guys:

    Track Listing

    1. Hello World
    2. The Movement
    3. Show Me
    4. Iz U Down
    5. We Just Came to Party
    6. Main Chick
    7. No Option
    8. Murda
    9. Rollin'
    10. Tattoo of My Name
    11. No Miracles
    12. I Don't Care
    13. More Than a King
    A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
    Will Rogers

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    another wannabe "gangster", another Chris Brown appearance, another crap hip-hop tune,
    i really dont know why i bother listening to these hip-hop/r+b things you post, maybe i hope that one day one of these artists will actually do something slightly above the bassline!

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