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Give the Drummer Some is the first solo record by blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Barker had earlier announced that the album would be slated for a September 2010 release, but was later pushed back, with the album being released on March 15, 2011. The album, released under Interscope Records, was produced by the drummer himself, alongside DJ Khalil, The Neptunes, Swizz Beatz, RZA, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Chuck Inglish, Kool Kojak, Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Dr. Dre, Eric Valentine and A-Trak. The album debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 28,000 copies in the United States.

BackgroundEdit

The album title itself, is a reference to a track by the Ultramagnetic MC's of the same name, which in turn derives from James Brown's "Funky Drummer." It was first announced by Barker himself that the album would be of "no one genre," indicating that the album wouldn't be based on hip hop or punk rock, unlike his previous remixes and collaborations. However, most of the tracks are hip-hop and R'n'B influenced, though for instance 'Misfits' has a techno/dance sound and 'On My Own' has a Metal groove to it. Barker confirmed in an interview that there will not be any collaborations with Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge from Blink-182 as he thought it would be wrong to have the first new blink-182 song on his album, and that the song will be released separately as a single before the album is released in June/July 2011. The tracklisting was revealed on February 25, 2011.

Track listingEdit

No. TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s) Length
1. "Can a Drummer Get Some" (featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz & Game)Dwayne Carter, William Roberts, Kasseem Dean, Jayceon TaylorTravis BarkerTravis Barker 3:21
2. "If You Want To" (featuring Pharrell & Lupe Fiasco)Pharrell Williams, Wasalu Muhammad JacoTravis BarkerThe Neptunes 3:53
3. "Carry It" (featuring RZA, Raekwon & Tom Morello)Robert Diggs, Corey WoodsTravis Barker, Robert Diggs, Tom MorelloTravis Barker, RZA 3:57
4. "Knockin'" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, E-40 & Dev)Calvin Broadus, Christopher Bridges, Earl Stevens, Devin TailesTravis BarkerTravis Barker, Kool Kojak 4:01
5. "Jump Down" (featuring The Cool Kids)Antoine Reed, Evan IngersollTravis BarkerChuck Inglish, Travis Barker 3:07
6. "Devil's Got a Hold" (featuring Slaughterhouse)Joseph Anthony Budden II, Dominick Wickliffe, Joell Ortiz, Ryan MontgomeryTravis Barker, Kevin BivonaTravis Barker 5:53
7. "Let's Go" (featuring Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes & Lil Jon)Michael Atha, Carl Terrell Mitchell, Trevor Smith, Jonathan SmithTravis Barker, Kevin BivonaTravis Barker 3:13
8. "Saturday Night" (Performed by the The Transplants & Slash)Rob Aston, Tim ArmstrongTravis Barker, Tim Armstrong, SlashTravis Barker, Skinhead Rob, Tim Armstrong 3:24
9. "Cool Head" (featuring Kid Cudi)Scott MescudiTravis Barker, Scott MescudiTravis Barker, Kid Cudi, EDIT 4:40
10. "Raw Shit*" (featuring Tech N9ne & Bun B)Aaron Yates, Bernard FreemanTravis BarkerTravis Barker, Kool Kojak 3:19
11. "Just Chill" (featuring Beanie Sigel, Bun B & Kobe)Dwight Grant, Bernard Freeman, Brian Kobe HoneycuttTravis Barker, Kevin BivonaTravis Barker 3:29
12. "Beat Goes On" (featuring Cypress Hill)Louis Freese, Senen ReyesTravis Barker, Kevin BivonaTravis Barker 4:20

*The actual length of the track is 4:03 + 4-minute silence + hidden track "I Play The Drums".

  • On the clean version "Raw Shit" is labeled "Raw ****".

PersonnelEdit

In alphabetical order

  • Steve Aoki - vocals, producer
  • Tim Armstrong - vocals, guitar, producer
  • Alabama Barker - vocals
  • Landon Barker - vocals
  • Travis Barker - bass, composer, creative director, drum programming, drums, percussions, keyboard, programming, producer
  • B-Real - vocals
  • DJ Marshall Barnes - turntables
  • Beanie Sigel - vocals
  • Kevin Bivona - bass, engineer, guitar, keyboards
  • Dee Brown - assistant
  • Joe Budden - vocals
  • Bun B - vocals
  • Andrew Coleman - engineer
  • Crooked I - vocals
  • Dev - vocals
  • DJ Spider - turntables
  • E-40 - vocals
  • Edit - producer, programming
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner - mastering
  • George Gumbs - assistant, mixing assistant
  • Graham Stan Hargrove - assistant
  • Ryan Hunter - photography
  • Chuck Inglish - vocals, producer
  • James Ingram - assistant, bass, editing, guitar mixing, studio manager
  • Jay Rock - vocals
  • Jaysonsucks - photography
  • Kev-E-Kev - turntables
  • Kobe - vocals
  • Kurupt - vocals
  • Kid Cudi - vocals, guitar, producer
  • Kool Kojak - producer
  • Lil Jon - vocals
  • Lil Wayne - vocals
  • Ludacris - vocals
  • Lupe Fiasco - vocals
  • Maxx242 - art direction
  • Joshua Monroy - engineer
  • Tom Morello - composer, guitar
  • Nealhpogue - mixing
  • Jeremiah Olvera - assistant, mixing assistant
  • Joell Ortiz - vocals
  • P-Mo - assistant
  • Dawaun Parker - keyboards
  • Paul Wall - vocals
  • Pushead - cover art
  • Raekwon - vocals
  • Rick Ross - vocals
  • Royce da 5'9" - vocals
  • Mikey Rocks - vocals
  • RZA - vocals, guitar, producer
  • Sen Dog - vocals
  • Skinhead Rob - vocals, producer
  • Slash - guitar solo
  • Snoop Dogg - vocals
  • Swizz Beatz - vocals
  • Corey Taylor - vocals, guitar, producer
  • Tech N9ne - vocals
  • Twista - vocals
  • Pharrell Williams - vocals, producer
  • Yelawolf - vocals

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