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Give the Drummer Some
     

Give the Drummer Some

by Travis Barker
 

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In 1999, the idea that the guy who played drums on Enema of the State would be producing hip-hop tracks with one of the kids from the Hot Boys was an outlandish one at best. Somewhere along the line, though, Travis Barker has risen from the rank and file of punk drummers to become a musical

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In 1999, the idea that the guy who played drums on Enema of the State would be producing hip-hop tracks with one of the kids from the Hot Boys was an outlandish one at best. Somewhere along the line, though, Travis Barker has risen from the rank and file of punk drummers to become a musical jack-of-all-trades, doing everything from rap remixes to performing at the CMAs. With his ever-growing reputation, it's no surprise that his solo album, Give the Drummer Some, features a veritable galaxy of hip-hop stars. Featuring appearances by Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes, just to name a few, the album covers a pretty wide range of rap styles, showing off Barker's range (and arguably his influence) as a producer. As the album kicks off, tracks like "Can a Drummer Get Some" and "If You Want To" let you know that this is a drummer's album, showcasing Barker's talents and affirming that no matter how many rap stars are on the record, he's a rocker at heart. As the album goes on, Barker allows some of his rock sensibilities to take a backseat, allowing tracks like "Let's Go," featuring Yelawolf, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, and Twista to evolve to better serve the guest stars. The only downside to having so many guest stars is that, depending on your tastes, it can make the album feel uneven at times. As a showcase for Barker's production and drumming skills, Give the Drummer Some definitely gets the point across, proving that there's room for more than just Phil Collins and Dave Grohl in the world of drummers successfully going solo.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/2011
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602527550572
catalogNumber:
001539402

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Travis Barker   Primary Artist,Bass,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
E-40   Vocals
Snoop Dogg   Vocals
Tim Armstrong   Guitar
Tom Morello   Guitar
RZA   Guitar
Slash   Guitar
Dev   Vocals
Ludacris   Vocals
Dawaun Parker   Keyboards
Kevin Bivona   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Kev-E-Kev   scratching
DJ Spider   scratching
Kid Cudi   Guitar,Vocals
James Ingram   Bass,Guitar
Landon Barker   Vocals
Alabama Barker   Vocals
DJ Marshall Barnes   scratching

Technical Credits

Tim Armstrong   Composer,Producer
Tom Morello   Composer
RZA   Producer
Pushead   Cover Art
Pharrell Williams   Producer
Calvin Broadus   Composer
Travis Barker   Composer,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Andrew Coleman   Engineer
Joe Budden   Composer
Skinhead Rob   Producer
Josh Monroy   Engineer
Kevin Bivona   Engineer
Chuck Inglish   Producer
Kid Cudi   Producer
James Ingram   Engineer,Studio Manager
Kool Kojak   Producer
W.M. Jaco   Composer
Ryan Hunter   Photo Courtesy
Maxxz4z   Art Direction
Edit   Programming,Producer
Jaysonsucks   Photo Courtesy

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