My Own Lane [Bonus Tracks]

My Own Lane [Bonus Tracks]

by Kid Ink
     
 

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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

Overview

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. [The disc was also released with five bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
01/14/2014
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0888430270725
catalogNumber:
1146750
Rank:
90732

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kid Ink   Primary Artist
YB   Vocals

Technical Credits

Earth, Wind & Fire   Sample Source
Maurice White   Composer
Allen George   Composer
Christian Jones   Composer
Allee Willis   Composer
Chantal Kreviazuk   Composer
Brian Springer   Vocal Engineer
Courtney Walter   Art Direction
Demonté Posey   Composer
Larrance Dopson   Composer,Producer
Chris Brown   Composer
Danja   Producer
David Embree "Atlas The Optimist"   Composer
Soundz   Producer
Runners   Producer
Lifted   Producer
Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva   Pro-Tools
Cardiak   Producer
Andrew Harr   Composer
Kevin Cossom   Composer
Olubowale Akintimehin   Composer
David W. Foster   Composer
Brandon Green   Composer
Nate Hills   Composer
Futuristics   Producer
Jess Jackson   Vocal Engineer
DJ Ill Will   Executive Producer
Terrence Thornton   Composer
J Grand   Arranger,Executive Producer
Eric Bellinger   Composer
Jeremy Felton   Composer
Kenneth Coby   Composer
Optimist   Producer
Pierre-Antoine Melki   Composer
Dijon McFarlane   Composer,Producer
Marcella Araica   Composer
Shama Joseph   Composer
Glenda Proby   Composer
Raphael Judrin   Composer
Carl McCormick   Composer
Arthur McArthur   Producer
Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph   Producer
Ned Cameron   Composer,Producer
Joe Khajadourian   Composer
Rob Suchecki   Engineer
Freek Van Workum   Composer
Karim Kharbouch   Composer
Lasanna Harris   Composer,Producer
Nius   Producer
SoFLY   Producer
DZL   Producer
Stepan Taft   Composer
Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson   Composer
Carlos Coleman   Composer
Yoan Chirescu   Composer
Jeremy McArthur   Composer
Richard Baker   Composer
Jonathan Lauture   Composer
Brian Todd Collins   Composer
Darold Brown   Composer
Mikely Adam   Composer
Mikhail   Producer
Michael Holmes   Composer
Muriel Baroty   Composer
Mikhail Cronin   Composer
Michael Maller   Composer
Craig McFarlane   Composer
Khalief Brown   Composer,Producer
Angel Ramirez   Engineer
Alexander Schwartz   Composer
Devin Montgomery   Composer
Devin Cruise   Producer
James Thomas   Composer
Jermaine "Mayne Zayne" Jackson   Composer
N4   Producer
Nick Luscombe   Composer
Marcus Jamal Mills   Composer
Marcus "M-Millz" Mills   Producer
Robert Rimeek Williams   Composer

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