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My Own Lane

My Own Lane

by Kid InkKid 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 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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/07/2014
Label: Rca
UPC: 0888837349727
catalogNumber: 373497
Rank: 157567


  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

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kid Ink   Primary Artist
Yoan Chirescu   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jermaine Jackson   Composer
Maurice White   Composer
David Foster   Composer
Allen George   Composer
Christian Jones   Composer
Angel Ramirez   Engineer
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
Runners   Producer
Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva   Pro-Tools
Cardiak   Producer
Andrew Harr   Composer
Kevin Cossom   Composer
Michael Stevenson   Composer
Nate Hills   Composer
Jess Jackson   Vocal Engineer
DJ Ill Will   Executive Producer
Terrence Thornton   Composer
J Grand   Arranger,Executive Producer
Eric Bellinger   Composer
Jeremy Felton   Composer
Optimist   Producer
Alex Schwartz   Composer
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
Lasanna Harris   Composer,Producer
Allee Wills   Composer
Nius   Producer
SoFLY   Producer
DZL   Producer
Carlos Coleman   Composer
Yoan Chirescu   Composer
Jeremy McArthur   Composer
Brian Todd Collins   Composer
Mikely Adam   Composer
Futurists   Producer
Richard Carlson Baker   Composer
Mikhail   Producer
Michael Holmes   Composer
Muriel Baroty   Composer
Mikhail Cronin   Composer
Michael Maller   Composer
Craig McFarlane   Composer
Brandon Green   Composer

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