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One For the Road Devin the Dude Album
One for the Road
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Studio album by Devin the Dude
Released October 15, 2013
Recorded 2012-13
Genre Hip hop
Length 54:45
Label Coughee Brothaz Music, Greenstreets Entertainment, eOne Music
Producer Devin the Dude, Rob Quest, Thomas Knudsen, Knock City, Tha Bizness, TrakkSounds, Jose Ignacio Gorbea, Reggie Coby, Carlos DJ Styles Garza, DJ Domo, C-Ray, Chuck Heat, Jose Ignacio Gorbea
Devin the Dude chronology
Gotta Be Me
(2010)Gotta Be Me2010
One for the Road
(2013)
Acoustic Levitation
(2017)Acoustic Levitation2017
Singles from One for the Road
  1. "Probably Should Have"
    Released: September 12, 2013

One for the Road is the eighth studio album by American rapper Devin the Dude, released on October 15, 2013 by Coughee Brothaz Music and eOne Music. The album was supported by the single "Probably Should Have" released on September 12, 2013. One for the Road was met with positive reviews from music critics, and also debuted at number 36 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Background

In November 2010, Devin the Dude released his seventh studio album Gotta Be Me, under Real Talk Entertainment. In April 2012, Devin the Dude announced that his eighth studio album would be titled One for the Road and announced that it would be released in June 2012.[1] After a year of relative musical silence, on June 24, 2013 Devin the Dude announced, that his eighth studio album would be titled One for the Road and would be released in September 2013.[2][3]

On September 13, 2013, it was announced that the album would be released on October 8, 2013 via independent powerhouse eOne Music.[4] The same day Devin revealed the cover artwork for the album. The cover art plays on popular cliches, with "Devin sitting at a bar looking like he has already had a couple alcoholic drinks for the road, while being handed a CD which is presumably also for the road."[5] On September 21, 2013, the album was pushed back one week from October 8, 2013, until October 15, 2013.[6]

Release and promotion

After announcing the album, during April through May 12, 2012 Devin the Dude toured the United States. Devin the Dude then released an EP titled, Seriously Trippin on May 22, 2012 in promotion of his upcoming album.[7] On October 8, 2013, the album was released for free streaming, for a limited time via SoundCloud.[8]

On September 12, 2013, Devin the Dude released the album's first single, "Probably Should Have" which features him reflecting on past relationships that ended bad.[9][10] The song's smooth production was handled by Thomas Knudsen and Even Brenna.[11][12] On September 20, 2013, "Probably Should Have" was serviced to urban contemporary radio.[13] The music video was released on October 14, 2013.[14]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX3/5 stars[15]
Iowa State Daily2.5/5 stars[16]
San Francisco Chronicle(positive)[17]
Smoking Section(positive)[18]

One for the Road was met with generally positive reviews from music critics. Oscar Pascual of San Francisco Chronicle said, "Devin The Dude has always won us over with his chill beats, effortless flow, and affinity for smoking weed. Not much has changed in his latest album, One For The Road, and that's a good thing. The disc is packed with smoke-out anthems like "I'm Just Gettin' Blowed" while also grounding us with life issues like his relationship problems in the song "Probably Should Have".[17] Andrew Gretchko of HipHopDX also gave the album a positive review saying, "While One For The Road's primarily down-tempo beats help showcase Devin's latest twist in subject matter, they also put too much of the album's focus on his lyrics, lacking the kind of complexity (or heavy bass) that would win over some fans before his raps even began. The result is an album filled with the type of laid-back, lackluster production suited for a long drive on the open road."[15]

RAJ of Uproxx's Smoking Section gave the album a positive review saying, "For decades, Devin the Dude's been hammering out delicious, smokey rhymes to sit back and ride to, and One For The Road doesn't deviate from the formula. The highs include the weed anthem "I'm Just Getting Blowed," and continue through the lush lead single, "Probably Should Have," as Devin woefully laments past relationships gone wrong. However, because of this formula, the album winds up missing any distinctive or unique elements to set it apart from the rest of the Hip-Hop landscape. It ain't broke, but it's nothing new-for better or worse."[18] Timothy Goldrick of Iowa State Daily said, "production is less than desirable throughout the album. Loud synthesizers overshadow many songs, while others are messy and rushed. For Devin the Dude's reincarnation to be as successful as planned, he could have gone with some nice relaxed West-coast beats, but instead he tried to hit the home run. Devin has songs that function well on their own, but the lack of cohesion is still evident."[16]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I'm Just Gettin' Blowed"Devin Copeland, Christopher Whitacre, Justin HendersonTha Bizness4:25
2."Fresh Air" (featuring Rum & DNA)Gary Brown, Copeland, Jose Gorbea, Rodney SpencerJose Ignacio Gorbea4:01
3."Livin' This Life" (featuring Angela Williams)Copeland, Charles Henderson, Angela Camille WilliamsChuck Heat4:18
4."Stop Waitin'"William Beck, Leroy Bonner, Copeland, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce. Michael Poye, Clarence Satchell, James WilliamsDJ Domo4:12
5."Reach for It" (featuring Snap)Copeland, Charles Fields, Corey SullivanC-Ray3:58
6."Probably Should Have"Copeland, Thomas KnudsenThomas Knudsen3:58
7."Your Favorite Radio Station / Skit 1"CopelandRob Quest, DJ Styles3:01
8."Hear the Sound"Copeland, Robert McQueen III, Rob QuestRob Quest, Carlos DJ Styles Garza4:52
9."Rearview" (featuring Shun Ward & Kiddrick James)Garrett Brown, Copeland, Christopher Deshun, Christian Davis, Stephan TownsendTrakkSounds3:16
10."One For The Road"Copeland, Albert Antonio Dickson, Paul TisdaleKnock City3:29
11."I Hope We Don't Get Too Drunk" (featuring Rob Quest & Jugg Mugg)Copeland, Dexter Johnson, Rob McQueenDevin the Dude4:49
12."Your Favorite Radio Station / Skit 2"Copeland 1:28
13."Please Don't Smoke No Cheese"Copeland, Reggie CobyReggie Coby3:04
14."Herb The Nation"Copeland, Vincent John Martin, Alison MoyetDevin the Dude4:10
15."Your Favorite Radio Station / Skit 3"Copeland 1:44

Personnel

  • William Beck - Composer
  • Leroy Bonner - Composer
  • Even Brenna - Producer
  • Danielle Brimm - A&R, producer
  • Garrett Brown - Composer, mixing, producer
  • Gary Brown - Composer
  • Joseph "Quest" Chachere - Photography
  • Chinky P - Producer
  • Reggie Coby - Composer, producer
  • Bekah Connolly - A&R
  • Shawnte Crespo - Product manager
  • Christian Davis AKA Kidriccc James - Composer
  • Christopher Deshun - Composer
  • Devin the Dude - Arranger, engineer, primary artist, producer, composer, executive producer, mixing
  • Albert Antonio Dickson - Composer, producer
  • DNA - Featured artist
  • Rahsan "Tre" Ellison - Vocals
  • Charles Fields - Composer
  • Carlos "DJ Styles" Garza - Producer
  • Jose Gorbea - Composer, producer
  • Paul Grosso - Creative Director
  • Charles "Chuck Heat" Henderson - Producer, composer
  • Justin Henderson - Composer
  • Chris Herche - Marketing
  • James Hoover - Mastering
  • Kiddrick James - Featured artist
  • Dexter "Jugg-Mugg" Johnson - Composer, vocals, featured artist
  • Dow Jones - Producer
  • Marshall Jones - Composer
  • Andrew Kelley - Cover design
  • Thomas Knudsen - Composer, producer
  • Brendan Laezza - Marketing
  • Vincent John Martin - Composer
  • Chad McClain - Assistant
  • John McDonald - Producer
  • Robert McQueen III - Composer
  • Giovanna Melchiorre - Publicity
  • Ralph Middlebrooks - Composer
  • Victor Morante - Production director
  • Alison Moyet - Composer
  • Odd Squad - Engineer
  • Marvin Pierce - Composer
  • Michael Poye - Composer, producer
  • Rob Quest - Composer, featured artist, producer
  • Rum - Featured artist
  • Clarence "Satch" Satchell - Composer
  • Rodney Spencer - Composer
  • Corey Sullivan - Composer
  • Corey "C-Ray" Sullivan - Producer
  • Hanif Sumner - Publicity
  • Julia Sutowski - Coordinating producer
  • Tha Bizness - Producer
  • Paul Tisdale - Composer
  • Luster "Tony Mac" Tone - Vocals
  • Stephan Townsend - Assistant, composer
  • Shun Ward - Featured artist
  • Chris Whitacre - Composer
  • Whiteboy Wagg - Guitar
  • Angela Williams - Featured artist
  • Angela Camille Williams - Composer
  • James Williams - Composer
  • Oscar Zambrano - Mastering

Chart positions

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard Top Current Albums[20] 198
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[21] 36

Release history

Region Format Date Label
Australia[22] Digital download October 15, 2013 Greenstreets Entertainment
Belgium[23]
Denmark[24]
France[25]
Germany[26]
Ireland[27]
Italy[28]
Netherlands[29]
New Zealand[30]
Norway[31]
Spain[32]
Sweden[33]
Switzerland[34]
United Kingdom[35]
United States[36] CD, digital download Coughee Brothaz Music, eOne Music
Canada[37]

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