88Glam (mixtape)

88Glam (stylized as 88GLAM) is the eponymous debut commercial mixtape by Canadian duo 88Glam. It was originally self-released on November 7, 2017. It was then re-issued through XO Records and Republic Records on April 20, 2018.[1] The mixtape features a guest appearance from Nav. The production on the mixtape was handled by Murda Beatz, WondaGurl, AlexOnWeed, Joseph L'étranger, and Villa Beatz, among others. The mixtape was re-released as a deluxe version, titled 88Glam Reloaded on April 20, 2018.[1][2]

88Glam
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Mixtape by
ReleasedNovember 7, 2017 (2017-11-07) (initial)
April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20) (re-release)
Length55:11
LabelSelf-released (initial)
Producer
88Glam chronology
88Glam
(2017)
88Glam 2
(2018)

Background and releaseEdit

On October 31, 2017, the duo hosted a listening party for friends and family in Toronto.[3] In a statement with Billboard, the duo states,

On November 7, 2017, the music video for "Bali" featuring Nav was released and directed by XO's co-founder Amir "Cash" Esmailian.[5] On December 7, 2017, the music video for "Big Tymers," premiered on Paper.[6]

SinglesEdit

Promotional singlesEdit

The mixtapes's lead promotional single, "12" was released on November 1, 2017.[3] The music video premiered on Billboard and was directed by Dan LeMoyne.

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim!6/10[7]

Scott Glaysher of Exclaim! wrote that the album is best enjoyed for what it is: "a satisfying, distorted trap-a-thon with plenty of hearty beats and boastful bravado."[7]

Track listingEdit

Credits adapted from Tidal[8] and SOCAN.[9]

88Glam – Standard version[10]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."12"AlexOnWeed3:15
2."Ricardo"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • Geisler
  • Aaron Watkins
  • AlexOnWeed
  • Villa Beatz
3:40
3."Bali" (featuring Nav)
  • AlexOnWeed
  • Villa Beatz
3:05
4."Ice on My Leash"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • Jeremy McIntyre
Joseph L'étranger3:04
5."Lavish"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • McIntyre
Joseph L'étranger2:54
6."Big Tymers"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • McIntyre
Joseph L'étranger2:45
7."Chemistry"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • Geisler
AlexOnWeed2:56
8."Give n Go"2:54
9."Cake"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • McIntyre
Joseph L'étranger3:31
10."Kyrie"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • Geisler
  • Watkins
  • AlexOnWeed
  • Villa Beatz
3:24
11."Baby Bro"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • McIntyre
Joseph L'étranger4:03
12."Heisman"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • Geisler
  • Watkins
  • AlexOnWeed
  • Villa Beatz
3:00
13."Marina"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • McIntyre
Joseph L'étranger2:51
Total length:41:22
88Glam Reloaded – Deluxe version (bonus tracks)[11]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
14."Twin Turbo"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • Cahl Miller
  • Quincy Nanatakyi
  • Miller
  • Yung Shrimp Tempura
3:07
15."Celebrity Crush"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • McIntyre
Joseph L'étranger2:59
16."On Sight"
  • Bissue
  • Burthwright
  • McIntyre
  • Geisler
  • AlexOnWeed
  • Joseph L'étranger
3:24
17."Bali (Remix)" (featuring Nav and 2 Chainz)
  • AlexOnWeed
  • Villa Beatz
4:19
Total length:55:11

PersonnelEdit

All programming is credited to the producers of each track, except where noted.[8]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 95

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Berry, Peter A. (April 25, 2018). "88Glam Sign to XO Records, Drop '88Glam: Reloaded' Project". XXL. Archived from the original on May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  2. ^ HP Cheung (April 21, 2018). "88 Glam & NAV Recruit 2 Chains For "Bali" Remix". Hypebeast. Archived from the original on May 16, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Cruz, Josephine (November 1, 2017). "Derek Wise and 88 Camino Debut 88Glam Project With "12"". Complex. Archived from the original on April 20, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Penrose, Nerisha (November 1, 2017). "Toronto Duo 88Glam Announces Self-Titled Debut, Shares '12' Video: Premiere". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 12, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  5. ^ Huynh, Davis (November 7, 2017). "EXCLUSIVE: XO-Affiliate 88GLAM Drops New Mixtape & "Bali" Video Featuring Nav". Hypebeast. Archived from the original on July 12, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Valentine, Claire (December 7, 2017). "Riccardo Tisci & Weeknd-Approved Duo 88GLAM Premiere 'Big Tymers' Video". Paper. Archived from the original on March 2, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Glaysher, Scott (November 1, 2017). "88GLAM 88GLAM". Exclaim!. Archived from the original on May 16, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  8. ^ a b "88GLAM RELOADED / 88GLAM". Tidal. Archived from the original on May 16, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Public Repertoire". SOCAN. Type "Song" in the top search engine, click "Performer", type "Artist" in the bottom search engine and click "Submit". Archived from the original on October 10, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "88Glam by 88GLAM". iTunes Store (US). Archived from the original on February 3, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "88Glam Reloaded by 88GLAM". iTunes Store (US). Archived from the original on May 16, 2018. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  12. ^ "88Glam - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2018.