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Too Cool to Care is the second and final studio album by rap duo New Boyz. It was released on May 17, 2011, via Shotty Music, Asylum Records and Warner Bros. Records. It reached number forty-one on the Billboard 200 chart, number nine on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and number seven on the Rap Albums chart.[1]

Too Cool to Care
New Boyz - Too Cool to Care Official Cover.jpg
Studio album by New Boyz
Released May 17, 2011
Recorded 2009 – 2011
Genre Pop rap
Label Shotty, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Producer Matt Squire, Maejor, Purps, Kevin McCall, Jay-Nari, C.P DUBB, Damon Sharpe, The Cataracs, DJ Khalil, D&D, Bei Maejor, Kane Beatz, H Money
New Boyz chronology
Skinny Jeanz and a Mic
(2009)Skinny Jeanz and a Mic2009
Too Cool to Care
(2011)
Singles from Too Cool to Care
  1. "Break My Bank"
    Released: July 13, 2010
  2. "Backseat"
    Released: February 15, 2011
  3. "Better with the Lights Off"
    Released: August 2, 2011

Contents

PromotionEdit

The album was available for pre-ordering on the New Boyz's website. The pre-order included the original CD, an MP3 download of the promotional single "Crush On You" featuring rapper YG, and produced by Meech Wells, and pair of randomly picked colored sunglasses, which are either green, orange, blue, purple, yellow, or red.[2] There is also a music video for the song "Tough Kids", featuring Sabi, and produced by DJ Khalil.[3]

As of January 1, 2012 the album has sold 50,065 copies in the US.

SinglesEdit

"Break My Bank, which features Iyaz, was released as the lead single in North America on July 13, 2010. The song peaked at number sixty-eight on the US Billboard Hot 100, and at number ten on the US Rap Songs chart. Due to it only achieving moderate success, it is only included on deluxe editions of the album. "Backseat", which features The Cataracs, and Dev, was released as the second single in North America, and as the lead single in international markets on February 15, 2011. It peaked at number twenty-six on the US Hot 100, number twelve on US Rap charts, and number seventeen on the US Pop Songs chart. The song also reached the top forty in New Zealand, in addition to charting in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. "Better With the Lights Off", which features Chris Brown, was originally released as the second promotional single on May 3, 2011. It has been released as the third official single on August 2, 2011. The song debuted at number sixty-one on the US Hot 100, and has peaked at number thirty-eight. "Better With the Lights Off" has also peaked at number thirteen on the Rap Songs chart.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Tough Kids" (featuring Sabi) Dominic Thomas, Earl Benjamin, Jenice Portlock, Khalil Abdul Rahman DJ Khalil, Chin Injeti (co.) 3:10
2. "Crush On You" (featuring YG) Thomas, Benjamin, Keenan Jackson, Keith Brown Donte "Dnyce" Blacksher, Cisse 3:15
3. "Active Kings" (featuring Tyga) Thomas, Benjamin, Michael Stevenson, Christopher Washington C.P DUBB 3:24
4. "I Don’t Care" (featuring Big Sean) Thomas, Benajmin, Sean Anderson, Brian Chase, Daniel Johnson, Karen O, Nick Zinner Kane Beatz 3:57
5. "Porn Star" Thomas, Benjamin, Niles Hollowell-Dhar, David Singer-Vine, Devin Tailes Kevin McCall 2:31
6. "Magazine Girl" Thomas, Benjamin, Keith Brown Detail, H-Money (co.) 3:13
7. "Backseat" (featuring The Cataracs and Dev) Thomas, Benjamin, Niles Howowell-Dhar, David Singer-Vine, Devin Tailes The Cataracs 3:44
8. "Meet My Mom" Thomas, Benjamin, Dominique Logan, Darius Logan D&D 4:09
9. "Start Me Up" (featuring Maejor) Thomas, Benjamin, Brandon Green Maejor 3:02
10. "Better with the Lights Off" (featuring Chris Brown) Thomas, Benjamin, Chris Brown The Cataracs, H-Money (co.) 3:40
11. "Break My Bank" (featuring Iyaz) Thomas, Benjamin, Matt Squire, Damon Sharpe, Keidran Jones Matt Squire, Damon Sharpe (co.) 2:57
12. "Zonin'" Thomas, Benjamin, Daniel Johnson Kane Beatz, JMIKE (co.) 3:51
13. "Let U Leave" Thomas, Benjamin, Jason Wilkinson Jay-Nari 3:07
14. "Can't Nobody" (featuring Shanell) Thomas, Benjamin, Roahn Hylton, Shanell Woodget Kane Beatz 3:35
15. "Black Dress" Thomas, Benjamin, Nathaniel Caserta Purps 3:26
16. "Beautiful Dancer" (featuring Charlie Wilson) Thomas, Benjamin, Charles Wilson, Jonathon Brown[4] Kane Beatz, Teddy Riley 4:30
Too Cool to Care
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic      [6]

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200 41
US Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 9
US Billboard Rap Albums 7

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format
Canada[7] 10 May 2011 Warner Music
United States[8] 17 May 2011 Asylum Records
United Kingdom[8] 17 May 2011 Wea/Asylum
Germany[9] 30 September 2011 Warner Bros. Records
Australia[5] 12 November 2011 -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top 100 Music Hits, Top 100 Music Charts, Top 100 Songs & The Hot 100" (in Chinese). Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  2. ^ New Boyz Official Store (2011-05-17). "Too Cool To Care Bundle | New Boyz Official Store". Store.thenewboyz.com. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  3. ^ "New Boyz - " Tough Kids " ( Official HD Video )". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  4. ^ Eben Gregory (June 17, 2011). "HHW Exclusiv: Writer's Block With JR Get Money". Hip Hop Weekly. Retrieved March 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Too Cool To Care: New Boyz: Music". Chaos.com. 2010-11-12. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  6. ^ Allmusic review
  7. ^ "Too Cool to Care: New Boyz: Amazon.ca: Music". Amazon.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  8. ^ a b "Too Cool to Care: New Boyz: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  9. ^ "Too Cool to Care: New Boyz: Amazon.de: Musik". Amazon.de. 2009-09-09. Retrieved 2012-03-12.