White People (album)

White People is the second studio album by Handsome Boy Modeling School. It was released on Elektra Records on November 9, 2004.[1] The album features guest appearances from a diverse array of performers, including Linkin Park, Del tha Funky Homosapien, The Mars Volta, De La Soul, Jack Johnson, Cat Power, Lord Finesse, Pharrell Williams, John Oates, RZA, Julee Cruise, El-P, Mike Patton, and comedians Tim Meadows and Father Guido Sarducci.

White People
WhitePeople albumcover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)
GenreHip hop
Length68:50
LabelElektra
ProducerDan the Automator, Prince Paul
Handsome Boy Modeling School chronology
So... How's Your Girl?
(1999)
White People
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic66/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound7/10[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB[4]
The Guardian2/5 stars[5]
MusicOMHfavorable[6]
Pitchfork Media6.6/10[7]
Robert ChristgauB+[8]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[9]
Stylus MagazineD-[10]
Tom Hull – on the WebB+ ((3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention))[11]

ReceptionEdit

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, White People received an average score of 66% based on 28 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

John Murphy of MusicOMH called it "the most innovative, original and enjoyable hip-hop album since Outkast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below."[6]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Intro" (featuring Father Guido Sarducci)1:08
2."If It Wasn't for You" (featuring De La Soul and Starchild Excalibur)4:37
3."Are You Down With It" (featuring Mike Patton)3:34
4."The World's Gone Mad" (featuring Del the Funky Homosapien, Barrington Levy, and Alex Kapranos)5:24
5."Dating Game" (featuring Tim Meadows, Hines Buchanan, and Neelam)3:08
6."Breakdown" (featuring Jack Johnson)4:09
7."It's Like That / I Am Complete" (featuring Casual and Tim Meadows)4:50
8."I've Been Thinking" (featuring Cat Power)5:24
9."Rock and Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This) Part 2 / Knockers" (featuring Lord Finesse, Linkin Park, Rahzel, Qbert, Grand Wizard Theodore, Jazzy Jay, and Tim Meadows)7:16
10."The Hours" (featuring Chino Moreno, El-P and Cage)4:28
11."Class System" (featuring Pharrell and Julee Cruise)4:30
12."First... and Then" (featuring Dres)4:19
13."A Day in the Life / Good Hygiene" (featuring RZA, The Mars Volta, A.G., and Tim Meadows)5:36
14."Greatest Mistake" (featuring John Oates and Jamie Cullum)4:19
15."Dating Game Part 2" (featuring Tim Meadows, Hines Buchanan, and Neelam)0:36
16."Outro" (featuring Father Guido Sarducci)5:26

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
Billboard 200[12] 168
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[13] 79
Top Heatseekers[14] 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "White People by Handsome Boy Modeling School". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Handsome Boy Modeling School - White People". AllMusic. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Extance, Andy (December 6, 2004). "Handsome Boy Modelling School - White People". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (November 12, 2004). "White People". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (November 5, 2004). "Handsome Boy Modeling School, White People". The Guardian. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Murphy, John (November 8, 2004). "Handsome Boy Modeling School – White People". MusicOMH. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Warren, Jamin (November 18, 2004). "Handsome Boy Modeling School: White People". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Handsome Boy Modeling School". Robert Christgau. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Henderson, Eric (November 18, 2004). "Handsome Boy Modeling School: White People". Slant Magazine. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Drimmer, Josh (December 10, 2004). "Handsome Boy Modeling School - White People". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Hull, Tom (May 10, 2021). "Music Week". Tom Hull – on the Web. Retrieved May 13, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Handsome Boy Modeling School - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Handsome Boy Modeling School - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Handsome Boy Modeling School - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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