| September 13, 2011|
13 September 2011
Alternative hip hop
| Das Racist, Patrick Wimberly, Anand Wilder, Blood Diamonds, El-P, Diplo, Dash Speaks, J-La, Rostam Batmanglij, Francis and the Lights|
Sit Down - Man, Nehru Jackets, Wild Water Kingdom, The Palm Wine Drinkard, Eat Pray Thug
Relax is the only full-length studio album by New York City hip-hop group Das Racist, following the success of their first two mixtapes Shut Up, Dude and Sit Down, Man. The album was released on September 13, 2011.
The first single, "Michael Jackson", was released via iTunes on August 2, with a video, parodying Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video, released shortly after.
The album is produced by Patrick Wimberly of Chairlift, with acts including Diplo, El-P and Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend on guest production. Relax was named in numerous year-end "best of" lists, including both Rolling Stone's and Spin's lists of fifty best albums of 2011 as well as earning the top position on music critic Robert Christgau's 2011 album list.
Relax was released on September 13, 2011, by Greedhead Music, the independent record label of Das Racist member Heems. The album entered the US Billboard 200 at number 103, selling 1,100 units in its first week and 4,500 in its second. It spent one week on the chart.
Relax received generally positive reviews from critics; it holds an aggregate score of 78 out of 100 at Metacritic. Rolling Stone included the album at #28 on their 50 Best Albums of 2011 list. Spin placed the album at #4 on their Best Rap Albums of 2011 list. Robert Christgau placed it at number 1 spot on the Dean's List of 2011's top albums.
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