Give The Drummer Some

Give the Drummer Some
Travis Barker
Released March 15, 2011[1][2][3]
Recorded 2008–2011
Genre Hip hop, rap rock, alternative rock, electrohouse, rap metal
Length 46:37
Label Interscope
Producer Travis Barker (exec.)
The Neptunes, RZA, Kool Kojak, Chuck Inglish, Transplants, Kid Cudi, EDIT, Corey Taylor, Steve Aoki
Travis Barker chronology

Let the Drummer Get Wicked
Give the Drummer Some
Singles from Give the Drummer Some
  1. "Can a Drummer Get Some"
    Released: February 1, 2011

Give the Drummer Some is the first solo record by blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. Barker had earlier announced that the album would be slated for a September 2010 release, but was later pushed back, with the album being released on March 15, 2011.[4] The album, released under Interscope Records, was produced by the drummer himself, alongside The Neptunes, RZA, Kool Kojak, Chuck Inglish, Transplants, Kid Cudi, EDIT, Corey Taylor and Steve Aoki. The album debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 28,000 copies in the United States.[5]


The album title itself is a reference to a track by the Ultramagnetic MC's of the same name, which in turn derives from James Brown's "Funky Drummer." It was first announced by Barker himself that the album would be of "no one genre," indicating that the album wouldn't be based on hip hop or punk rock, unlike his previous remixes and collaborations. However, most of the tracks are hip-hop and R'n'B influenced, though for instance 'Misfits' has a techno/dance sound and 'On My Own' has a Metal groove to it. Guests that collaborated and are featured are: Slaughterhouse,[6] The Cool Kids, RZA, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Game, Raekwon, Tom Morello, Slash, Steve Aoki, Busta Rhymes, Lil Jon, Pharrell, Cypress Hill, Twista, Jay Rock, Kobe, Paul Wall, Clipse, Kid Cudi, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco,[7] Swizz Beatz, Bun B[8] and Tech N9ne.[8] Barker confirmed in an interview that there will not be any collaborations with Mark Hoppus and Tom Delonge from Blink-182 as he thought it would be wrong to have the first new Blink-182 song on his album, and that the song will be released separately as a single before the album is released in June/July 2011. The tracklisting was revealed on February 25, 2011.[9][10]


The first music video released from the album was for the song "Jump Down" featuring The Cool Kids. It was directed by Nichole Ehrlich and Chris Young, and premiered on October 14, 2010, on Youtube in both normal and 3D versions. The second music video "Carry It" featuring Raekwon, RZA and Tom Morello premiered on November 2, 2010. The first official single from the album, "Can a Drummer Get Some" featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz and Game, was released on February 1, 2011, though it leaked a few days earlier. Barker had performed the song live along with Game, Swizz Beatz and Mix Master Mike on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on February 10, 2011. Barker had performed the song "Saturday Night" live with Transplants, Mix Master Mike, Elvis Cortez of Left Alone and Kevin Bivona of Telacasters, on Conan on March 7, 2011. Music videos have been released for "Jump Down", "Carry It", "Can a Drummer Get Some" (Remix), "Misfits", "Saturday Night", "Let's Go", and most recently "Just Chill".

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[11]
DJBooth 3.5/5 stars[12]

Track listing

Confirmed by[13]

No. TitleLyricsMusicProducer(s) Length
1. "Can a Drummer Get Some" (featuring Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz & Game)Dwayne Carter, William Roberts, Kasseem Dean, Jayceon TaylorTravis BarkerTravis Barker 3:21
2. "If You Want To" (featuring Pharrell & Lupe Fiasco)Pharrell Williams, Wasalu Muhammad JacoTravis BarkerThe Neptunes 3:53
3. "Carry It" (featuring RZA, Raekwon & Tom Morello)Robert Diggs, Corey WoodsTravis Barker, Robert Diggs, Tom MorelloTravis Barker, RZA 3:57
4. "Knockin'" (featuring Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, E-40 & Dev)Calvin Broadus, Christopher Bridges, Earl Stevens, Devin TailesTravis BarkerTravis Barker, Kool Kojak 4:01
5. "Jump Down" (featuring The Cool Kids)Antoine Reed, Evan IngersollTravis BarkerChuck Inglish, Travis Barker 3:07
6. "Devil's Got a Hold" (featuring Slaughterhouse)Joseph Anthony Budden II, Dominick Wickliffe, Joell Ortiz, Ryan MontgomeryTravis Barker, Kevin BivonaTravis Barker 5:53
7. "Let's Go" (featuring Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes & Lil Jon)Michael Atha, Carl Terrell Mitchell, Trevor Smith, Jonathan SmithTravis Barker, Kevin BivonaTravis Barker 3:13
8. "Saturday Night" (Performed by the Transplants & Slash)Rob Aston, Tim ArmstrongTravis Barker, Tim Armstrong, SlashTravis Barker, Skinhead Rob, Tim Armstrong 3:24
9. "Cool Head" (featuring Kid Cudi)Scott MescudiTravis Barker, Scott MescudiTravis Barker, Kid Cudi, EDIT 4:40
10. "Raw Shit*" (featuring Tech N9ne & Bun B)Aaron Yates, Bernard FreemanTravis BarkerTravis Barker, Kool Kojak 3:19
11. "Just Chill" (featuring Beanie Sigel, Bun B & Kobe)Dwight Grant, Bernard Freeman, Brian Kobe HoneycuttTravis Barker, Kevin BivonaTravis Barker 3:29
12. "Beat Goes On" (featuring Cypress Hill)Louis Freese, Senen ReyesTravis Barker, Kevin BivonaTravis Barker 4:20

*The actual length of the track is 4:03 + 4-minute silence + hidden track "I Play The Drums".[14] The standard version has the hidden track included after "Beat Goes On".

  • On the clean version "Raw Shit" is labeled "Raw ****".


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