Armed to the Teeth (Swollen Members album)

Armed to the Teeth is Swollen Members' fifth full-length release, released on October 27, 2009. It is their first release in three years, as the group had taken a break over the past few years while member Madchild dealt with drug addiction and legal issues. The album features guest appearances by Talib Kweli and Tech N9ne. In the United States the album debuted at #146 on the Billboard 200 with 3,400 copies sold in its first week, making it their first appearance on that chart.[8]

Armed to the Teeth
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 2009
GenreHip hop
LabelSuburban Noize
ProducerBrad X, Kevin Zinger, Madchild(exec.)
Rob the Viking, Karim Goldan, Moka Only, Roger Swan, Russ Kline, Tre Nyce, DJ Kemo, Spawn, Metty the Dert Merchant
Swollen Members chronology
Black Magic
Armed to the Teeth
Greatest Hits: Ten Years of Turmoil
Singles from Armed to the Teeth
  1. "Warrior"
    Released: August 25, 2009
  2. "Red Dragon"
    Released: September 8, 2009
  3. "Bollywood Chick"
    Released: October 2009
  4. "Porn Star"
    Released: February 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Eye Weekly[2]
The Phoenix[5]

On August 25, 2009, the first single, "Warrior" (featuring Tre Nyce and Young Kazh) was released and peaked at #94 on the Canadian Hot 100. The second single, "Red Dragon", a remix of the track of the same name, performed and produced by former Swollen Members member Moka Only on the album Monsters in the Closet was released on September 8. Three days later, a music video for the lead single "Warrior" was released. On October 19, the full album became listenable on Swollen Members' MySpace page. The third single "Bollywood Chick" (featuring Tech N9ne & Tre Nyce) was released around October and the music video was released on November 10 via Swollen Members' YouTube account.[9] The fourth single "Porn Star" (featuring Tre Nyce) was released in early 2010 and music video was released on YouTube via Swollen Members' YouTube account.[10]

Track listing

1."Reclaim the Throne" (featuring Tre Nyce)Rob the Viking5:18
2."Pornstar" (featuring Tre Nyce)Rob the Viking5:41
3."Kyla"Rob the Viking5:27
4."Red Dragon"Moka Only5:11
5."Bollywood Chick" (featuring Tech N9ne and Tre Nyce)Rob the Viking, Karim Goldan8:02
6."Meltdown"Rob the Viking4:53
7."My Life"Rob the Viking7:54
8."Bang Bang" (featuring Tre Nyce and Young Kash)Rob the Viking7:07
9."Here We Come"Rob the Viking4:50
10."Warrior" (featuring Tre Nyce and Young Kash)Rob the Viking4:50
11."Certified Dope"Rob the Viking5:17
12."Funeral March" (featuring Saafir and Barbie Hatch)Rob the Viking, Roger Swan, Russ Kline5:42
13."Flyest" (featuring Tre Nyce)Rob the Viking, Tre Nyce5:40
14."Lonely One"DJ Kemo, Roger Swan5:07
15."Cross Fire" (featuring Talib Kweli, Tre Nyce, Krondon, Phil Da Agony)Metty the Dert Merchant, Rob the Viking4:08
16."Concerto"Rob the Viking3:39
17."Dumb" (featuring Everlast, Slaine and Tre Nyce)Rob the Viking5:51
18."Real P.I." (featuring Tre Nyce and Glasses Malone)Karim Goldan8:19


Chart (2009) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 19
U.S. Billboard 200 146
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 5
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 23


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