|Studio album by Dâm-Funk|
|Released|| October 20, 2009 (2x CD)|
January 2010 (5x LP)
|Recorded||Funkmosphere Lab in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA|
|Label||Stones Throw Records (STH2232)|
|Producer||Leon Sylvers III, Peanut Butter Wolf (exec.), Damon G. Riddick|
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All songs written by Damon G. Riddick.
|1.||"Let's Take Off (Far Away)"||6:03|
|2.||"Come On Outside"||4:17|
|4.||"One Less Day" (featuring G-Shaft)||5:22|
|6.||"The Sky Is Ours"||7:17|
|7.||"(My Funk Goes) On & On"||4:05|
|8.||"Searchin' 4 Funk's Future"||7:42|
|9.||"Love Is Here 2nite (I Can Feel It)"||4:59|
|10.||"I Wanna Thank You For (Steppin Into My Life)"||6:09|
|12.||"Keep Lookin' 2 The Sky"||4:34|
|1.||"Toeachizown (D-F's Theme)"||2:23|
|3.||"Flying V Ride"||5:21|
|4.||"Burn Straight Thru U"||5:12|
|5.||"Candy Dancin'" (featuring Mark de Clive-Lowe)||8:23|
|7.||"Hood Pass Intact"||5:01|
|8.||"Killdat (aka Killdatmuthafu*ka)"||6:53|
|9.||"I Gots 2 Be Done Wit' U"||6:09|
|United States||October 20, 2009||CD, LP|
|Worldwide||October 20, 2009||CD, LP|
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