Blackalicious "Imani, Vol. 1: Instrumentals" (2XLP)

Blackalicious "Imani, Vol. 1: Instrumentals" (2XLP)

Vinyl LP - $23.99

Instrumental version of Imani, Vol. 1, the fourth studio album and first in a decade by the critically-lauded hip hop duo. Ten years after 2005's The Craft comes Blackalicious' self-release, Imani, Vol. 1. Three years in the works, the album stays true to rapper Gift of Gab's clever tongue-twisting wordplay and DJ/producer Chief Xcel's unique beats. First volume of a trilogy with appearances from Lifesavas, Lateef, Lyrics Born, funk band Monophonics, polyphonic Afro-Pop singer Zap Mama, and Fantastic Negrito who won a performance on NPR's Tiny Desk. Like a few other West Coast rap acts, including the Pharcyde and Jurassic 5, Blackalicious has generally favored what hip-hoppers call the "positive tip"; in other words, it's lyrics have often been spiritual and uplifting rather than violent or misogynous. Like a lot of experimental alternative rappers, Blackalicious can be quirky and eccentric; nonetheless, spirituality is a big part of the group's music.


A1. Faith
A3. Ashes To Ashes
A4. On Fire Tonigh
B1. Escape
B2. One More Round (Interlude)
B3. The Sun
B4. That Night
B5. I Am (Interlude)
B6. Inspired By
C1. Big Bro Brad (Interlude)
C2. We Did It Again
C3. I Like The Way You Talk
C4. Twist Of Time
C5. The Blow Up
D1. Love's Gonna Save The Day
D2. Alpha And Omega
D3. The Arrow Of Time (Interlude)
D4. The Hour Glass
D5. Imani


Type: Music

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