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Blackalicious - Imani, Vol. 1 -  (Vinyl)

Blackalicious - Imani, Vol. 1 - (Vinyl)

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Release Date: 10/16/2015 

 Double vinyl LP pressing. 2015 release, 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. 

 - Disc 1 - 1 Faith (FT. Amde of the Watts Prophets) 2 Blacka 3 Ashes to Ashes 4 On Fire Tonight (FT. Myron of Myron & E) 5 Escape 6 The Sun (FT. Imani Coppola) 7 That Night (FT. Vursatyl and Jumbo of the Lifesavas) 8 Inspired By (FT. Bosko) - Disc 2 - 1 We Did It Again (FT. Danielle Flax) 2 I Like the Way You Talk 3 Twist of Time 4 The Blow Up 5 Loves Gonna Save the Day (FT. Fantastic Negrito) 6 Alpha and Omega (FT. Lateef, Lyrics Born, Monophonics, & DJ D Sharp) 7 The Hour Glass 8 Imani (FT. Zap Mama)

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