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Blackalicious - Craft
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Craft
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04577867452
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Rap/Hip Hop
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2005-09-27
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The Craft is the third full-length album by hip hop duo Blackalicious, released on ANTI- on September 27, 2005. The group worked with Grammy Award-winning engineer Russell Elevado who previous work includes D'Angelo's Voodoo, Alicia Key's Songs In A Minor, Erykah Badu's Mama's Gun. Chief Xcel went on to describe him as Blackalicious' third member. Xcel explained his thoughts on the album:

Reception

Initial critical response to The Craft was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 80, based on 22 reviews.

Production

The album was solely produced by Chief Xcel. It contains much more live instrumentation than on previous Blackalicious albums. Prefix Magazine described the production:

Album chart positions

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Artist/Band Information

Blackalicious is an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). They are noted for Gift of Gab's often "tongue-twisting", multisyllabic, complex rhymesEdwards, Paul, 2009, How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, Chicago Review Press, p. 322. and Chief Xcel's "classic" beatsShapiro, Peter, 2005, The Rough Guide To Hip-Hop, 2nd Edition, Penguin, p. 307.. The pair have released three full-length albums (1999's Nia, 2002's Blazing Arrow and 2005's The Craft), and have been described as "one of the most popular groups in the independent hip-hop scene.". At a solo show in June, 2010, Gift of Gab announced that he and Chief Xcel were 7 songs into their new album, and hoping for an early 2011 release.

Discography

Albums

* Nia (Mo' Wax/Quannum Projects, 1999)

* Blazing Arrow (MCA Records/Quannum Projects, 2002)

* The Craft (ANTI Records/Quannum Projects, 2005)

EPs

* Melodica (Mo Wax, 1994)

* A2G (Quannum Projects, 1999)

* Deception remixes (Quannum Projects, 1999)

Singles

* "Swan Lake" / "Lyric Fathom" 12" (Solesides, 1994)

* "Deception" 12" (Quannum Projects, 1999)

* "If I May" / "Reanimation" 12" (Mo' Wax/Quannum Projects, 2002)

* "Paragraph President" / "Passion" 12" (MCA Records/Quannum Projects, 2001)

* "Make You Feel That Way" / "Sky Is Falling" 12" (MCA Records/Quannum Projects, 2002)

* "Your Move" / "My Pen And Pad" 12" (ANTI-/Quannum Projects, 2005)

* "Powers" (ANTI-/Quannum Projects, 2006)

* "Toy Jackpot" (Song in the new 2010 Target Commercial)

DVDs

* 4/20: Live In Seattle (2006)

References

Category:Quannum Projects artists

Category:West Coast hip hop groups

Category:Musical groups from Davis, California

Category:Musical duos

Category:American hip hop groups

Category:MCA Records artists

Category:1990s music groups

Category:2000s music groups

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ANIT
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86745