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With their 3rd full-length, Blackalicious have produced a record of suc hsonic depth and lrycial ambition that it can proudly stand alongside the world of Bay Area funk fathers Sly Stone and Shuggie Otis, or hip hop classics like Outkast's AQUERMINI and the Roots THINGS FALL APART. But THE CRAFT, isn't nostalgic for some golden era that never existed. Lyricist Gaby, moves beyond the introspection ofearlier albums and musically, Xcel accomplishes beats that touch on classic funk sidling cosily alongsiee the rochestra sweep of Stereolab. Features guest appearances by George clinton, Floetry, Lateef the Truth Speaker, and Pigeon John.
With their 3rd full-length, Blackalicious have produced a record of suc hsonic depth and lrycial ambition that it can proudly stand alongside the world of Bay Area funk fathers Sly Stone and Shuggie Otis, or hip hop classics like Outkast's AQUERMINI and the Roots THINGS FALL APART. But THE CRAFT, isn't nostalgic for some golden era that never existed. Lyricist Gaby, moves beyond the introspection ofearlier albums and musically, Xcel accomplishes beats that touch on classic funk sidling cosily alongsiee the rochestra sweep of Stereolab. Features guest appearances by George clinton, Floetry, Lateef the Truth Speaker, and Pigeon John.
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Format: CD
Label: ATI
Catalog: 86745
Rel. Date: 09/27/2005
UPC: 045778674527

The Craft
Artist: Blackalicious
Format: CD
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With their 3rd full-length, Blackalicious have produced a record of suc hsonic depth and lrycial ambition that it can proudly stand alongside the world of Bay Area funk fathers Sly Stone and Shuggie Otis, or hip hop classics like Outkast's AQUERMINI and the Roots THINGS FALL APART. But THE CRAFT, isn't nostalgic for some golden era that never existed. Lyricist Gaby, moves beyond the introspection ofearlier albums and musically, Xcel accomplishes beats that touch on classic funk sidling cosily alongsiee the rochestra sweep of Stereolab. Features guest appearances by George clinton, Floetry, Lateef the Truth Speaker, and Pigeon John.

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Gift of Gab's flow is smooth yet wry, Chief Xcel's production subtle yet memorable. On their first disc since leaving MCA, the Bay Area duo mix immediate accessibility with the experimental ingenuity you'd expect from members of the California indie rap scene that produced DJ Shadow and Lyrics Born.

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