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Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow album mp3

Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow album mp3
Blazing Arrow
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Blazing Arrow is the major-label debut of underground hip-hop act Blackalicious, and if it sounds like they had more money to work with than ever before, at least they spent it well. Like their full-length debut, Nia, Blackalicious use the full 74 minutes of the compact disc, and every minute has something good. But this album is also a massive advance on the last one, pushing the limber rhymes and tight beats with more musical innovation. Start with the short funk intro "Bow and Arrow," which segues into "Blazing Arrow," featuring a bouncing bassline knocking into a horn section and a hazy, dreamy Harry Nilsson sample on the chorus. Xcel and Gab canvas thirty years of funk, soul, hip-hop and modern R&B;, skipping from one to the other every song.

Blazing Arrow contains the song "Make You Feel That Way", which became a fixture on radio stations. Following a promotional tour, both Xcel and Gab began working on separate projects. In 2004, Gift of Gab released his first solo album, 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going U. .2005–2013: The Craft album, additional solo projects. The album contained more live instrumentation compared to previous Blackalicious albums, and was met with positive acclaim. Following the release of The Craft, Gift of Gab joined a supergroup called The Mighty Underdogs, which released an album Droppin' Science Fiction in 2008

With their 2000 debut album, Blackalicious established themselves as one of the West Coast's top outfits in this vein, and while it was very good, their follow-up, Blazing Arrow, is simply fantastic, vaulting the duo to the forefront of the progressive hip-hop pack. Much of Blazing Arrow retains NIA's airy, laconic feel, but the group's sense of craft has improved to a startling degree; the hooks are sharper and more plentiful, Gift of Gab's rhymes are denser, Chief Xcel's production is more breathtakingly lush, and his arrangements more sophisticated.

Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Love "Nowhere Fast," "Blazing Arrow," "Miles," "Make You Feel This Way", & "It's Going Down. oo many classics here.

Blackalicious looks like a laughably bad rapper name. While quite hilarious when you first see it, how many artists can take themselves seriously and call themselves Blackalicious" Well, for starters, Blazing Arrow is nothing close to a solo effort. It brings in a hip-hop supergroup headed by Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel and brings in the production talents of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, and many more. Ben Harper, De La Soul, and Zach De La Rocha all make appearances on the album


Introduction: Bow And Fire 1:07
Blazing Arrow 2:40
Sky Is Falling 2:27
First In Flight 4:33
Green Light: Now Begin 3:13
4000 Miles 4:35
Nowhere Fast 6:42
Purify (Interlude)
Paragraph President 5:09
Halfway Home (Interlude)
It's Going Down 3:44
Make You Feel That Way 3:26
Brain Washers 6:23
Cool Aid Chemistry (Interlude)
Chemical Calisthenics 3:21
Aural Pleasure 4:47
Faith's Fire (Interlude)
Passion 3:55
Purest Love 4:03
Release (Part 1) 9:26
Release (Part 2)
Release (Part 3)
Day One 4:52
Bow And Fire Outro (Interlude)


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
088 112 806-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records 088 112 806-2 US 2002
MCAR-25722-1 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow Instrumental ‎(2xLP, Promo) MCA Records MCAR-25722-1 US 2002
088 112 806-1 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow ‎(2xLP, Album) MCA Records 088 112 806-1 US 2002
112 806-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records 112 806-2 Europe 2002
112 924-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records 112 924-2 UK 2002
112 806-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records 112 806-2 Australia 2002
UICC-1054 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records UICC-1054 Japan 2002
0881128062 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow ‎(CD, Album) MCA Records 0881128062 Canada 2002
088 112 880-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow ‎(CD, Album + CD, Enh + Ltd) MCA Records 088 112 880-2 US 2002
088 112 806-2 Blackalicious Blazing Arrow ‎(CD, Album, Club) MCA Records 088 112 806-2 US 2002

  • SoSok
The greatest hip hop album of the last 15 years. To me.
  • Blueshaper
I'm here in 2019 to say yesssss. I was the music director at my college radio station when this came out, I was throwing the punk police out and playing every genre. This is a stone cold, under-appreciated 21st century R&B masterpiece - rooted in the old school while making the new.