Blazing Arrow

Blackalicious


The cult classic second studio album from rap duo Blackalicious is the Rap & Hip-Hop Record of the Month for March 2020.
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This record was pressed by Vinyl Me, Please and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Red / Yellow "Blazing Galaxy"
extras Blazing Arrow stencil
foil stamped Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
label UMe
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type Reissue
By the Numbers

2 LP
format
2002
original release year
33 1/3 rpm
speed
12 INCH
vinyl size
standard
weight
Description

"There’s an unflinching commitment to happiness that feels almost alien upon revisiting the work of Blackalicious. Alien in the sense of how rarely such a sunbeam bursts through whichever darkness engulfs the globe around an album; nevertheless, Gift of Gab and DJ Xcel persist to the ends of a compact disc. Blazing Arrow displays some of the most dazzling technicality ever put to record, be it Gab’s effortless pen maneuvers or Xcel’s freewheeling expertise on the boards. Make no mistake, the hallmarks of the early-aughts remain intact: dense rapping about rapping, traces of neo-soul, and a poetic flair many contemporaries would deem lost or antiquated. To the last point: request their silence, and run this shit back. It’s a magic carpet ride through a funhouse of Black music, playing like the longest smile one’s ever heard. Or a cookout plate with the right char on the meat, or a retwist with a lit spliff."

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