Blazing Arrow

Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2002 Ratings: #33 / 191
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Based on 44 ratings
2002 Ratings: #22
April 30, 2002 / Release Date
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MCA / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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Feels like their debut but remastered, pretty much a turning point in melodic rap with hard hitting groovy production that was really popularised in mid 00's. They sound good together but if it wasn't that long I would've rate it higher. Still the best songs here are incredible
Excellent underrated Hip-Hop gem from 2002 that utilizes precise flow, excellent production, and quality hooks to craft an enjoyable record.
Blazing Arrow is the second studio album by Blackalicious, the duo hailing from Sacramento, California, made up of rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel. Their debut album Nia (1999) is an absolute masterpiece, so to come up with a follow-up a strong as Nia was a near-impossible task. Even if Blazing Arrow doesn’t quite match Nia, it is an excellent album in its own right. Gift Of Gab is an underrated emcee, with a superb flow and a style that may be too complex for the average ... read more
A positive triumph filled with variety, and even at almost 75 minutes, it doesn't feel longer than it should, as it effectively uses up all of its time.
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