The Craft - Red vinyl
Hip-hop masterpiece from 2005 with beats that touch on classic funk and deep lyrical ambition...

The Craft - Red vinyl


€ 33,95
  • 2 x LP
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Their third full-length release, originally released back in 2005. Blackalicious produced a record of such sonic depth and lyrical ambition it proudly stands alongside the work of Bay Area funk fathers Sly Stone and Shuggie Otis, or hip-hop classics like Outkast’s Aquemini and The Roots’ Things Fall Apart. 

Lyricist Gab († June 18, 2021) moved beyond the introspection of earlier albums, going deep on “Black Diamonds and Pearls” as a pregnant teen conquers her fears, while on the epic “The Fall and Rise of Elliott Brown”, a lost, incarcerated boy transforms into a leader of his community. What Gab achieved lyrically, Xcel accomplishes musically, with beats that touch on classic funk sidling cosily alongside the orchestral sweep of Stereolab. “The Craft,” Xcel says, “is our passion to bring discipline to this music, the passion to keep growing, keep stretching, keep doing things we haven’t before. The Craft is what we live for.” 

The Craft features guest appearances by George Clinton, Floetry, Lateef The Truth Speaker and Pigeon John.

Tip for fans of The Roots, Jill Scott, Eryka Badu, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and the likes...



  • 1.World Of Vibrations
  • 2.Supreme People
  • 3.Rhythm Sticks
  • 4.Interlude 1


  • 1.Powers
  • 2.Your Move
  • 3.Lotus Flower
  • 4.My Pen And Pad


  • 2.Automatique
  • 4.Black Diamonds And Pearls
  • 9.Side To Side
  • 10.Interlude 2
  • 12.The Fall And Rise Of Elliot Brown
  • 13.Interlude 3


  • 1.Give It To You
  • 3.The Craft
  • 16.Ego Sonic War Drums
  • 17.Interlude 4


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