Absolute Value (album)

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Absolute Value
Studio album by Akrobatik
Released February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19)
Genre Hip hop
Length 52:07
Label Fat Beats
Producer 9th Wonder, Illmind, J Dilla, Da Beatminerz, Therapy, Hezekiah, J-Zone, Tzarizm, DJ Fakts One
Akrobatik chronology
Balance
(2003)
Absolute Value
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
ArtofRhyme.com 4/5 stars[3]
HipHopLinguistics 4/5 stars[4]
PopMatters (7/10)[5]
RapReviews (9/10)[6]
DJBooth.net 4/5 stars[7]

Absolute Value is the second full-length album by Boston rapper Akrobatik. It was released on February 19, 2008 by Fat Beats Records. The album features guest appearances by hip-hop luminaries such as Talib Kweli, Chuck D, and B-Real, as well as production by the likes of 9th Wonder, Illmind, J Dilla, and Da Beatminerz. Despite receiving rave reviews, the album has sold about 600 units in its opening week.[8]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Performer(s) Producer(s)
1 "A to the K" 2:52 Akrobatik, B-Real Illmind
2 "Soul Glo" 2:38 Akrobatik Da Beatminerz
3 "Put Ya Stamp on It" 3:22 Akrobatik, Talib Kweli J Dilla
4 "Step It Up" 3:02 Akrobatik Hezekiah
5 "Rain" 3:11 Akrobatik, Brenna Gethers Illmind
6 "Be Prepared" 3:40 Akrobatik, Little Brother 9th Wonder
7 "Absolute Value" 2:43 Akrobatik J-Zone
8 "Black Hell Breaks Loose" 3:36 Akrobatik, Willie Evans Jr., DJ Therapy DJ Therapy
9 "Kindred" 4:00 Akrobatik, Chuck D, Brenna Gethers Illmind
10 "Front Steps Pt. II (Tough Love)" 3:34 Akrobatik Tzarizm
11 "Beast Mode" 3:09 Akrobatik, Mr. Lif DJ Fakts One
12 "If We Can't Build" 3:00 Akrobatik, Bumpy Knuckles Illmind
13 "Ak B. Nimble" 2:55 Akrobatik Baba Israel
14 "Back Home to You" 6:35 Akrobatik DJ Therapy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About.com review". Rap.about.com. February 19, 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "review". Artofrhyme.com. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  4. ^ "HipHopLinguistics review". Hiphoplinguistics.com. February 19, 2008. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  5. ^ Martin, Andrew. "PopMatters review". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  6. ^ "RapReviews review". Rapreviews.com. February 5, 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  7. ^ Nathan S. "review". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  8. ^ Ewing, Aliya (February 27, 2008). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 2/24/08 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2011-09-07.