Balance (Swollen Members album)

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Canadian Release Cover
Studio album by Swollen Members
Released May 31, 1999
Recorded 1998–1999
Genre Rap
Language English
Label Battleaxe
Producer Mad Child(exec.)
Kool DJ E.Q., The Alchemist, Paul Nice, Zodak, Evidence, DJ Kemo, Joey Chavez, Del tha Funkee Homosapien
Swollen Members chronology
Bad Dreams
Alternative Cover
American Release Cover
Singles from Balance
  1. "Front Street"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Strength"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Camouflage"
    Released: 2000
  4. "Lady Venom"
    Released: 2000

Balance is the debut album by Canadian rap group Swollen Members. It was released on the Battleaxe Records label. It has sold 41,000 copies since its release.[1] Guest stars include Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Saafir, Dilated Peoples, Everlast, and Son Doobie. Track 3, Lady Venom, appeared on the soundtrack of the 2001/2002 EA Sports video game NBA Live 2002.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
RapReviews (8/10) [3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Ground Breaking"   Kool DJ E.Q. 3:55
2. "Strength"   The Alchemist 2:52
3. "Lady Venom" (Feat. Aceyalone) Paul Nice 4:15
4. "Front Street"   The Alchemist 3:36
5. "Bless + Destroy"   Zodak 3:20
6. "Counter Parts" (featuring Rakaa Iriscience and Evidence) Evidence 4:33
7. "Circuit Breaker"   The Alchemist 3:18
8. "Out of Range"   Zodak 4:01
9. "Bottle Rocket" (featuring Divine Styler, Everlast and Evidence) Evidence 3:48
10. "Assault + Battery"   Zodak 2:53
11. "Valentine's Day Massacre" (featuring Big Nous, Saafir and Thirdrail Vic) Kemo 3:55
12. "S+M On the Rocks"   Joey Chavez 3:36
13. "Committed" (featuring Son Doobie) Kemo 2:57
14. "Left Field" (featuring Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Unicorn) Del tha Funkee Homosapien 5:16
15. "Horrified Nights"   The Alchemist 4:03
16. "Battle Axe Experiment" (featuring Evidence) Zodak 3:07
17. "Consumption" (featuring Aceyalone) Evidence 4:50
18. "Sinful Bliss"   Paul Nice 4:17


Counter Parts samples "Come Clean" by Jeru The Damaja