Bazooka Tooth

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Bazooka Tooth
Studio album by Aesop Rock
Released September 23, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 70:24
Label Definitive Jux
DJX068
Producer Aesop Rock
Blockhead
El-P
Aesop Rock chronology
Daylight
(2002)
Bazooka Tooth
(2003)
Fast Cars, Danger, Fire and Knives
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX favourable[2]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]

Bazooka Tooth is the fourth full-length album by American hip hop artist Aesop Rock, released on September 23, 2003 on Definitive Jux (see 2003 in music).

For the first time, the majority of production is handled by Aesop Rock himself, although long-term collaborator Blockhead contributes three tracks and one is provided by Definitive Jux label boss El-P. Significant vocal guest appearances are made by El-P and fellow Def Jux labelmates Party Fun Action Committee and Mr. Lif as well as by 1990s Bronx hip-hop duo Camp Lo. There are also brief vocal cameos (credited on the sleeve as "Additional Trash Talking and Malarchy" [sic]) by Cannibal Ox, S.A. Smash, and Murs. Scratching is handled by DJ Cip One of Cannibal Ox and DJ Pawl of Hangar 18. Much of the instrumentals for the introduction track, "Bazooka Tooth," were done by Jer of Party Fun Action Committee using standard pots and pans. The cover is by Israeli artist Tomer Hanuka.[5]

The album's a cappellas and instrumentals were released the following year as Build Your Own Bazooka Tooth, in conjunction with a remix contest.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and produced by I. Bavitz, except where noted.

  1. "Bazooka Tooth" – 2:25
    • Pots and Pans by Jer
    • Scratches by DJ Cip One
    • Contains samples from "Moanin'" by Charles Mingus
  2. "N.Y. Electric" – 5:10
    • Scratches by DJ Cip One
    • Contains "–hunter interlude–"
  3. "Easy" – 5:01
    • Scratches by DJ Cip One
  4. "No Jumper Cables" – 5:06
  5. "Limelighters" (Bavitz/S. Wallace/S. Wilds) – 4:33
    • Featuring Camp Lo
    • Contains "–flunkadelic interlude–"
  6. "Super Fluke" – 4:51
    • Scratches by DJ Cip One
  7. "Cook It Up" (Bavitz/J. Gibson/T. Simon) – 3:45
  8. "Freeze" – 5:32
    • Contains "–honeycomb interlude–"
  9. "We're Famous" (Bavitz/J. Meline) – 6:21
    • Featuring El-P
    • Produced by El-P
    • Contains samples from "Chicken-Fried Steak" by Lenny White
  10. "Babies With Guns" – 5:07
    • Produced by Blockhead
  11. "The Greatest Pac-Man Victory in History" – 4:48
  12. "Frijoles" – 3:48
  13. "11:35" (Bavitz/J. Haynes) – 4:23
    • Featuring Mr. Lif
    • Produced by Blockhead
    • Contains "–ketamine U.S.A. interlude–", produced by Aesop Rock
  14. "Kill the Messenger" – 4:54
  15. "Mars Attacks" – 4:39

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