Black Magic (Swollen Members album)

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Black Magic
Studio album by Swollen Members
Released September 12, 2006
Genre Rap
Language English
Label Battleaxe
Producer Madchild, Marcello De Cotiis (exec.)
Rob The Viking, DJ Kemo, Evidence, Prevail, The Alchemist, Roger Swan, Squeak E. Clean, Corn Gang, Vago, Double Dragon
Swollen Members chronology
Heavy
(2003)
Black Magic
(2006)
Armed to the Teeth
(2009)
Singles from Black Magic
  1. "Black Magic"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Too Hot"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Put Me On"
    Released: 2006
  4. "Pressure"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Music OMH 3/5 stars[2]
Okayplayer 3/5 stars[3]
PopMatters (5/10)[4]
RapReviews (9/10)[5]

Black Magic is an album by Swollen Members, a Canadian hip hop group. It is their fourth full length release, not including Monsters In The Closet, their B-sides compilation. This album features guest vocals, including former group member Moka Only on two tracks. The album peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.[6]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Time
1 "Intro" Rob the Viking, Madchild 0:40
2 "Blackout" DJ Kemo, Rob the Viking 1:47
3 "Swamp Water" (featuring Phil da Agony, Planet Asia & DJ Revolution) Evidence 3:35
4 "Pressure" DJ Kemo
Rob the Viking (co)
3:23
5 "Press Forward (Interlude)" Rob the Viking, Madchild & Prevail 0:29
6 "Grind" (featuring Moka Only) Rob the Viking 3:15
7 "Torture" (featuring Casual & DJ Revolution) Rob the Viking 3:37
8 "So Deadly" (featuring Evidence) Evidence 3:58
9 "Weight" (featuring Ghostface Killah & The Alchemist) The Alchemist 3:47
10 "Prisoner of Doom" Rob the Viking
Roger Swan, Metty the Dert Merchant (co)
4:12
11 "Heart" Rob the Viking 3:06
12 "Too Hot" (featuring DJ Babu) Rob the Viking 3:33
13 "Dark Clouds" (featuring Evidence) Evidence 4:55
14 "Ritual" (performed by Chris Gestrin) 0:37
15 "Massacre" Rob the Viking
Roger Swan (co)
3:41
16 "Go to Sleep" (featuring Barbie Hatch) Squeak E. Clean
Corn Gang (co)
4:32
17 "Sinister" (featuring Sick Jacken of Psycho Realm) Rob the Viking
Roger Swan (co)
4:19
18 "Dynamite" (featuring Mr. Vegas) Vago
DJ Kemo(co)
3:03
19 "Put Me On" (featuring Everlast & Moka Only) Evidence 4:05
20 "Black Magic" (featuring DJ Swamp) Rob the Viking 3:58
21 "Brothers" Double Dragon 3:51

Credits[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • DJ Revolution — Scratches, track 3, 7, 13
  • Metty the Dert Merchant — Additional vocals, track 6
  • Russ Kine — Guitar, track 6
  • Darcy Ladret — Guitar, track 8; bass, track 13
  • Fin Manish — Cello, track 10, 15
  • Chris Gestrin — Organ, track 10; piano, track 14; synthesizer, track 17
  • Bryant Olender — Piano, track 10, 15
  • Kytami — Violin, track 10, 15
  • DJ Babu — Scratches, track 12
  • Jason Rankins — Keyboards — track 13
  • Jeff Babko — Organ, track 13
  • Kevin Coles — Guitar, track 17
  • Keefus — Bass, track 19; piano, track 19; strings, track 19
  • Everlast — Guitar, track 19
  • DJ Swamp — Scratches, track 20
  • Chi Turner — Additional vocals, track 21
  • Double Dragon — Additional vocals, track 21; strings, track 21

Additional credits[edit]

  • Bernie Grundman — Mastering
  • Richard "Segal" Huredia — Mixing
  • Roger Swan — Mixing
  • Mark Gainor — Art direction
  • Chris Allen — Art direction
  • Graham Winterbottom — Photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[7] 22
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 21
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 19

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