The album features Abstract Rude, Ellay Khule, Myka 9 and 2Mex on vocals. Five songs are produced by Paris Zax and four songs are produced by Daedelus. "Avantcore" includes a sample of the song "Turtles Have Short Legs" by Can. The album ends with three unlisted remixes by D-Styles, Prefuse 73 and Nobody.
The title "Fear of a Black Tangent" is a spoof of Public Enemy's album Fear of a Black Planet. This is confirmed in the lyrics of "Yawning Zeitgeist Intro" by the line "It's a Fear of a Black Tangent, idiot/A Public Enemy spoof."