Hope (Non-Prophets album)

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Hope
Studio album by Non-Prophets
Released October 6, 2003 (2003-10-06) (UK)
October 7, 2003 (2003-10-07) (U.S.)
Genre Hip hop
Length 54:20
Label Lex Records
Producer Joe Beats
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Dusted Magazine (favorable)[2]
Pitchfork Media (9.2/10)[3]
PopMatters (mixed)[4]
Robert Christgau B+[5]

Hope is the debut album by American hip hop duo Non-Prophets. It was released on Lex Records in 2003. The album is produced entirely by Joe Beats and all vocal duties are handled by Sage Francis.

The album was something of a deliberate attempt by Sage Francis to move away from the weighty and introspective style of his previous album Personal Journals and make a record which acknowledged and paid homage to the classic hip-hop the duo listened to while growing up, including but not limited to Black Sheep, Fu-Schnickens, Masta Ace, Mobb Deep, Nine and Y'all So Stupid.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   1:32
2. "Any Port"   4:29
3. "Damage"   5:04
4. "That Ain't Right"   3:47
5. "Disasters"   2:11
6. "Fresh"   3:39
7. "Mainstream 307"   4:02
8. "A Mill"   0:42
9. "Spaceman"   4:26
10. "Xaul Zan's Heart"   5:06
11. "New Word Order"   5:00
12. "Tolerance Level"   4:07
13. "Cure"   5:09
14. "Outro"   5:06
15. "Bounce" (hidden track)  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hope - Non-Prophets". Allmusic. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Becker, Daniel Levin (March 24, 2004). "Dusted Reviews: Non-Prophets - Hope". Dusted Magazine. 
  3. ^ Pemberton, Rollie (October 13, 2003). "Non-Prophets: Hope". Pitchfork Media. 
  4. ^ Morris, David (March 8, 2004). "Non-Prophets: Hope". PopMatters. 
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Consumer Guide Album". Robert Christgau. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 

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