The Blast (song)

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"The Blast"
Single by Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek)
from the album Train of Thought
Released July 16, 2000
Format 12-inch, CD, Vinyl
Recorded 1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:07
Label Priority/Rawkus
Writer(s) Tony Cottrell
Talib Kweli Greene
Producer(s) Hi-Tek
Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) singles chronology
"Move Somethin'"
(2000)
"The Blast"
(2001)
"Down for the Count"
(2001)
Train of Thought track listing
"Some Kind of Wonderful"
(3)
"The Blast"
(4)
"This Means You"
(5)

"The Blast" is a hip hop single from Reflection Eternal's debut album, Train of Thought. It features rapping from the duo's emcee, Talib Kweli, as well as from its producer, DJ Hi-Tek. It is the only Reflection Eternal song that Hi-Tek raps on, and like all Reflection Eternal songs, he produces it. The song has a somber and jazzy beat backed by vocals from Vinia Mojica. It has a music video directed by Little X in which Kweli and Hi-Tek are rapping in a rainstorm. The music video version is extended in length, and gives Talib Kweli an extra verse. It was also very successful, since it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks and #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The official remix features a verse by Erykah Badu.

Single track list[edit]

12-inch single[edit]

A-Side[edit]

  1. The Blast (Clean)
  2. The Blast (Dirty)
  3. The Blast (Instrumental)

B-Side[edit]

  1. Down for the Count (Solo Version / Dirty)
  2. Down for the Count (Solo Version / Instrumental)
  3. Train of Thought (Clean)
  4. Train of Thought (Instrumental)

CD single[edit]

  1. The Blast
  2. Down for the Count
  3. Train of Thought

See also[edit]