The Unusual

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The Unusual
Studio album by El Da Sensei
Released 2006
Genre Hip hop
Label Fat Beats Records

The Unusual is the second album by Artifacts member El Da Sensei. It was released in 2006 on Fat Beats Records.


Tame and El's graf-rap was well received by underground audiences and continued in the New Jersey rap tradition of Redman and Lords of the Underground.[1] The group developed a fan base of hardcore hip-hoppers, being graffiti artists and hip-hop purists.[2] El Da Sensei latest album is a continuation of the first two Artifacts albums. According the El, the album "stands for true hip hop."[3]

El has said that the possibility of an Artifacts reunion are low, considering the relative success he and Tame One have had since both going solo.[4]


Reviews were very positive, considering the El's lengthy hiatus: PopMatters says: "He manages to present his album with intelligent proportions, and like a fine wine, he will only get better with time."[5]


  1. Crowd Pleasa (3:57) Producer Illmind
  2. Natural Feel Good (4:04) Producer Frequency
  3. Hold On (4:04) Producer Illmind
  4. Live In The Flesh (3:30) Producer - Fusion Unlimited
  5. Lights, Camera, Action! (4:02) Producer - J. Rawls
  6. That's How It Goes (3:32) Producer - Saukrates
  7. Up In Da Spot! (3:43) Producer - Money Marc
  8. Rock It Out! (3:11)Producer - K-Def
  9. Nuttin' To Lose (2:55) Producer - Fyre Dept Featuring OC
  10. Gunblast (3:15) Producer Jake One
  11. Blow Shit Up! (3:23) Producer J. Rawls
  12. What's My Name? (4:07) Producer DJ Revolution
  13. No Matter (4:15) Producer 3rd Rell Rap [Featuring] Sean Price
  14. The Unusual (2:06) Producer Fusion Unlimited