A2G

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A2G
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EP by Blackalicious
Released April 30, 1999 (1999-04-30)
Genre Hip hop
Length 24:46
Label Quannum Projects
Producer Chief Xcel, Cut Chemist
Blackalicious chronology
Melodica
(1995)
A2G
(1999)
Nia
(1999)

A2G is an EP by American hip hop duo Blackalicious. It was originally released on Quannum Projects in 1999.[1] It peaked at number 21 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.[2]

The EP contains the tongue-twisting song "Alphabet Aerobics", which actor Daniel Radcliffe recited on The Tonight Show in 2014.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[1]

Stanton Swihart of AllMusic gave the EP 4 stars out of 5, describing "Alphabet Aerobics" as "an impressive concert staple and showcase for the constantly brilliant Gift of Gab, one of the very finest MCs to ever pick up a microphone."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."A to G"Chief Xcel2:27
2."Clockwork"Chief Xcel4:31
3."Rock the Spot"Chief Xcel4:20
4."Back to the Essence" (featuring Lateef)Chief Xcel3:33
5."Deception"Chief Xcel4:36
6."Making Progress"Chief Xcel3:12
7."Alphabet Aerobics" (The Cut Chemist 2 ½ Minute Workout)Cut Chemist2:13

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[2] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). "Blackalicious". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. p. 75.
  2. ^ a b "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 02 May 1999 - 08 May 1999". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Phull, Hardeep (August 17, 2015). "How Daniel Radcliffe made this hip-hop duo cool again". New York Post. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Swihart, Stanton. "A2G - Blackalicious". AllMusic. Retrieved January 15, 2015.

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