Absolute Value (album)

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Absolute Value
Akrobatik - Absolute Value.jpg
Studio album by Akrobatik
Released February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19)
Genre Hip hop
Length 52:07
Label Fat Beats
Producer 9th Wonder, Illmind, J Dilla, Da Beatminerz, Therapy, Hezekiah, J-Zone, Tzarizm, DJ Fakts One
Akrobatik chronology
Balance
(2003)
Absolute Value
(2008)
Built to Last
(2014)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
ArtofRhyme.com 4/5 stars[3]
HipHopLinguistics 4/5 stars[4]
PopMatters (7/10)[5]
RapReviews (9/10)[6]
DJBooth.net 4/5 stars[7]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[8]
The Phoenix 3/4 stars[9]
XLR8R 7.5/10[10]

Absolute Value is the second studio album by Boston rapper Akrobatik.[11] It was released on February 19, 2008 by Fat Beats Records. The album features guest appearances by hip-hop luminaries such as Talib Kweli, Chuck D, and B-Real, as well as production by the likes of 9th Wonder, Illmind, J Dilla, and Da Beatminerz. Despite receiving rave reviews, the album has sold about 600 units in its opening week.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "A to the K" (featuring B-Real) Illmind 2:52
2. "Soul Glo" Da Beatminerz 2:38
3. "Put Ya Stamp on It" (featuring Talib Kweli) J Dilla 3:22
4. "Step It Up" Hezekiah 3:02
5. "Rain" (featuring Brenna Gethers) Illmind 3:11
6. "Be Prepared" (featuring Little Brother) 9th Wonder 3:40
7. "Absolute Value" J-Zone 2:43
8. "Black Hell Breaks Loose" (featuring Willie Evans Jr. and DJ Therapy) DJ Therapy 3:36
9. "Kindred" (featuring Chuck D and Brenna Gethers) Illmind 4:00
10. "Front Steps Pt. II (Tough Love)" Tzarizm 3:34
11. "Beast Mode" (featuring Mr. Lif) DJ Fakts One 3:09
12. "If We Can't Build" (featuring Bumpy Knuckles) Illmind 3:00
13. "Ak B. Nimble" Baba Israel 2:55
14. "Back Home to You" DJ Therapy 6:35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About.com review". Rap.about.com. February 19, 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  2. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Absolute Value - Akrobatik". Allmusic. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "review". Artofrhyme.com. Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  4. ^ "HipHopLinguistics review". Hiphoplinguistics.com. February 19, 2008. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  5. ^ Martin, Andrew (March 2, 2008). "Akrobatik: Absolute Value". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  6. ^ "RapReviews review". Rapreviews.com. February 5, 2008. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  7. ^ Nathan S. "review". Djbooth.net. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  8. ^ J-23 (February 20, 2008). "Akrobatik - Absolute Value". HipHopDX. 
  9. ^ Graham, Andrew (February 26, 2008). "Akrobatik - Absolute Value - Fat Beats". The Phoenix. 
  10. ^ Herman, Max (March 18, 2008). "Absolute Value". XLR8R. 
  11. ^ Jones, Kevin (May 2008). "Akrobatic - Absolute Value". Exclaim!. 
  12. ^ Ewing, Aliya (February 27, 2008). "Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 2/24/08 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 

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