Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump
|Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump|
|Studio album by De La Soul|
|Released||August 8, 2000|
|Label||Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
|Producer||De La Soul, Supa Dave West, Prince Paul, Rockwilder, Jay Dee, Mr. Khaliyl, and Deaf 2 U Inc.|
|De La Soul chronology|
Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump is De La Soul's fifth full-length studio album, released on August 8, 2000.
The album was the first in a planned three-disc installment, which was originally intended to be a three-disc album. Among the guests on the album are, Redman, Tash and J-Ro of Tha Liks, Xzibit, Busta Rhymes, Mike D and Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys, Busy Bee, Freddie Foxxx and soul diva Chaka Khan.
|Los Angeles Times|||
|The Village Voice||A−|
Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump generally received overall positive reviews from critics. James Poletti of Yahoo! Music gave the album an eight out of ten star review. "In keeping with the current vogue for hip hop albums with more guests than Letterman, over 50 per cent of this album features appearances from everyone from Redman to Chaka Khan", which he said may or may not have something to do with finding a unique voice in hip hop. "The really refreshing change with De La Soul is not simply their lack of bullshit but their proud rejection of hip-hop's nihilism." Michael Goldberg of Neumu gave the album the same eight out of ten star review and simply said with the amount of guest stars in the album, "keeps things lively". "The grooves are righteous and the vibe is right" Goldberg stated.
|1.||"Spitkicker.com / Say R. (Intro)"||De La Soul||1:19|
|2.||"U Can Do (Life)"||Supa Dave West||4:23|
|3.||"My Writes" (featuring Tha Alkaholiks and Xzibit)||Adlib, De La Soul||5:29|
|4.||"Oooh." (featuring Redman and Pharoahe Monch)||De La Soul, Prince Paul||5:24|
|5.||"Thru Ya City" (featuring D.V. Alias Khrist)||Jay Dee||3:29|
|6.||"I.C. Y'All" (featuring Busta Rhymes)||Rockwilder||3:21|
|7.||"View"||De La Soul||4:18|
|8.||"Set The Mood" (featuring Indeed)||Mr. Khaliyl||4:23|
|9.||"All Good?" (featuring Chaka Khan)||De La Soul||4:59|
|10.||"Declaration"||De La Soul||2:56|
|11.||"Squat!" (featuring Mike D and Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys)||De La Soul||4:14|
|12.||"Words From The Chief Rocker" (featuring Busy Bee Starski)||De La Soul||1:01|
|13.||"With Me"||De La Soul||4:50|
|14.||"Copa (Cabanga)"||Supa Dave West||4:06|
|15.||"Foolin'"||De La Soul & Deaf 2 U Inc.||4:22|
|16.||"The Art of Getting Jumped"||De La Soul||3:48|
|17.||"U Don't Wanna B.D.S." (featuring Freddie Foxxx)||De La Soul||4:13|
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