Blind Elephant

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Blind Elephant
Blind Elephant by Gemstones.png
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 5, 2015 (2015-05-05)
GenreChristian hip hop
Length50:18
LabelMalaco, Xist
ProducerJ.R., RavO, Stanley Meeks
Gemstones chronology
Troubles of the World
(2009)
Blind Elephant
(2015)

Blind Elephant is the second studio album by Gemstones. Malaco Records alongside Xist Music released the album on May 5, 2015.

Background[edit]

He worked with J.R., RavO (Raven-Tiffany Alishia McGriff), and Stanley Meeks.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
New Release Today3.5/5 stars[2]
Rapzilla3/5 stars[3]

Awarding the album three and a half stars from New Release Today, Kevin McNeese states, "Blind Elephant is an album that fans have waited a long time for. While lyrically he didn't disappoint, I definitely think the mixing and production could have been better."[2] Richard Spadine, giving the album three stars at Rapzilla, writes, "Contrary to the hype, Blind Elephant is simply a good album. Not a magnum opus, but an impressive, if uneven effort from an artist still in the process of defining himself."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Quick Go In" (featuring RavO)Demarco Lamonte Castle, Raven-Tiffany Alishia McGriff3:04
2."Believe"Castle, Cardell Hardiman, Stanley Meeks, Mark Whitaker, Luther Riley Woodruff4:35
3."Lyrical Miracle"Castle, McGriff3:46
4."Press Harder"Castle, Hardiman, Whitaker, Woodruff4:19
5."New World"Castle, David James Miller, Courtney Orlando Peebles4:25
6."Mama"Castle, Peebles3:39
7."Temple"Castley, McGriff, Stanley Meeks, Thomas Michael Morris5:11
8."Selfish" (featuring Precious)Castle, Hardiman, Meeks, Whitaker, Woodruff5:28
9."Almost Home"Castle, Marcus A. Davis4:08
10."Don't Let Me Fall" (featuring Annie Castle)Castle, Meeks, Morris3:42
11."Circles"Castle, Peebles3:16
12."Rapture" (featuring Demya)Castle, Peebles4:45
Total length:50:18

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[4] 20
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[5] 14
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[6] 36
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[7] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armour, TJ (May 5, 2015). "Gemstones talks Lupe Fiasco, refocusing on rap, and his new album, 'Blind Elephant'". Rolling Out. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  2. ^ a b McNeese, Kevin (May 12, 2015). "Long-Awaited!". New Release Today. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Spadine, Richard (May 7, 2015). "Review: Gemstones - Blind Elephant". Rapzilla. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Gemstones Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Christian Albums. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  5. ^ "Gemstones Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  6. ^ "Gemstones Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Independent Albums. Retrieved December 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Gemstones Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Top Rap Albums. Retrieved November 13, 2015.