Imani Vol. 1

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Imani Vol. 1
Blackalicious Imani Vol. 1.jpg
Studio album by Blackalicious
Released September 18, 2015
Recorded 2014-2015
Genre Hip Hop
Length 56:58
Label OGM Recordings
Producer Chief Xcel
Blackalicious chronology
The Craft
(2005)The Craft2005
Imani Vol. 1
(2015)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubB[2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
Paste7.3/10[4]
Pitchfork Media7.2/10[5]
PopMatters7/10 stars[6]

Imani Vol. 1 is the fourth studio album by American hip hop duo Blackalicious. It was released on September 18, 2015.[7][8][9][10]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75% based on 7 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by Chief Xcel.

No.TitleLength
1."Faith" (featuring Amde of The Watts Prophets)1:23
2."Blacka"2:43
3."Ashes to Ashes"3:28
4."On Fire Tonight" (featuring Myron of Myron & E)2:40
5."Escape"4:40
6."The Sun" (featuring Imani Coppola)3:26
7."That Night" (featuring Vursatyl & Jumbo of Lifesavas)5:54
8."Inspired By" (featuring Bosko)3:29
9."We Did It Again" (featuring Danielle Flax)3:55
10."I Like the Way You Talk"2:30
11."Twist of Time"3:12
12."The Blow Up"4:01
13."Love's Gonna Save the Day" (featuring Fantastic Negrito)3:13
14."Alpha and Omega" (featuring Lateef, Lyrics Born, Monophonics & DJ D Sharp)5:31
15."The Hour Glass"3:22
16."Imani" (featuring Zap Mama)3:31

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Independent Albums[11] 39
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[12] 28
Rap Albums[13] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Imani, Vol. 1 by Blackalicious". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. ^ Mincher, Chris (September 18, 2015). "Back after 10 years, Blackalicious brings fresh production and perspective". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  3. ^ MacInnes, Paul (October 22, 2015). "Blackalicious: Imani Vol 1 review – hip-hop veterans return with nostalgia and gratitude". The Guardian. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  4. ^ Schonfeld, Zach (September 16, 2015). "Blackalicious: Imani Vol. 1 Review". Paste. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  5. ^ Pearce, Sheldon (September 17, 2015). "Blackalicious: Imani, Vol. 1". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  6. ^ McCarthy, Sean (November 2, 2015). "Blackalicious: Imani". PopMatters. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  7. ^ Reed, Ryan (2015-04-21). "Blackalicious Return With 'Imani, Vol. 1,' First Album in 10 Years". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  8. ^ "Blackalicious Will Be Dropping a New Album This Summer - XXL". XXL. 2015-04-22. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  9. ^ Adams, Gregory (2015-04-21). "Blackalicious Unveil Their New First LP in 10 Years". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  10. ^ Blackalicious. "Imani, Vol. 1 – Available 9.18.15". Blackalicious. Retrieved 2015-09-19.
  11. ^ "Blackalicious - Chart history - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  12. ^ "Blackalicious - Chart history - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  13. ^ "Blackalicious - Chart history - Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 23, 2015.

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