Movies for the Blind

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Movies for the Blind
Cage movies for the blind.jpg
Studio album by Cage
ReleasedAugust 6, 2002 (2002-08-06)[1]
GenreHip hop
Length58:03
LabelEastern Conference
ProducerDJ Mighty Mi, Rush, Camu Tao, The Ghetto Pros, J-Zone, RJD2, Necro, El-P
Cage chronology
Movies for the Blind
(2002)
Nighthawks
(2002)
Singles from Movies for the Blind
  1. "Radiohead / Agent Orange"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Suicidal Failure"
    Released: 2000
  3. "The Left Hand Path / Escape to '88"
    Released: 2002

Movies for the Blind is the debut solo studio album by American rapper Cage. It was released by Eastern Conference Records on August 6, 2002. It peaked at number 193 on the Billboard 200 chart.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Clubfavorable[4]
HipHopDX4.0/5[5]
Prefix7/10[6]
RapReviews.com8.5/10[7]

Martin Woodside of AllMusic gave the album 3 stars out of 5, saying: "Most of the songs here are built around fantasy, and Cage's fantasies tend to be dark and angry, revolving around sex, violence, and substance abuse."[3] He added: "The team of producers lays down a diverse blend of styles that matches Cage's bizarre, brooding vocals from beginning to end."[3] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club said, "it confirms Cage as a major talent while going a long way toward justifying his reputation as an eccentric genius."[4]

In 2015, Fact placed it at number 39 on the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Morning Dips"DJ Mighty Mi1:10
2."Escape to '88"DJ Mighty Mi3:45
3."(Down) The Left Hand Path"Rush4:05
4."Teen Age Death"Camu Tao4:10
5."Too Much"The Ghetto Pros4:05
6."In Stoney Lodge"J-Zone3:34
7."Probably Causes Paranoia"DJ Mighty Mi0:55
8."The Soundtrack..."DJ Mighty Mi2:57
9."Among the Sleep"RJD23:50
10."Agent Orange"Necro5:11
11."A Suicidal Failure"DJ Mighty Mi4:30
12."CK Won"DJ Mighty Mi3:32
13."Unlike Tower 1"DJ Mighty Mi4:28
14."Under Satan's Authority"DJ Mighty Mi0:45
15."A Crowd Killer"DJ Mighty Mi3:03
16."The Right Out" 0:48
17."Holdin a Jar 2"El-P3:46
18."Pussy, Money and War"DJ Mighty Mi3:37

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Cage – vocals
  • DJ Mighty Mi – turntables (4), production (1, 2, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18)
  • Rush – production (3)
  • Camu Tao – production (4)
  • The Ghetto Pros – production (5)
  • J-Zone – production (6)
  • Claire – vocals (7)
  • Vere Isaacs – bass guitar (8)
  • RJD2 – production (9)
  • Riz – turntables (10)
  • Necro – production (10)
  • Stretch Armstrong – mixing (10)
  • Reef – additional instruments (12)
  • Mr. Eon – vocals (13)
  • Copywrite – vocals (13, 18)
  • El-P – production (17)
  • Kieran Walsh – mixing
  • Michael Sarsfield – mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 193
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[9] 12
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 14
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[11] 58

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Movies For The Blind LP | Cage". Bandcamp. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Cage: Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Woodside, Martin. "Movies for the Blind - Cage". AllMusic. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Rabin, Nathan (August 30, 2002). "Cage: Movies For The Blind". The A.V. Club. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  5. ^ J-23 (August 23, 2002). "Cage - Movies For The Blind". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Bittrand, Steve (January 1, 2002). "Cage: Movies for the Blind". Prefix. Archived from the original on June 11, 2011. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Young, Jayson (August 3, 2002). "Cage :: Movies for the Blind :: Eastern Conference Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time (page 63 of 101)". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Cage: Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "Cage: Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cage: Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 16, 2018.

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