Nighthawks (Nighthawks album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 3, 2002 (2002-12-03)
GenreHip hop
LabelEastern Conference Records
ProducerCamu Tao, DJ Mighty Mi, True-Skill
Cage chronology
Movies for the Blind
Camu Tao chronology
Blair Cosby: Cape Cod (Going for De Gold)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubMixed[3]

Nighthawks is the only studio album by American hip hop duo Nighthawks, which consisted of rappers Cage and Camu Tao.[4] It was released on December 3, 2002 under Eastern Conference Records.[5] The album is a rap opera concept album.


Nighthawks came to be through Cage's love for cop movies.[6] It puts Cage and Camu Tao in the personas of fictional police detectives "Deke DaSilva" and "Matthew Fox". The album was created in a one-week creative binge.[7]


The album is mostly produced by Camu Tao and DJ Mighty Mi, with one song's production by True-Skill. Guest appearances include Tame One, Metro of S.A. Smash, Space and The High & Mighty.[8]

Track listing[edit]

1."The Briefing"DJ Mighty Mi0:51
2."N.R.A"Camu Tao, DJ Mighty Mi4:30
3."The Trailor" (featuring Tame One)Camu Tao, DJ Mighty Mi4:42
4."Cop Hell"DJ Mighty Mi3:52
5."Strip Search (Skit)"DJ Mighty Mi0:37
6."Keep The City Up"Camu Tao, DJ Mighty Mi3:51
7."Car Chase" (featuring Metro)Camu Tao3:07
8."NY.PD (Skit)"DJ Mighty Mi1:41
9."Count Crackula" (featuring Space)True-Skill3:55
10."Nighthawks"Camu Tao4:14
11."Let 'Em Go Matt (Skit)"DJ Mighty Mi0:38
12."P.C. (Police Crime)"DJ Mighty Mi3:15
13."Bomb Beach" (featuring The High & Mighty)DJ Mighty Mi2:14
14."Street Poly"Camu Tao4:08


  1. ^ "Nighthawks :: Nighthawks :: Eastern Conference Records". Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  2. ^ "Nighthawks - Nighthawks | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  3. ^ "Nighthawks: Nighthawks". 2003-01-20. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  4. ^ "To Hell and Back: An Interview with Cage". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  5. ^ "Nighthawks LP, by Cage and Camu Tao". Cage. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  6. ^ "Nighthawks: Nighthawks". 2003-01-20. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  7. ^ "Cage Interview". LeftLion. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  8. ^ "Nighthawks - Nighthawks - CD - buy, cover art, release date". UGHH. Retrieved 2017-01-22.


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