One A.M. (album)

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One A.M.
Studio album by Diverse
Released November 4, 2003 (2003-11-04)
Genre Hip hop
Length 43:23
Label Chocolate Industries
Producer RJD2, Madlib, Prefuse 73, K. Kruz, Overflo, Jeff Parker, Ted Sirota, DJ Lok
Diverse chronology
Move EP
(2001)
One A.M.
(2003)
Round About
(TBA)
Singles from One A.M.
  1. "Certified"
    Released: 2002 (2002)
  2. "Explosive"
    Released: 2003 (2003)
  3. "Jus Biz"
    Released: 2004 (2004)
  4. "Big Game"
    Released: 2004 (2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Dusted Magazine favorable[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10[4]
Prefix 8.0/10[5]
Stylus Magazine A-[6]

One A.M. is the first studio album by American rapper Diverse. It was released on Chocolate Industries in 2003. The album features production by RJD2, Prefuse73, Madlib, and Jeff Parker. Guest appearances include Vast Aire, Lyrics Born, and Jean Grae.

Reception[edit]

Steve Huey of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling it "[a] thoroughly excellent debut."[1] He said, "Diverse's greatest strength as a rapper is his flow, as he spins a dense web of painstakingly constructed language over the beats as though he were spreading soft butter on toast."[1]

Gabe Gloden of Stylus Magazine gave the album a grade of A-, saying: "There's not one dud to be found on One A.M., and at a lean 42 minutes, Diverse deserves at least that much of your time."[6]

Noel Dix of Exclaim! said: "Along with Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox and the mighty Jean Grae, there is simply far too much talent on this effort to go unnoticed."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Certified"   RJD2 3:48
2. "Uprock"   RJD2 3:33
3. "Big Game" (featuring Vast Aire) RJD2 3:58
4. "Ain't Right"   Madlib 4:01
5. "Jus Biz"   Prefuse 73 4:34
6. "Blindman"   K. Kruz 3:09
7. "Explosive" (featuring Lyrics Born) RJD2 3:30
8. "Under the Hammer" (featuring Jean Grae) RJD2 4:04
9. "747 (Flyin)"   Overflo 2:32
10. "Interlude (Amberglis)"   Prefuse 73 0:40
11. "Leaving"   Prefuse 73 3:46
12. "In Accordance"   Jeff Parker, Ted Sirota, DJ Lok 3:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "One A.M. - Diverse". AllMusic. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mitsakos, William (June 8, 2004). "Dusted Reviews: Diverse - One A.M.". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Dix, Noel (January 1, 2006). "Diverse - One A.M.". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ Hoffman, Jascha (December 4, 2003). "Diverse: One A.M.". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ Umile, Dominic (November 4, 2003). "Diverse - One A.M.". Prefix. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Gloden, Gabe (January 13, 2004). "Diverse - One A.M.". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved April 24, 2016. 

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