Perseverance (Percee P album)

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Perseverance
PerceeP-Perseverance cover.jpg
Studio album by Percee P
Released September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
Genre Hip hop
Length 54:05
Label Stones Throw Records
Producer Madlib
Percee P chronology
Legendary Status
(2005)
Perseverance
(2007)
Perseverance: The Remix
(2007)
Singles from Perseverance
  1. "Put It on the Line"
    Released: 2005
  2. "Throwback Rap Attack"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Watch Your Step"
    Released: 2007
  4. "No Time for Jokes / Last of the Greats"
    Released: 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllHipHopfavorable[1]
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Cokemachineglowmixed[3]
Dusted Magazinemixed[4]
Exclaim!favorable[5]
Pitchfork6.5/10[6]
Prefix7.0/10[7]
RapReviews.com8.5/10[8]
XLR8R8/10[9]

Perseverance is the official debut studio album by American rapper Percee P.[6] It was released on Stones Throw Records in 2007.[6] All tracks are produced by Madlib.[5] The album features guest appearances from Guilty Simpson, Diamond D, Chali 2na, Prince Po, and Aesop Rock, among others.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Nate Patrin of Pitchfork gave the album a 6.5 out of 10 and praised Madlib's production, saying: "It's one of his most varied production jobs, unpredictable without being uncharacteristic, and his beats reach the perfect level of busy amplification to accompany Percee's flow."[6] Neil Acharya of Exclaim! said, "Percee P and Madlib deserve each other and come together well in a marriage of hard rhyming and production ingenuity that has become a standard."[5] Marisa Brown of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling it "a very strong record" and "one definitely worth the wait."[2]

PopMatters placed it at number 78 on the "101 Hip-Hop Albums of 2007" list.[10] Rachel Swan of East Bay Express included it on the "Best Music of 2007" list.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"1:41
2."The Hand That Leads You"2:32
3."The Man to Praise"3:43
4."Legendary Lyricist" (featuring Madlib)2:41
5."Watch Your Step" (featuring Vinnie Paz and Guilty Simpson)4:04
6."Who with Me?"3:14
7."2 Brothers from the Gutter" (featuring Diamond D)3:13
8."Ghetto Rhyme Stories"3:05
9."Throwback Rap Attack"3:32
10."No Time for Jokes" (featuring Chali 2na)3:50
11."Last of the Greats" (featuring Prince Po)3:15
12."BX (Interlude)"0:42
13."Put It on the Line"3:17
14."The Dirt and Filth" (featuring Aesop Rock)3:32
15."LA (Interlude)"0:32
16."Mastered Craftsman"2:32
17."Raw Heat (45 Version)"3:27
18."The Lady Behind Me"4:05
19."Outro"1:08

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Percee P – vocals
  • Madlib – vocals (4), turntables, production, recording, mixing
  • Vinnie Paz – vocals (5)
  • Guilty Simpson – vocals (5)
  • Diamond D – vocals (7)
  • Chali 2na – vocals (10)
  • Prince Po – vocals (11)
  • Aesop Rock – vocals (14)
  • J. Rocc – turntables (8, 11)
  • Dave Cooley – recording, mixing
  • Kelly Hibbert – recording, mixing, mastering
  • Jeff Jank – design
  • Joao Canziani – photography
  • Peanut Butter Wolf – executive production
  • Egon – executive production, project coordination, A&R

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paine, Jake (September 28, 2007). "Percee P: Perseverance". AllHipHop. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Brown, Marisa. "Perseverance - Percee P". AllMusic. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Purdom, Clayton (February 5, 2008). "Percee P: Perseverance". Cokemachineglow. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ Hammond, Bob (October 1, 2007). "Percee P - Perseverance". Dusted Magazine. Archived from the original on October 26, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Acharya, Neil (December 2007). "Percee P - Perseverance". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d Patrin, Nate (August 28, 2007). "Percee P: Perseverance". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ Goldmeier, Jeremy (November 9, 2007). "Album Review: Percee P - Perseverance". Prefix. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  8. ^ Taylor, Patrick (December 18, 2007). "Percee P :: Perseverance :: Stones Throw Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Washington, Rico (November 22, 2007). "Percee P - Perseverance". XLR8R. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  10. ^ Huff, Quentin B. (January 15, 2008). "101 Hip-Hop Albums of 2007". PopMatters. Retrieved April 25, 2016. 
  11. ^ Swan, Rachel (November 21, 2007). "The Best Music of 2007". East Bay Express. Retrieved August 25, 2018. 

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