|Studio album by Rob Sonic|
|Released||September 7, 2004|
|Rob Sonic chronology|
|Singles from Telicatessen|
Telicatessen is the debut solo album by American hip hop artist and former Sonic Sum member Rob Sonic, released by the Definitive Jux label on September 7, 2004. An instrumental version of the album was released the following year, also by Definitive Jux. The album's title is a portmanteau word combining the terms "television" and "delicatessen".
All production, lyrics and vocals were by Rob Sonic, with the exception of the verses on "Sniper Picnic" by fellow New York MC Creature and Alaska and Windnbreeze from Definitive Jux labelmates Hangar 18 and backing vocals by M. Sayyid of the group Antipop Consortium. Scratches were performed by Fred Ones from Sonic's former group the Sonic Sum, and by DJ Big Wiz.
At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Telicatessen received an average score of 74% based on 4 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
|1.||"Strange Hammer"||R. Smith||4:06|
|2.||"Death Vendor"||R. Smith||3:07|
|3.||"New Car Smell"||R. Smith||2:27|
|4.||"Former Future"||R. Smith||2:05|
|5.||"Super Ball"||R. Smith||4:00|
|6.||"Sniper Picnic" (featuring Creature and Hangar 18)||R. Smith/S. Booker/T. Baker/I. McMullin||3:40|
|11.||"Riot Ender"||R. Smith||3:59|
|12.||"Location Is Everything"||R. Smith||3:55|
|13.||"Macomb's Dam Bridge"||R. Smith||4:48|
The following equipment was used in the making of Telicatessen:
- ARP Odyssey
- ARP Little Brother
- Yamaha SK-20
- Roland Juno-106
- Fender Rhodes Piano Bass
- Korg MS-2000
- Akai MPC 2000 XL
- Technics SL-1200s
- Vocals, production: Rob Sonic
- Scratching: DJ Big Wiz, Fred Ones
- Additional vocals: Creature, Hangar 18, M. Sayyid
- Executive producer: El-P, Amaechi Uzoigwe
- Mastering: Ken Heitmueller
- Mixing: Fred Ones, Rob Sonic
- Engineering: Fred Ones, Rob Sonic, Ruff-N-Rugged
- Art Direction: Dan Ezra Lang
- Design: Dan Ezra Lang, Rob Sonic
- Illustrations: Dan Ezra Lang
- "Telicatessen by Rob Sonic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
- Alternative Press, October 2004 (p.148)
- BBC review
- City Pages review
- Insomniac review
- NME,18 September 2004 (p.65)
- URB September 2004 (p.117)
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