The Blast (song)

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"The Blast"
Single by Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek)
from the album Train of Thought
Released July 16, 2000
Format 12-inch, CD, Vinyl
Recorded 1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:07
Label Priority/Rawkus
Writer(s) Tony Cottrell
Talib Kweli Greene
Vinia Mojica
Producer(s) Hi-Tek
Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) singles chronology
"Move Somethin'"
"The Blast"
"Just Begun"
Train of Thought track listing
"Some Kind of Wonderful"
"The Blast"
"This Means You"

"The Blast" is a hip hop single from Reflection Eternal's debut album, Train of Thought. It features rapping from the duo's emcee, Talib Kweli, as well as from its producer, DJ Hi-Tek. It is the only Reflection Eternal song that Hi-Tek raps on, and like all Reflection Eternal songs, he produces it. The song has a somber and jazzy beat backed by vocals from Vinia Mojica. It has a music video directed by Little X in which Kweli and Hi-Tek are rapping in a rainstorm. The music video version is extended in length, and gives Talib Kweli an extra verse. It was also very successful, since it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks and #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The official remix features a verse by Erykah Badu.

Single track list[edit]

12-inch single[edit]


  1. The Blast (Clean)
  2. The Blast (Dirty)
  3. The Blast (Instrumental)


  1. Down for the Count (Solo Version / Dirty)
  2. Down for the Count (Solo Version / Instrumental)
  3. Train of Thought (Clean)
  4. Train of Thought (Instrumental)

CD single[edit]

  1. The Blast
  2. Down for the Count
  3. Train of Thought

See also[edit]