The Evil Jeanius

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The Evil Jeanius
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Studio album by Blue Sky Black Death & Jean Grae
Released September 30, 2008 (2008-09-30)
Genre Underground hip hop
Length 37:26
Label Babygrande Records
Producer Blue Sky Black Death
Blue Sky Black Death chronology
Late Night Cinema
(2008)
The Evil Jeanius
(2008)
Slow Burning Lights
(2008)
Jean Grae chronology
Jeanius
(2008)
The Evil Jeanius
(2008)
Cake or Death
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[2]
RapReviews.com 7.5/10[3]
URB 4/5 stars[4]
Beats Per Millennium 8.1/10[5]
Chop Shop 4/5 stars[6]

The Evil Jeanius is a collaborative album by American hip hop production duo Blue Sky Black Death and American rapper Jean Grae. It was released on Babygrande Records on September 30, 2008.[2]

The album was controversial because Babygrande took Jean Grae's vocals without her permission and she was largely unaware of the project until it was announced.[2] In response to the situation, Jean Grae exclaimed "Fuck babygrande."[7][8]

Reception[edit]

Michael Kabran of PopMatters said, "the album lacks the cohesion and comes across like an uneven mixtape, assembled without an active contribution from all parties."[2] Meanwhile, Ben Meredith of URB called it "a powerful hip-hop album, extraordinarily eclectic, and a real treat from the Jean Grae/Blue Sky Black Death collaboration."[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Shadows Forever" 3:37
2. "Ahead of the Game" (featuring Blacastan) 4:05
3. "Strikes" 4:00
4. "Threats" (featuring Chen Lo) 4:06
5. "Away with Me" 3:51
6. "Even on Your Best Day" 3:23
7. "Take It Back" 3:00
8. "Lights Out" 3:33
9. "Nobody'll Do It for You" 2:53
10. "It's Still a Love Song" 5:04

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paine, Jake (October 22, 2008). "Blue Sky Black Death - Jean Grae: Evil Jeanius". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d Kabran, Michael (November 16, 2008). "Blue Sky Black Death: Jean Grae: The Evil Jeanius". PopMatters. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ Jost, Matt (October 28, 2008). "Blue Sky Black Death :: Jean Grae: The Evil Jeanius :: Babygrande Records". RapReviews.com. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Meredith, Ben (October 14, 2008). "Jean Grae :: The Evil Jeanius". URB. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ Denslow, Mike (October 21, 2008). "Jean Grae & Blue Sky Black Death: The Evil Jeanius". Beats Per Millennium. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ Chop Shop review[dead link]
  7. ^ "Jean Grae: Reddit AMA January 2014". Interviewly. 
  8. ^ "Rapper Jean Grae Selling Verses on Craigslist". The Urban Daily. September 27, 2008. 

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