The Evil Jeanius

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The Evil Jeanius
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2008 (2008-09-30)
GenreHip hop
Length37:26
LabelBabygrande Records
ProducerBlue 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)
Everything's Fine
(2018)

The Evil Jeanius is a collaborative studio album by American hip hop production duo Blue Sky Black Death and American rapper Jean Grae. It was released by Babygrande Records on September 30, 2008.[1]

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.[1] In response to the situation, Jean Grae exclaimed "Fuck Babygrande".[2][3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX4/5 stars[4]
PopMatters5/10 stars[1]
RapReviews.com7.5/10[5]
URB4/5 stars[6]
Beats Per Millennium8.1/10[7]
Chop Shop4/5 stars[8]

Michael Kabran of PopMatters gave the album 4 stars out of 10, saying, "the album lacks the cohesion and comes across like an uneven mixtape, assembled without an active contribution from all parties."[1] Meanwhile, Ben Meredith of URB gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling it "a powerful hip-hop album, extraordinarily eclectic, and a real treat from the Jean Grae/Blue Sky Black Death collaboration."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Jean Grae – vocals
  • Blue Sky Black Death – production
  • Blacastan – vocals (2)
  • Chen Lo – vocals (4)
  • MadAdam – turntables (2, 4, 9)
  • Bladerunner – keyboards (10)
  • Mark Christensen – mastering
  • Charles Wilson, Jr. – executive production
  • Ruddy Rock – executive production
  • Ben Dotson – product management
  • Willy Friedman – product management
  • Jesse Stone – marketing

References[edit]

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

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