The Free Houdini

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The Free Houdini
Themselves-freehoudini.jpg
Mixtape by Themselves
Released March 25, 2009 (2009-03-25)
Genre Hip hop
Length 54:42
Label Anticon
Producer Jel, Doseone
Themselves chronology
The No Music of AIFFs
(2003)
The Free Houdini
(2009)
Crowns Down
(2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 74/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (6.6/10)[3]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[4]

The Free Houdini (styled theFREEhoudini) is a 2009 mixtape by American hip hop duo Themselves.

It is a return after a six-year hiatus that saw the members spend the majority of their time on their other band Subtle.[5] The album was made available for 90 days as a one-track MP3 for download from the Anticon website,[6] later released in a deluxe CD package.[7]

Reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, The Free Houdini received an average score of 74% based on 6 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Pay That Piper"   2:13
2. "Oversleeping"   1:53
3. "Know That to Know This" (featuring Aesop Rock) 3:21
4. "Kick the Ball" (featuring Buck 65) 2:57
5. "1 for No Money" (featuring Sole) 1:07
6. "Rappers Is Interns (Freestyle)"   1:12
7. "Party Rap Sucks" (featuring Busdriver) 1:24
8. "Long Time Coming" (featuring Lionesque) 3:51
9. "Swarm of Bee II"   2:44
10. "Back 2 Burn" (featuring Pedestrian) 1:48
11. "The Mark" (featuring D-Styles) 3:01
12. "Keys to Ignition" (featuring Serengeti) 3:13
13. "Roman Is As Roman Does"   1:56
14. "The Medicine" (featuring Slug) 3:03
15. "Free & Void"   2:00
16. "Rapping 4 Money" (featuring Clouddead) 3:56
17. "Rappers Is Modelships (Freestyle)" (featuring DJ Baku) 1:54
18. "Puzzled" (featuring Passage and DJ Andrew) 3:17
19. "Cross-section of Wreckage" (featuring Alias and DJ Andrew) 2:56
20. "Each Ant in Their House"   7:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "theFREEhoudini - Themselves". Metacritic. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Noz, Andrew (March 25, 2009). "Themselves - theFREEhoudini Deluxe". HipHopDX. 
  3. ^ Greene, Jayson (May 29, 2009). "Themselves: theFREEhoudini". Pitchfork Media. 
  4. ^ Fairall, Jer (August 2, 2009). "Themselves: theFREEhoudini". PopMatters. 
  5. ^ Breihan, Tom (February 20, 2009). "Themselves Return From Hiatus, Plan Free Mixtape". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ Segal, Dave (March 16, 2009). "anticon.tent: Themselves Offer Free Album Download". The Stranger. 
  7. ^ Frisicano, Andrew (April 1, 2009). "Themselves - 2009 tour dates, 2 NYC shows w/ Stabbing Eastward feat. Tunde TVoTR, a free mixtape". BrooklynVegan. 

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