The Soul Purpose

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The Soul Purpose
The Soul Purpose.jpg
Studio album by 7L & Esoteric
Released July 24, 2001
Genre Hip hop
Length 64:44
Label Landspeed
Producer 7L, The ARE, DJ Spinna, Joc Max, Raw Produce, Vinyl Reanimators
7L & Esoteric chronology
Speaking Real Words (The EP)
The Soul Purpose
Dangerous Connection
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
RapReviews 9/10 stars link

The Soul Purpose is the debut studio album from Boston underground hip hop duo 7L & Esoteric. The album was released on July 24, 2001. After years of doing guest verses for other acts, and releasing songs such as "Be Alert" on their own; the duo managed to garner significant hype in the underground hip hop community. They even received press in The Source, and attracted enough attention to get a guest verse from Inspectah Deck. All of this culminated into a record deal with Landspeed, 9 years after the group's original formation.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Dwight Spits Intro" (featuring Count Bass D)   1:00
2. "Verbal Assault" Vinyl Reanimators 3:32
3. "Terror At Your Ear" Vinyl Reanimators 3:16
4. "Operating Correctly" (featuring Mr. Lif) 7L 4:31
5. "Call Me E.S." Vinyl Reanimators 3:27
6. "My Rhyme Pt. II"   0:59
7. "Jealous Over Nothing" Joc Max 3:54
8. "Chain Reaction" (featuring Vinnie Paz) Vinyl Reanimators 3:53
9. "Think Back" 7L 3:19
10. "Interlude - Terra What?"   0:42
11. "Mic Mastery" Vinyl Reanimators 3:35
12. "Public Execution" (featuring Apathy & Reks) 7L 3:53
13. "You Know the Concept" Vinyl Reanimators 4:10
14. "Speaking Real Words" (featuring Inspectah Deck) Vinyl Reanimators 4:11
15. "First Letter" 7L 1:13
16. "The Soul Purpose" DJ Spinna 4:41
17. "Rep the Hardest" (featuring Karma) 7L 4:01
18. "Play It Cool" 7L 2:26
19. "Guest List" The ARE 3:35
20. "State of the Art" (featuring Akrobatik, Cadence & Checkmark) Raw Produce 4:26
Total length: 64:44

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
The Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2001 "Call Me E.S." - #83 #3