The Unusual

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The Unusual
Studio album by El Da Sensei
Released February 28, 2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 46:04
Label Fat Beats Records
Producer Illmind, Frequency, Fusion Unlimited, J. Rawls, Saukrates, Money Marc, K-Def, Fyre Dept., Jake One, DJ Revolution, 3rd Rell
El Da Sensei chronology
Relax, Relate, Release
(2003)
The Unusual
(2006)
Unheard Of
(2008)

The Unusual is the second album by Artifacts member El Da Sensei. It was released on February 28, 2006 under Fat Beats Records.

Background[edit]

Tame and El's graf-rap was well received by underground audiences and continued in the New Jersey rap tradition of Redman and Lords of the Underground.[1] The group developed a fan base of hardcore hip-hoppers, being graffiti artists and hip-hop purists.[2] El Da Sensei latest album is a continuation of the first two Artifacts albums. According to El, the album "stands for true hip hop."[3]

El has said that the possibility of an Artifacts reunion are low, considering the relative success he and Tame One have had since both going solo.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reviews were very positive, considering the El's lengthy hiatus: PopMatters says: "He manages to present his album with intelligent proportions, and like a fine wine, he will only get better with time."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Crowd Pleasa" Illmind 3:57
2. "Natural Feel Good" Frequency 4:04
3. "Hold On" Illmind 4:04
4. "Live in the Flesh" Fusion Unlimited 3:30
5. "Lights, Camera, Action!" J. Rawls 4:02
6. "That's How It Goes" Saukrates 3:32
7. "Up in da Spot!" Money Marc 3:43
8. "Rock It Out" K-Def 3:11
9. "Nuttin' to Lose" (featuring O.C.) Fyre Dept. 2:55
10. "Gunblast" Jake One 3:15
11. "Blow Shit Up!" J. Rawls 3:23
12. "What's My Name?" DJ Revolution 4:07
13. "No Matter" (featuring Sean Price) 3rd Rell 4:15
14. "The Unusual" Fusion Unlimited 2:06
Total length: 46:04


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