Unpredictable (Malik B. album)

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Unpredictable
Malik B and Mr. Green "Unpredictable".jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 2015 (2015-02-24)
GenreHip hop
Length36:18
LabelEnemy Soil
ProducerMr. Green
Malik B. chronology
Street Assault
(2005)
Unpredictable
(2015)
Mr. Green chronology
Ill Piano Classic Beats Vol. 4
(2013)
Unpredictable
(2015)
Live From The Streets
(2015)

Unpredictable is the first collaborative studio album by American rapper Malik B. and producer Mr. Green. It was released on February 24, 2015.[1]

Background[edit]

With his popular "Live From The Streets" web series (Noisey/Vice), Mr. Green has forged a reputation for harnessing the serendipitous musical moments that arise from life's chance encounters with talented musicians. So when he had one of those encounters with the legendary Roots crew emcee, Malik B, outside of The Roots' annual picnic in 2012, it made perfect sense that they would turn a brief moment of mutual inspiration into a full-fledged collaborative album. Malik B and Mr. Green's collaborative album, "Unpredictable", is an appropriate title for the thirteen track journey through the kind of handcrafted hip hop created when two skilled musicians come together to capture the mystique that unpredictably arrives during the recording process. "Malik would show up at the studio with a garbage bag of rhymes and go through them. Some of them were old and weathered, literally falling apart", describes Mr. Green. "Then he would just start recording the song in one take: intro, verses, chorus. It was nothing like I'd seen before". Although recording ''Unpredictable'' was chaotic at times, the duo's chemistry is undeniable. Malik adds, "Our chemistry is just crazy; our chemistry is like algebra".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
RapReviews8.5/10 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Mr. Green[4]

No.TitleLength
1."Dolla Bill"1:18
2."Metal Is Out" (featuring Benefit)2:32
3."Crown Of Thorns" (featuring Skrewtape)2:51
4."What Can I Say"2:28
5."We Gonna Make It" (featuring Nate Green)2:58
6."Devil"2:50
7."Sometimes"2:33
8."Definition"3:34
9."Tyrants"3:58
10."Rips In The Paper"3:17
11."Rhyme Exercise"1:38
12."Dark Streets" (featuring R.A. The Rugged Man & Amalie Bruun)4:10
13."Fake Friends" (Bonus Track)2:05
Total length:36:18

Samples [5]

  • "What Can I Say" sampled "What Can I Say" by Mr. Green (2006)
  • "Tyrants" sampled "The Stopper (Main Attraction Remix)" by Cutty Ranks (1991)

Personnel[edit]

  • Malik Abdul Basit – primary performer
  • Aaron Green – producer
  • Scott Stallone at Found Sound Recording (Phila, PA) – mixing on tracks 1–11,13
  • Chris Conway – mixing on track 12
  • Pete Humphreys – mastering
  • Vshootz – photography
  • Dan Bradley – design and layout

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unpredictable by Malik B & Mr. Green on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  2. ^ Unpredictable, Enemy Soil, 2015-02-24, retrieved 2016-12-22
  3. ^ Jones, Giant (June 9, 2015). "Malik B & Mr. Green :: Unpredictable :: Enemy Soil Records". RapReviews. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Mr. Green (3), Malik B. – Unpredictable". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  5. ^ "Search Results for "Malik B and Mr. Green" | WhoSampled". www.whosampled.com. Retrieved 2016-12-23.