X-Pressions

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X-Pressions
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Studio album by The X-Ecutioners
Released September 23, 1997
Recorded 1997
Genre Hip hop, underground rap
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Label Asphodel
Producer Rob Swift, Total Eclipse, Roc Raida, Mista Sinista
The X-Ecutioners chronology
X-Pressions
(1997)
Música Negra (Black Music)/Wordplay
(1997)
Singles from X-Pressions
  1. "Música Negra (Black Music)/Wordplay"
    Released: October 21, 1997
  2. "Raida's Theme"
    Released: February 10, 1998

X-Pressions is the debut studio album by New York City DJ group The X-Ecutioners. The album was released on September 23, 1997 for Asphodel Records and was produced by four members of The X-Ecutioners, including Rob Swift, Total Eclipse, Roc Raida, and Mista Sinista.

History[edit]

Though the album was not a commercial success, it did gain many positive reviews and today is considered to be somewhat of a classic. "Música Negra (Black Music)/Wordplay" and "Raida's Theme" (as a remix CD single)[1] were released as singles. However, along with the album, they did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "X-Outtakes 1" 0:18
2. "Get Started" 3:09
3. "Word Play" 2:40
4. "X-Outtakes 2" 0:23
5. "Raida's Theme" (featuring E Bros) 3:29
6. "Pianos from Hell" 3:08
7. "The Cipher" (featuring Creature, Gudtyme, Kukoo da baga bonez, Pliz & World) 4:00
8. "The Turntablist Anthem" (featuring Anikke & Taboo) 3:48
9. "X-Outtakes 3" 0:49
10. "One Man Band" 3:03
11. "The Countdown" 6:34
12. "Solve for X" 2:27
13. "X-Outtakes 4" 0:24
14. "Turntable Exhibition" 2:46
15. "Beat Treats" 3:13
16. "Musical Intuition" (featuring Anikke & Gudtyme) 5:07
17. "Mad Flava" 4:34
18. "X-Outtakes 5" 1:08
19. "Poetry in Motion" (featuring Halex the Armageddon) 3:48
20. "Scratch to This" 0:45
21. "Musica Negra (Black Music)" (featuring Gudtyme) 4:32
22. "Table Talk" (featuring The 5th Platoon) 2:33
Total length: 58:78

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
Select 2/5 stars [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raida's Theme Remix Amazon Retrieved August 2, 2014
  2. ^ X-Pressions at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Review: X-Ecutioners - X-Pressions, Thirteenth Hour". Select. EMAP Metro (March, 1998): 88. 

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