June 8, 2005


Blackalicious is a hip-hop group composed of members Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel. Their lyrics are often very abstract. The content is often based on spirituality and is very uplifting. The two formed the group in California under their label SoulSides Records, which includes members DJ Shadow, Lateef the Truth Seeker, and Lyrics Born. The record company went out of business and eventually reformed as Quannum Records. Blackalicious have released two full albums, 2000’s “Nia” and “Blazing Arrow” in 2002. This fall they plan to release their next album, “The Craft”. The latest disc will focus on what makes an artist and will be exploring different styles of music. Guests on the album will include Floetry, George Clinton, Pigeon John, Lateef and Lyrics Born.

Posted by lars1396 at June 8, 2005 2:33 PM