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Blackalicious - Nia
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Title
 
Nia
UPC
 
68194000202
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Rap/Hip Hop
Released
 
2000-02-29
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Nia is the debut full-length album by American hip hop duo Blackalicious, released in Europe in late 1999 by Mo' Wax and later released in the United States by Quannum Projects with a slightly altered track list.

Trivia

*The front and back covers of Nia shows a number of vinyl stacks. Some of these records include The Album by Latyrx, Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow and Blackalicious' own debut EP, Melodica.

Reception

Nia received extremely positive reviews from music critics such as Rapreviews.coms Steve Juon, who said "This album is the answer to the question, "What's been lacking in hip-hop lately?.".Allmusic gave it a near perfect rating of 4.5/5 calling it "It's an album that stakes the claim of Chief Xcel and Gift of Gab as not only the best pair of rappers in the underground, but also the best pair of producers." PopMatters added that it "renews your faith in the power and potential of hip-hop." Daily Vault's Ben Ehrenreich gave the album an "A" and said:

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Artist/Band Information

Blackalicious is an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). They are noted for Gift of Gab's often "tongue-twisting", multisyllabic, complex rhymesEdwards, Paul, 2009, How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC, Chicago Review Press, p. 322. and Chief Xcel's "classic" beatsShapiro, Peter, 2005, The Rough Guide To Hip-Hop, 2nd Edition, Penguin, p. 307.. The pair have released three full-length albums (1999's Nia, 2002's Blazing Arrow and 2005's The Craft), and have been described as "one of the most popular groups in the independent hip-hop scene.". At a solo show in June, 2010, Gift of Gab announced that he and Chief Xcel were 7 songs into their new album, and hoping for an early 2011 release.

Discography

Albums

* Nia (Mo' Wax/Quannum Projects, 1999)

* Blazing Arrow (MCA Records/Quannum Projects, 2002)

* The Craft (ANTI Records/Quannum Projects, 2005)

EPs

* Melodica (Mo Wax, 1994)

* A2G (Quannum Projects, 1999)

* Deception remixes (Quannum Projects, 1999)

Singles

* "Swan Lake" / "Lyric Fathom" 12" (Solesides, 1994)

* "Deception" 12" (Quannum Projects, 1999)

* "If I May" / "Reanimation" 12" (Mo' Wax/Quannum Projects, 2002)

* "Paragraph President" / "Passion" 12" (MCA Records/Quannum Projects, 2001)

* "Make You Feel That Way" / "Sky Is Falling" 12" (MCA Records/Quannum Projects, 2002)

* "Your Move" / "My Pen And Pad" 12" (ANTI-/Quannum Projects, 2005)

* "Powers" (ANTI-/Quannum Projects, 2006)

* "Toy Jackpot" (Song in the new 2010 Target Commercial)

DVDs

* 4/20: Live In Seattle (2006)

References

Category:Quannum Projects artists

Category:West Coast hip hop groups

Category:Musical groups from Davis, California

Category:Musical duos

Category:American hip hop groups

Category:MCA Records artists

Category:1990s music groups

Category:2000s music groups

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