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Blackalicious’s fifth studio alubum – Imani Vol.1 -will be available September 18, 2015.
Ten years after “The Craft” Blackalicious brings us the Imani Movement. “IMANI,” the word for
faith in Swahili is a three volume series. Three years in the works, this album stays true to the
wordplay of Gift of Gab and the clever mechanics of live instruments and production from Chief Xcel.
The Sac-Town duo has never left. Between Gab releasing three solo albums and Xcel
working with soul singer Ledisi, collaborating with General Eletriks and many others, they were
ready and eager to start the next Blackalicious chapter. Gift of Gab explains, “ “In 2012, we
came together like ‘Okay, it’s time to go back to the mothership. I equate working with different
artists to travel… when you come back to your city after traveling to these other places, you have
this broader perspective of what life is. I think that that’s what happened with Blackalicious.”
Blackalicious is Gift of Gab (Timothy Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley).
Tracklisting including guests…
1. FAITH (ft. Amde of The Watts Prophets)
3. ASHES TO ASHES
4. ON FIRE TONIGHT (ft. Myron of Myron & E)
6. THE SUN (ft. Imani Coppola)
7. THAT NIGHT (ft. Vursatyl and Jumbo of The LifeSavas)
8. INSPIRED BY (ft. Bosko)
9. WE DID IT AGAIN (ft. Danielle Flax)
10. I LIKE THE WAY YOU TALK
11. TWIST OF TIME
12. THE BLOW UP
13. LOVES GONNA SAVE THE DAY (ft. Fantastic Negrito)
14. ALPHA AND OMEGA (ft. Lateef, Lyrics Born, Monophonics, & DJ D Sharp)
15. THE HOUR GLASS
16. IMANI (ft. Zap Mama)