The young and ambitious hip hop group Blackalicious emerged from the underground during the late Nineties. Their debut album established them as one of the West Coast’s top outfits, but it was the follow-up Blazing Arrow that earned them major acclaim. This second studio album was originally released in 2002 on MCA Records. The album features several guest appearances, including Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine), Gil Scott-Heron, Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Cut Chemist and Chali 2NA (Jurassic 5) amongst others.
Blackalicious was known for their ‘positive tip’, in other words, their lyrics have often been spiritual and uplifting rather than violent or misogynous.The group consisted of DJ / producer Chief Xcel and rapper Gift of Gab.
"Sky Is Falling"
"First In Flight" (feat Gil Scott Heron)
"Green Light: Now Begin"
"4000 Miles" (feat Chali 2NA of Jurassic 5 Lateef The Truth Speaker)
"It's Going Down" (feat Lateef The Truth Speaker & Keke Wyatt)
"Make You Feel That Way"
"Brain Washers" (feat Ben Harper)
"Chemical Calisthenics" (feat Cut Chemist of Jurassic 5)
"Aural Please" (feat Jaguar Wright)
"Passion" (feat Rakaa & Babu of Dilated Peoples)
"Release" (part 1, 2 & 3 - feat Saul Williams & Lyrics Born)