Blackalicious – “Blacka”

Blackalicious – “Blacka”

Rapper Gift Of Gab and producer Chief Xcel, together known as Sacremento rap duo Blackalicious, took to PledgeMusic earlier this year to raise funds for their first album in a decade. And it worked. Imani, Vol. 1 is now 114 percent funded. Back in January, Gab told Exclaim! that Imani, Vol. 1 is the first of of a three-part series. “Blacka,” premiered today via Noisey, is a Black Power anthem, banging with the utmost pride. Clearly, Blackalicious are far from throwing in the towel. Listen below.


01 “Faith (Feat. Amde Of The Watts Prophets)”
02 “Blacka”
03 “Ashes To Ashes”
04 “On Fire Tonight (Feat. Myron Of Myron & E)”
05 “Escape”
06 “The Sun (Feat. Imani Coppola)”
07 “That Night (Feat. Vursatyl and Jumbo of The LifeSavas)”
08 “Inspired By (Feat. Bosko)”
09 “We Did It Again (Feat. Danielle Flax)”
10 “I Like The Way You Talk”
11 “Twist Of Time”
12 “The Blow Up”
13 “Love’s Gonna Save The Day (Feat. Fantastic Negrito)”
14 “Alpha And Omega (Feat. Lateef, Lyrics Born, Monophonics and D Sharp)”
15 “The Hour Glass”
16 “Imani (Feat. Zap Mama)”

Catch Blackalicious on tour:

08/11 Orlando, FL @ The Social
08/12 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
08/13 Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live
08/15 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
08/16 Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
08/18 Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
08/20 New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
08/23 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
08/25 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
08/26 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
08/28 Toronto, Canada @ Lee’s Palace
08/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
09/01 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
09/03 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
09/04 St Louis, MO @ 2720 Cherokee
09/05 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
09/06 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
09/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/11 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
09/12 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
09/15 West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
09/18 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
09/20 Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater Flagstaff
09/24 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
09/26 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
09/27 Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Imani, Vol. 1 is self-released on 9/18. Preorder it here.

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