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Fourth Dimensional Rocketships Going Up


Download links and information about Fourth Dimensional Rocketships Going Up by The Gift Of Gab. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Rock genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 46:21 minutes.

Artist: The Gift Of Gab
Release date: 2004
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Rock
Tracks: 15
Duration: 46:21
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No. Title Length
1. The Ride of your Life 2:58
2. Rat Race 2:50
3. Way of the Light (feat VURSATYL of Lifesavas) 4:22
4. Stardust 3:15
5. Flashback 3:03
6. Up 1:53
7. The Writz 3:45
8. To Know You 3:28
9. Real Mcs (feat VURSATYL of Lifesavas) 3:56
10. Hold on 1:01
11. In a Minute Doe 2:57
12. Evolution 2:53
13. Moonshine 3:59
14. Ride On 2:28
15. Just Because (Bonus Track) 3:33



It's long been clear that Gift of Gab has much more to say than he's been afforded on Blackalicious full-lengths. A rapping tongue-twister, he not only sprays syllables but proves surprisingly articulate (and humble), filling Blackalicious releases with songs that cover personal foibles and social issues alike, but relate everything on a global scale. His first solo album, 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going Up, is slightly more organic and mellow than Blackalicious material, with sinewy basslines winding themselves around their beats, and atmospheric samples deep in the mix repeating themselves until they reach a near state of nirvana. Gab spends a lot of time preaching, but he never puts himself above the messages he delivers, and often provides additional enlightenment from his own failures; "Rat Race" touches on troubles ranging from quitting smoking to paying his cable bill, while on "Up" an immigrant cabdriver teaches him to disregard American ghettos for a minute to feel fortunate he's a member of the First World. (Fortunately, his cadence is so quick on these tracks there's no time for the melodrama to sink in.) He also indulges in a little nostalgia, spinning tales of Gazelles, Jheri curls, The Great Space Coaster, and Krush Groove on "Welcome Back," and he proves his battle skills on "Real MCs" and "The Writz." The energy possessed by every Blackalicious LP has ebbed a bit with only half the crew in effect, but 4th Dimensional Rocketships Going Up delivers what every fan wants to hear: more quality material from one of the best underground rappers in the business.