Black Dialogue

Album Review of Black Dialogue by The Perceptionists.

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Black Dialogue

The Perceptionists

Black Dialogue by The Perceptionists

Release Date: Mar 22, 2005
Record label: Definitive Jux
Genre(s): Rap

80 Music Critic Score
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Black Dialogue - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Black Dialogue is another album to pick up for the friend who diligently forwards the Boondocks comic strip and regularly mourns the death of hip-hop's spirit of '90 (not realizing that the spirit of '90 wasn't all that different from the spirit of 2005; just as 2005 has a Ying Yang Twins for every Talib Kweli, '90 had a 2 Live Crew for every Tribe Called Quest). Underground figures Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, and DJ Fakts One are the Perceptionists, who nonetheless make an unsurprisingly damning case against the ill (not ill meaning good, but ill meaning bad) strains running through hip-hop: "Throwin' money at the screen that other brothers ain't catchin'"; "'Cause y'all some disappointments, like U.S.A.

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