Album Review: Black Dialogue by The Perceptionists
Excellent, Based on 1 Critic
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.