The Blazing Arrow album was the first time I saw signs of the hitherto teflon-coated pairing of Chief Xcel and Gift of Gab start to fall off. Why this bland brace of tracks has been re-edited and re-released from said LP therefore remains somewhat of a mystery, allowing us all, as it does, to see that a turd may be polished in more than one way but it still remains a turd. Harsh, possibly – but these two are capable of far greater things.
Out now on Jama.
Listen to Blackalicious – First In Flight