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Gift of Gab (Tim Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) met at John F. Kennedy High School in 1987 in Sacramento, California and formed the group in early 1992. They released their first recording, "Swan Lake", on Solesides Records. The Solesides Crew consisted of the duo, as well as other friends of theirs they had met at University of California - Davis, including DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Lateef the Truth Speaker.…

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  • Looks like it's coming August 14th, can also peep the single here: http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/blackalicious_unveil_their_new_first_lp_in_10_years
  • I am so ecstatic for the new album. The single for it was great, and I'm sure anybody that's here for anything beyond "Alphabet Aerobatics" knows they will deliver.
  • Criminally underrated
  • ... gettin impatient!!! O_O'
  • I'm super glad Daniel Radcliffe got them some well deserved publicity.
  • Absolutely great, I wish they've recorded more albums
  • ненавижу всякий хипхоп, но это такая находочкаа
  • Otis Stacks ft Gift Of Gab - "Fashion Drunk http://www.ok-tho.com/2014/05/otis-stacks-ft-gift-of-gab-fashion-drunk.html
  • Gift of Gab is too dope.
  • Blackalicious, truly a nice group, reminds me of the time when 'the Spoken Word' was popular as an Art form ...... I don't know if it still is, it may be still in certain cities ..... I truly like this group and I believe that I did not hear the description of whores or n----- That is really nice, the message can be just as powerful without those two words ..... Hopefully, we will eliminate addressing ourselves as whore or n------ And all hurtful words to describe a particular group within our United States of America ..... PEACE and LOVE YOURSELF

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