Black Magic (Swollen Members album)

Black Magic is an album by Swollen Members, a Canadian hip hop group. It is their fourth full-length release, not including Monsters in the Closet, their B-sides compilation. This album features guest vocals, including former group member Moka Only on two tracks. The album peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.[6]

Black Magic
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 12, 2006
GenreRap
LanguageEnglish
LabelBattleaxe
ProducerMadchild, Marcello De Cotiis (exec.)
Rob The Viking, DJ Kemo, Evidence, Prevail, The Alchemist, Roger Swan, Squeak E. Clean, Corn Gang, Vago, Double Dragon
Swollen Members chronology
Heavy
(2003)
Black Magic
(2006)
Armed to the Teeth
(2009)
Singles from Black Magic
  1. "Black Magic"
    Released: 2006
  2. "Too Hot"
    Released: 2006
  3. "Put Me On"
    Released: 2006
  4. "Pressure"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
musicOMH[2]
Okayplayer[3]
PopMatters(5/10)[4]
RapReviews(9/10)[5]

Track listing

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro"Rob the Viking, Madchild0:40
2."Blackout"DJ Kemo, Rob the Viking1:47
3."Swamp Water" (featuring Phil da Agony, Planet Asia and DJ Revolution)Evidence3:35
4."Pressure"DJ Kemo, Rob the Viking(co.), Vago (co.)3:23
5."Press Forward" (Interlude)Swollen Members0:29
6."Grind" (featuring Moka Only)Rob the Viking3:15
7."Torture" (featuring Casual and DJ Revolution)Rob the Viking3:37
8."So Deadly" (featuring Evidence)Evidence3:58
9."Weight" (featuring Ghostface Killah and the Alchemist)The Alchemist3:47
10."Prisoner of Doom"Rob the Viking, Roger Swan (co.), Metty the Dert Merchant (co.)4:12
11."Heart"Rob the Viking3:06
12."Too Hot" (featuring DJ Babu)Rob the Viking3:33
13."Dark Clouds" (featuring Evidence)Evidence4:55
14."Ritual" (performed by Chris Gestrin) 0:37
15."Massacre"Rob the Viking, Roger Swan (co.)3:41
16."Go to Sleep" (featuring Barbie Hatch)Squeak E. Clean, Corn Gang (co.)4:32
17."Sinister" (featuring Sick Jacken)Rob the Viking, Roger Swan (co.)4:19
18."Dynamite" (featuring Mr. Vegas)Vago, DJ Kemo (co.)3:03
19."Put Me On" (featuring Everlast and Moka Only)Evidence4:05
20."Black Magic" (featuring DJ Swamp)Rob the Viking3:58
21."Brothers"Double Dragon3:51

Credits

Additional personnel

  • DJ Revolution — Scratches, track 3, 7, 13
  • Metty the Dert Merchant — Additional vocals, track 6
  • Russ Kine — Guitar, track 6
  • Darcy Ladret — Guitar, track 8; bass, track 13
  • Fin Manish — Cello, track 10, 15
  • Chris Gestrin — Organ, track 10; piano, track 14; synthesizer, track 17
  • Bryant Olender — Piano, track 10, 15
  • Kytami — Violin, track 10, 15
  • DJ Babu — Scratches, track 12
  • Jason Rankins — Keyboards — track 13
  • Jeff Babko — Organ, track 13
  • Kevin Coles — Guitar, track 17
  • Keefus — Bass, track 19; piano, track 19; strings, track 19
  • Everlast — Guitar, track 19
  • DJ Swamp — Scratches, track 20
  • Chi Turner — Additional vocals, track 21
  • Double Dragon — Additional vocals, track 21; strings, track 21

Additional credits

  • Bernie Grundman — Mastering
  • Richard "Segal" Huredia — Mixing
  • Roger Swan — Mixing
  • Mark Gainor — Art direction
  • Chris Allen — Art direction
  • Graham Winterbottom — Photography

Charts

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Canadian Albums Chart[7] 22
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 21
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 19

References


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