Haiku D'Etat (album)

Haiku D'Etat is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Haiku D'Etat. It was released in 1999. In 2004, it was re-released with a different cover and a different track listing.

Haiku D'Etat
Studio album by
Released1999 (1999)
GenreHip hop
LabelPure Hip Hop
ProducerAdrian Burley
Haiku D'Etat chronology
Haiku D'Etat
Coup de Theatre
Singles from Haiku D'Etat
  1. "Los Dangerous"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
The A.V. Clubfavorable[2]
Robert ChristgauA−[3]

Critical reception

Stanton Swihart of AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, saying: "The musical backdrop actually maintains the same high standard as the rhyming, something that had occasionally plagued past efforts from the Project Blowed crew."[1] He called it "one of those albums destined to go undeservedly neglected but deservedly revered."[4] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club said: "Haiku D'Etat gets better with each listen, with every spin yielding a greater appreciation of the three MCs' chemistry and the surprising layers of subtlety and sophistication lurking beneath the deceptively simple production."[2] Orlando Weekly called it "one of the most amazing hip-hop albums of the decade."[5]

It was ranked at number 22 on Robert Christgau's "Pazz & Jop 2001: Dean's List".[6]

Track listing

Original edition (1999)
1."Haiku D'Etat"4:00
2."Non Compos Mentis"4:19
3."Studio Street Stage"4:52
4."Los Dangerous"5:27
5."Pro Tool Robots"3:13
6."Wants vs. Needs"4:08
9."Still Rappin'"4:53
10."Other MC's"4:03
12."West Side Slip and Slide"7:17


  1. Swihart, Stanton. "Haiku d'Etat". AllMusic. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  2. Rabin, Nathan (April 19, 2002). "Haiku D'Etat: Haiku D'Etat". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  3. Christgau, Robert. "Album: Haiku D'Etat". Christgau's Consumer Guide. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  4. Swihart, Stanton. "Haiku D'etat - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  5. Ferguson, Jason; Michalec, Micky; Shepherd, Lindy T. (October 21, 2004). "Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Radio 4, Hybrid, Haiku D'Etat and more". Orlando Weekly. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  6. Christgau, Robert. "Pazz & Jop 2001: Dean's List". Christgau's Consumer Guide. Retrieved May 3, 2015.

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