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
Length72:31
LabelPure Hip Hop
ProducerAdrian Burley
Haiku D'Etat chronology
Haiku D'Etat
(1999)
Coup de Theatre
(2004)
Singles from Haiku D'Etat
  1. "Los Dangerous"
    Released: 1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
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)
No.TitleLength
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
7."S.O.S."4:29
8."Firecracker"4:48
9."Still Rappin'"4:53
10."Other MC's"4:03
11."Untitled"2:17
12."West Side Slip and Slide"7:17
13."Kaya"18:45

References

  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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