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Thursday, December 17, 2009

best of the 00's: move something - reflection eternal

Train of Thought is the debut album of American hip hop duo Reflection Eternal, released October 17, 2000 on Rawkus Records. Collaborating as a duo, rapper Talib Kweli and DJ and hip hop producer Hi-Tek recorded the album during 1999 to 2000, following their individual musical work that gained notice in New York's underground scene during the late 1990s. Kweli had previously worked with rapper Mos Def as the duo Black Star, and Hi-Tek had served as producer on the duo's debut album.

Produced primarily by Hi-Tek, the album's is characterized by dynamic, high-tempo tracks and a Soulquarians-influenced, neo soul sound.It showcases Kweli's rapping and features lyrical themes that concern revolutionary mentality, love, the state of hip hop, and modern African-American culture. Upon its release, Train of Thought earned moderate sales success and received generally positive reviews from most music critics.