Song of the Day - 5/12/06

A founding member of Freestyle Fellowship, Aceyalone played an important role in the evolution of literate hip-hop on the West Coast during an era when hardcore gangsta rap reigned. Following the dissolution of the group, Aceyalone embarked on a solo career that never resulted in enormous success but did allow him to maintain his revered status within the West Coast underground hip-hop scene. He debuted solo on All Balls Don't Bounce (1995) and followed-up with A Book of Human Language (1998). After a three-year absence from the hip-hop scene, Aceyalone returned in 2001 with Accepted Eclectic, an album released by the Ground Control label, which also re-released his debut album. A new label, Project Blowed, issued 2002's Hip Hop and the World We Live In and 2003's Love & Hate, the latter featuring collaborations with El-P and Antipop Consortium. In 2004 Project Blowed secured the rights to All Balls Don't Bounce from Capitol and reissued it with a bonus disc, bringing not only extra music, but reviving the album after many years as an out of print item. Early in 2006, Aceyalone released Magnificent City, a collaboration record with underground producer RJD2, as well as Grand Imperial, a limited-edition collection of remixes and other exclusive tracks.

The song "Headaches and Woes" comes from the amazing MC's debut album All Balls Don't Bounce. It's song of the day because it's a lyrical masterpiece that comments on the world's condition through intricacies that rival him with the likes of MF Doom, Mad Lib, Talib Kweli and more.

Aceyalone - "Headaches and Woes"

Also, as a treat, here's a song from Aceyalone's new album featuring beatmaster RJD2. This song is the opening track and kicks a bunch of ass, fa' rell.

Aceyalone & RJD2 - "All For You"

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