Black Market Militia (album)

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Black Market Militia
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ReleasedMarch 22, 2005
Genre Hip hop
Label Nature Sounds [1]
Singles from Black Market Militia
  1. "Audubon Ballroom / Thug Nation"
    Released: March 22, 2005
  2. "Gem Stars (DJ Absolut Remix) / Mayday & The Renaissance"
    Released: December 13, 2005
Professional ratings
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RapReviews7/10 [3]

Black Market Militia is the first album by the hip hop supergroup Black Market Militia. [4] It was released on March 22, 2005, through Nature Sounds. The album has sold 5,727 copies.[ when? ]

Track listing

  1. "Intro: Children of Children"
  2. "Thug Nation"
  3. "May Day!"
  4. "Audobon Ballroom" (featuring Dead Prez)
  5. "The Struggle"
  6. "Hood Lullabye"
  7. "Gem Star's"
  8. "Righteous Talk"
  9. "The Final Call"
  10. "Dead Street Scrolls"
  11. "Paintbrush"
  12. "Black Market"
  13. "The Breath of Life"
  14. "Think Market"

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