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ReleasedJune 15, 2009
Genre Underground hip hop
Label Lex
Producer Dr. Who Dat?
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Clash (8/10) [1]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10) [2]
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Track listing

1."Willie Intro"0:25
2."Blast Off"3:14
5."Gawn Jet" (featuring Tunde Adebimpe)4:07
6."I Didn't Mean To"4:06
7."U Want Some"2:47
8."Spiritual Gladiators"3:58
9."The Grussle"3:45
10."Violet Heart Box"5:39
13."In the Red"4:51

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