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Absolute Value

AkrobatikAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (February 19, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fat Beats
  • ASIN: B0010X5J7K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,559 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. A To the K
2. Soul Glo
3. Put Ya Stamp On It
4. Step It Up
5. Rain
6. Be Prepared
7. Absolute Value
8. Black Hell Breaks Loose
9. Kindred
10. Front Steps Pt. Ii (Tough Love)
11. Beast Mode
12. If We Can't Build
13. Ak B. Nimble
14. Back Home To You

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Explicit Version: Rap vocals of Talib Kweli and Chuck D. Akrobatik (real name Jared Bridgeman) is a rapper who hails from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He has collaborated numerous times with many fellow Boston rappers, and formed a hip hop collective named The Perceptionists with Mr. Lif and Fakts One. Akrobatik has gained respect on the Boston hip-hop scene and beyond by combining political consciousness with battle style aggressiveness in his lyrics. Akrobatik is featured on Snacky Chan's album Part of the Nation, as well as in the popular Playstation 2 game Amplitude, where he raps in the song, 'Out the Box', as well as providing voiceovers for tutorials. His song 'Remind My Soul' was independently ranked as the 83rd best rap song of all time. Fat Beats Records. 2008.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Will J.
Format:Audio CD
Last month Akrobatik came to town as one third of the Perceptionists. While Mr. Lif is the most well known member of the crew Akrobatik has been an underground mainstay dating back to 1998 when he started dropping classic 12's and repping Boston to the fullest.

While always an amazing emcee his skill's were, and still are, at a level many can't mess with. This can prove to be a double edge sword as it provided Ak with much critical acclaim but little support from more than the hardest of heads. With the release of his sophomore album Absolute Value, Akrobatik has to be aiming for that mass appeal.

Teaming with Fat Beats, he went for broke and pulled out all the stops. Absolute Value is filled with great guest spots and production from a who's who in the Hip Hop underground. But the guests don't take anything away from what it is Akro is trying to provide to the people and that is some classic Hip Hop for your listening pleasure.

His greatest gift is his voice. It's deep but not gruff; he can rock a hard core banger like the opener "A to the K" with B-Real on the hook (watch out for a remix with a full verse from the Cypress Hill front man!) and then flip it up over the always dusty drums of Brooklyn's own Da Beatminerz on "Soul Glo." Along with some nice piano keys and some chopped up horn stabs it's good to hear Evil Dee and Mr. Walt still rocking and listening to Akrobatik rhyme smoothly over their beat sounds perfect!

And this is pretty much the formula for the entire album, dope beats and dope rhymes. Illmind shows up and continues to demonstrate how he intends to wreck the game delivering four beats each with a different vibe but still maintaining a cohesive mood for Akrobatik to set for his album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Akrobatik - Absolute Value (Fat Beats, 2008)

It makes me mad every time someone says that hip-hop ain't what it used to be and that it's too wack now. What, there weren't any wack rappers back in 1988 or 1994? Anyway, you just have to know where to look and similar to the good ol' days when good rappers were on indie labels like Sleeping Bag and Nervous, look to indie labels of today for that real stuff. Fat Beats is one of them and it's where Boston rapper Akrobatik releases his second album (first for them), Absolute Value.

If you checked out his past work by himself or with his Perceptionists crew, you know that he is pretty gifted on the mic. And if that weren't enough, the list of producers on this album is like a backpacker's wet dream (J-Zone, J Dilla, Da Beatminerz, Illmind, 9th Wonder and of course, Fakts One of the Perceptionists). Song after song, Ak brings the pain, so much that he outshines most of the guest stars (well, it is his album, after all). On "Be Prepared", for example, it's hard to tell if Ak or Little Brother's Phonte has the best verse. Other songs that should gain acclaim are "Front Steps Pt. II", "Put Ya Stamp On It" with Talib Kweli and the Perceptionists reunion, "Beast Mode".

Even though "If We Can't Build" with Bumpy Knuckles sounds like a last-minute track, you can't front on Akrobatik. He'll always give you dope rhymes and you should appreciate the absolute value of them. -EJR
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5.0 out of 5 stars Akrobatik "Absolute Value"- 4.75 Stars May 11, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Akrobatik's "Absolute Value" is a top runner from 2008. This album plays front to back with no skip material in between. Lyrically, Akrobatik is on top of his game. I've played this album many times and I'm still just now catching what he's getting at in his verses. The production is graet throughout this album, and it should be with the likes of Illmind, 9th Wonder, J Dilla (R.I.P., J-Zone, Da Beatminerz, and a few others. Guest appearances are in abundance; normally this would be a derogatory thing, but when you have B. Real (of Cypress Hill), Talib Kweli, Chuck D, and Little Brother, it couldn't possibly go wrong, right? Right Indeed. This album is a must have, grab it as soon as you can.

Lyrics- 9.5/10
Production- 9/10
Guest Appearances- 9/10
Overall Sound- 10/10

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-Shaun B.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of 2008's Most "Valuable" Players (4.5 Stars) March 17, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of the Boston-bred Akrobatik since the day I heard him collaborate with Mr. Lif & Fakts-One on The Perceptionists' "Black Dialogue" album. The record is flawless in many ways and remains classic material in my book until this very day. It's been years since that gem dropped, and I've still been heavily sleeping on Akrobatik's solo career. After a couple listens to "Absolute Value", I will most definitely be checking out all his material from now on. Akrobatik's intense, battle-oriented mic style & sociopolitical messages are very reminiscent of KRS-One & Chuck D. And after 10+ years in the game, you can find Akrobatik pumping out some of his most devastating material to date.

"Absolute Value" is real representing real. Ak couldn't have pulled together a better set of producers and guest emcees to help make this album one of the best records of 2008. The biggest name's here are Talib Kweli, who lends an excellent verse on the J Dilla produced "Put Ya Stomp On It", and the excellent reunion of Little Brother (Big Pooh, Phonte & 9th Wonder) on "Be Prepared". Fakts-One & Mr. Lif show up on "Beast Mode" for an ill Perceptionists reunion. Other minor appearances are made by Chuck D & B Real (of Cypress Hill). Along with 9th & Dilla; Illmind, Da Beatminerz, J-Zone, Fakts One, & Therapy lend some of their dopest beats to date.

After about 10 listens, I have yet to reach for the skip button; making for a seamlessly flawless album. Akrobatik balances his messages and battle rhymes brilliantly which never lulls, making for a very strong full listen. For those of you still shouting that hip-hop is dead, be sure to check out Beantown's finest.
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