Shades of Grey
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Shades of Grey

November 24, 2006

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  Song Title
Right This Moment produced by Kno
It Won't Last produced by Weapon X featuring Pigeon John and Oth
Hiphop Music produced by Tony Stone featuring DJ Rob Swift
10 Years produced by 9th Wonder featuring Toni Hill
Statements part 2 produced by Tony Stone featuring Ohmega Watts
Microphone Rush produced by Jon Doe featuring Manchild of Mars I
The Find produced by Ohmega Watts featuring DJ Muneshine
Keep On produced by Tony Stone
Let Go produced by Celph Titled featuring Supastition, The Maste
Poetry In Motion part 2 produced by Tony Stone featuring DJ Mune
Life Cipher produced by Deepsix
Goliath produced by Ohmega Watts featuring DJ DNA
Soul Rock produced by Tony Stone featuring Ohmega Watts, Othello
Nobody produced by illmind
Shades of Grey produced by Tony Stone featuring Toni Hill

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 1, 2004
  • Label: Hiphop IS Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2004 Hiphop Is Music
  • Total Length: 55:06
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  • ASIN: B000QR0U8E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,394 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenominal Hip-Hop April 7, 2007
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Shades of Grey comes out of the gate swinging, and rolls like a freight train right through the finish line. For being somewhat of an unknown in the hip hop industry, Braille has compiled an incredibly fresh and original album. Every song on this disc has a strong lyrical presence, leaving your mind working long after the song is over. The beats are top notch, and produced by some of the most prominant names in the industry. While this album will probably not be discovered by most hip hop fans, it definately deserves its praise. It is very, very good. Who knew that shades of grey could be so colorful?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic work from a great underground MC April 28, 2008
Format:Audio CD
One of my first finds in the underground was rapper and spiritual lyricist Braille. Shades of Grey represents his sophomore work, which actually improves upon his first release (not largely unavailable except in digital download format). Unlike a comet's tail that burns its brightest only when you first see it, Braille's second album marks something of a transition. Unlike the basement beats that sound almost experimental and a bit lacking in his first album, Braille's coming-into-his-own as an artist is without question on Shades of Grey. There's no crib sheet he's using for this album. It's all personality. And it's all Braille.

The high energy flow of the artist from Oregon that everyone has come to know is crystallized on the second album. The title song "Shades of Grey," which has become itself something of an anthem and produced by underground sensation Tony Stone, may perhaps be one of the best hip hop songs ever made. Its catchy vocals, bruising delivery, and salient lyrics grab your attention and demand you answer the questions he poses. But this is true of the album. Braille's not only got an ear for beats, almost every song has a lyrical composition that outlasts even the artist's presence. You forget you're listening to a kid wise beyond his years and imagine you're walking with a tour guide, who is taking you through your own life's story and requiring you to see the greater purpose that we're all created for. That is Braille's program. And he pulls it off with class and demonstrative talent.

Again, this is one of those albums that compel a good review due to the marriage of beats and lyrics invested in each song. It's rare to find any album that performs so excellently that there is nothing mindless interludes, no repetitive hooks, etc. The only thing wrong with the album is Braille doesn't leave the listener any time to break away from the music! No underground collection is complete without Shades of Grey.
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4.0 out of 5 stars shades of grey check it out January 26, 2014
By c-dove
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I decided to check this album out because I'm a little brother fan and 9th wonder did a track and to my my surprise this kid braille has talent and I'll be checking for more work on him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shades of Grey April 3, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
I love this artist and the album. Braille had an amazing flow and lyrics that make you think about life and our purpose in this life.
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