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First look at album art work for Rakaa’s long awaited debut solo album, Crown of Thorns available everywhere on 7/20. Cover art is an original painting by Doze Green called Lord Enlil

Crown of Thorns features production by The Alchemist, !llmind, DJ Babu, Sid Roams & El-P. Guest apprearances by Aloe Blacc, Fashawn, KRS-One, Dilated Peoples & more!

Continue reading to check out the tracklist and HHO’s interview with Rakaa, The Alchemist and Oh No.


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1. “Crown Of Thorns” feat. Aloe Blacc prod. by: Sid Roams

2. “The Observatory” feat. MAD LION prod. by: King Jahzzy for Keepers Of The Light

3. “Delilah” prod. by: Evidence

4. “Human Nature (Now Breathe)” feat. The Teacha’ KRS ONE prod. by: Exile for Dirty Science

5. “C.T.D.” prod. by: DJ Babu

6. “Assault & Battery” prod. by: Oh No for Disrupt Productions

7. “Ambassador Slang” feat: Tasha (aka Yoon Mi Rae), Tiger JK (Drunken Tiger), Roscoe Umali, BIGRYZN (CHIEFSONS), MOSHPIT (CHIEFSONS), Dumbfoundead, Tassho Pearce, Tablo (Epik High), Mithra Jin (Epik High), Jay Jaballas, King Kapisi prod. by: dj honda

8. “Eyes Wide” feat Krondon prod. by: DJ Babu

9. “Mezcal” prod. by: !llmind for Little Trouble Big China Productions

10. “Rosetta Stone Grove (Universal Language)” feat. Noelle Scaggs prod. by: Eric Bobo & DJ Rhettmatic for Cypress Junkie Productions

11. “Aces High” feat. Fashawn, Evidence, Defari prod. by: The Alchemist

12. “Mean Streak” feat. Chali 2na prod. by: El-P

13. “Upstairs” prod. by: The Alchemist


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