Blakroc

  • Record Label: BlakRoc
  • Release Date: Nov 27, 2009
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. For a first try, the Black Keys do a decent enough job providing the backbone upon which this collection of rappers can spit and strut, but the actual musical output is overshadowed by the concept of this collaboration, and that is Blakroc’s biggest problem.
  2. Mojo
    60
    There are no masterpieces here. But it's a brave venture nonetheless, and one that does succeed in becoming something more than the sum of its parts. [Jan 2010, p. 95]
  3. Uncut
    60
    The Black Keys must take credit for negotiating the minefield of the rap/rock crossover without any serious casualties, but maybe an R&B/rock crossover would have reaped even greater rewards. [Jan 2010, p. 113]
  4. 50
    As a memorable exploration of the intersection between hip-hop and the blues, it ain't much.
  5. Thrillingly experimental hip-hop.
  6. Instead of acknowledging that they perhaps have something unique to offer and trying to put their own twist on rap, the Keys attempt to strip down their sound to fit within hip-hop genre norms--the result being the taming of many gifted rappers whose time would have been otherwise better spent.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. D.P.
    Dec 3, 2009
    8
    Good Album, although some of the songs are lacking. Its a good combination of blues-y rock and rap. Coochie wasn't great though.