"In a hip-hop career that has stretched past a decade, Blackalicious has earned respect the old-fashioned way-rising through honesty, commitment, and artistry. Blackalicious is an American hip hop duo from Sacramento, California made up of rapper Gift of Gab (born Tim Parker) and DJ/producer Chief Xcel (born Xavier Mosley). They are noted for Gift of Gab's often "tongue-twisting", multisyllabic, complex rhymes and Chief Xcel's 'classic' beats."
Albums include the 1999 album "Nia", "Blazing Arrow" (2002), "The Craft" (2005) and 2015's "Imani Vol. 1".
Gift of Gab passed away in 2021.