"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".