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Balance (Swollen Members album)

Balance is the debut album by Canadian rap group Swollen Members. It was released on the Battleaxe Records label. It has sold 41,000 copies since its release.[1] Guest stars include Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Saafir, Dilated Peoples, Everlast, and Son Doobie. Track 3, Lady Venom, appeared on the soundtrack of the 2001/2002 EA Sports video game NBA Live 2002.

Balance
Swollenmembers balance cover.jpg
Canadian Release Cover
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 31, 1999
Recorded1997–1999 at NRG Recording Studios North Hollywood, California.
GenreRap
LanguageEnglish
LabelBattleaxe
ProducerMad Child(exec.)
Kool DJ E.Q., The Alchemist, Paul Nice, Zodak, Evidence, DJ Kemo, Joey Chavez, Del tha Funkee Homosapien
Swollen Members chronology
Balance
(1999)
Bad Dreams
(2001)
Alternative Cover
American Release Cover
American Release Cover
Singles from Balance
  1. "Front Street"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Strength"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Camouflage"
    Released: 2000
  4. "Lady Venom"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
RapReviews(8/10)[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Ground Breaking"Kool DJ E.Q.3:55
2."Strength"The Alchemist2:52
3."Lady Venom" (Feat. Aceyalone)Paul Nice4:15
4."Front Street"The Alchemist3:36
5."Bless + Destroy"Zodak3:20
6."Counter Parts" (featuring Rakaa Iriscience and Evidence)Evidence4:33
7."Circuit Breaker"The Alchemist3:18
8."Out of Range"Zodak4:01
9."Bottle Rocket" (featuring Divine Styler, Everlast and Evidence)Evidence3:48
10."Assault + Battery"Zodak2:53
11."Valentine's Day Massacre" (featuring Big Nous, Saafir and Thirdrail Vic)Kemo3:55
12."S+M On the Rocks"Joey Chavez3:36
13."Committed" (featuring Son Doobie)Kemo2:57
14."Left Field" (featuring Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Unicorn)Del tha Funkee Homosapien5:16
15."Horrified Nights"The Alchemist4:03
16."Battle Axe Experiment" (featuring Evidence)Zodak3:07
17."Consumption" (featuring Aceyalone)Evidence4:50
18."Sinful Bliss"Paul Nice4:17

ReferencesEdit

Counter Parts samples "Come Clean" by Jeru The Damaja