One A.M. is the first studio album by American rapper Diverse. It was released on Chocolate Industries in 2003. The album features production by RJD2, Prefuse73, Madlib, and Jeff Parker. Guest appearances include Vast Aire, Lyrics Born, and Jean Grae.

One A.M.
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 4, 2003 (2003-11-04)
GenreHip hop
Length43:23
LabelChocolate Industries
ProducerRJD2, Madlib, Prefuse 73, K. Kruz, Overflo, Jeff Parker, Ted Sirota, DJ Lok
Diverse chronology
Move EP
(2001)
One A.M.
(2003)
Round About
(TBA)
Singles from One A.M.
  1. "Certified"
    Released: 2002 (2002)
  2. "Explosive"
    Released: 2003 (2003)
  3. "Jus Biz"
    Released: 2004 (2004)
  4. "Big Game"
    Released: 2004 (2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Dusted Magazinefavorable[2]
Exclaim!favorable[3]
Pitchfork8.0/10[4]
Prefix8.0/10[5]
Stylus MagazineA−[6]

ReceptionEdit

Steve Huey of AllMusic gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling it "[a] thoroughly excellent debut."[1] He said, "Diverse's greatest strength as a rapper is his flow, as he spins a dense web of painstakingly constructed language over the beats as though he were spreading soft butter on toast."[1]

Gabe Gloden of Stylus Magazine gave the album a grade of A−, saying: "There's not one dud to be found on One A.M., and at a lean 42 minutes, Diverse deserves at least that much of your time."[6] Noel Dix of Exclaim! said: "Along with Vast Aire of Cannibal Ox and the mighty Jean Grae, there is simply far too much talent on this effort to go unnoticed."[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Certified"RJD23:48
2."Uprock"RJD23:33
3."Big Game" (featuring Vast Aire)RJD23:58
4."Ain't Right"Madlib4:01
5."Jus Biz"Prefuse 734:34
6."Blindman"K. Kruz3:09
7."Explosive" (featuring Lyrics Born)RJD23:30
8."Under the Hammer" (featuring Jean Grae)RJD24:04
9."747 (Flyin)"Overflo2:32
10."Interlude (Amberglis)"Prefuse 730:40
11."Leaving"Prefuse 733:46
12."In Accordance"Jeff Parker, Ted Sirota, DJ Lok3:56

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "One A.M. - Diverse". AllMusic. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Mitsakos, William (June 8, 2004). "Dusted Reviews: Diverse - One A.M." Dusted Magazine. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Dix, Noel (January 1, 2006). "Diverse - One A.M." Exclaim!. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Hoffman, Jascha (December 4, 2003). "Diverse: One A.M." Pitchfork. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  5. ^ Umile, Dominic (November 4, 2003). "Diverse - One A.M." Prefix. Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Gloden, Gabe (January 13, 2004). "Diverse - One A.M." Stylus Magazine. Archived from the original on March 30, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2016.

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