“The Blast” is a hip hop single from Reflection Eternal’s debut album, Train of Thought. It features rapping from the duo’s emcee, Talib Kweli, as well as from its producer, DJ Hi-Tek. It is the only Reflection Eternal song that Hi-Tek raps on, and like all Reflection Eternal songs, he produces it. The song has a somber and jazzy beat backed by vocals from Vinia Mojica.
It has a music video directed by Little X in which Kweli and Hi-Tek are rapping in a rainstorm. The music video version is extended in length, and gives Talib Kweli an extra verse. It was also very successful, since it peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks and #49 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The official remix features a verse by Erykah Badu.
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