The Soul Purpose

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The Soul Purpose
The Soul Purpose.jpg
Studio album by 7L & Esoteric
ReleasedJuly 24, 2001
GenreHip hop
Producer7L, The ARE, DJ Spinna, Joc Max, Raw Produce, Vinyl Reanimators
7L & Esoteric chronology
Speaking Real Words (The EP)
The Soul Purpose
Dangerous Connection
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link
RapReviews9/10 stars link

The Soul Purpose is the debut studio album from Boston underground hip hop duo 7L & Esoteric. The album was released on July 24, 2001. After years of doing guest verses for other acts, and releasing songs such as "Be Alert" on their own; the duo managed to garner significant hype in the underground hip hop community. They even received press in The Source, and attracted enough attention to get a guest verse from Inspectah Deck. All of this culminated into a record deal with Landspeed, 9 years after the group's original formation.

Track listing[edit]

1."Dwight Spits Intro" (featuring Count Bass D) 1:00
2."Verbal Assault"Vinyl Reanimators3:32
3."Terror At Your Ear"Vinyl Reanimators3:16
4."Operating Correctly" (featuring Mr. Lif)7L4:31
5."Call Me E.S."Vinyl Reanimators3:27
6."My Rhyme Pt. II" 0:59
7."Jealous Over Nothing"Joc Max3:54
8."Chain Reaction" (featuring Vinnie Paz)Vinyl Reanimators3:53
9."Think Back"7L3:19
10."Interlude - Terra What?" 0:42
11."Mic Mastery"Vinyl Reanimators3:35
12."Public Execution" (featuring Apathy and Reks)7L3:53
13."You Know the Concept"Vinyl Reanimators4:10
14."Speaking Real Words" (featuring Inspectah Deck)Vinyl Reanimators4:11
15."First Letter"7L1:13
16."The Soul Purpose"DJ Spinna4:41
17."Rep the Hardest" (performed by God Complex)7L4:01
18."Play It Cool"7L2:26
19."Guest List"The ARE3:35
20."State of the Art" (featuring Akrobatik, Cadence and Checkmark)Raw Produce4:26
Total length:64:44

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
The Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2001 "Call Me E.S." - #83 #3