A Book of Human Language
A Book of Human Language
Studio album by Aceyalone


14 April 1998




Hip hop




Project Blowed


Aceyalone, Mumbles

Aceyalone chronology


All Balls Don't Bounce (1995)


Accepted Eclectic (2001)

A Book of Human Language is the second studio album by American rapper Aceyalone, released in 1998 on Project Blowed. It was produced in its entirety by Mumbles and features no guest artists. The album is structured as a book, with its chapters (tracks 4-19) being placed between a "forward" and an "afterward". The songs deal with human thought and emotions. 

Although the album initially received moderate critical praise (noted hip hop journalist Davey D gave the album a B+ in a 1998 review)[1], the album has since become highly regarded amongst hip hop fans. It is often considered one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time, and Aceyalone's best work. 

Track listingEdit

All songs performed by Aceyalone, written by E. Hayes, produced by Mumbles and co-produced by Aceyalone.

No. Title Time
1. "Forward" 2:25
2. "The Guidelines" 4:47
3. "Contents" 0:54
4. "The Balance" 5:07
5. "The Energy" 1:39
6. "The Hurt" 4:33
7. "The Hold" 3:40
8. "The Walls & Windows" 5:42
9. "The Jabberwocky" 1:52
10. "The Grandfather Clock" 4:57
11. "The Reason" 1:21
12. "The March" 2:04
13. "The Vision" 1:26
14. "The Faces" 4:16
15. "The Hunt Prelude" 1:19
16. "The Hunt" 4:42
17. "The Catch" 1:25
18. "The Thief in the Night" 6:45
19. "Human Language" 7:47
20. "Afterward" 2:06


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