Train of Thought
Train of Thought
Studio album by Reflection Eternal


17 October 2000


1999-2000 at Electric Lady Studios (New York, New York)


Hip hop






Hi-Tek, Weldon Irvine, Talib Kweli

Reflection Eternal chronology


Revolutions per Minute (2010)

Train of Thought is the debut album by American hip hop duo Reflection Eternal, released in 2000 on Rawkus Records. Group members Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek began work on the album following the release of Black Star's 1998 album Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, which Hi-Tek worked on as a producer. 

Produced primarily by Hi-Tek, the album is characterised by dynamic, high-tempo tracks and a Soulquarians-type neo soul sound. Kweli's topics on the album include themes of revolutionary mentality, love, the state of hip hop, and modern African-American culture.

Upon its release, Train of Thought achieved moderate sales success and received critical acclaim from music critics. It peaked at #17 on the Billboard 200, and #5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Its singles "Move Somethin'" and "The Blast" reached #1 on the Hot Rap Singles chart respectively.

Track listingEdit

No. TItle Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Experience Dedication" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 2:23
2. "Move Somethin'" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 3:08
3. "Some Kind of Wonderful" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 3:14
4. "The Blast" Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek, Vinia Mojica Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 3:07
5. "This Means You" Talib Kweli, Mos Def Cottrell, Greene, Smith Hi-Tek 4:12
6. "Too Late" Talib Kweli, Res Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 3:25
7. "Memories Live" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 3:58
8. "Africa Dream" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene, Irvine Talib Kweli, Weldon Irvine, Hi-Tek (co.) 4:09
9. "Down for the Count" Talib Kweli, Rah Digga, Xzibit Cottrell, Fisher, Greene, Joiner Hi-Tek 3:51
10. "Name of the Game" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 1:50
11. "Ghetto Afterlife" Talib Kweli, Kool G Rap Cottrell, Greene, Wilson Hi-Tek 2:58
12. "On My Way" - Cottrell, Isaacs, Thomas Hi-Tek 1:09
13. "Love Language" Talib Kweli, Les Nubians Cottrell, Foussart, Foussart, Greene Hi-Tek 5:02
14. "Love Speakeasy" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 1:38
15. "Soul Rebels" Talib Kweli, De La Soul Cottrell, Greene, Jolicuer, Mason, Mercer Hi-Tek 4:02
16. "Eternalists" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 3:58
17. "Big Del from da Natti" - Cottrell, Geralds Hi-Tek 1:15
18. "Touch You" Talib Kweli, Piakhan, Supa Dave West Cottrell, Greene, Stanford, West Hi-Tek 4:41
19. "Good Morning" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek 3:34
20. "Expansion Outro" - Cottrell Hi-Tek 1:13
"For Women" Talib Kweli Cottrell, Greene Hi-Tek, Talib Kweli (co.) 6:46

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