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AOI: Bionix

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Released  December 4, 2001
Length  55:15
Release date  4 December 2001
Genre  Hip hop music
Recorded  2000-2001
Artist  De La Soul
Label  Tommy Boy Entertainment
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Producer  De La Soul, Supa Dave West, Kev Brown, Megahertz, J Dilla, Deaf 2 U Inc.,
AOI Bionix (2001)  Live at Tramps, NYC, 1996 (2004)
Similar  De La Soul albums, Hip hop music albums

AOI: Bionix is De La Soul's sixth full-length album, released in 2001. The album was the second in a planned three-disc installment, which was originally intended to be a three-disc album.



The first single, "Baby Phat" featuring Yummy Bingham and Devin the Dude, was an ode to larger sized women. Elsewhere, "Held Down", featuring Cee-Lo, found Posdnuos in an introspective mood as he mused on fatherhood, religion, and fame. Slick Rick also made an appearance on "What We Do (For Love)"; a humorous song about puberty and sexual discovery. Plans were made to release the Kev Brown-produced "Special" (featuring Yummy Bingham) as the second single, however Tommy Boy soon folded as a label, cutting short any further promotion of Bionix. Like many Hip-Hop albums, there is an official instrumental version of the album available on vinyl, with artwork.


The album featured skits with a character by the name of Reverend Do Good, which worked as social commentary as well as the intros and outros of the songs. The final Reverend Do Good skit acts as one final advertisement for Ghost Weed as heard on De La Soul's previous album, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump. A mischievous teenager takes a hit of the substance, then morphs into Slum Village frontman J Dilla, who provides the intro and outro to the marijuana-themed song "Peer Pressure" (which he also produced).

Track listing

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  1. "Intro" – 0:29
  2. Produced by De La Soul
  3. "Bionix" – 2:43
  4. Produced by Supa Dave West
  5. "Baby Phat" – 3:50
  6. Featuring Devin the Dude and Yummy Bingham
  7. Produced by Supa Dave West
  8. "Simply" – 4:05
  9. Produced by Supa Dave West
  10. "Simply Havin'" – 0:48
  11. Produced by De La Soul
  12. "Held Down" – 4:54
  13. Featuring Cee-Lo Green
  14. Produced by Posdnous
  15. "Reverend Do Good #1" – 1:05
  16. "Watch Out" – 3:37
  17. Featuring Jose "Perico" Hernandez
  18. Produced by Supa Dave West
  19. "Special" – 3:36
  20. Featuring Yummy Bingham
  21. Produced by Kev Brown
  22. "Reverend Do Good #2" – 1:14
  23. Produced by De La Soul, Kevin Lewis & Troy Hightower
  24. "The Sauce" – 2:25
  25. Featuring Philly Black
  26. Produced by Supa Dave West
  27. "Am I Worth You?" ("Am I Worthy of You?") – 4:01
  28. Featuring Glenn Lewis
  29. Produced by Supa Dave West
  30. "Pawn Star" – 4:06
  31. Featuring Shell Council
  32. Produced by De La Soul
  33. "What We Do (For Love)" – 5:04
  34. Featuring Slick Rick
  35. Produced by Megahertz
  36. "Reverend Do Good #3" – 2:20
  37. Produced by De La Soul, Kevin Lewis & Troy Hightower
  38. "Peer Pressure" – 5:09
  39. Featuring B-Real and J Dilla
  40. Produced by J Dilla
  41. "It's American" – 1:09
  42. Produced by De La Soul, Kevin Lewis & Troy Hightower
  43. "Trying People" – 4:31
  44. Produced by Def 2 U


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