Midnight Hour

Album: Revolutions Per Minute (2010)


  • This song about the pining for a lover returning home is the fifth single from Revolutions Per Minute, the second studio album by American hip hop duo Reflection Eternal. Composed of rapper Talib Kweli and DJ/hip hop producer Hi-Tek, it is the twosome's follow-up to their 2000 collaborative debut Train of Thought.
  • The song features Estelle and was originally slated for the British R&B singer's Shine album. However the tune didn't make it onto the record and went unused for two years until finally landing on Revolutions Per Minute. Hi-Tek explained to MTV News: "I was working on joints for her album, and I was working on my third [solo] album and we cut two records. One for my album and [one for Estelle's], which we wanted to submit for the project, but it was too late for her album. It was sitting for two years, and I played it for Kweli, and he loved it. I didn't really think it was a record for our album, but we made it work. And it's a classic piece of music, so it should be heard rather than sitting in my crates."


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