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6 Feet Deep
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Yaaaah!!! Here Comes The Gravediggaz (Rating: 9 out of 10- -
Chandler | Atlanta (College Park), Georgia | 03/02/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The fact that there are two awesome producers on this album, Prince Paul and RZA alone makes this album very interesting. Along with Frukwan and Too Poetic, they came out in '94 under the name Gravediggaz with the debut "6 Feet Deep" (or "Niggamortis"). A horricore rap album that was very appealing. To make things even more intersting, everyone changed their name as well.
There is not much to say here about this album. The production is well innovative by RZA or Rzarector who does more rapping than producing, and Prince Paul or Thee Undertaker who does the opposite. As for the rhymes, they are excellent too. "Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide" is one that has excellent beats and rhymes to fit it's concept. Too Poetic or Grymreaper is good and entertaining on "Defective Trip (Trippin')".
Guests are on this album as well. Scientific Shabazz and Killah Priest appear on two tracks "Graveyard Chamber" and "Diary Of A Madman". Masta Ace appears on "Here Comes The Gravediggaz". And others known like MC Search and Biz Markie do some of the background vocals on "Defective Trip". And KRS-One does thoese vocals to "1-800-Suicide".
As for anything bad. I believe "Bang Your Head" and the title track "6 Feet Deep" didn't appeal to me. The latter song was because the chorus came in spelling out the group's name over and over again. Other than that this is one excellent project. It kind of sucks that innovative albums like this don't come out anymore. It's albums like "6 Feet Deep" that made rap so fun to listen to. It's sad that Gravediggaz probably won't be making no more albums, due to the death of Too Poetic after he passed away from colon cancer back in 2001. After hearing this album, I will check out their 1997 follow up "The Pick, The Sickle, and The Shovel", and their 2002 album "Nightmare In A Minor". This album is excellent. Even if you're a Wu-Tang fan or a De La Soul fan, this should grab your intrest.
Just for the record: This was not the first horrorcore album made. Artists like Esham and Insane Clown Posse have been doing this way before this album dropped. This one just received the most recognition.
Guest Appearances: A-
Musical Vibes: A-
Favorite Tracks: Constant Elevation, Nowhere To Run Nowhere To Hide, Defective Trip (Trippin'), 1-800 Suicide, Diary Of A Madman, Here Comes The Gravediggaz, Deathtrap
RZA + Prince Paul= Golden Era Masterpiece
Alex Goldberg | Brooklyn, NY | 02/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Gravediggaz were made up of four very different but very talented individuals.
You get Prince Paul's production. This is the man behind De La Soul's '3ft. High and Rising' and a lot of Stetsasonic's tracks. He produced almost all the tracks on this album. The beats are creepy,funky and very creative. Imagine Wu-Tang's '36 chambers' on steroids.
Next you have RZA. His main role is that of a rapper on this album and he slaughters each and every track. He growls his lyrics in a very aggressive tone, never missing a beat. If you're a fan of his early work with Wu-Tang, this will be sure to please.
Then there's Grym Reaper (R.I.P!). He has an insanely original flow. He sounds almost demonic, bending and twisting the tone of his voice. While this style might be hard for some to stomach, it is very catchy. He was a truely one of a kind rapper.
Finally, Frukwan (also from Stetsasonic)provides his share of high quality flows and lyrics. His more simple voice contrasts RZA and Grym's more hardcore styles.
Overall, this is a horrorcore (real horrorcore, not Necro or Twiztid or something like that) masterpiece. Highly recommended for any golden-age hip-hop fan!"