Gravediggaz' "6 Ft Deep" is the best album I've heard this year

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I'd never heard it until now. Holy shit, this sounds like it was released yesterday! "1-800 Suicide", "Diary of a Madman", "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide"....to cite highlights seems a little inappropriate, since the whole thing is fucking great.

any thoughts?

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:21 (fourteen years ago) link

I saw them live. They were a fucking shambles.

adam. (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:35 (fourteen years ago) link

I like 1800 Suicide

adam. (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:35 (fourteen years ago) link

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU SLEPT ON THIS ALBUM

Dan Perry '08 (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Prince Paul, DJing on top of a headstone...bwahahahahaha!

adam. (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:43 (fourteen years ago) link

DUDE I NEVER EVEN HEARD FREEBIRD BY SKYNRD UNTIL I WAS 27!

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Dan OTM. WTF dude? Your gothsta pass is hereby revizzoked.

oops (Oops), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:51 (fourteen years ago) link

great album, the top of a long, steep slope.

el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I never heard "Come Sail Away" by Styx until last year.

adam. (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:52 (fourteen years ago) link

I remember when this was called "Niggamortis".

Jacob (Jacob), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:56 (fourteen years ago) link

Hahaha! Yeah!

adam. (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:56 (fourteen years ago) link

That was the UK title.

oops (Oops), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 02:57 (fourteen years ago) link

the best horror rap album ever

peter $,.., Tuesday, 21 September 2004 03:01 (fourteen years ago) link

whew the competiton for that honor was FIERCE

oops (Oops), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 03:03 (fourteen years ago) link

NO LOVE 4 NECRO?

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 03:04 (fourteen years ago) link

haha not that I've ever heard more than two songs by him

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 03:05 (fourteen years ago) link

"I Love Drugs" made me laugh.

djdee2005 (djdee2005), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 03:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Yeah, it's classic, in my opinion it's the best Wu record ever and the best rap LP of the nineties too. Admittedly, the only Wu connection is RZA, but it *does* sound like a updated, more edgy version of "36 Chambers".

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 04:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Actually, wasn't Masta Killa on it too? And Killah Priest?

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 04:01 (fourteen years ago) link

who's the Gravedigga that has that has that line about "Fat Ned, scheming on a blowjob from a crackhead"? Whoever he is, he's one of the best MCs I've heard.

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 04:09 (fourteen years ago) link

Dan Perry?

adam. (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 04:09 (fourteen years ago) link

If memory serves me right, I think it's RZA. I could be wrong though.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 04:11 (fourteen years ago) link

RZA (as an mc) sounds totally different here than he does on later stuff, doesn't he? A lot gruffer.

oops (Oops), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 04:14 (fourteen years ago) link

No, I'm sorry, it isn't RZA, it's one of the other two, can't remember which one.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 04:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Okay, I listened to the song, and I think the one saying that line is the Grym Reaper. His flow was indeed brilliant and original, it's sad he isn't amongst us anymore. RIP.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 05:26 (fourteen years ago) link

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Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 05:31 (fourteen years ago) link

the best horror rap album ever

"NIGHTMARE ON MY STREET," BITCHEZ!!!!!

manthony m1cc1o (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 06:14 (fourteen years ago) link

oh come on that's like the Casper the friendly Ghost of horror rap

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 06:17 (fourteen years ago) link

FP: Oh man, I gotta call Jeff, I gotta call Jeff Come on, come on Come on Jeff, answer Come on, man
JJ: Hello?
FP: Jeff, this is Prince, man Jeff, wake up, Jeff, wake up
JJ: What do you want?
FP: Jeff, wake up, man, listen to me, Jeff
JJ: It's three o'clock in the morning, what do you want?
FP: Jeff, Jeff, would you listen to me? Listen, whatever you do, don't fall asleep
JJ: Man
FP: Jeff, listen to me, don't go to sleep, Jeff
JJ: look, I'll talk to you tomorrow, I'm gong to bed Ahhhhhh! Ahhhhhh!
Freddy: Ha ha ha ha ha haaaa
FP: Jeff! Jeff! Jeff! Jeff! Answer me, Jeff!
Freddy: I'm your D.J. now, Princey! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaaa

manthony m1cc1o (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 06:56 (fourteen years ago) link

it's still classic of course

Gear! (Gear!), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 07:13 (fourteen years ago) link

Gravediggaz' 6 Ft Deep was the last rap LP I ever bought. Well, not last EVER - just the last one I bought upon release. I've bought many since then, but all from '93 or earlier. The only track that really stood out was the scarifying "Defective Trip".

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 08:02 (fourteen years ago) link

Naah, stand out track is "Bang Your Head" - if only for the surging synth.

Jedmond (Jedmond), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 08:05 (fourteen years ago) link

what i particularly love about 6 Ft Deep is that it's not actually very dark at all! all the goth stuff is completely schlocky and goofy, the songs are all instantly catchy and full of hooks, it's basically a party album. one of the most 'fun' rap albums ever.

xpost OTM 'bang yr head' is def my favourite these days!

pete b. (pete b.), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 08:08 (fourteen years ago) link

i a;so saw gravediggaz live live at the strangest place - 11am on the main stage at reading festival. completely out of place, but i rememebr it being pretty decent, esp bang your head

Robin Goad (rgoad), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 08:42 (fourteen years ago) link

If I was voting in the poll, this would be like, no.3.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 09:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Niggamortis is a better title.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 21 September 2004 10:03 (fourteen years ago) link

pete b pretty much otm. a classic.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 10:16 (fourteen years ago) link

UK TITLE FOREVA, MOTHERFUKKERS

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 10:54 (fourteen years ago) link

Absolutely. Can we get a photo?

briania (briania), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 11:14 (fourteen years ago) link

I was invoked above. Sort of, in a way.

Great album, been a while since I listened to it I admit.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 11:59 (fourteen years ago) link

"schemin' on a blowjob" line is from Killah Priest...as good as he is, I still think RZA steals the show - especially his hectic verse on "Trippin'"

Space Is the Place (Space Is the Place), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 13:43 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't think Bob Digi gets enough props as a rapper.

briania (briania), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 13:50 (fourteen years ago) link

That is Killah Priest?!!? Really?

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 14:26 (fourteen years ago) link

no it's not, it's grym reaper!

pete b. (pete b.), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 14:27 (fourteen years ago) link

And the Grym Reaper is Frukwan or someone, right?

Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 14:35 (fourteen years ago) link

those Gravediggaz nicknames in full!

2 Poetic - The Grym Reaper
Frukwan - The Gatekeeper
RZA - The RZArector (do you see?!)
Prince Paul - The Undertaker

pete b. (pete b.), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 14:37 (fourteen years ago) link

i liked the clean version better (maybe the only hip-hop album where that is so), since nearly every line has a weird sound effect over the no-no's (gun click, shovel, cough, knife sharpened, scream, splat, etc.) giving it a whole other level of noise.

BbetaA, Tuesday, 21 September 2004 14:38 (fourteen years ago) link

This was one of the first albums I ever listened to ON WEED. It was PERFECT.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 15:50 (fourteen years ago) link

GREAT. GREAT. GREAT.

1-800-suicide PWNZ.

ddb (ddb), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 17:07 (fourteen years ago) link

Too Poetic does the verse with "Old fat Ned, schemin' on a blow job from a crackhead". Dude had some of the best vocal inflections I've ever heard. Very creative.

His verse on "Mommy, What's A Gravedigga? (RZA Full Mix)" is fucking awesome. Like the part where he goes "You was washed in the blooooooooooooooooooooood of a lamb to be cleansed!" is cool.

Rollie Pemberton (Rollie Pemberton), Tuesday, 21 September 2004 17:20 (fourteen years ago) link

but yeah, i don't know how i overlooked the genius of that one rapper from detroit.

oops (Oops), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 04:03 (fourteen years ago) link

esham?

Matt B. (Matt B.), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 11:17 (fourteen years ago) link

Pre-fame Kid Rock?

Dan Perry '08 (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 12:15 (fourteen years ago) link

Bugs Bunny?

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 22 September 2004 14:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Overrated.

scg, Wednesday, 22 September 2004 14:45 (fourteen years ago) link

four months pass...
"hey yo, reaper, those kids out there say they're mad thirsty. you got something for them to drink?"

"yo, we can wet up two cups of blood!"

Eisbär (llamasfur), Tuesday, 25 January 2005 06:12 (fourteen years ago) link

and i wouldn't be so quick to pin ICP on the gravediggaz ... not that that would be a problem for dan.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Tuesday, 25 January 2005 06:13 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Now on emusic. And even better than I remembered it being.

Hurting 2, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 12:46 (eleven years ago) link

You know what I only just discovered and can't believe I slept on so long? Liquid Swords! What's weird is I stuck it on the other night getting ready to blow my non-muso pals' minds and they were all "I can't believe you never heard this before"!

the next grozart, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 15:58 (eleven years ago) link

"Freak the Sorceress" on whatever Gravediggaz 12" it is rules as well.

I've got a dbl 12" with a version of "1-800 Suicide" with totally different, Jim Jones inspired, lyrics too.

The Portishead remix of 'em is dull tho'.

Raw Patrick, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 16:04 (eleven years ago) link

I've got a dbl 12" with a version of "1-800 Suicide" with totally different, Jim Jones inspired, lyrics too.

Is this the same as the video version of the song? Because it has totally different lyrics which are less satirical and more anti-suicide.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 19:18 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h016eNYDw_U

Tuomas, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 19:22 (eleven years ago) link

That's it.

I got it here: http://www.discogs.com/release/298388

I've never heard "The Reincarnation Of Freud" which is on this: http://www.discogs.com/release/136226

Raw Patrick, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

nine years pass...

confront a alligator, let it eat you raw

j., Tuesday, 21 November 2017 06:27 (one year ago) link

Is this the gravediggaz jam session

i n f i n i t y (∞), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 06:36 (one year ago) link

This album is sublime.

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:58 (one year ago) link

BANG YOUR HEAD

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:58 (one year ago) link

Or be like Richard Pryor set your balls on fire ..

calzino, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:01 (one year ago) link

Gravediggaz got some votes from me, at least, in the ongoing Wu poll: THE POLL IS COMIN THROUGH, THE OUTCOME IS CRITICAL — WU-TANG CLAN — Artist Poll — Results

2 Cups of Blood is my jam.

Neil S, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:03 (one year ago) link

If this wouldn't include "Bang Your Head", it'd be a perfect album. I always skip that track, cos the beat sounds so horrible, what were they thinking?! It's still better than any other album featuring RZA tho.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:03 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

6 feet deep is 25 years old today...

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 9 August 2019 20:57 (two weeks ago) link

If this wouldn't include "Bang Your Head", it'd be a perfect album. I always skip that track, cos the beat sounds so horrible, what were they thinking?! It's still better than any other album featuring RZA tho.

― Tuomas, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 5:03 AM (one year ago) bookmarkflaglink

wow hard disagree. its perfectly sloppy, very fitting on the album for me.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 9 August 2019 21:01 (two weeks ago) link

yeah i wouldn't change a thing about this record its perfect

ciderpress, Friday, 9 August 2019 21:01 (two weeks ago) link

I so loved this one at the time and 1-800 Suicide is a stone cold classic, where the fuck does 25 years go so fast?

calzino, Friday, 9 August 2019 21:33 (two weeks ago) link

During one of the roughest, most hopeless nights of my life, I got cute with myself and decided to listen to "1-800-SUICIDE" again. Uh, that was a bad idea. The sound of that sampled laughing became the sound of everyone who ever wanted anyone to kill themselves, ironically or not. Their voices became the sound of me laughing at my own pointless self-pitying, unable to escape the pointlessness, hating myself more and more for thinking what I was thinking what I was thinking. "You don't even HAVE any REAL problems, you fucking loser." Not exactly a helpful mindset to be in when you want to get out of that mindset.

I liked it when I first heard it, but the friend who played it for me the first time twenty years ago turned out to be a giant asshole, anyway. Dickwads like Tyler the Creator probably jack off to it.

Gimme Liquid Swords instead, that at least has your back.

del griffith, Friday, 9 August 2019 21:58 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, I've never understood the appeal of this album. even at the time I didn't like it.

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 August 2019 22:08 (two weeks ago) link

really good production by Prince Paul is the appeal

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:11 (two weeks ago) link

it does sound pretty neat on the ol' ears, that's true

del griffith, Friday, 9 August 2019 22:13 (two weeks ago) link

lol, you don't half get some convoluted bollox on ilm!

calzino, Friday, 9 August 2019 22:15 (two weeks ago) link

Paul can be a bit much (Psychoanalysis, for ex.) Love Prince Among Thieves tho, that's an underrated masterpiece

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 August 2019 22:16 (two weeks ago) link

fine album is it, not listened in years like.

calzino, Friday, 9 August 2019 22:18 (two weeks ago) link

this is a great album. bang your head is prob my fave track on it too.

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:20 (two weeks ago) link

never understood why shakey doesnt like this

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:23 (two weeks ago) link

it's true, it seems like the kind of thing I would dig, but somehow the lyrical approach is just off-putting to me. It's not funny enough to be taken as a joke, but taking it seriously just seems sad and morbid

Οὖτις, Friday, 9 August 2019 22:28 (two weeks ago) link

i think it's pretty silly! and the production helps aid the silliness in a lot of instances.

big city slam (Spottie), Friday, 9 August 2019 23:43 (two weeks ago) link

You can't come back
No matter what you do when you fall in a death trap

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 August 2019 02:24 (two weeks ago) link

I bought this album while I was part of a car pool to work. She usually slept on the drive.

And when my passenger heard "other rappers are flatter than a white girl's butt" she woke up briefly and said "he ain't wrong".

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 August 2019 02:25 (two weeks ago) link

GUILTY

j., Saturday, 10 August 2019 02:39 (two weeks ago) link

Suicide it's a suicide

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 August 2019 02:57 (two weeks ago) link

Shit i hadn't seen del griffith's post. Sorry :(

i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward (Neanderthal), Saturday, 10 August 2019 02:58 (two weeks ago) link

Wanna see something that'll make you sick?
Stand in front of jets on the Gaza strip

☮ (peace, man), Saturday, 10 August 2019 12:28 (two weeks ago) link

Hilarious!

Οὖτις, Saturday, 10 August 2019 15:21 (two weeks ago) link

no problem, i'd rather zing like a man, than FP like a coward aka Neanderthal, I forgive you.

del griffith, Saturday, 10 August 2019 17:46 (two weeks ago) link

Paul can be a bit much (Psychoanalysis, for ex.) Love Prince Among Thieves tho, that's an underrated masterpiece

He's pretty reined-in on 6 Ft Deep, this is about as close to straight-forward hip hop as he got.
Agreed on Prince Among Theives!

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 12 August 2019 17:48 (one week ago) link

This album is a masterwork

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 12 August 2019 18:06 (one week ago) link

It sure is

calzino, Monday, 12 August 2019 19:19 (one week ago) link

I can remember being so sorely disappointed with the follow up, from a period when RZA was doing a few albums a week and somewhat spreading himself thinly. I can't remember if Prince Paul even had much input and didn't the gatekeeper die between albums? it wasn't particularly terrible - but the magic had gone.

calzino, Monday, 12 August 2019 19:25 (one week ago) link

Grym Reaper (Poetic) died, but that was after the second album. I never heard the third one.

☮ (peace, man), Monday, 12 August 2019 19:30 (one week ago) link

ah, relying my dodgy old memory here.

calzino, Monday, 12 August 2019 19:34 (one week ago) link

def a let down but there's 4-5 tracks on it i really love.

big city slam (Spottie), Monday, 12 August 2019 19:51 (one week ago) link


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