Monday, March 1, 2010
Probably my favorite rap album of all time, 6 Feet Deep (or Niggamortis if you live in the UK - a way better title) is the debut album by NYC 's the Gravediggaz, a virtual supergroup of rappers: Stetsasonic's Prince Paul (The Undertaker) and Frukwan (The Gatekeeper), Wu-Tang's RZA (The Rzarector) and Too Poetic (The Grym Reaper). Part of the relatively small "horror-rap" wave of the early 90's, the Gravediggaz and their ilk (Flatlinerz being the most notable partner in crime) helped assure white suburbia and the uptight suits in the PMRC that armageddeon was truly upon us. Black people rapping??? About HORROR movies?!?!? What could be next but the judgement of mankind? But in reality, this is an amazing album, rhymes are flowing and beats are huge, definitely each rappers' best work in my opinion. Suicide, LSD, murder, grave-robbing; it's all covered in just over 52 minutes. They've released some albums since (and Too Poetic sadly passed on in 2001) but none equal this debut. Enjoy.