Mommy, what’s a gravedigga?
Let’s poll it, pick your top 3 and discuss.
Just When You Thought It Was Over (Intro) - 0:10
Constant Elevation - 2:28
Nowhere To Run, Nowhere To Hide - 3:54
Defective Trip (Trippin’) - 5:04
2 Cups Of Blood - 1:26
Blood Brothers - 4:47
360 Questions - 0:33
1-800 Suicide - 4:17
Diary Of A Madman - 4:34
Mommy, What’s A Gravedigga? - 1:44
Bang Your Head - 3:23
Here Comes The Gravediggaz - 3:44
Graveyard Chamber - 4:56
Deathtrap - 2:57
6 Feet Deep - 4:36
Rest In Peace (Outro) - 2:00
What an album.
Will always know it as Niggamortis though.
kinda crazy vinnie paz created his whole thing based off one song (diary of a madman) off this
i was like 25 when i found this out ha.
Love the variety in the production on this, whilst overall it still sounds proper grimy. Rza has rarely sounded as good as he does as the rzarector.
Bang your head is full on.
1-800 suicide, despite the subject matter is somehow… joyous?
So much going on here. They sound like they’re having the time of their lives.
yeah they are having fun for sure. prince paul was so good at making things sound light despite the content. 1800 suicide perfect example, sounds like a de la soul track and then you hear the words.
So sad about grym reaper/poetic. Only 36.
I listened to this last week for the first time in an eternity and it’s pretty staggering how consistently great it is right the way through, very difficult to pick 3 favourites from it. I’d say it’s better than any peak Wu album too (which i love btw).
bold take! i’ll allow it for the sake of the thread
id probably have it at the top of the wu adjacent releases list for sure. edges out meth and reds blackout just barely for me. makes me wish that rza wouldve worked or co-produced with prince paul after 36 chambers.
Haven’t listened in yonks. Time to dig it back out
There was a great article on the Quietus last month about this. Didn’t realise it was written before 36 chambers!
Gravediggaz’ satirical, macabre and brilliantly funny debut, 6 Feet Deep, was an album out of time, lost in the rush of 1990s hip hop. David Bennun exhumes it to reveal its long-buried significance
deathtrap was the one I wanted to listen to the most this last weekend.
Annoyingly not on Spotify. Obviously have a copy on CD somewhere, but y’know.
Pass The Shovel is the best song, but it’s not on the streaming versions for some reason. Maybe due to sample clearances