Dance with the Devil (Immortal Technique song)

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"Dance with the Devil"
Revolutionary Vol 1.jpg
"Dance with the Devil" cover
Song by Immortal Technique from the album Revolutionary Vol. 1
Released September 14, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Horrorcore
Length 6:49
Label Viper Records
Producer 44 Caliber

"Dance With the Devil" is a song by Immortal Technique from the album Revolutionary Vol. 1. Complex ranked "Dance with the Devil" at #10 on their list of the 25 most violent rap songs of all time.[1]

Content[edit]

This song is a narrative in which Immortal Technique describes the story of a young man named Billy (William) Jacobs who attempts to join a gang, and in order to prove how "real" he is, he steals, gets into fights, sells crack cocaine, and to finally prove himself, rapes a woman. An intoxicated Jacobs completes this task after covering the woman's face with her shirt, and is unaware of the identity of the woman until he takes the cover from her face. He is repulsed to find that the woman in question is actually his mother, which leads him to commit suicide. "I made myself more of a part of it when I wrote the song, and it eventually became an urban legend, and what's sick is that people thought it was about rape [when] it was really about how we are killing ourselves and destroying the most valuable resource that the Latino/Black community has: our women."[2] The song has acquired something of a cult hit status in recent years.

Samples[edit]

Dance With the Devil samples "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins,[3] "Survival of the Fittest" by Mobb Deep[4] and "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" by Francis Lai.[5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robbie Ettelson. "Immortal Technique "Dance with the Devil" (2001) - The 25 Most Violent Rap Songs of All Time - Complex". Complex. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Garcia III, Gerardo (2005-05-24). "Interview with Immortal Technique". BrownPride.com. Vibe Media Group. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Immortal Technique's Dance With the Devil sample of Lyn Collins's Think (About It) - WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Immortal Technique's Dance With the Devil sample of Mobb Deep's Survival of the Fittest - WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Immortal Technique's Dance With the Devil sample of Henry Mancini's Theme From "Love Story" - WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Love Story (1970)". IMDb. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 

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