Death Rap

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This article is about the Necro album. For the music genre, see Horrorcore.
Death Rap
Studio album by Necro
Released September 11, 2007
Recorded 2006 – 2007
Genre Horrorcore, Rap metal
Length 37:21
Label Psycho+Logical-Records
Koch Distribution
Producer Necro
Necro chronology
The Sexorcist
(2005)
Death Rap
(2007)
Die!
(2010)

Death Rap is the fifth studio album by American rapper Necro, released on September 11, 2007 by Psycho+Logical-Records through Koch Distribution. It was the first studio album Necro released since signing with Koch in July 2007.[1] As the title suggests, the album is Necro's return to emphasis on gore and violence, rather than sex, such as in his 2005 album The Sexorcist. Pre-orders of the album were shipped with a limited edition bonus DVD that contained an unreleased music video and six live performances.[2] Like his last album, Necro chose not to place a parental advisory sticker on the cover.

Featured guest vocalists on the album include Adam Flanagan, formerly of the Cro-Mags, Brian Fair of Shadows Fall, Adam Jackson of Twelve Tribes, Mr. Hyde, Necro's brother Ill Bill and Ray Alder of Fates Warning. Featured guest instrumentalists on the album include Mark Morton of Lamb of God, Mike Smith of Suffocation, Steve DiGiorgio, formerly of Death, Scott Ian of Anthrax and Dave Ellefson of Megadeth.

Background information[edit]

On July 15, 2007, SMNnews.com posted that the album would be released on September 11, 2007 and is called Death Rap. They also announced the track listing.[3]

On July 19, 2007, Necro's MySpace profile was updated to feature a new song featured on Death Rap, "Some Get Back (Revenge)", along with the album's cover art.[4]

On July 20, 2007, Necro revealed on his official forum that he planned on releasing "Suffocated to Death by God's Shadow", a track from the album, on iTunes before the album was released.[5] This ultimately did not happen.

On September 21, 2007, Necro released on his official YouTube page the music video for "Mutilate the Beat", the sixth track from Death Rap. The video was directed by Necro and David Brodsky.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Creepy Crawl"
  2. "No Remorse"
  3. "Some Get Back (Revenge)"
  4. "Belligerent Gangsters" (featuring Harley Flanagan)
  5. "Suffocated to Death by God's Shadow" (featuring Mike Smith, Steve DiGiorgio, Mark Morton and Brian Fair)
  6. "Mutilate the Beat"
  7. "Keep on Driving"
  8. "Technician of Execution"
  9. "Keeping it Real" (featuring Adam Jackson)
  10. "Exploitation" (featuring Mr. Hyde)
  11. "As Deadly as Can Be" (featuring Ill Bill)
  12. "Evil Rules" (featuring Scott Ian, Dave Ellefson and Ray Alder)
  13. "Forensic Pathology"
  14. "Portrait of a Death Rapper"

Bonus DVD[edit]

  1. "The Pre-Fix for Death" (Previously unreleased music video)
  2. "Beautiful Music for You to Die to" (Live at the Scala in London, UK)
  3. Necro's Chant (Live in Baltimore)
  4. "The Dispensation of Life and Death" (Live)
  5. Necro's verse (Live, featuring Igor Cavalera of Sepultura)
  6. "Kill That Shit" (Live)
  7. "Adam 'Whit3y' Jackson the gamer" (Live)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ronnie Gamble. Indie Rapper Necro Inks Deal With Koch Distribution For Next Album, reported by BallerStatus July 25, 2007. Last accessed August 5, 2007
  2. ^ Discovery Media: "About Death Rap". Retrieved on September 23, 2010
  3. ^ SMNnews.com. Necro - ‘Death Rap’ Tracklisting Revealed, reported by SMNnews.com July 15, 2007. Last accessed July 21, 2007
  4. ^ MySpace. NECRO (New song up!), reported by MySpace.com July 19, 2007. Last accessed July 21, 2007
  5. ^ The Sexorcist. NEW NECRO TRACK UP - SOME GET BACK (REVENGE), reported by The Go Fuck Yourself Forum July 20, 2007. Last accessed August 6, 2007