Grim Reality (album)

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Grim Reality
Studio album by Insane Poetry
Released 1992
Genre Hardcore hip hop
Horrorcore
Length 55:38
Label Nastymix/Ichiban Records
NMR 7108
Producer Insane Poetry
Joe Cooley
Insane Poetry chronology
Grim Reality
(1992)
Blacc Plague
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
RapReviews.com (8/10) [2]
The Source 2.5/5 stars[citation needed]

Grim Reality is the debut album of American hip hop group Insane Poetry. Released in 1992, the album peaked at #98 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart[3] and managed to sell 35,000 copies without any support or promotion. Allmusic reviewer Alex Henderson wrote, "Sounding like a cross between a horror movie and an audio documentary on societal breakdown...a CD this graphic isn't for everyone, but those who aren't turned off by all of the violent, shocking imagery will find Grim Reality to be compelling."[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Time Samples
1 "Welcome to the Grim Side" Insane Poetry *Interlude* 1:13
2 "Angel of Death" Insane Poetry Cyco 2:47
3 "How Ya Gonna Reason with a Psycho" Insane Poetry Cyco 4:30
4 "The House that Dripped Blood" Insane Poetry Cyco 4:01
5 "Choppin' up a Body" Insane Poetry Cyco 1:18
6 "If Rhymes Could Kill" Joe Cooley Cyco, Em Dee 2:50
7 "Bring Ya Daughter to the Slaughter" Insane Poetry Cyco 5:12
8 "Stalkin' with the Nitebreed" Insane Poetry
  • Cyco
  • Death BLO
  • Joe Cooley
  • Kaotic Minds Corruptin'
  • Shakespeare the One-Man Riot
6:13
9 "The Horror Facts" Insane Poetry *Interlude* 0:38
10 "Grim Reality" Insane Poetry Cyco 2:33
11 "Six in the Chamber" Insane Poetry Cyco 3:43
12 "Till Death Do Us Part" Insane Poetry Cyco 3:55
13 "One Careless Moment" Insane Poetry Cyco 1:44
14 "Raise the Devil" Insane Poetry Cyco 3:55
15 "Manic Depressive" Joe Cooley Cyco 5:40
  • "You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks" by Funkadelic
16 "Exit Reality Side" Insane Poetry *Interlude* 0:55
17 "How Ya Gonna Reason With a Psycho? (Psycho Mix)" Insane Poetry Cyco 4:38

Singles[edit]

Single information
"How Ya Gonna Reason with a Psycho?"
  • Released: 1992
  • B-Side: "If Rhymes Could Kill"

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Top R&B Albums[3] 98

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson. Grim Reality (album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ a b "Charts and awards for Grim Reality". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 November 2008. 
  4. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Review of Grim Reality". Allmusic. Retrieved 12 November 2008.