Hurricane (Cradle to the Grave)

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"Hurricane (Cradle to the Grave)"
Single by Grace Jones
from the album Force of Nature
Released December 16, 1997
Format 12"
Recorded 1997
Genre Trip hop
Length 3:03
Writer(s) Grace Jones, Tricky
Producer(s) Tricky
Grace Jones singles chronology
"Love Bites"
"Hurricane (Cradle to the Grave)"
"Corporate Cannibal"

"Hurricane (Cradle to the Grave)" is a song recorded by Grace Jones in 1997.


The song was a collaboration with trip hop artist Tricky, intended for an album Force of Nature, planned to be released in 1998. Due to heavy disagreements between Jones and Tricky, the album was never completed,[1] and only a scarce white label 12" single featuring two DJ Emily mixes by of the song was released.[2] The title of the song itself is a subject to speculations; although billed as "The Hurricane Mix" on the aforementioned bootleg releases circulating among clubs, it is mostly called "Cradle to the Grave", and as such appeared on Danny Tenaglia's 2005 remix album Greatest Remixes Vol Three.[3] Jones later re-recorded the song as the title track of her first studio album release in 19 years, Hurricane, released October 2008.

"Hurricane" was used at the Issa Spring/Summer 2010 fashion show at London Fashion Week.[4] Naomi Campbell was the opening model to the show who strutted to the line "I'll be a hurricane".[5]

Track listing[edit]

A. "Cradle to the Grave" (The Hurricane Mix #1) – 9:56
B. "Cradle to the Grave" (The Hurricane Mix #2) – 7:54


  1. ^ "Grace Jones Homepage : Latest News". Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  2. ^ "Tricky (collaborations discography)". Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Danny Tenaglia - Greatest Remixes Vol Three (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Watch an exclusive interview with Daniella Helayel of Issa". Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Naomi Campbell catwalks for Issa at London Fashion Week". Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  6. ^ "Hurricane (Cradle to the Grave) by Grace Jones : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  7. ^ "Grace* - Hurricane (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2008-08-30.