Razah's Ladder

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Razah's Ladder
Studio album by Blue Sky Black Death & Hell Razah
Released 23 October 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Underground hip hop
Length 45:28
Label Babygrande Records
Producer Blue Sky Black Death
Blue Sky Black Death chronology
Blue Sky Black Death Presents: The Holocaust
(2006)
Razah's Ladder
(2007)
Late Night Cinema
(2008)
Hell Razah chronology
Renaissance Child
(2007)
Razah's Ladder
(2007)
Welcome to Red Hook Houses
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
RapReviews.com 8.5/10 stars[1]
Prefix Magazine 7.5/10 stars[2]

Razah's Ladder is a collaborative album from American instrumental hip hop duo Blue Sky Black Death and rapper Hell Razah, a member of Wu-Tang Clan affiliates Sunz of Man and Black Market Militia. It was released on Babygrande Records in 2007.

Background[edit]

Production is handled entirely by BSBD members Kingston and Young God, with vocals provided by Hell Razah. Guests appearances come from Crooked I, former Non Phixion members Ill Bill and Sabac Red, and Razah's fellow Sunz of Man members Prodigal Sunn and Shabazz the Disciple.

The album title refers to the Bible story of Jacob's Ladder. Razah stated the album "reps me escalating in my career", and will lead-in to his next solo project, titled Heaven Razah. After the recent death of his father, Razah decided to take the album in a deeper, spiritual direction.[3] Blue Sky Black Death stated that the album's production is not as dark or as sinister as the production on their last project with Wu-Tang affiliate Holocaust, calling it an "uplifting album" with more soulful beats requested by Razah.[4]

Release[edit]

Blue Sky Black Death stated that there would be no singles released from the album, calling them "obsolete" for underground artists. Instead the entire project was released on vinyl as well as CD.[4]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Performer Notes
1 Elevation 1:32
  • Performed by: Crown Prince Universal
  • Interlude
2 Razah's Ladder 2:34
  • Performed by: Hell Razah
  • Contains a sample from "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" by Bobby Bland.
3 The Cube 3:41
  • Performed by: Hell Razah
4 Halos 4:23
  • First verse: Hell Razah
  • Second verse: Crooked I
  • Third verse: Hell Razah
5 Most Merciful 1:53
  • Performed by: Hell Razah
6 Audiobiography 4:34
  • First verse: Hell Razah
  • Second verse: Shabazz the Disciple
  • Contains a sample from "Rite Where U Stand" by Gang Starr.
7 Pray Together 3:58
  • Performed by: Hell Razah
8 Poor Righteous Dreams 2:59
  • Performed by: Hell Razah
9 Better than Jewelry 3:18
  • Performed by: Hell Razah
10 Project Prophecy 4:10
  • First verse: Hell Razah
  • Second verse: Ill Bill
  • Third verse: Sabac Red
11 Painted Jezebels 4:10
  • Performed by: Hell Razah
12 Written in Blood 3:16
  • First verse: Hell Razah
  • Second verse: Prodigal Sunn
13 Stairway to Heaven 2:55
  • Performed by: Hell Razah
  • Contains a sample from "Fantastic Four" by DJ Clue.
  • Contains a sample from "Brooklyn's Finest" by Jay-Z.
14 Sun of Man 3:26
  • Performed by: Crown Prince Universal, Ashley Wise
  • Interlude

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