Season of the Assassin

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Season of the Assassin
Studio album by Vinnie Paz
Released June 22, 2010
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Hip hop
Label Babygrande / Enemy Soil
Vinnie Paz chronology
Season of the Assassin
(2010)
God of the Serengeti
(2012)
Singles from Season of the Assassin
  1. "Drag You to Hell"
  2. "Street Wars (single)"
  3. "Same Story (My Dedication)"
  4. "Kill ‘Em All"
  5. "Keep Movin' On"

Season of the Assassin is the debut solo album by the rapper Vinnie Paz. It was originally called 'Assassin's Creed'. Its official release date was June 22, 2010.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Hip Hop DX 4/5 stars[1]
URB 3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
ThaCorner 3.5/5 stars[4]
RapReviews 8/10 stars[5]
The Phoenix 3.5/4 stars[6]

The album received positive reviews by critics.

  • rapreviews - "Vinnie Paz is one of the angriest men in rap. He's been snarling and swearing his way through songs as the frontman of Jedi Mind Tricks for 15 years."
  • HipHopDX - "The album is an exciting break from the usual JMT formula, with Paz hitting his stride as a lyricist and showing a different and more fully-rounded side to his craft."

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   ManyBeats 1:15
2. "Beautiful Love"   Shuko 3:03
3. "Monster's Ball"   Stu Bangas 3:39
4. "Pistolvania" (Feat. Freeway & Jakk Frost) C-Lance 3:59
5. "End Of Days" (Feat. Block McCloud) Sicknature 3:47
6. "Righteous Kill"   Lord Finesse & Davel "Bo" McKenzie 3:42
7. "No Spiritual Surrender" (Feat Sick Jacken) DJ Muggs 3:39
8. "Street Wars" (Feat. Clipse & Block McCloud) Shuko & Fonty 4:11
9. "Ain’t Shit Changed" (feat. Lawrence Arnell) MTK 4:04
10. "Aristotle’s Dilemma"   Madlib 3:26
11. "Kill ‘Em All" (Feat. Beanie Sigel) C-Lance 3:51
12. "Keep Movin’ On" (Feat. Shara Worden) MoSS 4:25
13. "Brick Wall" (Feat. Ill Bill & Demoz) C-Lance 4:20
14. "Role of Life"   Bronze Nazareth 3:31
15. "Nosebleed" (Feat. R.A. the Rugged Man & Amalie Bruun) DC The MIDI Alien 3:05
16. "WarMonger"   Fizzy Womack 3:57
17. "Paul and Paz" (Feat. Paul Wall & Block McCloud) C-Lance 3:19
18. "Bad Day"   Da Beatminerz 2:46
19. "Washed in the Blood of the Lamb"   4th Disciple 4:03
20. "Drag You to Hell"   DJ Kwestion 4:16
21. "Same Story (My Dedication)" (Feat. Liz Fullerton) Scott Stallone 4:06

Samples[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2010) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[7] 44
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Albums 12
U.S. Billboard Rap Albums 25

Notes:

  • The single Same Story (My Dedication) was originally produced by Anno Domini Nation, but it has been changed on the album because of a problem clearing the sample from "Winter Song" by Sara Bareilles.

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Drag You to Hell"
  • Released: 2009
"Street Wars"
  • Released: 2009
"Same Story (My Dedication)"
  • Released: 2009
"Kill ‘Em All"
  • Released: 2010
"Keep Movin' On"
  • Released: 2010
"End Of Days (ft Block McCloud)"
  • Released: 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryon, Sean (2010-06-21). "Vinnie Paz - Season Of The Assassin | Read Hip Hop Reviews, Rap Reviews & Hip Hop Album Reviews". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Vinnie Paz, Season Of The Assassin". Urb.Com. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  3. ^ "Season of the Assassin". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  4. ^ "The Leading The Corner Site on the Net". thacorner.net. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  5. ^ "Vinnie Paz :: Season of the Assassin :: Enemy Soil Entertainment". Rapreviews.com. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  6. ^ Faraone, Chris (2010-06-16). "Vinnie Paz - Season of the Assassin + Reef the Lost Cauze vs. Guns-N-Butter - Fight Music - CD Reviews". Thephoenix.com. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  7. ^ "Vinnie Paz - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-06-04.