Hell's Winter

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Hell's Winter
Cage Hell's Winter.jpg
Studio album by Cage
Released September 20, 2005
Recorded 2002-2005
Genre Underground hip hop
Label Definitive Jux
Producer El-P
DJ Shadow
Central Services
Camu Tao
Cage chronology
Movies for the Blind
Hell's Winter
Depart from Me
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX 4.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media {8.3/10}[3]
Prefix Magazine 9.0/10 stars[4]
RapReviews.com 9.5/10 stars[5]
Stylus Magazine (B-)[6]
The Skinny 4/5 stars[7]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4.5/5 stars[8]

Hell's Winter is the second full-length solo album by American hip hop artist Cage and his first for the Definitive Jux label. It was released on September 20, 2005 and received very favorable reviews, including a spot in Rhapsody's list of "The 10 Best Albums By White Rappers".[9] This is the first Cage album ever that contains no mention of the word "bitch", nor is there any reference to the long-lived feud with Eminem.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "Good Morning" (with additional vocals by El-P, guitar by Matt Sweeney and bass by James McNew) C. Palko, J. Meline El-P 3:48
2. "Too Heavy For Cherubs"   Palko Blockhead, El-P (additional production) 3:36
3. "Grand Ol' Party Crash" (featuring Jello Biafra as "the Dubya") Palko, J. Biafra DJ Shadow 5:01
4. "The Death Of Chris Palko" (featuring Camu Tao) Palko, T. Smith Central Services (El-P and Camu Tao) 3:23
5. "Stripes" (with bass by James McNew) Palko Blockhead, El-P (co-producer) 4:48
6. "Shoot Frank" (featuring Daryl Palumbo) Palko, D. Palumbo RJD2 4:22
7. "Scenester"   Palko Blockhead 3:50
8. "Perfect World"   Palko Central Services (El-P and Camu Tao) 3:40
9. "Subtle Art Of The Breakup Song"   Palko El-P 3:07
10. "Peeranoia"   Palko paWL 3:39
11. "Left It To Us" (featuring El-P, Aesop Rock, Tame One and Yak Ballz of The Weathermen) Palko, Meline, I. Bavitz, R. Brown, Y. Zadeh Camu Tao 3:30
12. "Public Property"   Palko Camu Tao 3:52
13. "Lord Have Mercy"   Palko El-P 3:24
14. "Hell's Winter"   Palko El-P 5:09

Limited Edition[edit]

Hell's Winter is also available as a "Limited Edition" 2-disc set. Disc 2 is an instrumental version of the complete album. It also features a computer software program called UMIXIT by Cakewalk. The program allows the user to remix two songs from Hell's Winter.


  • Executive Producer: El-P
  • Recording: NASA
  • Mixing: Joey Raia
  • Mastering: Ken Heitmueller
  • Business Affairs: Amaechi Uzoigwe
  • Project Coordination: Ese
  • Photography: Nairobi Morgan
  • Design & Artwork: Kiku


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