I Need Drugs

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I Need Drugs
Necro - I Need Drugs.jpg
Studio album by Necro
Released November 7, 2000
Recorded 1997 – 2000
Genre Horrorcore, hardcore hip hop
Length 65:23
Label Psycho+Logical-Records
Producer Necro
Necro chronology
Necro
(1998)
I Need Drugs
(2000)
Instrumentals Vol. 1
(2001)
Alternative Cover
Censored cover

I Need Drugs is the debut studio album by the American rapper Necro, released on November 7, 2000 by Psycho+Logical-Records. This album maintains emphasis on both his violence and sex themes, rather than focusing on one or the other such as in his 2001 album Gory Days and his 2005 album The Sexorcist, respectively. The album spawned one single, "The Most Sadistic", and a music video for the title track.

The album contains 13 studio tracks and three radio freestyles. Seven of the studio tracks from the album were previously released on the "Get on Your Knees" single and the Necro EP. Featured guests on the album include Necro's brother Ill Bill and Mr. Hyde.

I Need Drugs contains many Necro classics, all of which showcase notable styles Necro refers to as "gore" ("Your Fuckin' Head Split"), "sex" ("Get on Your Knees") and "violence" ("The Most Sadistic").

A controversial music video was made for the aforementioned title track, which depicts Necro's uncle and a friend shooting heroin and smoking crack cocaine while Necro performs the song.

"The Most Sadistic" and "Fuck You to the Track" were subsequently remixed since this release, in 2003 for Rare Demos and Freestyles Volume 1 and 2005 for Rare Demos and Freestyles Vol. 2 respectively. An alternate mix of "Rugged Shit" was also released in 2003 on Rare Demos & Freestyles Vol. 3.

The track "Your Fucking Head Split" contains a sample from the soundtrack of The Amazing Spider-Man.

The track "Cockroaches" contains a sample from the 1983 film Scarface

The song "Your Fuckin' Head Split" was featured in the 2011 movie Goon.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews 7/10 stars[2]

In 2009, Fangoria named it as an iconic horrorcore album.[3]

The All Music Guide ran a review by critic Jon Azpiri panning the album. He stated that "the album's unwavering desire to shock us is what makes it so boring" and that "the production is remarkably bland."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks produced by Necro
  1. "The Most Sadistic" (featuring Ill Bill) – 2:59
  2. "Hoe Blow" – 3:33
  3. "I Need Drugs" – 4:42
  4. "Your Fuckin' Head Split" – 3:06
  5. "You're Dead" (featuring Ill Bill) – 3:01
  6. "Get on Your Knees" – 5:36
  7. "Rugged Shit" – 3:08
  8. "I'm Sick of You" – 3:13
  9. "Cockroaches" – 2:46
  10. "Fuck You to the Track" – 3:13
  11. "Burn the Groove to Death" – 5:18
  12. "Underground" – 5:54
  13. "S.T.D." – 2:41
  14. "WKCR 89.9 Freestyle 4/20/2000" (featuring Mr. Hyde) – 8:18
  15. "WNYU 89.1 X-Mas Freestyle 12/23/99" – 2:32
  16. "WNYU 89.1 Freestyle 5/10/2000" (featuring Mr. Hyde) – 5:57

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ RapReviews review
  3. ^ Molgaard, Matt (August 12, 2009). "Rapped and Tagged: Horrorcore's Iconic Albums". Fangoria. Archived from the original on August 16, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-19.