Season of the Assassin

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Season of the Assassin
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 22, 2010
Recorded2009-2010
GenreHip hop, Horrorcore, Political hip hop
LabelBabygrande / 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"
    Released: 2009
  2. "Street Wars"
    Released: 2009
  3. "Same Story (My Dedication)"
    Released: 2009
  4. "Kill ‘Em All"
    Released: 2010
  5. "Keep Movin' On"
    Released: 2010

Season of the Assassin is the debut solo album by Jedi Mind Tricks frontman/Army of the Pharaohs leader Vinnie Paz. The album was originally called Assassin's Creed.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
HipHopDX4/5 stars[1]
URB3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[3]
ThaCorner3.5/5 stars[4]
RapReviews8/10 stars[5]
The Phoenix3.5/4 stars[6]

The album received positive reviews from 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.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Intro"ManyBeats1:15
2."Beautiful Love"Shuko3:03
3."Monster's Ball"Stu Bangas3:39
4."Pistolvania" (featuring Freeway and Jakk Frost)C-Lance3:59
5."End Of Days" (featuring Block McCloud)Sicknature3:47
6."Righteous Kill"Davel "Bo" McKenzie, Lord Finesse3:42
7."No Spiritual Surrender" (featuring Sick Jacken)DJ Muggs3:39
8."Street Wars" (featuring Clipse and Block McCloud)Shuko, Fonty4:11
9."Ain’t Shit Changed" (featuring Lawrence Arnell)MTK4:04
10."Aristotle’s Dilemma"Madlib3:26
11."Kill ‘Em All" (featuring Beanie Sigel)C-Lance3:51
12."Keep Movin’ On" (featuring Shara Worden)MoSS4:25
13."Brick Wall" (featuring Ill Bill and Demoz)C-Lance4:20
14."Role of Life"Bronze Nazareth3:31
15."Nosebleed" (featuring R.A. the Rugged Man and Amalie Bruun)DC The MIDI Alien3:05
16."WarMonger"Fizzy Womack3:57
17."Paul and Paz" (featuring Paul Wall and Block McCloud)C-Lance3:19
18."Bad Day"Da Beatminerz2:46
19."Washed in the Blood of the Lamb"4th Disciple4:03
20."Drag You to Hell"DJ Kwestion4:16
21."Same Story (My Dedication)" (featuring Liz Fullerton)Scott Stallone4:06

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 44

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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-23. 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 (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-11-08.