Season of the Assassin

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Season of the Assassin
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Studio album by Vinnie Paz
Released June 22, 2010
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Hip hop, Horrorcore, Political 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 full-length 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
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 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. 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" (featuring Freeway and Jakk Frost) C-Lance 3:59
5. "End Of Days" (featuring Block McCloud) Sicknature 3:47
6. "Righteous Kill" Davel "Bo" McKenzie, Lord Finesse 3:42
7. "No Spiritual Surrender" (featuring Sick Jacken) DJ Muggs 3:39
8. "Street Wars" (featuring Clipse and Block McCloud) Shuko, Fonty 4:11
9. "Ain’t Shit Changed" (featuring Lawrence Arnell) MTK 4:04
10. "Aristotle’s Dilemma" Madlib 3:26
11. "Kill ‘Em All" (featuring Beanie Sigel) C-Lance 3:51
12. "Keep Movin’ On" (featuring Shara Worden) MoSS 4:25
13. "Brick Wall" (featuring Ill Bill and Demoz) C-Lance 4:20
14. "Role of Life" Bronze Nazareth 3:31
15. "Nosebleed" (featuring R.A. the Rugged Man and Amalie Bruun) DC The MIDI Alien 3:05
16. "WarMonger" Fizzy Womack 3:57
17. "Paul and Paz" (featuring Paul Wall and 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)" (featuring Liz Fullerton) Scott Stallone 4:06

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.

Samples[edit]

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. 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 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Vinnie Paz. Retrieved 2016-11-08.