The Dark Roads

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The Dark Roads
Studio album by Seagram
Released 1992
Recorded 1991-1992
Genre Gangsta rap, Horrorcore, West Coast hip hop
Length 57:31
Label Rap-A-Lot, Priority
Producer J. Prince (exec.), Mark Anthony, Troy White
Seagram chronology
The Dark Roads
Reality Check
(1994)Reality Check1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Dark Roads is the debut album by American rapper Seagram, released 1992 on Rap-A-Lot Records and Priority Records. The album features guest performances by labelmates: Scarface, Ganksta N-I-P, Bushwick Bill and Willie D. It peaked at number 74 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[2]

Along with a single, a music video was produced for the song, "The Vill".


The album features the violent but intelligent single "The Vill" in which Seagram raps about the hard lifestyle of Oakland G's. The album also showcases the song "Straight Mobbin" featuring Gangsta P which was a groundbreaking song for the izzle slang. Seagram and Gangsta P are two of the first known rappers to have recorded an entire song using only izz and izzle words. Rappers such as Snoop Dogg would later use this style into the new millennium. The album is out of print.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Straight Mobbin'" (featuring Gangsta P) - 5:53
  2. "2 For 1" - 5:01
  3. "Get Off My Zipper" - 3:36
  4. "Reap What You Sew" (featuring Vell) - 3:53
  5. "The Dark Roads" - 5:24
  6. "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" (featuring Scarface, Ganksta NIP & Willie D) - 5:50
  7. "I Got Em" (Skit) - 1:03
  8. "The Vill" (featuring Vell) - 5:20
  9. "Die Hard" - 4:06
  10. "Dedication" - 3:57
  11. "Squeeze the Trigger" - 5:02
  12. "I Don't Give a Fuck" - 4:12
  13. "Wages of Sin" - (featuring Bushwick Bill & Ganksta NIP) 4:07


I Don't Give a F***

Squeeze the Trigger

The Dark Roads

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1993)[2] Peak
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 74


  1. ^ Review: The Dark Roads . Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-01-12.
  2. ^ a b ((( The Dark Roads > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))) All Media Guide, LLC. Retrieved on 2010-01-12.

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