The Dead Has Arisen

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The Dead Has Arisen
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Studio album by Lil' ½ Dead
Released October 25, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Gangsta rap, G-funk, horrorcore
Label Priority Records
Producer Tracy Kendrick
Courtney Branch
Clever Kisum
Russell Brown
Devon Davis
Damon Rose
Lil' ½ Dead chronology
The Dead Has Arisen
Steel on a Mission
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Dead Has Arisen is the debut album released by Long Beach rapper / producer / actor Lil' ½ Dead . It was released on October 25, 1994 for Priority Records and was mainly produced by Courtney Branch Total Trak Productions, Clever Kisum, DJ silk and Damon Rose. The album peaked at No. 39 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 17 on the Top Heatseekers chart.

The Dead Has Arisen has been both praised and criticized for its likeness to Half Dead's Long Beach friend Warren G's debut album 'Regulate ... G Funk Era'. Whilst it failed to achieve similar success to its predecessors Dre's 'The Chronic' and Snoop's 'Doggystyle', it did achieve nationwide and international fans, and Lil' ½ Dead has been recognized as responsible for introducing and popularizing the smooth, laid-back rapping style along with Snoop Dogg and Warren G.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Had to Be a Hustler" – 4:34
  2. "12 Pacofdoja" – 5:14
  3. "Stz'll Got It" – 5:39 (Featuring AMG, Chill)
  4. "Play 'Em or Spray 'Em (Commercial Break)" – 4:29
  5. "Still on a Mission" – 4:38
  6. "Dead Man Can't Rap" – 5:53
  7. "Hustler's Interlude" – 3:18
  8. "That Dope Nigga 1/2 Dead" – 4:54
  9. "Eastside, Westside" – 5:41 (Featuring Chill)
  10. "Now They Come Around" – 4:09
  11. "That's What You Get" – 4:10
  12. "It Don't Stop" – 4:37
  13. "You Know Me" – 4:30
  14. "Deadicated" – 5:23