The Devil Made Me Do It

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For the song by alternative rock band Against All Will, see The Devil Made Me Do It (Against All Will song).
The Devil Made Me Do It
Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It.jpg
Studio album by Paris
Released October 9, 1990[1]
Recorded Fall 1989-Summer 1990
Genre Political Hip Hop [2]
Label Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records
Producer Paris, D.R.
Paris chronology
The Devil Made Me Do It
Sleeping with the Enemy
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The Devil Made Me Do It is the debut album of militant Black nationalist rapper Paris. MTV banned the title track.[3] The 13-track vinyl record version of The Devil Made Me Do It was released in 1990 on Tommy Boy Records. Paris toured the USA and Europe that year to promote the record. The album eventually sold over 300,000 according to the emcee.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 0:40
  2. "Scarface Groove" – 4:35
  3. "This Is a Test" – 2:47
  4. "Panther Power" – 3:58
  5. "Break the Grip of Shame" 3:34
  6. "Warning" – 1:07
  7. "Ebony" – 3:56
  8. "Brutal" – 3:53
  9. "On the Prowl" – 1:10
  10. "The Devil Made Me Do It" – 4:12
  11. "The Hate That Hate Made" – 1:09
  12. "Mellow Madness" – 4:50
  13. "I Call Him Mad" – 4:17
  14. "Escape from Babylon" – 5:18
  15. "Wretched" – 3:32
  16. "Break the Grip of Shame (The Final Call)" (Bonus track) – 8:06
  17. "Devil Made Me Do It (Poach a Pig Mix)" (Bonus track) – 5:44


Break the Grip of Shame


Panther Power

Scarface Groove

The Devil Made Me Do It


  • "Chicken Yellow" by Miami

I Call Him Mad


Mellow Madness

  • "Siempre Hay Esperanza" by Sade

Album Chart[edit]

Album Charting Billboard 200 R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
"The Devil Made Me Do It" 158 41

Single's Charting[edit]

Single Chart Position
"The Devil Made Me Do It" Hot Rap Singles 20


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