The Hour of Reprisal

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The Hour of Reprisal
The Hour of Reprisal album by Ill Bill cover.jpg
Studio album by Ill Bill
Released September 16, 2008 (2008-09-16)
Recorded 2006-2008
Genre Hip hop, conscious hip hop, hardcore hip hop, horrorcore, rap metal
Length 60:00
Label Uncle Howie Records, Fat Beats
Producer T-Ray, Ill Bill, DJ Lethal, DJ Premier, DJ Muggs, Darp Malone, Cynic, Necro
Ill Bill chronology
What's Wrong with Bill?
(2004)What's Wrong with Bill?2004
The Hour of Reprisal
Kill Devil Hills
(2010)Kill Devil Hills2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic1.5/5 stars[1]
Beats Per Millennium(7.5/10)[2]
HipHopDX.com4/5 stars[3][4]

The Hour of Reprisal is the second studio album by American hip hop musician Ill Bill. It was released on September 16, 2008 by Uncle Howie Records. Featured guests on the album include Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage, Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks, H.R. and Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains, Max Cavalera of Soulfly, Immortal Technique, HERO, Slaine and Everlast of La Coka Nostra, B-Real of Cypress Hill, Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan, Necro and Tech N9ne. The album was included in DJ Premier's Top 20 Albums of 2008.[6]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s)
1 "Babylon" T-Ray
2 "Doomsday Was Written in an Alien Bible" Ill Bill
  • Ill Bill
3 "Trust Nobody" Ill Bill
  • Ill Bill
4 "A Bullet Never Lies" DJ Lethal
  • First Verse/Chorus: Ill Bill
  • Second Verse: Vinnie Paz
5 "White Nigger" Ill Bill
  • Ill Bill
6 "My Uncle" Ill Bill & Sicknature
  • Ill Bill
7 "Riya" Ill Bill
8 "War Is My Destiny" Ill Bill
9 "Society Is Brainwashed" DJ Premier
  • Ill Bill
10 "This Is Who I Am" DJ Muggs
  • Ill Bill
11 "Too Young" Darp Malone
  • First Verse: E-Dot (of HERO)
  • Second Verse: Ill Bill
  • Third Verse: Slaine
  • Chorus: Darp Malone (of HERO)
12 "Pain Gang" Cynic
  • Intro: Howie Tenenbaum
  • First Verse: B-Real
  • Second Verse: Everlast
  • Third Verse/Chorus: Ill Bill
13 "U.B.S. (Unauthorized Biography of Slayer)" Necro
  • Ill Bill
14 "Coka Moschiach" Ill Bill
  • First Verse/Chorus: Ill Bill
  • Intro/Second Verse: Raekwon
15 "The Most Dangerous Weapon Alive" Necro
  • Ill Bill
16 "Soap" (skit) Ill Bill
17 "I'm a Goon" Ill Bill & Sicknature
  • Ill Bill
18 "Only Time Will Tell" DJ Muggs
  • First Verse: Necro
  • Second Verse: Tech N9ne
  • Third Verse: Ill Bill
  • Chorus: Everlast



In the song "Society Is Brainwashed" Ill Bill mentions Milton William Cooper, the author of the book Behold A Pale Horse. He states that even though he doesn't agree with every sentiment that Cooper wrote, he admired him for speaking his mind.[7]

The album title is a reference to the Slayer song "Raining Blood". The cover art was done by the same artist that did the cover art for Slayer's 1986 "Reign In Blood".

As of 2017 this album marks the final collaboration between Ill Bill and brother Necro.

The album runs for exactly 1 hour (60 minutes)

The backing track for "Trust Nobody" is a sample from "Champagne Bath" by Sonata Arctica

The sample of "White Nigger" is "Through The Fire And Flames" by the power metal band DragonForce


Chart (2008) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[8] 100