U.S.A. (album)

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Studio album by Flatlinerz
Released September 6, 1994
Recorded 1993—1994
Studio Chung King Studios in New York City
Next Level Studios in New York City
Greene St. Recording in New York City
Genre Horrorcore[1][2][3]
Length 56:18
Label Def Jam/PolyGram Records
Producer Russell Simmons (exec.)
DR Period
Flatlinerz chronology
Definitive Creepy Collection
Singles from U.S.A.
  1. "Rivaz of Red"
    Released: July 12, 1994
  2. "Satanic Verses"
    Released: August 23, 1994
  3. "Live Evil"
    Released: 1994

U.S.A. (Under Satan's Authority) is the only album by the horrorcore group Flatlinerz, which was released in 1994 on Def Jam Recordings and was produced by Russell Simmons, Rockwilder, DR Period, and Tempest. The album found some success, making it to #65 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #24 on the Top Heatseekers but also found controversy for its satanic themes. Also, the three music videos the group shot for the album, "Live Evil", "Satanic Verses" and "Rivaz of Red," were barely played because of things such as frontman Redrum rhyming while hanging from a noose and Gravedigger rhyming from a crucifix. The album only sold 36,000 copies[4] and the group, along with the Headless Horsemen and Omen (who were featured on the album), was dropped from Def Jam. Three singles were released, but only "Live Evil" made it to the charts, making it to #35 on the Hot Rap Singles.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[3]

In 2009, Fangoria named it as an iconic horrorcore album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"     2:27
2. "Good Day To Die" (featuring Gravemen, Kool Tee, Mayhem, Omen) Crush, Kool Tee 5:10
3. "Scary Us"   Crush, Kool Tee 3:43
4. "Flatline"   Rockwilder, Tempest 4:19
5. "Sonic Boom"   Rockwilder, Tempest 4:20
6. "Brooklyn/Queens (Skit)"   Rockwilder, Tempest 0:24
7. "718"   Rockwilder, Tempest 4:11
8. "Run"   Crush, Kool Tee 3:25
9. "Body N' A Blunt (Skit)"   Russel Simmons 0:17
10. "Whydyadoit (Skit)"   Rockwilder, Tempest 1:00
11. "Takin' Em Underground"   Rockwilder, Tempest 4:56
12. "Graveyard Nightmare" (featuring Rockwilder) Rockwilder 4:08
13. "One Armed Bandit (Skit)"   Tempest 0:55
14. "Rivaz Of Red"   Rockwilder, Tempest 4:32
15. "Satanic Verses" (featuring Headless Horsemen) DR Period 4:23
16. "War Zone"   DR Period 3:15
17. "Beware... (Satanic Verses Skit)"   Tempest 1:01
18. "Live Evil"   DR Period 3:51
Total length:
Sample credits


Chart (1994) Peak
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 65
Top Heatseekers 24


Year Song Chart positions
US Rap
1994 Live Evil 35
1994 Satanic Verses
1994 Rivaz of Red


  1. ^ "Vibe". 12. Vibe. 2004: 86. ISSN 1070-4701. 
  2. ^ a b Molgaard, Matt (August 12, 2009). "Rapped and Tagged: Horrorcore's Iconic Albums". Fangoria. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  3. ^ a b Allmusic review
  4. ^ http://www.hiphopstan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13219