Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep CD
6 Feet Deep was the debut album of the New York-based Horrorcore supergroup Gravediggaz. It was released August 9, 1994, by Gee Street Records.
Gravediggaz was an American hip hop group from New York City, well-known for its dark sense of humor and abrasive, menacing soundscapes. The group was formed in 1994 and was effectively a supergroup, bringing together Prince Paul (The Undertaker), Frukwan (The Gatekeeper), Too Poetic (The Grym Reaper) and RZA (The Rzarector). The group is widely credited as being one of the most influential and pioneering groups in the small hip-hop subgenre of horrorcore. The album was well received and is considered a classic of the horrorcore genre; it's also notable as a unique collaboration between the two most influential producers on the East Coast at the time, Prince Paul and The RZA.
Rolling Stone (10/6/94, p.90) - 3.5 Stars - "[Gravediggaz] evoke the atmosphere of horror movies and ominous effects, they've also been street tested, boasting hard beats and verbal skills."
Entertainment Weekly (8/19/94, p.62) - "The album doesn't take itself very seriously, but the flustered beats, washed in minor chords, are strangely irresistible--partly because it is all so silly". - Rating: B
Q magazine (11/94, p.129) - 3 Stars - "The foursome use death, burial and The Grim Reaper as central themes for a chilling mid-tempo stomp through America's urban problems."
The Source (9/94, pp.91-92) - 3.5 Stars - "No, this isn't the climax of the latest Stephen King flick or Jason, part 17. It's an image created by the Gravediggaz, one of a number of new groups combining rap with horror-movie macabre to create a genre unofficially known as `horror-core'".
NME (12/24/94, p.22) - Ranked #22 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'
NME (Magazine) (9/10/94, p.46) - 8 - Excellent - "Gravediggaz feverishly document the low life - graveyard low."
|1. Constant Elevation|
|2. Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide|
|3. Defective Trip (Trippin')|
|4. 2 Cups of Blood|
|5. Blood Brothers|
|6. 360 Questions|
|8. Diary of a Madman|
|9. Mommy, What's a Gravedigga?|
|10. Bang Your Head|
|11. Here Comes the Gravediggaz|
|12. Graveyard Chamber|
|13. Death Trap.|
|14. 6 Feet Deep|
|15. Rest in Peace (Outro)|