Harnessing the democratic power of the Internet, legendary hip-hop producer Prince Paul has unearthed a previously unreleased album – Horror City – to share some 15 years after its creation. Is 2010’s best hip-hop album actually from 1995?
Thanks to Twitter and Sendspace, a producer with one of the most impressive resumes in the game dusts off a gem that apparently was slept on (foolishly) by labels back in the day. And I’ll just echo what The Fader had to say: If this is material Prince Paul has been hanging onto all this time, can you imagine what else we haven’t heard?
The download for the 11-track album includes cover art and a brief history about the project from Prince Paul (copied without edits below):
This was a project that I wanted to put together with Amityville MC legend Superstar . as I thought about it more I wanted to recruit more Mcs we knew to make it diverse . Superstar already had the name “Horror City” so wen recorded under that name . This project was recorded right after the first Gravedigga album ” 6ft deep” in 1995 . I shopped the demo but unfortunately it got looked over and never got signed . I sat on this project for a while but it always had a dear place in my heart because I thought it was really good and the talent was there . I stripped some of the music from the demo and put it on ” a prince among thieves” and actually had a few of the guys perform on the ” Thieves ” album as well but to be honest I always liked these originals better . So now I have decided share these songs with all of you because holding on to them made no sense .. why not share great music . Hopefully you the listener will enjoy this project as much as I do . please share it , thats why I made this for free download . For more group info please log on to http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000981527022 for a proper bio of “Horror City “
Horror City tracklisting:
1. War Party Intro
2. Play it Close
4. You Got Flow
5. Take it How You Want it
6. Big Sha
7. Tattles Tale
8. Horror City Terrorists (freestyle)
9. MC Hustler (original)
11. War Party Outro