Gravediggaz: Diary Of A Madman

In 1992, four guys stopped all the other rapping and producing they were doing, got together and quietly released one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.

Gravediggaz consisted, at least initially, of the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, Prince Paul, Frukwan and the sadly-deceased Poetic. The group's 1994 album 6 Feet Deep (which, outside the US, was sometimes called Niggamortis) somehow manages to be both dark and constantly funny throughout. This track, Diary of a Madman, is taken from the album, but other standouts include 2 Cups of Blood and Defective Trip.

Gravediggaz released two more albums, 1997's The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel and 2002's Nightmare in A-Minor. The latter featured neither Prince Paul nor the RZA, and Poetic died of colon cancer in 2001 before it could be released.


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Speaking of rap music. I want to see if anyone here besides me played one of the more controversial games at the time titled Kingpin Life of Crime? It had tons of profanity, evil protagonist, brutal killing, and dirty angry rap music from Cypress Hill. It was an average shooter made on Quake 2 engine. Check the first level and intro at the video I link to this post, but make sure you do not offend someone by profanity from the game.