Record Label: Tommy Boy
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Available for the first time on vinyl in 15 years, Get On Down presents "Psychoanalysis: What Is It?" – the first, full-length solo project from the critically acclaimed producer famous for his work with Gravediggaz and De La Soul
"Psychoanalysis" puts the listener in the room with Prince Paul and his psychiatrist, a concept album which delves into the oft-psychotic and mutli-faceted layers of his psyche. Each song on this album relates to different forms of mental conditions, such as schizophrenia, hypothalamus, escapism and various manias. The production of each track on this album plays highly experimental and avant-garde; closely aligning with the mental disorders from which they are inspired. Prince Paul truly pushed the envelope with Psychoanalysis and admittedly was taken aback by the stream of positive reviews that accompanied it's original release in 1996. While many were accustomed to his creative fluctuations between darker work with the Gravediggaz and more famously his lighthearted and influential pairings with De La Soul, Psychoanalysis proved that Paul could successfully combine his multiple personalities into one cohesive landscape.
Get On Down is proud to present Prince Paul's Psychoanalysis on vinyl with an accompanying reproduction of the original promotional poster. The album was remastered from the original audio tapes and has been perfected to the highest standard of quality that defines every Get On Down release.
1. Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Schizophrenia)
2. Beautiful Night (Manic Psychopath)
3. Open Your Mouth (Hypothalamus)
4. You Made Me (A.K.C.)
5. Vexual Healing (Vaciliation)
6. To Get a Gun
7. J.O.B. (Das What Dey Is!)
8. The World’s a Stage (A Dramady)
9. Booty Clap
10. The Bitch Blues (Life Experiences)
11. In Your Mind (Altered States)
12. Drinks (Escapism)
13. Psycho Linguistics (Convergent Thought)
14. That’s Entertainment!? (Aversive Conditioning)15. Outroduction to Diagnosis Psychosis
With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, De La Soul’s 1989 debut album, 3 Feet High & Rising, is considered a hip hop masterpiece. It is also the band’s biggest commercial success to date, with their subsequent albums selling progressively less, despite receiving high praise from critics. A measure of 3 Feet High and Rising’s cross-over appeal was the fact that it was voted Album of the Year by NME, a title better known for its taste in guitar-based music. De La Soul has influenced numerous other hip hop artists such as Camp Lo, The Black Eye Peas, and Digable Planets. They were also influential in the early stages of rapper/actor Mos Def’s career, and are a core part of the Spitkicker collective. They are the second longest standing Native Tongue Posse group, after the Jungle Brothers.The album marked the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties. It is consistently placed on ‘greatest albums’ lists by noted music critics and publications. Robert Christgau called the record “unlike any rap album you or anybody else has ever heard.” In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine’s 100 Best Rap Albums.
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"Jump Around" is an impossibly infectious and catchy single. By now you'd be hard pressed to find a music fan of any genre not familiar with House of Pain or their smash hit. The song has been a main stay in arenas for the past 20+ years. Released on Tommy Boy Records and produced by Muggs (who had just masterminded Cypress Hill's groundbreaking debut) "Jump Around" has a beat that is just undeniable. Made up of part Chubby Checker, rare Soul breaks and a hint of B-Boy classic Wild Style, Muggs crafted what would go down as one of the best beats of that year. Everlast was able to match the beats intensity with his gruff voice , and countless quotable lines. The beat, the raps, the hook, it was all there. B-Boys and Punk Rockers alike gravitated towards the song, it was everywhere, even before the tidal wave of attention the cut received on MTV. So what do you do when you have a song this big and need a remix - you get super Producer Pete Rock. By '92 Pete Rock's legend had grown to being one of the top producers and remixers in the game. A year prior he had astonished rap fans with his reworking of Public Enemy's "Shut'em Down" with a pan/horn effect that was so ahead of its time. Known as the "Blood Stain" mix, Pete's remix for "Jump Around" is just as heralded as the original, which is no easy task. Going down as one of the greatest remixes in Hip Hop history, this exclusive 12" is bring the best of both worlds, available on limited Green Vinyl as a testament to the group's Irish Heritage.X
It's been nearly a decade since the world was treated to new official music from celebrated rapper and pop-culture icon, Method Man. The Wu-Tang Clan's most successful member is getting back to music with his new album 'The Meth Lab' via Hanz On Music / Tommy Boy (Ghostface Killah / Sheek Louch). Recorded in Staten Island and featuring lifelong cohorts and SI residents Redman, Raekwon, Hanz On, Streetlife, and Inspectah Deck, along with Uncle Murda, Cory Gunz, and Mack Wilds. The album features production from Ron Browz, Allah Mathematics, J57, and 4th Disciple and is exactly what his fans have been craving - 15 new and gritty tracks dripping with Mef's lyrically imaginative, deliberate and laid-back style.
It's been nearly a decade since the world was treated to new official music from celebrated rapper and pop-culture icon, Method Man. The Wu-Tang Clan's most successful member is getting back to music with his new album 'The Meth Lab' via Hanz On Music / Tommy Boy (Ghostface Killah / Sheek Louch). Recorded in Staten Island and featuring lifelong cohorts and SI residents Redman, Raekwon, Hanz On, Streetlife, and Inspectah Deck, along with Uncle Murda, Cory Gunz, and Mack Wilds. The album features production from Ron Browz, Allah Mathematics, J57, and 4th Disciple and is exactly what his fans have been craving - 17 new and gritty tracks dripping with Mef's lyrically imaginative, deliberate and laid-back style.