Record Label: Tommy Boy
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
From his outrageous live shows to his undeniable ability to out rap anybody alive, R.A. The Rugged Man has become one of the most exciting artists in hip hop history. Although he's only released one album in his 18-year career, he has recorded hundreds of songs with some of the biggest names in the game. Since many of these songs were never commercially available, R.A. decided to compile them for his fans in Legendary Classics.
Produced entirely by MF DOOM Following the success of two collaborative releases (EMC “The Show”/2008 and Ace & Edo G “Arts & Entertainment” /2009), Masta Ace joins forces with the metal faced MF Doom for Son of Yvonne, a highly personal concept album that celebrates the life and legacy of Ace’s recently departed Mother. Like his 2004 landmark Disposable Arts, Son of Yvonne is meticulously constructed with stories, settings, and characters that resonate with flesh and bone humanity. Interstitial vignettes provide a thematic backbone to the experience, and each track complements and completes the previous to form a narrative whole: a sometimes visceral, sometimes nostalgic slice of Ace’s young life in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Entirely underscored by MF Doom’s iconic Special Herbs instrumentals, Son of Yvonne features the Juice Crew general Big Daddy Kane, new comers Pav Bundy (The Bundies), Reggie B and even MF Doom on the mic. It’s Masta Ace’s no frills flow, however, that looms largest above the dusty samples and digger loops that define Doom’s production. Ace’s photo-realistic rhymes about stick-up kids, spraycan artists and wack emcees add extra gravity to his already celebrated reputation as “truly an under-appreciated rap veteran and underground luminary” (Allmusic Guide). Like Eminem recalls in his 2008 autobiography The Way I Am, “Masta Ace had amazing storytelling skills. His thoughts were so vivid.”
The third album from Outkast, released in 1998 on LaFace Records. Features: Big Gipp (of Goodie Mob); Cee-Lo (of Goodie Mob); George Clinton; Khujo (of Goodie Mob); Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan); T-Mo (of Goodie Mob). Production: Donny Mathis; Mr. DJ; Organized Noize; Outkast
The 2nd studio album from Outkast, released in 1996 on LaFace Records. Featuring production from Organized Noize Productions and Outkast.