The Video Crates

Hiphop video's from the old to the new, from coast to coast, from bootyfilled to the conscious... If a link is down, just drop a comment and emailadres, and I will upload the file again. The only thing I ask in return is to leave a comment, telling me what you think of the video.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Gravediggaz - Diary Of A Madman

The Gravediggaz are known as the originators of horrorcore, a genre more or less inspired in part by Detroit artist Esham. Their debut, Six Feet Deep, broke the Top 40 of the pop album charts and contained the single "Diary of a Madman." (The late) Poetic da Grym Reaper, Frukwan da Gatekeeper, RZA the Rzarector and Prince Paul aka Dr. Strange mixed brutal lyrics and weird-ass videos with socially relevant messages. With heavy metal and dope beats thrown in, even the tamest stuff from this crew put most so-called shock rappers to shame. Unfortunately, the group's longevity was cut short when Poetic da Grym Reaper succumbed to colon cancer in 2001, just one month before the release of their last album. R.I.P Poetic.

Halloween just got gangsta. Diary of a Madman is one of the more chilling songs on the Gravediggaz debut 6 Feet Deep. Conceptually, it's about a murderer who claims to have been possessed when he killed a woman's baby. The culprit is embodied by the RZArector, Killah Priest, and a couple of others I can't identify by voice, but Prince Paul's production is what truly gives the track it's distinctly Halloween feel. Bump this one on the block and you might scare a few kids (and piss off a lot of parents).

Gravediggaz - Diary Of A Madman

8 Comments:

  • At 2:19 PM, Anonymous mordecai said…

    not bad. i like the leeches.

     
  • At 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    damn. this track is so ill. rza and prince paul is/was a magic duo. thanks man. keep it coming

     
  • At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    wooooooooooooooooow.havent seen this one in a long time. one of my favorite tracks of all time

     
  • At 10:45 PM, Anonymous waarom_niet said…

    het houdt ook niet op he...respect!!!

     
  • At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Jawe said…

    postive energy activates constant elevation! mo fire! thanx voor die hoekups! jammer van rapidshare die me eerst laat wachten en dan vervolgens me een premium abbo aansmeert.. maar goed ya can't have em all, true that..
    I and I bless

     
  • At 4:41 PM, Anonymous pryght one said…

    oh yeah... this one is one of my forgotten classix... havn´t heared this track for more than 4 or 5 years i guess...

    thanx =)

     
  • At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Larri said…

    i just LOVE the vids u post thank u

     
  • At 10:18 PM, Anonymous wally_bazoum said…

    Dope track and cool video. But I think this track was produced by RZA rather than Prince Paul. I'm not too sure tho, I'll check the cd's liner notes later.
    anyway, keep up the good work, a blog about hip hop videos is a great idea.

     

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home