Album Details

RELEASE
October 28, 1997
LABEL
Ruffhouse
GENRES
Rap, Hardcore Rap

Album Review

The Psycho Realm's eponymous debut album is an impressive collection of hardcore West Coast gangsta rap. Led by B Real, one of the masterminds behind Cypress Hill, the trio is a dark hardcore outfit -- there's genuine menace in their rhymes and music, which is why it hits so hard. Where other crews deal with cartoonish violence, the Psycho Realm's surrealistic imagery and impressionistic music -- which is still grittily funky -- creates genuine tension. It's not a perfect record -- it runs on a little too long, which has the unfortunate side effect of dulling their message -- but it tries more things than the average hip-hop record, and that alone makes it worth a listen.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Psycho City Blocks/Psycho Interludehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-psycho-realm/id302679375?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Showdownhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=302679379&id=302679375&at=11l9vR
  3. The Big Paybackhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=302679380&id=302679375&at=11l9vR
  4. Premonitionshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=302679381&id=302679375&at=11l9vR
  5. Interlude/Stone Garden/Interludehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-psycho-realm/id302679375?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Temporary Insanityhttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=302679384&id=302679375&at=11l9vR
  7. Doors Intro/Confrssions of a Drug Addicthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-psycho-realm/id302679375?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Who Are You Interlude/Bulletshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-psycho-realm/id302679375?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Love Letters Intro/Love from the Sick Sidehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-psycho-realm/id302679375?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. R.U. Experienced/Outrohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-psycho-realm/id302679375?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Psycloneshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=302679389&id=302679375&at=11l9vR
  12. Lost Citieshttp://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=302679390&id=302679375&at=11l9vR
  13. La Conceta Intro/La Conecta, Pt. 1http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-psycho-realm/id302679375?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. La Conecta, Pt. 2/Goin' in Circles/Outrohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-psycho-realm/id302679375?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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