Album Details

October 28, 1997
Sony Music Distribution
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 Interlude
  2. Showdown
  3. The Big Payback
  4. Premonitions
  5. Interlude/Stone Garden/Interlude
  6. Temporary Insanity
  7. Doors Intro/Confrssions of a Drug Addict
  8. Who Are You Interlude/Bullets
  9. Love Letters Intro/Love from the Sick Side
  10. R.U. Experienced/Outro
  11. Psyclones
  12. Lost Cities
  13. La Conceta Intro/La Conecta, Pt. 1
  14. La Conecta, Pt. 2/Goin' in Circles/Outro
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