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Only Solution
     

The Only Solution

by Cold 187um
 
For his fifth solo album, and first for the Insane Clown Posse's label Psychopathic, Above the Law member Cold 187um goes conceptual. The story here is that Cold was born to an assassin father, who uses his kid as some kind of human shield, but when the Black Swan -- Cold's uncle -- murders Dad, the young one grows up to be a

Overview

For his fifth solo album, and first for the Insane Clown Posse's label Psychopathic, Above the Law member Cold 187um goes conceptual. The story here is that Cold was born to an assassin father, who uses his kid as some kind of human shield, but when the Black Swan -- Cold's uncle -- murders Dad, the young one grows up to be a revenge-minded "Psychopathic Assassin." There's a comic book available to flush out the story, along with narrator/ICP-member Violent J, who provides some of the characters' motivations and histories on the album itself, and while this concept goes big time in a Tarantino style with characters and locations providing an Iliad-sized journey, some of the tracks get too tripped up in narrative to be considered pure. The opening "Born 2 Kill" comes on strong, small, and dark -- the Dark Lotus production is a very un-Psychopathic study in restraint -- but becomes a clumsy list of characters as it goes on, while "Judgment Day" is a damnation of the corrupt system that damns all its fictional thieves by name, making it less metaphorical and universal than the usual Above the Law style. A "Psychopathic Presents" tag on the cover could have given old G-Funk fans a head up, but dig the story or the ICP family, and this a B-Movie worth of wicked and fun.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2012
Label:
Psychopathic
UPC:
0756504490228
catalogNumber:
49022
Rank:
75980

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cold 187um   Primary Artist
Violent J   Narrator
Ashley Horak   Background Vocals
Brian Kuma   Background Vocals
Joe Strange   Vocals
Legs Diamond   Vocals
Corporal Robinson   Background Vocals
"Sweet" Sugar Slam   Background Vocals
Matt Reznik   Background Vocals
Doe Dubbla   Background Vocals
Christie Lewis   Background Vocals
Kodi Sparkman   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Insane Clown Posse   Producer
Cold 187um   Composer,Lyricist,Writer
Mike E. Clark   Composer,Producer
Fritz the Cat   Composer,Producer
Violent J   Engineer,Writer,Additional Production
Brian Kuma   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Additional Production
Joe Strange   Engineer
Legs Diamond   Additional Production
R.O.C.   Composer,Producer
Brandon "Bowski" Calhoun   Artwork,Cover Art
Tashina Hawkins   Paintings,Colorist

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