The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel [Bonus Tracks] [Explicit Lyrics]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Between the Gravediggaz' first album, Six Feet Deep, and the second, The Pick, The Sickle, The Shovel, RZA became the most influential producer in hip-hop, as his productions for the various Wu-Tang Clan side projects established his distinctive, skeletal style as rap's cutting edge. So, it's a little surprising that The Pick doesn't showcase RZA, even though there are several tangental Wu members on the disc. Instead, the production team of Poetic, True Master, Fourth Disciple, Goldfinghaz and Darkim mastermind the sound of the album, which is light-years away from the violent horrorcore of Six Feet Deep. The Pick has a layered, textured surface, filled with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Between the Gravediggaz' first album, Six Feet Deep, and the second, The Pick, The Sickle, The Shovel, RZA became the most influential producer in hip-hop, as his productions for the various Wu-Tang Clan side projects established his distinctive, skeletal style as rap's cutting edge. So, it's a little surprising that The Pick doesn't showcase RZA, even though there are several tangental Wu members on the disc. Instead, the production team of Poetic, True Master, Fourth Disciple, Goldfinghaz and Darkim mastermind the sound of the album, which is light-years away from the violent horrorcore of Six Feet Deep. The Pick has a layered, textured surface, filled with inventive, unpredictable samples that create a hypnotic web. Appropriately, RZA, Prince Paul, Poetic and Frukwan have smarter rhymes this time around, exploring social problems instead of wallowing in comic book gore. At times, the album's momentum sags, but overall, The Pick, The Sickle, The Shovel is a quantum leap forward for the Gravediggaz -- unlike its predecessor, it's an album that reflects its creators' intelligence. [Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel is also available in a release with added bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1999
  • Label: Import [generic]
  • EAN: 4520227002527
  • Catalog Number: 70025

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:17)
  2. 2 Dangerous Mindz (4:54)
  3. 3 Da Bomb (4:08)
  4. 4 Unexplained (3:00)
  5. 5 Twelve Jewelz (2:51)
  6. 6 Fairytalz (4:46)
  7. 7 Never Gonna Come Back (3:48)
  8. 8 Pit of Snakes (4:19)
  9. 9 The Night the Earth Cried (4:33)
  10. 10 Elimination Process (5:36)
  11. 11 Repentance Day (5:18)
  12. 12 Hidden Emotions (6:17)
  13. 13 What's Goin' On (4:33)
  14. 14 Deadliest Biz (3:02)
  15. 15 Outro (1:19)
  16. 16 The Night the Earth Cried (5:18)
  17. 17 Unexplained (3:13)
  18. 18 The Night the Earth Cried (5:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gravediggaz Primary Artist
Blue Raspberry Background Vocals
Ian Berkeley Keyboards
Technical Credits
New Birth Contributor
The Salsoul Orchestra Contributor
Aleem Contributor
Omen Contributor
Gravediggaz Producer
Prince Paul Producer
Shabazz the Disciple Contributor
Carlos Bess Engineer
Fourth Disciple Producer
True Master Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Aza Producer, Executive Producer
Poetic Producer
Darkim Producer
Goldfinghaz Producer
Frukwan Producer
Michael Fossenkemper Mastering
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