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Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel
     

The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel

by Gravediggaz
 

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Between Gravediggaz first album, 6 Feet Deep, and the second, The Pick, the Sickle and 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

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Between Gravediggaz first album, 6 Feet Deep, and the second, The Pick, the Sickle and 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 tangential 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 6 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 and the Shovel is a quantum leap forward for Gravediggaz. Unlike its predecessor, it's an album that reflects its creators' intelligence.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/1997
Label:
V2 North America
UPC:
0638813250123
catalogNumber:
32501
Rank:
49936

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Performance Credits

Gravediggaz   Primary Artist
Barry White   Track Performer
Aleem   Track Performer
Blue Raspberry   Background Vocals
Shabazz the Disciple   Track Performer
Sunz of Man   Track Performer
Aleem Brothers   Track Performer
Ian Berkeley   Keyboards

Technical Credits

New Birth   Contributor
Salsoul Orchestra   Contributor
Omen   Contributor
Gravediggaz   Producer
Prince Paul   Producer
RZA   Producer,Executive Producer
Carlos Bess   Engineer
Fourth Disciple   Producer
True Master   Producer
Aza   Producer,Executive Producer
Wu Elements   Producer
Poetic   Producer
Darkim   Producer
Goldfinghaz   Producer
Azh   Executive Producer
Frukwan   Producer

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