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Prozak

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In 2008 the world of music was hit hard with a very impressive record from Saginaw Michigan’s own Prozak, who was one half of the groups Project Deadman and Bedlam. That album was titled Tales from the Sick and was released on Strange Music.  To this date I personally hold the album in high regard as one of the most classic albums of all time.

When news struck that Prozak was planning on releasing a new album, speculation arose that he was signing to Psychopathic Records, while others were saying he was beefing with Strange Music.  This turned out not to be the case at all when it was officially announced via youtube that Prozak was signed to Strange and would release his new album on the label. The title of that album is “Paranormal” and if you need to know why the album is titled that, then you need to do your research and get a history lesson on who Prozak is.

Prozak is a talented film maker, radio host and paranormal hunter.  Most importantly though, he’s one of the greatest story tellers to ever bless a mic.  This album paints pictures so vividly that many emcees can learn from. The album opens up with a intro that leads into the opening song ”Prepare for the Worst” which is the summary of the world we are about to embark on for the next hour and a half. The song ends and kicks into a record which is a standout landmark in the career of Prozak: “End of Us“ which sounds like a late 90’s nu-metal revival and rightfully so featuring the DJ Sid Wilson of Slipknot.  This song can have major crossover appeal and still maintain the wicked lyrics and heavy production of the underground. “Tell a Tale of Two Hearts” has a very haunting chorus sung by a very beautiful vocalist and tells a sick love story the only way Prozak can.

Jamie Madrox and Monoxide of Twiztid deliver some of their post potent venom over  guitar-laced production with Prozak’s gruesome hook. “Line In The Middle” has Prozak and Twiztid sounding like the 2020 version of House Of Krazees…nothing but straight wicked shit! Prozak and Twiztid have never disappointed and in this case they have outdone themselves. The next record had a concept so genius that Prozak had to tell you at the end who he’s talking about, so when you check out the song “Farewell” listen closely to the words he says. “Fuck You” delivers Prozak’s message to his haters, the industry and to all record labels that want to see the underground fail. Prozak has a very good perspective on this song especially when he says “ its never been about the talent” and referring to artists who pay for management and radio play. “Fuck You” lyrically stings anything on the radio right now as far as Top 40 Hip-hop goes.

Going from straight Hip-hop we move into some more experimental vibes. “Perception Deception” takes a left turn for the album which works out quite well.  The song is one that Juggalos worldwide will enjoy and people will able to relate too. It has that vibe of Fuck The World meets Slipknot. You can feel that the influence of the wicked shit is strong within Prozak, and this song defines that influence. Continuing with the heavy guitar riffs, we move into a Tech N9NE feature on the song “Enemy”.

[youtube width=”560″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl9dP1Eot30[/youtube]

Many people have heard this record due to the music video that was released just two weeks before release of the album and received a massive positive reaction from fans. The Hitchcock of hip-hop and the king of darkness prove that they are a match made in Heaven and bless the ears of listeners worldwide with fluid flows.

Wake Up You’re Dead” is some straight up wicked shit for the masses. Prozak delivers a hook that will have live crowds chanting loud and proud swinging their axes and hatchets high. You can tell that this will be a live show anthem for years to come!  Prozak most certainly made a masterpiece here that will sound great live in any setting. ”Hate” has Prozak spitting a crazy flow where he gives us the definition of hate in today’s society. It’s a clear reflection of thoughts we all think but may be scared to say.  Prozak is able to take our darkest thoughts and vividly express them for us. Prozak is clearly the voice of the under appreciated and for those who don’t have the guts to do something about it, Prozak keeps us sane.

The 2nd music video that was released for this album was “Until Then” which was a different type of record than what most were expecting to hear, but it’s a mind blowing song with an even better visual. The pain that Prozak felt through this situation is something that no matter who you are, you will be able to feel.  By the 2nd verse you will be humming the hook. One thing with “Paranormal” is that Prozak has mastered the hook game!

[youtube width=”560″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFaYKaDTKrY[/youtube]

The 1st music video and single released was for “Million Miles Away” which is the perfect soundtrack for the current struggling times we are living in. In the visual for the video different people were asked if there was one thing in the world they would change, what would it be and lyrically you can tell that this record meant a lot for Prozak. In today’s world it’s good to escape reality and enter the fantasy world once in a while, but the truth of the matter is reality is real and sometimes we all need a wake-up call.  This song is that wake-up call, and it’s done in a manner that anyone would be able to understand the message.  Again that is the genius of Prozak.

[youtube width=”560″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdG9KOE8J5Y[/youtube]

Positive or Negative energy is what we leave behind when we leave this world and with the track ”Turn Back” we question life and what its true meaning is. Three weeks before release of the album a visual for this song was released as well and created an even bigger buzz for the album throughout the industry.

[youtube width=”560″ height=”344″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEk4EuB_38M[/youtube]

Full Moon” is another standout track on the album with subject matter about fakes in your life. Tech N9NE makes a stunning guest appearance on “One of These Days” where Tech talks about some real life stuff that seems like he’s speaking in a past perspective because the content seems to be the opposite of what his life is like now. I can also see it being written from the perspective from just a regular Joe which in itself presents its genius. Prozak also delivers a great verse where he talks about the struggles and grudges that he keeps deep inside of him and he needs to release. Therapeutic tracks like this are the little things that make underground listeners appreciate that we know of these artists who speak on subject matters we can all relate to. There’s a breakdown and devastating hook from Krizz Kaliko and even a great verse where he references people who stare at his vitiligo.

The album ends with another slower track entitled “Alien“. Prozak introduces the song as the last song on the album but if it were his last song ever what would he say. I’m not going to spoil anything about this song but it is one of the best that he has ever released and a sure fire classic in catalog.

Overall Prozak has delivered another masterpiece that the underground will embrace and with proper promotion and open-minded consumers has strong cross-over appeal. The lyrics have only gotten better and the production is top quality.  Four years in waiting for a proper release and he did not disappoint! Do yourself a favor and add this album to your collection.

Length:

  • 57 Minutes

Record Label:

  • Strange Music

Release Date:

  • 04/24/2012

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    Faygoluvers Comments

  1. BeZerk

    BeZerk

    Comment posted on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 03:41 pm GMT -5 at 3:41 pm

    I’mma let you speak Scottie D, but Tales from the Sick is one of the best albums of all time. I actually spent extra money to have it rush delivered two days after it came out. All together that CD for me was like $40. I still have it and bump it to this day. Parnormal was very good too.

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