6 Feet Deep
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Studio album by Gravediggaz

Released

August 9, 1994

Recorded

September 1993 - April 1994

Studio

GLC Sound Studios
(New York City)
Paul's Coffee Shop
(Long Island, NY)
Firehouse Studios
(Brooklyn, NY)
Platinum Island Studios
(New York City)

Genre

Hip hop, Horrorcore, East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

Length

52:17 (North America)
55:53 (Europe)

Label

Gee Street / Island / Polygram

Producer

The Gatekeeper, Mr. Sime, RNS, The RZArector, The Undertaker

Gravediggaz chronology

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The Hell E.P. (1995)

6 Feet Deep is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Gravediggaz, released in August 9, 1994 under Gee Street. Recording sessions for the album took place at GLC Sound Studios, Paul's Coffee Shop, Firehouse Studios and Platinum Island Studios in New York City from September 1993 to April 1994. The production on the LP was handled by The Gatekeeper, Mr. Sime, The RZArector, RNS and The Undertaker. The original title of the album was called N*!#%mortis, but it was changed on the United States release to have a better reaction, although it was released with its original title overseas. The European version features the bonus track "Pass the Shovel". 

Killah Priest and Shabazz the Disciple make their debut appearances on "Graveyard Chamber" and "Diary of a Madman", which led to RZA signing them both to his Wu-Tang Records label with their group Sunz of Man. Dreddy Krueger of Royal Fam additionally makes his debut appearance on the album.

The album peaked at #36 on the Billboard 200, and #6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It spawned three singles: "Diary of a Madman", "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide" and "1-800 Suicide", which all charted on the Hot Rap Singles chart. "Diary of a Madman" was the album's most successful single, reaching #82 on the Billboard Hot 100. It received positive reviews from critics, who praised the album's ominous production and fear-inducing lyrics. 6 Feet Deep is considered influential in the horrorcore subgenre.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Just When You Thought It Was Over (Intro)" - The Undertaker 0:10
2. "Constant Elevation" The Grym Reaper, The Gatekeeper, The RZArector The Undertaker 2:28
3. "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide" The RZArector, The Grym Reaper, The Gatekeeper The Undertaker 3:54
4. "Defective Trip (Trippin')" The Gatekeeper, The Grym Reaper, The RZArector The Undertaker 5:04
5. "Two Cups of Blood" The RZArector, The Grym Reaper The Undertaker 1:26
6. "Blood Brothers" The RZArector, The Gatekeeper, The Grym Reaper The Gatekeeper 4:47
7. "360 Questions" - The Undertaker 0:33
8. "1-800 Suicide" The Gatekeeper, The Grym Reaper, The RZArector The Undertaker 4:17
9. "Diary of a Madman" Scientific Shabazz, The RZArector, Killah Priest, The Gatekeeper RNS, The RZArector, The Undertaker (co.) 4:34
10. "Mommy, What's a Gravedigga?" The Grym Reaper, The Gatekeeper, The RZArector The Undertaker 1:44
11. "Bang Your Head" The RZArector, The Grym Reaper, The Gatekeeper The Undertaker 3:23
12. "Here Comes the Gravediggaz" The Grym Reaper, The Gatekeeper, The RZArector Mr. Sime 3:44
13. "Graveyard Chamber" The Grym Reaper, Dreddy Krueger, The RZArector, Scientific Shabazz, The Gatekeeper, Killah Priest The RZArector 4:56
14. "Death Trap" The Gatekeeper, The RZArector, The Grym Reaper The Undertaker 2:57
15. "6 Feet Deep" The Grym Reaper, The Gatekeeper, The RZArector The RZArector 4:36
16. "Rest in Peace (Outro)" The RZArector The Undertaker 2:00

Samples[edit | edit source]

Just When You Thought It Was Over (Intro)

  • "The Sad Chicken" by Leroy and the Drivers
  • "Rap De Rap Show" by De La Soul

Constant Elevation

Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide

  • "Funk Talk" by Southside Movement
  • "Jagger the Dagger" by Eugene McDaniels
  • "Nowhere to Run" by Martha and the Vandellas

Defective Trip (Trippin')

  • "The Rill Thing" by Little Richard
  • "Listen to the Medley" by John Ussery
  • "Plug Tunin' (Original 12" Version)" by De La Soul

2 Cups of Blood

  • "Hihache" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band
  • "Inner Crisis" by Larry Willis

Blood Brothers

  • "Moon in June (John Peel Sessions)" by Soft Machine
  • "Uzuri" by Catalyst
  • "Unicorn" by Bob James

1-800 Suicide

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Iron Butterfly
  • "Sunny" by Booker T. & the M.G.'s
  • "One Man Band (Plays All Alone)" by Monk Higgins feat. The Specialties
  • "Moshitup" by Just-Ice feat. KRS-One

Diary of a Madman

  • "Midnight Theme" by Manzel
  • "Warm and Tender" and "No Love (But Your Love)" by Johnny Mathis

Pass The Shovel

  • "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by Bob James
  • "Papa Was Too" by Joe Tex
  • "Heart Attacks" by Richard Pryor

Mommy, What's a Gravedigga?

  • "It's a New Day" by Skull Snaps
  • "Givin' It Up Is Givin' Up" by Patrice Rushen

Bang Your Head

  • "Synthetic Substitution" by Melvin Bliss

Here Comes the Gravediggaz

  • "I Like It" by The Emotions
  • "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" by Dead Can Dance
  • "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" by Jim Croce

Death Trap

  • "Seven Minutes of Funk (Single Version)" by The Whole Darn Family
  • "Get Me Back on Time, Engine #9" by Wilson Pickett

Rest In Peace (Outro)

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