Dust to Dust
Dust to Dust
Studio album by Prime Minister Pete Nice & Daddy Rich


April 27, 1993


April 1992 - January 1993


Rampant Recording Studio
(New York City)
Chung King Studios
(Manhattan, New York)
LGK Studios
(Leonia, New Jersey)


East Coast hip hop, Hip hop, Hardcore hip hop




Def Jam Recordings / Columbia Records / Sony Music Entertainment


Pete Nice, The Beatnuts, Sam Sever, DJ Richie Rich, KMD

Dust to Dust is the debut studio album by former 3rd Bass members Prime Minister Pete Nice and DJ Richie Rich. It was released in April 27, 1993 under Def Jam Recordings, Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment, a year after the breakup of 3rd Bass and featured many disses toward their former bandmate MC Serch. Recording sessions took place in April 1992 to January 1993 at Rampant Recording Studios, Chung King Studios and LGK Studios in New York. Production was handled by Pete Nice, The Beatnuts, DJ Richie Rich, KMD and Sam Sever of Downtown Science.

The album found limited success, peaking at #171 on the Billboard 200, #50 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #8 on the Heatseekers Albums in the United States. It spawned two singles and music videos for "Rat Bastard" and "Kick the Bobo", both apparent disses against MC Serch. The video for "Rat Bastard" starts out as a recreation of a scene from the 1987 film The Untouchables, with Pete Nice beating an MC Serch lookalike to death with a baseball bat. The video for "Kick the Bobo" starts out as a recreation of a scene from the 1983 film Scarface, with Pete Nice talking to a Tony Montana lookalike. The album also marks the professional debut of indie rap artist Cage. Dust to Dust is now out of print.

Track listing Edit

  1. "Rat Bastard" (feat. Psycho Les) - 4:03
  2. "The Sleeper" - 4:19
  3. "Kick the Bobo" - 4:27
  4. "Verbal Message" - 4:05
  5. "The Lumberjack" - 4:09
  6. "Pass the Pickle" - 1:05
  7. "The Rapsody (In J Minor)" - 5:25
  8. "Ho" - 3:58
  9. "Outta My Way Baby" - 3:50
  10. "3 Blind Mice" (feat. Kurious and Benz) - 4:54
  11. "The World According to Hubert Dover" - 1:09
  12. "Rich Bring 'Em Back" (feat. Cage) - 3:22
  13. "Blowing Smoke" - 4:06
  14. "Double Duty Got Dicked" - 2:03
  15. "Dust to Dust" - 3:24
  16. "Verbal Message II" - 5:22

Samples Edit

Rat Bastard

  • "There Was a Time" by Dee Felice Trio
  • "Damned If I Know" by Bobby Timmons

The Sleeper

  • "The Look of Love" by Burt Bacharach
  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Lee Dorsey
  • "Honeybee" by New Birth
  • "The Gift" by The Velvet Underground

Kick the Bobo

  • "Cramp Your Style" by All the People feat. Robert Moore
  • "Inside Straight" by The Cannonball Adderley Quintet
  • "Rap Is Outta Control" by EPMD

Verbal Message

  • "The Rill Thing" by Little Richard
  • "Season of the Witch" by Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills

The Lumberjack

  • "36-22-36" by Bobby Bland
  • "Born Under a Bad Sign" by Albert King
  • "Long Red" by Mountain
  • "Kick 'Em in the Grill" by 3rd Bass feat. Chubb Rock

Pass the Pickle

  • "Summer Samba" by Walter Wanderley

The Rapsody (In J Minor)

  • "Soul Experience" by Iron Butterfly
  • "Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic" by Isaac Hayes
  • "My Melody" by Eric B. & Rakim


  • "Damned If I Know" by Bobby Timmons

Outta My Way Baby

  • "The Soil I Tilled For You" by The Shades of Brown
  • "Get Out of My Life" by Joe Williams and The Jazz Orchestra
  • "You Shouldn't Have Done It" by Frick 'N' Frack

3 Blind Mice

  • "I'm Sick Y'all" by Otis Redding

Rich 'Em Bring Back

  • "UFO" by ESG
  • "Night on Bald Mountain" by Bob James

Blowing Smoke

  • "You Can Make It If You Try" by Sly & the Family Stone
  • "Jade East" by Ramsey Lewis
  • "Contact" by The Police

Double Duty Got Dicked

  • "Little Miss Lover" by Jimi Hendrix

Dust to Dust

  • "Vitamin C" by Can
  • "Ill Wind" by Frank Sinatra
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