Dust to Dust
Studio album


April 27, 1993




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


East Coast 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 1992 to 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

  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
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