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Gun Hill Road

Album: Gun Hill Road
# Song Title   Time
1)    Cinderella Theme
2)    Hero Theme
3)    Cave Theme
4)    Precious Theme
5)    Quarterback Theme
6)    Grinder Theme
7)    Tiger Theme
8)    Shampoo Theme
9)    Chase Theme
10)    Figurine Theme
11)    Church Theme
12)    Monkey Theme
13)    Night Night Theme
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • The Infesticons: Mike Ladd.
  • Additional personnel includes: Anti-Pop Consortium, El-P, Mr. Lif, Saul Williams, The Sonic Sum Crew.
  • Producers: M. Ladd, Omar Argurto, Fred Ones, Bruce Grant.
  • Engineers: Nasa, Fred Ones, M. Ladd.
  • Personnel: Don DiLego, Steve Hamilton (guitar); DJ Fred (scratches).
  • Audio Mixer: Vassos.
  • Recording information: Ozone; TME.
  • GUN HILL ROAD is a concept album in which the Kristal-sipping, bootie-shaking, money-spending "Majesticons" are targeted for annihilation by the free-thinking, no-label-wearing, weed-smoking, manifesto-reading heroes, the "Infesticons." This cultural war takes place on a platform of dissonant, twisted beats courtesy of Infesticon ringleader and Gun Hill Road (a street in the Bronx) resident muse, Mike Ladd.
  • Ladd, a poet-turned-MC, helped break down the wall between coffee shop poetry and street corner cipher hip-hop with his albums EASY LISTENING FOR ARMAGEDDON and WELCOME TO THE AFTERFUTURE. His razor-sharp tongue and penetrating powers of observation are just as strong here. Ladd's delivery and space-crafted beats are the highlight on any album he puts out; both are in top form as Ladd tackles materialism, corruption, corporate media and vanity via the Infesticons versus Majesticons skirmishes. Guest MCs and poets, from Liza Jesse Peterson and Saul Williams, to Priest and Beans of Anti-Pop Consortium, round out the avant garde roster.
Professional Reviews
Alternative Press (10/00, pp.93-4) - 3 out of 5 - "...A soundscape of distorted beats, ghostly opera singing and twisted samples....excellent and unique..."

The Wire (1/01, p.34) - Included in Wire's "50 Records Of The Year".

NME (Magazine) (6/3/00, p.40) - 7 out of 10 - "...[A] fictional account of a postmodern fued between the Infesticons and the Majesticons. New York is the battle times dazzling....Admirably flawed."
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