Ganksta N-I-P – The South Park Psycho (CD) (1992) (FLAC + 320 kbps)
South Park Psycho was the debut work of South Park’s monster rapper Ganksta NIP. It’s 14 tracks of balled-up fury and visceral anger; not exactly uncommon for the time. But what made the album so unique is that NIP was able to put a completely fresh spin on the gangster rap sound before there was even a real gangster rap sound. That’s also what it made the most frustrating, at least as far as list-making goes anyway. It was among the more un-pin-down-able albums on the list. It was like, part of the time it felt like it should be a lot closer to the top ten – it is often recognized as the birth of the bloody horrorcore rap subgenre, so its cultural significance is undeniable – while other times it felt like it might be just a little too hard to listen to to make it on the list at all (there’s lots of talk of eating dead animals and whatnot). Alas, 21 is where it fell, and we’re entirely okay with that.
As for the album, somehow, without the guidance of a serious label (Rap-A-Lot was still a decade or two away from establishing itself as a regional empire), the Southparkian corralled that same energy that made Public Enemy so electric, except he replaced the themes of social activism with themes of social terror.
02 Horror Movie Rap
03 Get Out Of The Game ft. Dope E
04 Rough Brothers From South Park ft. Dope E, K-Rino & Point Blank
05 Black Godfather
07 Action Speaks Louder Than Words ft. Scarface, Seagram, Willie D & Lil’ J
08 Ganksta Mac
09 Smokin’ Amp
11 ”H” Town
14 Damned Shame