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1997

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The Psycho Realm is the eponymous debut studio album by American hip hop group Psycho Realm. It was released on October 28, 1997, via Ruffhouse/Columbia Records. Recording sessions took place at The Hill, Ameraycan Studios and Larrabee Sound Studios in Los Angeles. Production was handled by members Sick Jacken and B-Real, as well as The Psycho Ward and TRT.

The album debuted at number 183 on the Billboard 200, number 68 on the Top R&B Albums and number 13 on the Heatseekers Albums chart in the United States. It featured two singles: "Stone Garden" and "Psycho City Blocks".

Later on B-Real had to leave the group due to his commitment to Cypress Hill.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Psycho City Blocks/Psycho Interlude"4:51
2."Showdown"
  • Sick Jacken
  • B-Real (co.)
4:32
3."The Big Payback"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • J. Gonzalez
  • The Psycho Ward
  • Sick Jacken (add.)
3:32
4."Premonitions"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • Freese
TRT2:39
5."Interlude/Stone Garden/Interlude"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • J. Gonzalez
  • Freese
  • Sick Jacken
  • B-Real (co.)
5:11
6."Temporary Insanity"
  • The Psycho Ward
  • Sick Jacken (add.)
3:51
7."Doors Intro/Confessions of a Drug Addict"
  • B-Real
  • Sick Jacken
4:06
8."Who Are You Interlude/Bullets"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • J. Gonzalez
  • Freese
  • B-Real
  • Sick Jacken
5:07
9."Love Letters Intro/Love from the Sick Side"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • J. Gonzalez
  • Freese
  • The Psycho Ward
  • Sick Jacken (add.)
3:17
10."R.U. Experienced/Outro"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • J. Gonzalez
  • Freese
  • Sick Jacken
  • B-Real (co.)
  • Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo (co.)
4:28
11."Psyclones"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • J. Gonzalez
  • Freese
  • Sick Jacken
  • B-Real
3:23
12."Lost Cities"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • J. Gonzalez
  • Freese
  • B-Real
  • Sick Jacken
4:43
13."La Conecta Intro/La Conecta (Pt. 1)"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • J. Gonzalez
  • Freese
  • The Psycho Ward
  • Sick Jacken (add.)
4:12
14."La Conecta (Pt. 2)/Goin' In Circles Outro"
  • G. Gonzalez
  • J. Gonzalez
  • Freese
  • Sick Jacken
  • B-Real (add.)
3:50
Total length:57:33

Personnel

  • Gustavo "Big Duke" Gonzalez – lyrics, vocals, mixing (track 6)
  • Joaquin "Sick Jacken" Gonzalez – lyrics (tracks: 1-3, 5-14), vocals, producer (tracks: 1-2, 5, 7, 8, 10-12, 14), additional producer (tracks: 3, 6, 9, 13), mixing (tracks: 3, 6, 8, 11, 12)
  • Louis "B-Real" Freese – lyrics (tracks: 1-2, 4-14), vocals, producer (tracks: 7, 8, 11, 12), co-producer (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 10), mixing (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7-14)
  • Eric "Bobo" Correaadditional vocals (tracks: 13, 14), percussion (tracks: 2, 6, 8, 10), keyboards (tracks: 3, 8), bass & mixing (track 8)
  • Randy Craig Kantor – keyboards, mellotron
  • Jay Turner – scratches (tracks: 1, 7, 9), producer (track 4)
  • Joseph "DJ Jazz" Alexander – scratches (track 1)
  • Jason Roberts – bass (track 5), recording
  • Joseph Mario Nicolo – co-producer (track 10), mixing (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9-11, 13, 14)
  • Phil Nicolo – mixing (tracks: 3, 6)
  • Lawrence "DJ Muggs" Muggerud – mixing (track 4)
  • Robert "Taj" Walton – additional mixing
  • Eric Janko – recording
  • Ross Donaldson – recording
  • Steve Baughman – recording
  • Manny Lecuona – mastering
  • Estevan Oriol – cover photo
  • Mark "Mister Cartoon" Machado – logo design

Charts

Chart (1997)Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3]183
US Top R&B Albums (Billboard)[4]68
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[5]13

References

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Psycho Realm - The Psycho Realm Album Reviews, Songs & More | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  2. ^ Ehrlich, Dimitri (November 7, 1997). "Album Review: 'The Psycho Realm'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  3. ^ "The Billboard 200". Billboard. Vol. 109, no. 46. November 15, 1997. p. 89. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on November 15, 1997. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  4. ^ "Top R&B Albums". Billboard. Vol. 109, no. 46. November 15, 1997. p. 26. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on November 15, 1997. Retrieved March 29, 2023.
  5. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Vol. 109, no. 46. November 15, 1997. p. 18. ISSN 0006-2510. Archived from the original on November 15, 1997. Retrieved March 29, 2023.

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The Psycho Realm is a Mexican-American hip hop group started in 1989 by the brothers Sick Jacken and Big Duke both born from Mazatlan Sinaloa raised in the Downtown neighborhood of Pico-Union area of Los Angeles.

History

The group started as a duo of Sick Jacken (Joaquín Gonzalez) and Big Duke (Gustavo Gonzalez) in 1989; the two were later joined by Ferruco (Jose Martinez) in 1993. The group recorded various demo songs, but one track ("Scandalous") appeared on the soundtrack to the 1994 film Mi Vida Loca.[1] Ferruco departed from the group in 1994. The following year, B-Real (Louis Freese) of the rap group Cypress Hill saw Psycho Realm performing at Olvera Street for an End Barrio Warfare concert. Their performance inspired B-Real to the point that he wanted to join the group.

In 1997 Sony released the first Psycho Realm album, labelled as an addition to the Cypress Hill Family by the sticker placed on the CD case. Due to conflicts with the record label, the Gonzalez brothers were dropped from Sony. As Jacken explains, "the machine was just trying to censor me / Didn't do it for Sony so they ended up releasing me / Independent, no longer locked down for an infinity / So my vicinity stays true to my identity." The brothers then went on to form Sick Symphonies, their own record label, which lacked the big budget for promotion and distribution in chain stores along with group member B-Real, who was stuck on his contract with Sony for Cypress Hill.

Tragedy

At 12:35 a.m. on January 29, 1999, one month before the expected release of the second Psycho Realm album, Duke was shot in the neck in a confrontation while trying to split up a fight at Tommy's Burger Stand at Beverly and Rampart Boulevard in Los Angeles. This left him paralyzed from the neck down for life. The shooter, a 24-year-old named Robert Gorcsi, who was on parole at the time of the shooting, was given a bond set at $1.6 million. He was eventually jailed for attempted murder.[2] Later in 2000, Jacken released A War Story Book I with B-Real only appearing on one song. In 2001, the Sick Symphonies label released The Steel Storm, the first album of a new group called Street Platoon. Jacken, with the help of Street Platoon, finished A War Story Book II, which was released in the latter half of 2003 and nearly complete before the shooting of Duke.

Style and lyrics

The group aims to inject pride and knowledge into those who live in gang-infested, poverty-ridden neighborhoods, while at the same time aiming to open the minds of the ones on the outside who look down upon them. Jacken attempts to explain to outsiders with his statement: "my people’s exodus results in prejudice / you ask us why in poverty we become terrorists/ well let me tell you this we don’t choose to tote gats / and selling on the corner is to avoid tax." Duke views the group not as rappers, but neighborhood reporters. They choose to document "a time when it's in fashion to be gun-flashing, blasting... strapped ready for rivals harassing." The Psycho Realm spoke about the corruption of Rampart police officers from their experiences living in the Rampart district, before the Rampart Scandal hit the media. The group also promotes the unification of gangs with remarks such as, "think about who dies when we let the lead out, we’re killing family tragically." The Psycho Realm has grown a worldwide following of "soldiers," and have performed in Mexico, Latin America, Japan, and Europe. At the moment, Duke is in charge of all merchandising for Psycho Realm. Duke is known to personally reply to many of his fans' emails, and is actively involved in a large percentage of production in Psycho Realm's and other affiliates' works.

Discography

Albums

Sick Jacken appearances

Psycho Realm presents Sick Symphonies

  • 2005: Psycho Realm and Street Platoon Present... Sick Symphonies: Sickside Stories
  • 2007: Sick Symphonies Presents DJ FM Street Mixes Vol.1

Sick Jacken albums

  • 2006: Sick Jacken & Cynic - Terror Tapes Vol. 1
  • 2007: DJ Muggs vs. Sick Jacken - Legend of the Mask and the Assassin
  • 2009: Sick Jacken - Stray Bullets
  • 2012: Sick Jacken & Cynic - Terror Tapes Vol. 2
  • 2016: Sick Jacken - Psychodelic

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