Acid Rain (album)

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Acid Rain is the third compilation album by Esham. Released in 2002, it is the first of three albums by the rapper released on Psychopathic Records, followed by the studio albums Repentance and A-1 Yola. It is known as the "Esham Story".

Repentance (Esham album)

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(All songs written by Esham except tracks 6, 8 and 14, which were written by Puwal) Album - Billboard (North America) Esham - performer. Mike Puwal. - guitar. Producer: Esham. Engineers: Esham, Fritz "the Cat" Van Kosky, Mike P. Mixing: Esham, Fritz "the Cat" Van Kosky, Mike P. Arranger: Esham.

Sacrificial Lambz

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Sacrificial Lambz is the eleventh studio album by Esham. Released in 2008, it is his first album since reviving Reel Life Productions and leaving Psychopathic Records. Esham is quoted as saying "Sacrificial Lambz and my whole style and just the way that I rap has been a sacrifice to the industry. I feel like Sacrificial Lambz is like a gift to the industry and a gift to the consumer, whoever buys it. It’s actually a gift." The album peaked at #50 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and at #42 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Psychopathic Records

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Spade (Esham), and Mr. Heart (Lavel), released Furious in August. The latter, consisting of Blaze and Anybody Killa, released Pony Down (Prelude) in October. Although Esham had achieved his highest level of success at Psychopathic, he left the label that month to reform his own label, Reel Life Productions, and the group Soopa Villainz was disbanded. Anybody Killa left the following February. Later that year, Psychopathic Records and hip hop group D12, representing Eminem, ended their rivalry by holding a bowling match. In April, Axe Murder Boyz won a single album contract with Psychopathic Records and released Blood In, Blood Out before being released from the label.

Billboard 200

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The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tapes (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

Psychopathic: The Videos

The film features videos by the artists Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Boondox, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Esham, Axe Murder Boyz, Anybody Killa, and Psychopathic Rydas. The collection contains a variety of uncensored, partially censored, and clean versions of music videos. Each video features an intro from a different Psychopathic artist. The video features remastered music videos released by Psychopathic Records from the label's inception up to 2007. Each video is given an introduction by a different artist on the label. In addition to the 23 listed music videos, the collection includes two hidden music videos.

Esham discography

Esham's Gothom/Overcore releases were distributed internationally by TVT Records. In 2002, Esham signed with Psychopathic Records, where he achieved his highest level of success and released his album with the most consecutive charts, A-1 Yola.

2005 in hip hop music

This article summarizes the events, album releases, and album release dates in hip hop music for the year 2005.

Psychopathic Records discography

Psychopathic Records is an American independent record label based in Farmington Hills, Michigan that specializes in hip hop music. Owned by Insane Clown Posse members Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler, the label was founded by the group and their manager Alex Abbiss in 1991. Then known as Inner City Posse, the group released the label's first album, Dog Beats, that year. Since its foundation, the label has featured 23 artists and bands from the United States, predominantly around Detroit, Michigan.

Boomin' Words from Hell

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Esham – programming, production, engineering, mastering. Mike E. Clark - engineering, keyboards. Reginal Nelton – executive producer. Greg Reilly – mastering. James H. Smith – executive producer.

Natas (group)

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Currently original members Esham and Mastamind are recording a reunion album according to Mastamind's official Facebook account. Esham met Mastamind as a student at Osborne High School, who gave him a three-song demo tape of his music, leading the two to form the group with Esham's longtime friend, T-N-T, deciding on the name Natas, an acronym for "Nation Ahead of Time And Space", and because it was "Satan" spelled backwards. In 1992, Natas released its first album, Life After Death on Esham's Reel Life Productions.

Reel Life Productions

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At the age of 13, Esham released his debut album, Boomin' Words from Hell, in 1989. In 1990, Reel Life Productions reissued his debut album with an alternate track listing and artwork. Esham found it difficult to develop a fanbase, because many wrote off the dark content of his lyrics and imagery as shock value, while hip hop fans did not connect to Esham's albums because of his heavy metal influences. Esham met Mastamind as a student at Osborne High School, who gave him a three-song demo tape of his music, leading the two to form the group with Esham's longtime friend, T-N-T, deciding on the name Natas, an acronym for "Nation Ahead of Time And Space".

Kid Rock

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Noting that local rapper Esham was paid $500 to appear on ICP's album, Violent J claims that Kid Rock demanded $600 to record his guest appearance, alleging that Esham and Kid Rock had a feud over who was the bigger rapper. Kid Rock showed up to record the song "Is That You?" intoxicated, but re-recorded his vocals and record scratching the following day. In 1993, Kid Rock recorded his second studio album, The Polyfuze Method, with producer Mike E. Clark, who worked with Kid Rock to help give the album more of a rock-oriented sound than his debut. Kid Rock also began releasing his "Bootleg" cassette series to keep local interest in his music.

Insane Clown Posse

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While trying to get stations to play the single, Bruce learned that one of the stations he and Abbiss visited would be interviewing local rapper Esham, who Bruce considered to be a "superstar"; Bruce had recently begun to collect Esham's albums, as he had done with other local rappers; by the time he had discovered Esham, the rapper had released two full-length albums and three EPs. Bruce met Esham for the first time at the station and praised him. Esham wished Bruce well and Bruce gave the rapper a copy of Dog Beats; this began the friendship and professional relationship between Psychopathic Records and Esham's label, Reel Life Productions.


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Eminem has cited several MCs as influencing his rapping style, including Esham, Kool G Rap, Masta Ace, Big Daddy Kane, Newcleus, Ice-T, Mantronix, Melle Mel (on "The Message"), LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Run–D.M.C., Rakim and Boogie Down Productions. In How to Rap, Guerilla Black notes that Eminem studied other MCs to hone his rapping technique: "Eminem listened to everything and that's what made him one of the greats".


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In the 1990s and the new millennium, the city has produced a number of influential hip hop artists, including Eminem, the hip-hop artist with the highest cumulative sales, hip-hop producer J Dilla, rapper and producer Esham and hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse. The city is also home to rappers Big Sean and Danny Brown. The band Sponge toured and produced music, with artists such as Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker. The city also has an active garage rock genre that has generated national attention with acts such as: The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, The Detroit Cobras, The Dirtbombs, Electric Six, and The Hard Lessons. Detroit is cited as the birthplace of techno music in the early 1980s.

Judgement Day (album)

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Judgement Day is Esham's second studio album, released April 9, 1992. On June 6, 2006, a Judgement Day box set was issued, containing both original volumes and previously unreleased material. Reel Life Productions founder and Esham's brother James Smith decided that Esham should record a double album following the release of Prince's Love Symbol Album. Smith thought that if an R&B artist could record a double album, a rapper should record a double album. However, it is not the first double album in hip hop, as previously DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince released He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper, which was a double album in its original vinyl configuration.


In the second grade, Harmon met future rapper Esham, and the two performed together at open mic events at Seafood Bay. In one occurrence, Harmon and Esham were forced to rap for a drug dealer at gunpoint. Although he was kicked out of high school, Harmon earned his GED at the age of 15, and began a professional music career. Through his manager, local DJ Blackman, Harmon became friends with a young Kid Rock, and was a member of the local hip hop group The Beast Crew, with Blackman, KDC, Chris "Doc Roun-Cee" Pouncy and Kid Rock. The Beast Crew split after Kid Rock signed with Jive Records, and Harmon formed the Straight Jacket independent record label in 1990.

Life After Death (Natas album)

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Following the release of this album, Esham, Natas and Reel Life Productions were the subject of much controversy when a 17-year-old fan killed himself while smoking cannabis and playing Russian roulette while listening to Life After Death. Allrovi reviewer Jason Birchmeier wrote that "The trio's attempt to be as hardcore as possible pushes their efforts from shocking to clichéd satire. Furthermore, in addition to the clichéd subject matter, the accompanying music isn't nearly as evocative as that found on Esham's solo albums.

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Diamond), Esham (Mr. Spade) and Utsler (Mr. Club). The group made appearances on Insane Clown Posse's The Wraith: Shangri-La and Esham's Acid Rain and Repentance before releasing their debut album, Furious, in 2005. Following Esham and Lavel's departure from Psychopathic Records in October 2005, the group disbanded. Bruce has cited the artists Esham, N.W.A, Ice Cube, Awesome Dre, Geto Boys, Gong, Pearl Jam, and Michael Jackson as influences on his music. Allmusic reviewer James Monger has referred to Bruce's style as an "onslaught of Midwest Dirty Rap." Bruce began wrestling alongside his friends Joseph and John Utsler.

Carnival of Carnage

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Esham – guest vocals, production. Mike E. Clark – production. Chuck Miller - production.

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Never again would Esham be so gritty." In 2009, Fangoria named it as an iconic horrorcore album.

Closed Casket

Yet if this is one of your first experiences with Esham the Unholy, this album should pack a punch with its dark nature." Esham - Performer. TNT - Guest Performer. Mastamind - Guest Performer. Producer: Esham. Executive Producer: James H. Smith. Engineer: Esham. Mastering: Esham. Programming: Esham.

Dead Flowerz

Producer: Esham. Producer: Lord Maji. Programming: Esham. Programming: Lord Maji. Arranger: Esham. Liner notes: Esham.


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While attending Osborne High School, Mastamind passed a three-song demo to fellow student, Esham, who had released the album Boomin' Words from Hell and multiple EPs on his Reel Life Productions label. Esham liked the demo, and decided to form a group with Mastamind and a friend, T-N-T. The trio named the group Natas, an acronym for "Nation Ahead of Time And Space". In 1995, Mastamind released his debut solo EP, Lickkuidrano, which featured guest appearances by Esham and Dice. Allmusic reviewer Jason Birchmeier wrote, "[Bitcheshate] is obviously the EP's centerpiece, as the other five tracks are all rather brief -- still, they're impressive tracks even if they are short."