Thursday, October 05, 2006


Paris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and was catapulted into the national scene in 1990 "The Devil Made Me Do It" and album of the same name. Since then his uncompromising stance on political issues and biting social commentary have both aided and hindered his quest to bring solid music and messages to the masses. When his second album, Sleeping With The Enemy was ready for release in 1992, Paris was dropped from now-defunct Tommy Boy Records and distributor Time Warner when they discovered its incendiary content - content which included fantasy revenge killings of then-President Bush and racist police officers. Rather than buckle under pressure, he released the LP himself on his newly-formed Scarface Records to major sales and national acclaim.

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The Devil Made Me Do It (1990)

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Sleeping With The Enemy (1993)

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Guerrilla Funk (1994)

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Unleashed (1998)

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Paris - Hard Truth Soldiers Vol.1

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Sonic Jihad (2003)

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Rebirth Of A Nation w/Public Enemy (2006)


Blogger Screaming Donkey said...

Top quality post Crooklyn!!!
Been after some Paris stuff for a while - found it hard to get anything via my usual tricks.

"The Devil Made Me Do It" definitely comes recommended to anyone who likes dark, moody lyrics & beats

2:18 PM  
Anonymous mal said...

The Devil Made Me Do It Link is dead

2:45 PM  
Anonymous f said...

sleping with the enemy is one of my favorite albums. listening to it and the skits is a bit like watching pulp fiction crossed with a horror movie.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous qnzgrimiest said...

definitely one of the most slept-on mc's from the west coast, he sounds like a west coast rakim,and he's very angry, which i like, ive always liked angry mc's (no homo), ive been wanting to hear the devil made me do it, that is a dark ass album, and its good, the production is ahead of its time, but i have to choose sleeping with the enemy, the production is crazy and jazzy, and some of the song has that same type of production style from his first album, my standout tracks are days of old (i first heard this song on the 1993 movie strapped with fredro star and bokeem woodbine, a underrated hood classic, also this is both fredro's and bokeem's first film appearance and also the first movie forest whitaker directed), and assata's song (i love that beat), and guerilla funk is straight garbage, peace.

5:47 PM  
Blogger BALLS AND MY WORD™ said...

Sonic Jihad= G.o.a.t album cover

7:44 AM  
Blogger Krooked1 said...

dope i got every paris album but i havnt heard or seen that unleashed one .


3:10 PM  
Blogger Krooked1 said...

whats with the real player format?

anychance you could up unleashed in mp3?

thanks in advance

3:42 PM  
Blogger Crooklyn said...


8:20 PM  
Blogger Krooked1 said...

thanks man

12:59 PM  
Blogger Krooked1 said...

whats the password 4 unleashed?

2:01 PM  
Blogger Crooklyn said...

Krooked...I re uped the old ill up the Real to MP3 this week 4 not home this week so ill seen it to you as soon as i get back

7:20 PM  
Blogger Krooked1 said...

yeah no doubt man if u could please email a link as im outy on a short trip saturday wont be home till tuesday/wednesday.

or just spam my chat box with a link 2 it and tell em 2 save it 4 me hahahaha.

6:58 PM  

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