17 Songs, 1 Hour, 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Repping for Sacramento, X-Raided is best known for his classic 1992 debut, Psycho Active: an ultra-violent excursion in super hardcore gangsta rap that also featured the debut of fellow Sac-Town emcee Brotha Lynch Hung. Around the same time, he was arrested and sentenced to 31 years in prison. While that would essentially end most musicians' careers, X hasn't let it slow him down; he's released an astonishing 17 more albums while serving his time in various California state prisons. As with most of his incarcerated discography, the vocal sound quality here is lo-fi (though thankfully not recorded over the phone anymore), but he still gets busy, rhyming about prison life ("Recidivism"), getting buck in the clubs ("Go Nutz"), and his thugged-out pedigree ("They'll Tell U I'm a G"). It's far less blood-drenched than his early work; he even gets semi-romantic on tracks like "Can I B Ur Thug," "Wutz on Ur Mind," and "She Got Brainz."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Repping for Sacramento, X-Raided is best known for his classic 1992 debut, Psycho Active: an ultra-violent excursion in super hardcore gangsta rap that also featured the debut of fellow Sac-Town emcee Brotha Lynch Hung. Around the same time, he was arrested and sentenced to 31 years in prison. While that would essentially end most musicians' careers, X hasn't let it slow him down; he's released an astonishing 17 more albums while serving his time in various California state prisons. As with most of his incarcerated discography, the vocal sound quality here is lo-fi (though thankfully not recorded over the phone anymore), but he still gets busy, rhyming about prison life ("Recidivism"), getting buck in the clubs ("Go Nutz"), and his thugged-out pedigree ("They'll Tell U I'm a G"). It's far less blood-drenched than his early work; he even gets semi-romantic on tracks like "Can I B Ur Thug," "Wutz on Ur Mind," and "She Got Brainz."

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About X-Raided

Notorious gangsta rapper X-Raided was born Anarae Jones in Waco, TX, and raised primarily in Sacramento, CA. Shortly after releasing his 1992 debut LP Psycho Active, he was convicted on murder charges -- in fact, the album's violent lyrics were even cited as evidence at the trial. While languishing in prison, X-Raided managed to record another album entirely over the telephone, a painstaking process eventually yielding 1995's Xorcist. Unforgiven followed four years later and Initiation was issued in early 2001. ~ Jason Ankeny

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