Horrorcore continues to make a comeback. Perhaps inspired by Odd Future’s recent success, Gravediggaz are making their way back into the lab.
Shabazz The Disciple, who appeared on the group’s song “Diary of a Madman,” spoke to ballerstatus.com and revealed that the group is working on their next album.
“RZA had called me last March — he’s like ‘Yo, it’s Gravediggaz time,’ ” explained Shabazz. “I went down there; him and Frukwan (The Gatekeeper) already started on some songs. I went down there, did a couple of songs at his crib. Killah Priest was there. It was crazy ’cause me, Killah Priest, RZA and Frukwan was together in the studio. That was like ’94 all over again.”
Apparently, Prince Paul has yet to contribute to the project, but he is reportedly on board.
“With everybody’s schedules, it’s kinda difficult to get everybody in one room right now. But, in the near future, it’ll pop off,” continued Shabazz. “It’s almost done though, RZA told me all we need to do is three more songs, and it’s a wrap.
“It was like a family reunion. It was like being away from your brothers for a minute, like being locked up. Like, I did a little 10-15, being away from my family, then I came home and I’m back with my family,” the rapper continued. “It’s a great feeling, not only for us, but for Hip Hop itself, because Hip Hop is suffering a famine. So, we’re gonna create that balance that ya’ll love us for.”
This would be the group’s first release since 2001’s Nightmare in A-Minor, and their first with involvement from all of the members (save the late Too Poetic) since 1997’s The Pick, the Sickle and the Shovel.
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