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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Anthrax - I'm the Man EP

Released : 1987
Recorded : 1987
Genre : Rap metal, thrash metal
Length : 28:01
Label : Island
Producer : Anthrax, Eddie Kramer, Paul Hammingson

Genius. Pure genius. Way before Rage Against the Machine, before Run-D.M.C.'s collaboration with Aerosmith, and before their infamous collaboration with Public Enemy, Anthrax take the credit -- or blame -- for being the pioneers of merging rap and metal. Released in 1987, their now-classic I'm the Man is a funny tribute/parody/attempt at hip-hop that is not only pulled off successfully, but it's also the first release that showcases Anthrax's sense of humor -- the latter of which was also a first for the genre of speed metal. There are also three live tracks -- one of which is the title track -- as well as a "moshable" version of Black Sabbath's "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" -- all of which are great but will probably be overlooked. Has it been mentioned that this EP is genius?

Tracks

1. I'm The Man (Censored Radio Version)
2. I'm The Man (Def Uncensored Version)
3. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
4. I'm The Man [Live] (Extemely Def III Uncensored Version)
5. Caught In A Mosh [Live]
6. I Am The Law [Live]


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