Paris - Sleeping with the Enemy - Deluxe Edition* Autographed - subject to stock
Originally slated for a pre-presidential election release in 1992, this sophomore effort by Paris was intentionally suppressed by the recording establishment until after the election in November of that year. It caused a firestorm of controversy with two songs in particular, "Bush Killa," a revenge fantasy about the assasination of then president George Bush (Sr.) for neglect of poor conditions in oppressed communities nationwide, and, "Coffee, Donuts & Death," a cop-killing tirade intended to vent frustration at corrupt officers who rape, brutalize and kill black people at will. A precursor to the L.A. uprisings, the project was eventually released on Paris’ own Scarface Records after Time Warner shareholders and media pressure prevented then Warner-subsidiary Tommy Boy Records from releasing the project. Unapologetic in its defense of free speech and oppressed communities everywhere, Sleeping with the Enemy further upped the ante for lyrical content and cemented Paris’ place as one of the most introspective poets in rap.
Back in limited release, this sophomore effort from Paris is one of the rawest socially-conscious hip-hop albums ever. This definitive edition has been digitally enhanced and reworked, and has provided the artist the rare opportunity to improve on the initial release by benefiting from advancements in technology previously unavailable. Also contains rare alternate versions.
1. The Enema (Live At The White House)2. Make Way For A Panther3. Sleeping With The Enemy4. House Niggas Bleed Too5. Bush Killa6. Coffee, Donuts & Death7. Thinka 'Bout It8. Guerrillas In The Mist9. The Days Of Old10. Long Hot Summer11. Conspiracy Of Silence12. Funky Lil' Party13. Check It Out Ch'all14. Rise15. Assata's Song16. Bush Killa (Hellraiser Mix)17. X Factor18. Check It Out Ch'all (Alternate Version)19. Coffee, Donuts & Death (Piggy On A Platter Mix)20. Assata's Song (Remix)
Paris - Sleeping with the Enemy - Deluxe Edition