Midnight Drama is one of the unreleased albums from rapper King 13 that was supposed to be released on Commerce Street Records around November 1998. However that did not happen because King 13 did not have enough material recorded for a full album. The songs he recorded weren’t full songs. The way he recorded songs would be him rapping freestyles without writing verses down on notebook paper. That is why Midnight Drama was turned into a compilation instead and was released in March 1999.
Now the title of this compilation was inspired by a King 13 song of the same name. That King 13 song would be included on this compilation. That is where the title for this album came from. Midnight Drama was first advertised on the 1999 album Mr. Joshay – 21 Crunk Street.
Midnight Drama was produced by Ricé with leftover material such as beats, bass patterns, and piano compositions. This entire album was produced by Ricé himself without no other producers. Sean Tompkins served as the executive producer for the whole album and pulled songs that others performed and featured on from other albums.
The song and title track Midnight Drama is about all the drama that goes on during midnight. A lot of crime happens at midnight. King 13 tells us listeners, “When darkness falls, you better be prepared to fall. You better not get caught up in midnight drama.” Those are his cautionary words which tell us to stay away from the drama that happens during midnight.
Midnight Drama is a song King 13 recorded and freestyle on which uses a combination of freestyle rap and gangsta rap. That makes sense because King 13 was known for his freestyle raps. Midnight Drama is an intense piano laced rap song performed by King 13 himself. He wrote the lyrics to this song himself. Not many know this but King 13 was the freestyle of San Antonio pre-2002.
Now Midnight Drama is what led the Midnight Drama compilation to be recorded by a King 13 song of the same name called Midnight Drama which was used on the 1997 compilation Runnin Blind. That King 13 song would also be included on this compilation. That is where the title for this song and album came from. Midnight Drama is what inspired many San Antonio rappers to freestyle.
Ricé produced the song and played the piano. Notice during the beginning that a nice mellow piano solo is playing. The piano solo lasts for 12 seconds until 0:12. Quadruple layers of instrumentation start to kick in at the 0:13 mark.
When drama starts at midnight, you better be prepared for things to unfold and expect the unexpected. Be prepared to ride. The drama starts at midnight.
Several niggaz are the cold shooting dice. 2 of these niggaz took the life of one of their homeboys by killing him. They blamed that wickedness on liquor. Gun shots rang out from the parking lot. 4 niggaz got ganked. There were 49 bullet holes. There were 6 bullet holes found on the spine of a man. His relatives got the call that he would no longer be coming home.
Drug slanging and pimping is what goes at midnight. One man thought he could find narcotics but he ended up dead in a closed casket. One of these niggaz was fucking his wife. His friends go out to settle the score and end up getting killed. Fuck them all.
When darkness falls, you better be prepared to fall. Better be prepared to crawl. You better not get caught up in midnight drama. When darkness falls, you better be prepared to roll.
This King 13 song would be included on the 1999 compilation album called Midnight Drama. Now the Midnight Drama compilation was inspired by this King 13 song which is where the title for the Midnight Drama album came from. The Midnight Drama compilation was first advertised on the 1999 album Mr. Joshay – 21 Crunk St and was released in March 1999. The Midnight Drama compilation was sold at Commerce Street Records when it was located on East Commerce Street and when Commerce Street Records had their store in Windsor Park Mall.
Thru Da Mist deals with how people can be unsympathetic to another person’s pain, sorrow. and agony. This is one of King 13’s songs produced by Ricé which is all too real for the mainstream crowd to handle. Ricé did a spectacular job on making the synths, bass, and beats have that dark eerie sound.
Nobody can see through the mist of pain, sorrow, and agony of another person. Just keep your faith and pray for strength. You’ll maintain. No one can see through the mist of the darkness.
King 13’s Naked Soul takes us through the views of a gangsta. King 13 laces the mic with such fiery and aggression in his lyrics. This is not surprising since this is gangsta rap. Every song King 13 raps on is fire! That is a fact. His presence is huge for this song.
Naked Soul is a fierce piano laced rap song. The piano is what keeps the mood mellow sort of in a strange way. The feeling is both mellow and intense. Notice the piano solo played by 17 Freeze at the beginning of Naked Soul. Ricé gives the song a sense of mellowness and tranquility with him playing the piano.
The song takes us through the views of a gangsta. King 13 laces the mic with such fiery and aggression in his lyrics. This is not surprising since this is gangsta rap. Every song King 13 raps on is fire! That is a fact. His presence is huge for this song.
I rate this album 5/5*****!