Review: X-Raided – Xorcist

Review: X-Raided – Xorcist

Xorcist was his most highly controversial album of 1996. A quote from a 1996 Playboy Magazine article about X-Raided – Xorcist stated: “Talk about determination.” X-Raided shocked the world and baffled authorities by recording a rap album over the phone while he was awaiting his murder trial to begin in the Sacramento County Jail from the timespan of 1994 to 1996. He was in jail for the murder of community activist Patricia Harris.

The fact that the Xorcist album was recorded over the phone from jail was shocking at that time since no one else recorded an album from a phone in jail which is why the Xorcist album received national attention in news media across the United States. At that time recording an album over the phone from jail was completely unheard of.

Xorcist is a Sacramento rap classic that is quite memorable due to the sound quality and the fact that the album was recorded over the phone from jail. This album is highly sought after by X-Raided fans alike. Memorable hits from Xorcist are Deuce Five To Life, I Ain’t Dead Yet, Unfukwitable, Wit A Mask On, Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz, Recognize. Done Deal is another one.The vocals are not up to high quality as all his other albums are as the vocal quality is rather subpar. But don’t let that deter you from buying this album! This album is highly sought after by X-Raided fans alike.

A news article from a January 10, 1996 edition of the Sacramento Bee newspaper confirmed and reported that Xorcist sold over 28,000 copies in its first run. 50,000 copies of the 1st edition of the Xoricst album exist. Overall more than 150,000 units of the Xorcist album have been sold.

Willie Charles (LA Chill) was the executive producer responsible for acting as the sole engineer and producer along with Ced Singleton while working on the Xorcist album timespan of 1994 to 1996. Willie Charles (LA Chill) and Ced Singleton both acted as producers for the Xorcist album. Willie Charles was looking after X-Raided while working on the Xorcist album. That’s how deeply involved with Xorcist he was! LA Chill’s name is all over the Xorcist album for that very reason.

While working on the Xorcist album, Willie Charles was influenced by psychedelic rock, horrorcore, siccness, and gangsta rap sounds. He was on the psychedelic tip. Willie Charles (LA Chill) is the sole creator of those eerie sounds that you hear when listening to the X-Raided – Xorcist album as he is the originator and creator of those high pitched eerie sounds. HE IS the sole creator for those high pitched eerie sounds!

Xorcist was recorded on a 16 track reel to reel. The vocals were recorded over the phone live in Sacramento County Jail. At first Xorcist was released on cassette only and then Xorcist was released on CD in 1996. X-Raided was not satisfied with results of the audio quality for the cassette edition of Xorcist as he stated in a news article in LA Times written in November 17, 2002.

Xorcist was recorded through an old fashioned rotary phone. LA Chill modified the rotary phone to ease the recording process. The vocals were processed through a mixer. A phone was hooked up to the mixer. X-Raided used 2 phones to record the Xorcist album. The deputies would take X-Raided to a separate room to record. Ced paid off the deputies to hook everything up in order for X-Raided to record the Xorcist album. He is the one who was pulling the strings.

Internal Affairs Division came after Ced Singleton after it was determined an album was recorded from behind bars. Ced Singleton directed Internal Affairs to go after William Charles (LA Chill). Internal Affairs went after LA Chill. All LA Chill did was produce beats and record vocals.

Ced Singleton released the X-Raided – Xorcist album without the permission of Willie Charles and copyrighted the Xorcist album without no contract. William Larcell Charles (LA Chill) did not give Ced Singleton permission to release the Xorcist album nor did he give Black Market Records any distribution rights either for retail release of this particular album to be released in any format. That is a federal offense!

Ced Singleton also “claims” he published Xorcist. The truth is Ced Singleton wrote none of the songs. Both X-Raided (Anarae V. Brown) and Cedric (Ced) Singleton cheated Willie Charles (LA Chill) out of both mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the Xorcist album because they wanted the money for themselves. Ced Singleton and X-Raided never paid Willie Charles (LA Chill) mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the 1996 X-Raided – Xorcist album ever. Despite all this, Ced Singleton was still credited as a producer.

Despite that, Willie Charles and X-Raided had split the publishing royalties for the 1996 Xorcist album. They never signed no agreements or contracts for the Xorcist album at the time. X-Raided owns his lyrics regardless of the copyrights involved for this case.

William Larcell Charles lawfully owns the full copyright to the X-Raided – Xorcist album as he owns the Xorcist reel to reels to this day for which he clearly maintains for which he rightfully owns full copyright and full ownership to. Both X-Raided and Ced Singleton still owe William Larcell Charles (LA Chill) mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the 1996 X-Raided – Xorcist album.

LA Chill was the person who came out with the original concept for the artwork and graphic design for the Xorcist album. Ced has falsely claimed himself for taking the credit for the artwork and graphic design. LA Chill was the person who designed the front album cover artwork.

For those who didn’t know, Brotha Lynch Hung was originally supposed to produced the X-Raided – Xorcist album. But X-Raided and Brotha Lynch Hung got into a feud over copying each others music style. Lynch had copied X’s style. So instead X-Raided got LA Chill to produce the Xorcist album by writing to him by letter from Sacramento County Jail. That is how X-Raided convinced LA Chill to produce the Xorcist album.

That is why Brotha Lynch Hung was not as “hands on” and did not have a huge presence on the Xorcist album as he did on the 1992 Psycho Active album. That is also the reason attributed to why Brotha Lynch Hung was only on the following tracks: Open The Casket, Body Count, and Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz. Brotha Lynch Hung only produced Open The Casket, Body Count, and Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz.

Deuce Five to Life is about how X-Raided felt he won’t get a fair trial on the murder charge. Deuce Five to Life explains the situation as to how X-Raided got incarcerated, the legal drama surrounding X-Raided, stress he is dealing with, and the March 15, 1992, murder of Patricia Harris. X-Raided claims his innocence on Deuce Five to Life. X-Raided foreshadows as he knows he is going to be found guilty by the jury.

The March 15, 1992, murder of Patricia Harris was in response to a gang-related vengeance which prosecutors described as. Patricia Harris was gunned down in the hallway of her Meadowview home after gunmen kicked in the front door and shot her in the chest. Two of Harris’ sons were alleged members of the Meadowview Bloods were the intended targets. These two Meadowview Bloods members were rumored to have killed 24th Street Garden Blocc Crip member Jerome McCoy (J-Dogg). The March 15, 1992 murder of Patricia Harris was a home invasion gone wrong.

Two other men, Roosevelt Jermaine Coleman and Christopher McKinnie, were convicted of first-degree murder and are serving a 25 years to life sentence. X-Raided was given a 31 years to life sentence in 1996 after being found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy by a Sacramento jury.

Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz is the most eerie track on the whole album! Those high pitched eerie sounds you hear on Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz are the work of LA Chill. Willie Charles (LA Chill) is the sole creator of those eerie sounds that you hear on this track. Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz has an eerie horrorcore vibe.

Brotha Lynch Hung, Sicx, and the Black Market Records production crew were high during the of recording this track. Sicx was drunk off that OE (Olde English) for which he was intoxicated off of during this recording. That is why Sicx made a reference to that OE. Brotha Lynch Hung was high whilst recording this track. The Black Market Records production crew stayed high at times.

That’s why you hear

[Brotha Lynch Hung verse]
Cause I don’t love you hoes
I don’t love you niggaz
All I’m givin a fuck is about my liquor and my triggaz

[Sicx verse]
When I’m off that OE
When I’m off that OE, Loc

LA Chill produced Done Deal with female rapper Da Misses all over this track. That’s why you hear those high pitched eerie sounds on Done Deal. Those were LA Chill’s signature sounds. Notice the creepy animal sounds in the background for instance. Da Misses is LA Chill’s cousin. Da Misses really shined on here and the 5 tracks she featured on this album. Done Deal is a perfect example of a G-Funk track as Done Deal is a perfect G-Funk track.

Da Misses vents about shadiness of society on Done Deal. She displays a raw, shrill, cold attitude of harshness towards society on Done Deal. She breaks everything down into detail about what’s real with reality and what’s the reality. She takes a hit against the industry on this track.

LA Chill produced the beats for I Ain’t Dead Yet. Take notice of X-Raided giving Will a shout out. Da Misses does not have as huge a presence on here as all the other tracks. The beats used on I Ain’t Dead Yet were used on Basket Case from the Sicx albums Deer Hunter and If These Walls Could Talk.

Unfukwitable was inspired by the sounds of Snoop Dogg, G-Funk, and gangsta rap. Da Misses is all over Unfukwitable. LA Chill produced the beats for Unfukwitable.

I rate this album 5/5*****!

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