Sen Dog Diary Of A Mad Dog Essay

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As co-emcee of the seminal rap group Cypress Hill, this rap frontiersman formed an integral part of an evolution, with the likes of Public Enemy, Beastie Boys and Run-DMC, rising up to blur the lines of musical division. Broadening the genre, they welcomed a vast cross-section of society to enjoy the wealth of aural wonders, always encouraging open-mindedness. Stamp in hand; this Latin linguist burned his rap across the cultural map!

Constantly on the prowl, Cuban-born Senen Reyes, aka SEN DOG, has survived in the hip-hop world for nearly two decades and had enjoyed Top 10 singles ("How Could I Just Kill a Man", "Insane In The Brain" and "Rock Superstar"), #1 albums on the Billboard Charts (Black Sunday) and countless platinum and gold plaques (over 17 million albums sold worldwide). Nearly two decades in the making... the Dog has broken out of the cage for a singular attack on hip-hop's jugular! Drawing from a treasure- trove of personal and professional experiences - the good, bad and ugly of it all - Sen Dog's bark is louder than ever on his debut solo album - Diary of a Mad Dog.

Diary of a Mad Dog is the debut solo album by Cypress Hill rapper Sen Dog. It was released September 30, 2008 via indie label Suburban Noize Records.[1] The record features guest appearances by the likes of Kottonmouth Kings, Young De, B-Real, Mellow Man Ace, Slip Matola, and J-Killa among others.

Production[edit]

According to the rapper, it is his most personal music creation to date. The albums touches various topics including his gang affiliations in his early life, and a mild heart attack, which he suffered during the making of the album.[2]

"I've done the whole dark, morbid thing and the whole rock-n-roll crossover thing. I'm not going to have an agenda on this; I’m going to jam and record whatever is fun to me. With Cypress Hill I'm working with B-Real and DJ Muggs, but with my solo material, it's a bit more of a challenge and more rewarding for me as a songwriter when I come up with tracks and they sound banging."[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Fumble"Pharmacist Chris4:14
2."Capo"DJ Ace3:48
3."Biggy Bang"Rogelio Lozano4:04
4."Hard in the Paint"Jeffery Simmins Jr.4:32
5."Graceful"Kumagai3:26
6."Juggernaut"B-Real3:26
7."Backin' Up My Gang" (featuring J-Killa)Kumagai3:28
8."Don't Sleep On the Streets" (featuring Johnny Richter)DJ Ace3:39
9."The Sicko" 3:33
10."International" (featuring Brad X, Dirtball, John E. Necro & Slip Matola)Underrated3:42
11."Hell and Back"Underrated3:04
12."What You Wanna Do"DJ Ace3:50
13."Hood Rat Love" (featuring Young De)Khalil4:16
14."Stand Up"DJ Ace2:36
15."Curtain Call" (featuring AK, Bulletz, J-Killa, Kali, Mellow Man Ace, Viv & Young De)Anti5:52
Total length:57:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Brad Xavier - Executive producer
  • Casey Quintal - Art direction, design
  • Devin DeHaven - Photography
  • Henry Bagramyan - Photography
  • John E. Necro - Producer, mixing
  • Kevin Zinger - Executive producer
  • Patrick "P-Nice" Shevelin - Producer, mastering, mixing

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