Hellraiserz Inc.

CD Cover Criminalz in Action
Sugar Shack

Review by Cereita Goulbourne

40-second excerpt from "Crime Rhyme" (various formats)

Coming out of Vancouver's Eastside Collingwood district are the Criminalz in Action. Now close your eyes and just image what the CIA kru could possibly be rhyming about on their debut album, Hellraiserz Inc. In fact, you really don't need to close your eyes for this imagining: these fellas, Mr. Killa Kay Vee, PDS aka The P-Man, and DJ RKV promote the herb, "money, power, homies, and hoes" -- basically, how to survive in the most f@#!?ed up world!

Their sound is true gansta west coast with their own twist. Now, this album may not appeal to everyone due to the harsh lyrics, but hardcore gansta lovers are gonna dig this.

First, "Enter The Realm" of the CIA kru and let them replay the life of thugs found in "Crime Rhyme," "Criminalz in Action" and "Every Motherfu**in' Day." The last song on the album, appropriately titled "Exit The Pain," is just what you'll be doing after you've heard the mad sounds and dangerous life as recorded by this trio. For all you who live comfortably, you'll be happy to know that it was just a record you were listening to...

Artist Contact Info: Sugar Shack Productions, #82, 2182 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6K 2N4 CANADA

First published in Drop-D Magazine on July 25, 1996

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