The Torture Papers (album)

The Torture Papers is the debut album by underground hip hop collective Army of the Pharaohs, released March 21, 2006 on Babygrande Records. The crew was established in 1998 by Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz, and originally featured Jedi Mind Tricks, Chief Kamachi, 7L & Esoteric, Virtuoso and Bahamadia. Virtuoso and Bahamadia later split from the group, which now consists of Paz, Kamachi, 7L & Esoteric, Apathy, OuterSpace, King Syze, Reef the Lost Cauze, Des Devious, Celph Titled and Faez One. An Army of the Pharaohs collaboration album was rumored to be in the works for years, but was often delayed due to separate projects and internal problems, however a mixtape titled After Torture There's Pain was released in 2007.[1]

The Torture Papers
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 21, 2006
GenreHip hop, horrorcore
Length51:36
LabelBabygrande Records
ProducerShuko
DC the MIDI Alien
Undefined
Beyonder
Loptimist
Rain
Apathy
7L
The White Shadow
Villa
Oaks
Celph Titled
Army of the Pharaohs chronology
The Torture Papers
(2006)
Ritual of Battle
(2007)
Singles from The Torture Paper
  1. "Battle Cry"
  2. "Tear It Down"
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars link
Okayplayer4.5/5 stars link
RapReviews.com8.5/10 stars link

The album debuted in the Top 50 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums and Top Heatseekers charts, going on to sell over 20,000 copies.[2]

Track listingEdit

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Battle Cry" Shuko
  • First verse: Apathy
  • Second verse: King Syze
  • Third verse: Crypt the Warchild
  • Fourth verse: Des Devious
  • Fifth verse: Esoteric
  • Sixth verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Seventh verse: Celph Titled
  • Eighth verse: Planetary
  • Ninth verse: Vinnie Paz
2 "Gorillas" DC the MIDI Alien
  • First verse: Crypt the Warchild
  • Second verse: Esoteric
  • Third verse: Apathy
  • Fourth verse: Planetary
  • Chorus: Vinnie Paz
3 "Henry the 8th" Undefined
  • First verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Second verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Chorus: Chief Kamachi
  • Third verse: Reef the Lost Cauze
  • Fourth verse: Planetary
4 "Pull the Pins Out" Beyonder
  • First verse: Celph Titled
  • Second verse: Esoteric
  • Third verse: Celph Titled
  • Fourth verse: Esoteric
  • Chorus: Celph Titled
5 "Tear It Down" Loptimist
  • First verse: Reef the Lost Cauze
  • Second verse: Planetary
  • Third verse: Vinnie Paz
6 "Into the Arms of Angels" Rain
  • First verse: Faez One
  • Second verse: Crypt the Warchild
  • Third verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Chorus: Faez One, Crypt the Warchild, Tony Perez
7 "The Torture Papers" Apathy
  • Intro: Vinnie Paz
  • First verse: Celph Titled
  • Second verse: Planetary
  • Third verse: Apathy
8 "Listen Up" 7L
  • First verse: Celph Titled
  • Second verse: Esoteric
  • Third verse: Crypt the Warchild
  • Chorus: Vinnie Paz, Crypt the Warchild
9 "All Shall Perish" Shuko
  • First verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Second verse: King Syze
  • Third verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Chorus: Crypt the Warchild
10 "Wrath of Gods" DC the MIDI Alien
  • First verse: Apathy
  • Second verse: Esoteric
  • Third verse: Planetary
  • Fourth verse: Des Devious
11 "Narrow Grave" The White Shadow, Villa
  • First verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Second verse: King Syze
  • Third verse: Planetary
  • Chorus: Vinnie Paz
12 "Feast of the Wolves" Oaks, Celph Titled
  • First verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Second verse: Apathy
  • Third verse: Celph Titled
  • Chorus: Celph Titled
13 "King Among Kings" 7L
  • First verse: Chief Kamachi
  • Second verse: Vinnie Paz
  • Third verse: Esoteric
  • Fourth verse: Celph Titled

Album singlesEdit

Cover Information
"Tear It Down"

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (2006) Peak
positions
Top Independent Albums 48
Top Heatseekers 42

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tongue), Fubar (sharp (March 31, 2013). "Underground Hardcore Rap: Army of the Pharaohs - After Torture There's Pain (2006)". Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.undergroundhiphop.com/store/detail.asp?UPC=BBG0324CD