Cassette of the Week: Paris, The Devil Made Me Do It

I don’t listen to a lot of rap. Public Enemy (had Fear of a Black Planet on vinyl when it came out), lately Brother Ali, and… Paris.

Paris. That cool motherfucker from San Francisco.

His first album, released July 1, 1991, was The Devil Made Me Do It.

Paris (Oscar Jackson, Jr.) was a militant Muslim-cum-agnostic economics consultant. He got smart(er) and lives the message he rapped (intelligently and cleverly) about.

If you have to get just one tune: make it “Scarface Groove.” Dig these lyrics.

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