The Nitebreed pretty much finished before it really started due to K.M.C. giving up rapping just after starting to record a second album, D.A.L. who is Psycho's brother never really being a proper rapper, General Jeff left Rodney O & Joe Cooley just after 'Get Ready To Roll' that made them pick up Pookie Duke and start 'Tha Hitmen'. Emdee who didnt really rap much anyway I think left to work on cars or something? I wouldn't have a clue abot Evil 1 (Death Blo) but Psycho and Rodney O & Joe Cooley had beef over shit that led to the demise of the Nitebreed, although Insane Poetry still repped it throughout their career.
Psycho hooked up with his friend , Pope to release the almost unheard of 'Blacc Plague' (complete with a Rodney O diss), Rodney O went on to do solo work. It's just in recent times that Psycho (who now spells it Cyco) has hooked back up with Rodney O & Joe Cooley and recently performed on stage with them. KMC have got back together and rocked a show with Insane Poetry (mow consists of Cyco, Streek and J.P.). Hopefully between all these guys they can get the Nitebreed back and start releasing 'Stalkin With The Nitebreed' type posse tracks again?
KMC with Cyco 2007 after a show together
The tracks I've put up for download are, KMC's almost impossible to find unedited version of 'Psycho' (one of the dopest tracks I've ever heard), Rodney O & Joe Cooley's 'Funk In Yo Face' that came out in 1995 as side A of A React records 12" (and cd single) I have also put up the B' side track which is Insane Poetry's original version of 'You Better Ask Somebody' (they re-recorded it as 'You Better Ask Somebody 96' for 'Blacc Plague' as a completely different track with Rodney O disses). This original track was meant to be on an album titled 'Aint Got No Brain Cells' that never got released. Last but not least I chucked up the posse track 'Stalkin With The Nitebreed' from 'Grim Reality'. I know I've put it up before but you can't do a 'Nitebreed' post a not put up either this or 'Roll Call' and I've put that one up before too.... so it's this one.
Be on the lookut for Insane Poetry's new album 'Fallen From Grace' that is completely finished and in the hands of Long Range Distribution as I write this awaiting release, probably early July. If you're into the old Insane Poetry 'Grim Reality' shit you'd definately love 'Fallen From Grace' as Cyco's still got that take no prisoners style but more perfected now, and J.P. has got skills on the mic too.
KMC - Psycho (Un-Cut Version)
Rodney O & Joe Cooley - Funk In Yo Face
Insane Poetry - You Better Ask Somebody (Original '95 Version)
Insane Poetry ft. The Nitebreed - Stalking With The NiteBreed