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Heavy Mental is the debut album of American emcee Killah Priest, an associate of hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and a member of the group Sunz of Man. It was released on 10 May 1998, on Geffen Records.

The album is resplendent with references to Judeo-Christian-Islamic mythology and theology, drawing parallels to the condition of Black people in the United States to that of the Jewish people during Exodus. A notable track on the CD is B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth), which had already appeared on GZA's 1995 Liquid Swords album in a slightly different form. Another is the title track, which features Killah Priest rhyming in a style reminiscent of slam poetry and prominently features a didgeridoo. “One Step,” with its refrain of “Your arms too short to box with God,” reached #84 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop singles chart. Priest released the album through Geffen/MCA Records, which already had a relationship with Wu-Tang Clan. The album peaked at 24 on the Billboard top-200 and at 4 in the Top R&B/Hip Hop charts.

01. Intro
02. One Step (Feat. Tekitha)
03. Blessed Are Those
04. From Then 'Till Now
05. Cross My Heart (Feat. Inspectah Deck & GZA)
06. Fake MC's
07. It's Over
08. Crusaids (Feat. Tekitha)
09. Tai Chi (Feat. Hell Razah & 60 Second Assassin)
10. Heavy Mental
11. If You Don't Know (Feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard)
12. Atoms To Adam (Feat. Shanghai The Messenger)
13. High Explosives
14. Wisdom
15. B.I.B.L.E.
16. Mystic City (Feat. Shanghai The Messenger)
17. Information
18. Science Project (Feat. Hell Razah)
19. Almost There
20. The Professional

Producers: 4th Disciple, True Master, Arabian Knight, John The Baptist & Y-Kim The Illfigure

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