Can you believe it’s been 15 years since the greatest rap group of all time made its debut? The Killa Korpse Gangstaz aka The Polar Bear MC’s first show and album release was 15 years ago on September 22nd, 2002.
While the group doesn’t really exist in its full form anymore (instead splitting out into MC Randumb & Jewish Dave, D-Mize & Dee. Rockz, and Tha Big Yummy for the most part), 15 years is a hell of a long time and a good opportunity to celebrate… And how does The Polar Bear MC’s celebrate? How about with a 15 Year Retrospective Oral History that will be posted in the next few weeks and a THREE DISC Special Edition of our debut album, “I Hope U Melt” which will be available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and all major digital music sources. Yes, even to stream for free on Spotify you cheap motherfuckers.
SO what all does the three discs include?
- All 57 (YES, FIFTY SEVEN) tracks included are completely remastered. Only a few tracks on the 3rd disc are remixed because most of the original project files are lost to time, so we had to work with the already mixed down WAV files (in some cases only MP3 files because storage wasn’t cheap back then and fuck everything). But generally speaking, everything should sound way better than it ever did.
- When we first planned I Hope U Melt, Jewish Dave planned on releasing it as a two disc album because we had so many songs and to make fun of how 2pac, Biggie, Wu-Tang, Master P and many other rappers felt it was so necessary to release double albums. But then he cheaped out because he didn’t want to spend the extra money on 2 discs and a double CD tray, so he cut it down to 1 disc. THIS version has the exact track list that he had planned for the two disc version as discs 1 and 2.
- Disc 3 features the songs and skits that were on the official release of I Hope U Melt that weren’t on the two disc track list, as well as never before released songs, remixes, and some extra skits we never did anything with. There’s also alternate versions of “Who Got The Motherfuckin Crack Rockz,” “Get Stabbed,” and “Let There Be Rock,” but for the life of me I can’t figure out what’s different about them. But I wanted to get them out of the folder on my hard drive that said “Alternate Versions” and do something with them so fuck it, I included them.
- Everything on all 3 discs was recorded before the end of 2002 except “Crack Rockz 2” which was on D-Mize & Dee. Rockz album 6 Years Later. It’s included here as part of the “Crack Rock 1 & 2 Megamix.”
Anything recorded after the end of 2002 will have to wait for maybe the 20 year or 25 year or 30 year or 60 year anniversary when I will finally touch up and finish all of the 2003-2005 era Polar Bear MC’s songs and release an album of it. Who knows if it will happen. Who cares? I sure don’t.
Anyway, we’re all hardcore fucking gangstas and shit, but we really do appreciate you listening to our shit all these years. So we hope you enjoy this stupid fucking thing. It’s totally unnecessary and ridiculous… And at 57 tracks, its really over the top. But it’s gonna be out there as of September 22nd, 2017 for generations to discover, stream for free, chuckle a little and then never go back to it ever again.