The internet rumor is DJ Premier wanted Jay-Z to have this beat for American Gangster, but Jay never returned the call.
It is probably for the best, Ill Bill needs a Premo beat more than Jigga. “Society is Brainwashed” is a return to Bill's Non-Phixion form, dripping with paranoia of secret societies and grim outlooks from the gutter up.
Ill Bill, “Society is Brainwashed”
Despite this step back to old Bill, It seems The Hour of Reprisal will continue Bill's obsession with being a heavy metal rapper. The album boasts collaborations with Bad Brains and Killswitch Engage. Likewise the album art was done by legendary artist Larry Carroll, who is notorious for his controversial Slayer cover artwork, which includes the classic Reign In Blood.
But don't take our word for it, here's Bill's thoughts on his record:
Coka Nostra.The Hour of Reprisal tracklisting
01 Babylon feat. Howard Jones of Killswitch Engage
02 Doomsday Was Written In An Alien Bible
03 Trust Nobody
04 A Bullet Never Lies feat. Vinnie Paz of Jedi Mind Tricks
05 White N*****
06 My Uncle
07 Riya feat. HR and Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains
08 War Is My Destiny feat. Immortal Technique and Max Cavalera of Sepultura/Soulfly
09 Society Is Brainwashed
10 This Is Who I Am
11 Too Young feat. HERO and Slaine of La Coka Nostra
12 Pain Gang feat. B-Real of Cypress Hill and Everlast of La Coka Nostra
13 UBS (The Unauthorized Biography of Slayer)
14 Coka Moshiach feat. Raekwon The Chef
15 The Most Dangerous Weapon Alive
17 I'm A Goon
18 Only Time Will Tell feat. Necro, Tech N9ne and Everlast of La Coka Nostra