The Psychopathic Records sound--with its odd mixture of macabre humor, circus-meets-hip-hop beats, and gangsta-rap style--moved out of Detroit, Michigan and exploded upon the rest of the world in the late 1990s. However, it had been around years before that, with Esham and the Insane Clown Posse releasing tons of albums devoured by a devoted following. ABK (AKA MC Anybody Killa) has been around since before the music's suffusion to the masses, guesting on tracks by the aforementioned artists and generally honing his style for his own coming-out in 2002 with HATCHET WARRIOR, a reference to the rapper's Native American heritage.
For his sophomore effort, ABK offers up DIRTY HISTORY, another chaotic collection of twisted rhymes delivered with a gruff, unyielding force. The record is dizzying at times, as the MC unleashes his torrent of fairy tales gone awry with, of course, the occasional assistance of Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J of the iconic ICP. DIRTY HISTORY is grounded by a certain consistency that dwells within all the gruesome fables ABK's fertile mind whips up, allowing the disc to fit neatly into the Psychopathic legacy.