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Sleeping with the Enemy (album)

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Released  November 24, 1992
Length  55:45
Artist  Paris
Label  Scarface Records
Recorded  1991−1992
Sleeping with the Enemy (1992)  Guerrilla Funk (1994)
Release date  23 November 1992
Producers  Paris, DJ Shadow
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Genres  Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Similar  The Devil Made Me Do It, Guerrilla Funk, Sonic Jihad, Acid Reflex, Pistol Politics

Sleeping With the Enemy is the second album of U.S. militant political rapper Paris. Released in 1992, it stimulated much controversy with the songs "Bush Killa" (a revenge fantasy about the assassination of then-president George H. W. Bush) and "Coffee, Donuts & Death," (a cop-killing tirade). It also featured a young DJ Shadow on production.


Originally scheduled for a pre-presidential election release in 1992, the album was eventually released on Paris’ own Scarface Records after Time Warner shareholders and media pressure prevented then-Warner Bros. Records subsidiary Tommy Boy Records from releasing the project.

It was re-released in a limited release subtitled The Deluxe Edition; it was digitally enhanced, reworked, and contains alternate versions. The album sold over 480,000

Track listing

  1. "The Enema (Live At The White House)"
  2. "Make Way for a Panther"
  3. "Sleeping with the Enemy"
  4. "House Niggas Bleed Too"
  5. "Bush Killa"
  6. "Coffee, Doughnuts, & Death"
  7. "Thinka 'Bout It"
  8. "Guerrillas in the Mist"
  9. "The Days of Old"
  10. "Long Hot Summer"
  11. "Conspiracy of Silence" feat. LP and Sun Dubious
  12. "Funky Li'l Party"
  13. "Check it out, Ch'all"
  14. "Rise"
  15. "Assata's Song"
  16. "Bush Killa" (Hellraiser Mix)


  • D.J. Yon: Scratches on "Coffee, Doughnuts, and Death"
  • Eric Bertaud: Saxophone on "Assata's Song"
  • Victor Hall: Photography
  • J. Alex: Graphics
  • Mike Martin: Engineering and production assistance
  • Samples

  • "Guerrillas in the Mist"
  • "UFO" by ESG (sirens)
  • "No Vaseline" by Ice Cube
  • "Assata's Song"
  • "The Humpty Dance" by Digital Underground
  • "Coffee, Donuts & Death"
  • "It's All the Way Live" by Lakeside
  • "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton
  • "Long Hot Summer"
  • "Hot Dawgit" by Ramsey Lewis
  • "Make Way for a Panther"
  • "Life Could" by Rotary Connection
  • "Son of Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey
  • "Rigor Mortis" by Cameo
  • "Sleeping With the Enemy"
  • "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by Bob James
  • "The Days of Old"
  • "The Jam" by Graham Central Station
  • "Mysterious Vibes" by The Blackbyrds
  • "Thinka 'Bout It"
  • "Outstanding" by The Gap Band
  • "Check It Out Ch'all"
  • "Sing a Simple Song" by Sly & the Family Stone
  • "Bush Killa"
  • "Run, N*****" by The Last Poets
  • "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton
  • Songs

    1The Enema1:54
    2Make Way for a Panther2:29
    3Sleeping With the Enemy2:42


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