Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones

Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones

by Sticky FingazSticky Fingaz


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Sticky Fingaz' oft-delayed solo debut, Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones, is a bold conceptual endeavor that loosely follows the same format Prince Paul implemented on his hip-hopera Prince Among Thieves. Scripted to fit the silver screen, Black Trash chronicles the trials and tribulations of Kirk Jones, a down-on-his-luck knucklehead who always manages to find trouble. Playing out like a lyrical collage, Black Trash is an emotional roller coaster that tackles the quintessential tale of good vs. evil. Though highly imaginative, like most Hollywood blockbusters, Black Trash fights bouts of long-windedness (this is particularly evident toward the LP's conclusion), yet there is still plenty to chew on in between. Displaying a lyrical diversity that his stint with Onyx rarely suggested, Sticky serves up a slew of profound moral messages on the thought-provoking "Why" and "Oh My God," where in a maniacal state Sticky questions God's existence. Yet, his lyrical transformation is best exemplified on "Money Talks" (featuring Raekwon), where Sticky speaks in third-person, as a dollar bill, and vividly depicts how the material possessions people strive to own eventually end up owning them. While the dramatic ebb and flow of Black Trash is the LP's saving grace, as the running dialogue (contributed by Omar Epps) and frequent skits ingeniously captures the many complex intricacies that make up Sticky/Jones' conflicting personas. However, it is hard to feel sympathetic for the character, as he is a man who, through the course of this LP, shows little regard for human life, kills his best friend, beats his wife, and deserts his child. Yet, similar to James Gandolfini's portrayal of Tony Soprano, Sticky convincingly brings Jones to life, and he is such an enigmatic character that you can't help but root for him, even though he does not deserve it. [Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones was also released in a "clean" edition, containing no profanities or vulgarities.]

Product Details

Release Date: 05/22/2001
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0601215798920
catalogNumber: 157989
Rank: 113919

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sticky Fingaz   Primary Artist
Nate Smith   Keyboards
Omar Epps   Voices,Narrator
Eminem   Track Performer
Petey Pablo   Background Vocals
Black Child   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Redman   Contributor
Dave Hollister   Contributor
Fran Lover   Producer
Tony Prendatt   Producer,Engineer
Bob Thiele   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Raekwon   Contributor
Rockwiler   Producer
DJ Scratch   Producer
Charles Shaw   Programming
Sandy Brummels   Art Direction
Steve Eigner   Engineer
Rockwilder   Producer
Dana Stinson   Composer
Rah Digga   Contributor
Punch   Producer
Dino Delvaille   Executive Producer
Sticky Fingaz   Producer,Executive Producer,Art Direction
Dominick Lamb   Producer
Teamsters   Producer
Prophency Entertainment   Producer
Self Service   Producer
Fredro Starr   Contributor
Damon Elliott   Composer,Producer

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