Natas

Natas

Natas

Biography

Natas was a hip hop group from Detroit, Michigan, made up of rappers Esham, Mastamind and T-N-T. They refer to their performance style as "acid rap," comparing the lyrics to hallucinations induced by LSD. Their lyrics focus on topics ranging from women and violence to spirituality, expressing self-reliance.

Esham met Mastamind as a student at Osborne High School, who gave him a three-song demo tape of his music, leading the two to form the group with Esham's longtime friend, T-N-T, deciding on the name Natas, an acronym for "Nation Ahead of Time And Space", and because it was "Satan" spelled backwards. In 1992, They released the first album, "Life After Death" on Esham's Reel Life Productions. Following the release of this album, Esham, Natas and Reel Life Productions were the subject of much controversy when a 17-year-old fan killed himself while smoking cannabis and playing Russian roulette while listening to "Life After Death".

In 2002, Natas released the last album of new material recorded by the group. Previously recorded material was released in 2006 and 2009 on "N of tha World" and "The Vatican".

Discography

Natas - Life After Death

Natas - Life After Death

Reel Life Productions 1992
Natas - Blaz4me

Natas - Blaz4me

Reel Life Productions 1993
Natas - Doubelievengod

Natas - Doubelievengod

Reel Life Productions 1995
Natas - Multikillionaire: The Devil's Contract

Natas - Multikillionaire: The Devil's Contract

Reel Life Productions, Gothom Inc. 1997
Natas - Wicket World Wide

Natas - Wicket World Wide.Com

Overcore, Gothom Inc. 1999
Natas - Godlike

Natas - Godlike

Number 6 Records 2002
Natas - N Of Tha World

Natas - N Of Tha World

Warlock Records 2006
Natas - The Vatican

Natas - The Vatican

Reel Life Productions 2009
Natas - Fuqerrbdy.

Natas - Fuqerrbdy.

Aknu Media 2014

Guest Appearances

Esham - Bruce Wayne: Gothom City 1987
  • Detective

Esham - Bruce Wayne: Gothom City 1987

Reel Life Productions, Gothom Inc. 1997
Know Good - Illegal Hustle
  • Aftermath

Know Good - Illegal Hustle

Outlaw Productions 1998
Thommy Nekro The Solanum - Digging Inside Myself
  • Never Truly Dead

Thommy Nekro The Solanum - Digging Inside Myself

Trioxin Inc., Digital Infection 2014

Compilations

The Fear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Life After Death

Various - The Fear (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Warlock Records 1994
Race Riot
  • Night & Day

Various - Race Riot

Spitfire Records 2000
Daniel Jordan - Essential Rarities Volume 1
  • Stay On Your Toes Remix

Daniel Jordan - Essential Rarities Volume 1

Kill All Idols 2009