Prozak

Prozak

Biography

Prozak is a longtime member of the Detroit-area horrorcore rap scene, performing in the groups Bedlam and Project: Deadman before embarking on a solo recording career in 2004. Moreover, his notability includes the founding of Wickedstock, an annual horrorcore festival held in the Detroit area.

Born Steven Shippy, he began recording his raps in 1995 and founded his first group -- Strict9ne, also featuring his childhood friend Heckles -- in 1997. During the late '90s he became closely affiliated with the Detroit-area horrorcore scene, doing security work for the R.O.C. and his second-generation House of Krazees collective. He befriended fellow horrorcore rapper Madness (aka Curt D), and in 1999 the two founded Bedlam in the mid-Michigan city of Saginaw (approximately two hours north of Detroit). The duo issued several self-released Bedlam albums, including multiple volumes of the Chemical Imbalancez series, before signing with Long Range Distribution, which released Bedlamitez Rize in 2003 and Shock Treatment (previously released in 2002) in 2004.

Prozak went solo in 2004, releasing the debut album Aftabirth via Long Range Distribution, and also that year he teamed up with former Insane Clown Posse producer Mike E. Clark to found the duo Project: Deadman and release the album Self Inflicted via MSC Music Entertainment. Several years passed before Prozak returned with his second solo album, Tales from the Sick (2008), his first of several releases for the Strange Music label. Paranormal (2012) and We All Fall Down (2013) fared better commercially and entered Billboard's rap chart around number ten. Black Ink (2015) featured appearances from Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, and fellow Michigan natives Twiztid.

Discography

Prozak - Aftabirth

Prozak - Aftabirth

Mentality Records, Newport Music 2003
Prozak - Tales From The Sick

Prozak - Tales From The Sick

Strange Music 2008
Prozak - Paranormal

Prozak - Paranormal

Strange Music 2012
Prozak - Nocturnal

Prozak - Nocturnal

Strange Music, Inc 2012
Prozak - We All Fall Down

Prozak - We All Fall Down

Strange Music, Inc 2013
Prozak - Black Ink

Prozak - Black Ink

Strange Music, Inc 2015

Guest Appearances

Street Demonz - Street Demonz
  • Flames In The Sky

Street Demonz - Street Demonz

BloodTooth Records 2006
Jamie Madrox - Phatso (The Earth 2 Version)
  • O.M.G. (Red Thunder Remix)

Jamie Madrox - Phatso (The Earth 2 Version)

Psychopathic Records 2006
Tech N9ne Collabos - Misery Loves Kompany
  • You Don't Want It

Tech N9ne Collabos - Misery Loves Kompany

Strange Music 2007
Tech N9ne Presents Krizz Kaliko - Vitiligo
  • Peek-A-Boo

Tech N9ne Presents Krizz Kaliko - Vitiligo

Strange Music 2008
Ignited - The Untold Story
  • What Would You Do

Ignited - The Untold Story

Ignited Inc 2008
Kredulous - Tears Of An Angel
  • We The People

Kredulous - Tears Of An Angel

Not On Label 2008
Twiztid - End Of Days
  • End Of Days

Twiztid - End Of Days

Psychopathic Records 2009
Tech N9ne - K.O.D.
  • Horns

Tech N9ne - K.O.D.

Strange Music 2009
King Gordy - Xerxes The God-King
  • Dear Mother

King Gordy - Xerxes The God-King

Morbid Music L.L.C. 2010
Mastamind & Poe Whosaine As Rokgod - Mortifikation Vol. 1
  • The Offering

Mastamind & Poe Whosaine As Rokgod - Mortifikation Vol. 1

G.A.S. Entertainment 2010
Madness - Open Corpse The Mentality Bootlegs
  • Psyco Sick Insanity

Madness - Open Corpse The Mentality Bootlegs

Not On Label 2010
Tech N9ne Collabos - Welcome To Strangeland
  • My Favorite

Tech N9ne Collabos - Welcome To Strangeland

Strange Music 2011
Krizz Kaliko - Kickin' & Screamin'
  • Dream Of A King

Krizz Kaliko - Kickin' & Screamin'

Strange Music 2012
Scum - The Gorefather
  • Koo Koo

Scum - The Gorefather

Lyrikal Snuff Productions 2012
Scum - Mr. Zipperface
  • Nail In My Coffin

Scum - Mr. Zipperface

Lyrikal Snuff Productions 2012
M.M.M.F.D. - Random Acts Of Violence
  • Nail In My Coffin

M.M.M.F.D. - Random Acts Of Violence

Lsp, LLC 2013
The Freakz R Us - The Murder Show
  • You Did This

The Freakz R Us - The Murder Show

Serial Killa Records 2014
Tech N9ne Collabos - Strangeulation
  • Strangeulation IV

Tech N9ne Collabos - Strangeulation

Strange Music 2014
Tech N9ne Collabos - Strangeulation Vol. II (Deluxe Edition)
  • Tell Me If I'm Trippin

Tech N9ne Collabos - Strangeulation Vol. II (Deluxe Edition)

Strange Music, Inc 2015
Killaz Local 989 - The Serial Killaz Union
  • Problems

Killaz Local 989 - The Serial Killaz Union

Maniacal Enterprises 2015
Tech N9ne Collabos - Dominion (Deluxe Version)
  • Jesus And A Pill

Tech N9ne Collabos - Dominion (Deluxe Version)

Strange Music, Inc 2017
The R.O.C. - Digital Voodoo
  • When They Hear It

The R.O.C. - Digital Voodoo

Majik Ninja Entertainment 2017

Compilations

Tech N9ne - Strange Days Tour: A Decade Of Excellence
  • Below The Surface

Tech N9ne - Strange Days Tour: A Decade Of Excellence

Strange Music 2010
Various - Mike E. Clark's Psychopathic Murder Mix Vol. 1
  • The Only Ones

Various - Mike E. Clark's Psychopathic Murder Mix Vol. 1

Psychopathic 2015