Under the 6

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Under The 6
Studio album by
Slave Master
Genre Funk; Metal; Rap
Label Rykodisc Records
Producer Bill Laswell

Under The 6 is a 1993 album by the band Slave Master. The album was released by the Polystar label in Japan and then by Rykodisc the U.S. and UK the next year. Slave Master is fronted by Islam Shabazz and Bill McKinney and was brought together by producer Bill Laswell. Under The 6 was part of the Black Arc Series, launched by Laswell in 1992.



  1. Godless**
  2. Heal
  3. Damnation
  4. Come Out
  5. Day Of Requital**
  6. Final Call
  7. Walk The Water
  8. Down
  9. Each One, Teach One
  10. Freedom**

All songs were written by Islam Shabazz and Bill McKinney, except where noted**.


Black Arc Series

Launched in 1992, the Black Arc Series is a collection of albums produced by Bill Laswell and distributed by various record labels in the U.S., Japan, and the UK. Those albums include:

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