The Pruitt-Igoe housing project, built in St. Louis, Missouri has been regarded as one of the most infamous failures of public housing in American history. This marvel in architecture turned into a crime-plagued ghetto that even the poor wouldn't live in. After spending more than $5 million in vain, the St. Louis Housing Authority and later the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development declared Pruitt-Igoe unsalvageable and razed the mammoth, high-rise apartments.
This is an emotional journey but it's not filled with tears and self defeating anxiety. There's anger and words of violence without regret and remorse. Raw, coarse verse and music that is reflective of the band's name. This is Pruitt Igoe.
released June 1, 2011
Ted Washington: vocals
Matthew Kerr: bass, keys, samples
Jon Cordova: guitar