Posts Tagged ‘the arsonists’

Random VLS Drops: The Arsonists – Pyromaniax (Original) Promo

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

This promo release contains original Pyromaniax track whos instrumental was changed (see the video) on the album release but lyrics remained the same.

Which version do you like better?


01. Pyromaniax (Original)
02. Pyromaniax (Original Instrumental)
03. In Your Town
04. In Your Town (Instrumental)

–>Download Pyromaniax Original VLS<–


D-Sturbed Words

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

D-Stroy “D-Sturbed Words”

Every so often, a work of genius is produced that contains the transcendent power to shatter the conventions of society. From Stravinsky to Miles to Nas, each generation is blessed with frozen moments so acutely inspired that eardrums are left frostbitten. Forget about dependency on the consumer for dissemination – a work of prescience lost in the annals of history can be (re)discovered in a sympathetic future. With this in mind, I present a work of poetry rivaled only by The Wasteland in depth, foresight, technical innovation, and emotional resonance. Let me first set the mood.
1999. Spoken word poetry is surging into national prominence in the wake of dual Saul Williams vehicles, Slam and SlamNation. The scene expanding outward from the Nuyorican dilutes the art into a competition where Egocentricity masquerades as Afrocentricity and mimicry runs rampant. On a parallel track, Hip Hop continues to colonize every genre and subjugate Billboard. So many dope releases in so little time means that many slip through the cracks.
As the World Burns, the debut LP of the thirteen-strong football squad of a rap group The Arsonists, is one such release. Replete with battlestance grandiloquence, horrorcore absurdity, and sophomoric wit, it is loved by critics and underground heads, though sales lag. Detractors point to an obvious detriment in its lack of variety, and honestly, they have a point.
Then I hit the penultimate track and everything changes. (Now would be a good time to hit the geometry in your media player.)
“D-Sturbed Words” by D-Stroy is one of, if not the, defining moments of modern pop culture. A chaotic patchwork of symbolic rhetoric. A veritable San Diego Zoo of animal sound FX. D-stroy’s egalitarian aesthetic is best described at the piece’s very beginning: “Now two frogs that got burned on a radiator. Two flushed in the toilet and the two cookies fell.”
Don’t let the peculiar syntax play you, D-Stroy is all about relativity. He draws a line in the dirt with one hand while building an ark with the other. He doesn’t “care what school you go to.” Is he a peace lover tree hugger? Hell no. Name an artist without conflicting elements boiling within and win a prize. Later, he insists “Yo, you don’t know me! I’m not real!” only to declare “I know who I am!” in a less than self-aggrandizing moment.
Other classic schizoid symptoms abound. Progenitor approval anxiety (“Daddy daddy don’t like me”) or simply dementia (“The sky was black, it almost looked like candy-apple green“). Paranoia creeps into the most casual slip of the tongue: “Nah. NaaaAH. Sell…tell. Naah. Flaah. Tuueh.” Reaffirming Louis Carroll’s Jabberwocky – gibberish has never held so much meaning.
Tourette’s Syndrome gobbledygook suggests a Zen-existential ontology. He confesses “Yo, the deal isn’t real,” which seems as much an indictment of the record industry (“everybody knows my style/cuz the pimp said I was for 99 cents“) as a denial of true reality, leading to theology: “I said yo! Who’s your God? And he said ‘lahunpluueeh!”
He returns to the subject with an astonishing insight, repeating “I was with the chicken by the hippo” twice, ending the second go-round in an erudite whisper. Clearly referencing the chicken/egg enigma, the artist splices the elegance of the question with the dangerous buffoonery of a hippopotamus. Is the hippo God? If it is, D-Stroy doesn’t think too much of divinity.
The piece climaxes on a bright note as “the sun comes down to the bus!” is bellowed not once or twice, but thrice. There is hope, even for those Gnostics cursed to linger for millenia in Hell’s vestibule. It is restored in one instance of master craftsmanship. D-Sturbed Words is an event horizon, a fragile borderland between our universe and a place where the laws of physics aren’t applicable and imagination fails. Where space tumbles over itself like a Mobius strip and chronological order is immaterial. If it gives you meaning, you have understood. If all you hear is a garbled bedlam, you have understood.
Suffice it to say, the 20th century didn’t end with a whimper. This is Art with a capital “A” AND italicized. It knows what it is. “Do you know who you am?” — Loki

Flippin’ Ill Type Sh*t

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Flippin’ Ill Type Shit PT. 1-4
90’s Indie Hip Hop Mix By Bad Cop

Pt 1
01. 2 Face – Hey Hey Hey
02. Street Smartz – Problemz
03. Xperado – Paradox
04. Big Kwam – Mic To Mic
05. Da FENCE Men – Head To Head
06. Laster – Searchin 4 Meaning
07. AK Skills – Check Tha Flava
08. Foundation & Rezidue – Don’t Get It Twisted
09. NO I.D. Feat Common & Dug Infinite – State To State (Beatnuts Mafia Remix)
10. Al Traiq Feat Rawcotiks, Black Attack & Problemz – No Question

Pt 2
11. G-Depp – Blow More Spots
12. Artifacts Feat Mad Skillz – Dynamite Soul (Lip Service Remix)
13. J-Force – Bull’s Eye
14. Finsta Bundy – Supanova
15. Mad Skillz – Skillz in ’98
16. Ak Skills – One Life Ta Live
17. Shadez Of Brooklyn – When It Rains It pours
18. Kukoo Da Bag A Bonez – Real Kukoo
19. Grav Feat Al Tariq & Lil Ray – City To City
20. Choclair – 21 Year


PT 3
L Swift – How Itz Going Down (Remix)
The Arsonists – Seed
Slomo – Ghetto Jedi
Co Flow – Info Kill
Mischievous Lq – Representing
Double L – Peeps In Da Ground
Rascalz – Clockwork
Connecticut Kartel – All Out
I-Power – Under Da Sun
Scienz Of Life – The Anthem
Rezidue – Inner City Blues
Rubbabandz – Purple Rain

PT 4
Major Stress – A Day In Da Stuy
2 Rude Feat Darkman – Is U
Mista Meaner – A Thru Z
Shorty Long Feat Harry-O & John Doe – Ain’t Nuthin’ New Under The Sun
Shabaam Sahdeeq – It Could Happen
Ak Skills – One Thing Or Another
Godfather Don – Seeds Of Hate
Ak Skills – Nights Of Fear
Ras Kass – Sonset
Thrust – Lights, Camera, Action (Remix)
Finsta Bundy – Who I Be (Part Two)

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Props to Bad Cop for lacing us.


Vintage Arsonists Mixtape

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Soopacee from the T.R.O.Y. forum recently blessed us with the blast from the past/ bommer from the future:

seriously, dont not SLEEP on this

this was released before they dropped an album….right after they caught a buzz off their singles and radio show appearances…tape is filled with the classic singles, freestyles and unreleased joints … so if you dont have this….download it NOW

Download Side A
Download Side B

Well, what are you waiting for? — Thun

The Fondle ‘Em Collection

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

1. FE001: Godfather Don & Kool Keith, The Cenubites EP

Props to all contributors that made this happen at