EVERYTHING WENT BLACK RADIO 4 by Everything Went Black on Mixcloud
I arranged this playlist in mind for metal heads who don’t listen to hip-hop. it’s meant to convert those who haven’t had exposure to conceptually “heavy” lyricism that correlates to metal sunject matter.
There’s no contrived rock / rap mash up bullshit on this list. The few genre-blending songs on here were groundbreaking examples. The majority of the selections are soundscapes based on hip hop of otherworldly production.
For starters, The Braunstein Brothers,Necro and ILL BILL are musicians who played in bands in the local NYHC, thrash and death metal scenes before becoming legendary lyricists.
Insaneology - from Necro’s magnum opus landmark album The Prefix for Death. The track production is perfect featuring Sean Martin, Dan Lilker shredding and John Tardy guest vocals. NUFF SAID. It’s my single favorite song of all time because it represents death metal and hip hop coming together AUTHENTICALLY for the first time in 2004. There hasn’t been anything comparatively on par with this before or since.
Awaiting the Hour - ILL Bill is the personification of Slayer in the form of Hip hop period. He’s the most versatile lyricist of all time. There’s no subject matter he hasn’t covered which is why he has 4 out of 30 songs on this playlist including Cult Leader, Alien Workshop, How to Survive the Apocalypse. I could put together several playlists of metal-related rap material from the Braun Bros. discographies but for now, those songs are the essentials to start with.
Chemical - beyond hip hop and metal, this track applies to every person on the planet. It should be a lesson in the worldwide school curriculum. Apathy has several other universally poignant songs that will be on ensuing installments of this playlist series.
Crisis - Gore has released 2 ceremonial cult classic albums entitled The Art of Dying and Electric Lucifer. Just seeing the covers of those records should be enough to lure any metal head into listening. Gore went off the grid for years and reemerged at Europa BK when I stood with him on stage during an EyeHateGod show so packed we ended up huddled beside the late great Joey Lacaze bashing the set.
Rhyme Asylum - these British lyricists are bloody fucking brilliatnt exactly as their name suggests. Crazily creative, clever phenominal metaphors and jaw dropping punchlines.
Hom Sha Bom - tale of paranormal possession demonic metamorphoses.
Jak Progresso - no metal singer has ever described serial killer lore, psychedelic, psychotropic, hallucinogenic, mental illness drug induced lifestyle vividly and personally as Jak, he is the best specifically at what he does.
Black Horses - harrowing account about a haunted childhood.
Confinement - “living isn’t living is you only exist.” We’ve all felt trapped by life, thus this track has personal, biographical meaning about the worst time of my life.
Ballad of Worms - “I’ll be out of friends soon, nobody talks to the guy who keeps the body in the bedroom.
Blestenation - I mentioned before ILL Bill being the most versatile solo lyricist of all time, well Bleste are the most versatile rap group ever. Years before mash ups became popular, they were releasing rare mix tapes remixing mutations of metal, alternative and classic rock production with mind-blowing rhymes.
Nassau Chainsaw - they became my surrogate family, experiences with them have had lifelong lasting effects. Being around their music, work ethic, failures and redemption changed my life.
Nightwalker - speaks “his truth” unapologetic abrasive, he’s the rawest realness. One of the few lyricists who’s lived metal the way I grew up.
Corporate Avenger - Obscure punk band, their album Freedom is a State of Mind utilizes primarily hip hop beats for screaming, ranting, testifying, freedom fighting. Of all anti religious / political bands, they had the biggest impact on my adolescence. Their album Freedom is a State of Mind is incendiary as anything that’s been deemed punk.
Merry Mithras - “Freeze in the dying sun all hail the defiant one…
I wanna get higher than God that;s Hyperion
looking for a light like a fucking Luciferian”
Misery Loves Comedy - it’s no exaggeration that these verses contain the meaning of life.
Black Chick White Guy - Bases on actual events, this is the heaviest shit about a relationship you’ll ever hear, I defy you to come up with a “heavier” love song after hearing it. GET REAL!