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10 Questions For Freestyle of the Arsonists

Posted in Archives, Interviews, Music, NY/NJ, Print, Uncategorized with tags , , on February 5, 2017 by Lupa

(I have a lot of material at other blogs and sites.  Some of it is gone forever, some I just need to move over.  This is one of them.  I’m guessing this is from circa 2009.)

10 Questions for Freestyle of the Arsonists

“I love the smell of danger, hearin the word Arsonist ain’t hard to figure yet / Gotta stop smokin MCs, somebody pass me the Nicorette”

If what passes for hip hop nowadays is store bought milk, then the Arsonists are that straight out of the udder, unpasteurized, unhomogenized thick milk i.e. the real shit. It’s not made for strip clubs and it’s not made for the ladies, point blank it’s made for people in the struggle to color their lives.

The Arsonists formed in 1993 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, which then was a prime example of urban blight; the streets were awash with drugs and gunplay was common. It is those conditions in which hip hop itself was born. No other type of environment could have breathed life into such a radical art form.

By the mid 90’s the Arsonists had gained local prominence with their single, “The Session.” This paved the way for their debut album, “As The World Burns” (Matador). It’s one of those albums that bumps all the way through in my opinion, just put the disc in and press play, one of those I have to clean the house discs and can’t be bothered to flip through tracks. Bottom line, if you want to listen to real hip hop, the essence type shit, the Arsonists’ music is as good as any place to start. Could they really call themselves the Arsonists if their shit wasn’t fire? Nuff said.

Recently I had the opportunity to ask Freestyle, a founding member of the Arsonists, some questions. Free has rocked the mic with the Arsonists and as a solo performer all over the globe with the likes of many hip hop heavyweights. He also is dedicated and appreciative of his fans, personally responding to every piece of fan mail he receives. He has a solo album due to drop this year.

Lupa: Can you compare and contrast hip hop from when you first started listening to it, to when the Arsonists were first putting out records, to today? What has changed and what has remained constant from your perspective?

Free: OK, that’s a 30 yr span broken into 3. It started out as an all about fun thing, in the streets and at parties, etc. Then when the Arsonists got to it, it was starting to expand worldwide and independent minded people got into it. Now there’s a big divide between commercial and underground, with underground not getting much light & respect at all. At the same time, it’s a lot easier for people to release stuff on their own, but its made things a bit over saturated. Now that anybody can release music, it doeskin take much skill or intelligence to put something out.

To me, probably the only thing that has remained consistent is the fact that hiphop will never die. Everything else has changed and is constantly changing.

Lupa: Do you think there will be a day that Bushwick will become gentrified to the extent other neighborhoods in Brooklyn have, like Williamsburg or Fort Greene?

Free: Of course, no question about that, its just a matter of time. Bushwick wasn’t always what it is now. It changed into what it is now and it’s changing again.

Lupa: What track would you choose to play for someone who has never heard the Arsonists music?

Free: It would be hard for me to play one track being that our songs all came from different angles. You can’t play one song from us that would completely show what we’re about, so I’d play the whole first album, AS THE WORLD BURNS. That would pretty much sum it up.

Lupa: What was it like when you guys signed with Matador? (Matador was and is known for its indie rock, but the Arsonists were the first hip hop group signed to the label.) Was there any apprehension or disagreement amongst the group for that decision instead of going with an established hip hop label?

Free: It was great being signed to Matador, I wish we still were. It was a perfect fit if you ask me. Matador is looked at as obscure and so were we. There were no disagreements or anything. It was all about who could put the music in the fans’ ears and hands.

Lupa: In my experience, music heads almost always have another creative outlet or art form they enjoy as much, if not more, than music. Is that the case for you?

Free: Yep. COMPUTERS! I’ve been into computers since I was a kid and that will never change. I love em both, but music comes first.

Lupa: What are some of your musical influences? What is the shit you bump today? In your opinion, who is the greatest MC and producer of all time?

Free: Soul singers, movies, and my mom. What I bump today? R&B, soul, alternative, and some reggae and Spanish music as well. Alicia Keys is one of my faves at the moment. Greatest MC of all time = Rakim. Producer = DJ Premier.

Lupa: What would someone who is very familiar with your music might be surprised to learn about you?

Free: That I’m so into computers and computer gaming. I do maintenance and fix computers. I’m big on the great outdoors & travel as well.

Lupa: Kennedy, Crown, what’s the difference or neither?

Free: haha! No difference!

Lupa: What’s the last movie you saw in the theaters and what did you think about it?

Free: Avatar, in 2D and 3D, English and French (although I had NO IDEA what they were saying). OFF THE HOOK!

Lupa: When does the new album drop and what are your thoughts on it?

Free: Not sure when, but it will be this year for sure. So far so good, I’m lovin it. I just hope the fans do too.

Many thanks to Freestyle for the interview and you can check out his music at the links below:

(*I updated the links which were non functional at the artist’s request)





Curtis Sliwa On Loving EDM, NYC Clubs of the 70’s and Raving in 80’s London

Posted in Curtis Sliwa, Interview, Interviews, Law & Order, Legends of NYC, Music, NY/NJ, Print, Radio, Society with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by Lupa
You heard it here first...

You heard it here first…

Curtis Sliwa, former night manager of a Bronx McDonald’s turned founder of the crime patrol group The Guardian Angels, longtime conservative radio host and victim of a botched Gambino crime family hit allegedly on the orders of John Gotti Jr, has decided to come out of the closet to the Lupa Cartel as a full fledged member of… dance culture????

In an exclusive interview Curtis recounts his love of music, specifically dance music, which endures to this day.  Directly following the interview is a playlist made by Curtis with some of his favorite tracks.

Curtis’ detractors will no doubt be inclined to view these surprising, hard to believe admissions as some sort of scheme to stay relevant and believe it to be a figment of what many say is Curtis’ wild imagination (like Curtis has ever made something up).   To that I can confidently call BS and I offer this as evidence pointing to his early progressive nature.

As recounted by former Sopranos actor Carl Capotorto (Little Paulie), whom Curtis managed when he worked at the McDonald’s in the Fordham section of the Bronx, Curtis officiated what was possibly New York’s first gay marriage ceremony in the Soundview projects including his account of Curtis’ rather animated disco dancing during the reception.  In 2014 it’s questionable if you can do a gay marriage ceremony in a Bronx project without some issue.  In 1977 I imagine it very well could have gotten someone killed.

Curtis at the party following the gay wedding he officiated in the BX

Curtis at the party following the gay wedding he officiated in the BX.  Either Curtis just stepped out of a sauna or he was bustin moves on the floor.  For the record, Bronx projects don’t have saunas,  unless you count lack of AC.

Keeping that third party account in mind, it should compel any cynic to take the following at face value: Curtis was a dance machine before it had acceptance in Canarsie, the heavily guido neighborhood in Brooklyn he grew up in.  I’m not talking about Snookie, Paulie D, Jersey Shore guido either.  I’m talking O.G., original guido; a time when a man simply dancing could be interpreted as a homosexual act, or in their parlance being “half a fag.”

Lupa:  What kind of music did you grow up listening to?

Curtis: When I was a young little huckleberry naturally radio – the old style radio – was the only kind of music to listen to.  I listened to WWRL which is R&B on the AM dial, sampled WMCA which was breaking Top 40, WINS which is all news now would also break a little Top 40.  Never listened to WABC because it only played the Top 40, but I loved R&B and WWRL was the place to go.

Lupa:  And this was in the 60’s…

Curtis:  This was in the 60’s and naturally everything from Sinatra to Dean Martin, which I didn’t like, but it was part of the Italian culture growing up, and then all other songs in between from The Monkees to the Beatles to the Rolling Stones.  The Stones caught my attention and then eventually when it came to hard rock The Who and Led Zeppelin.  But it was really R&B that always held sway, so Sly Sylvester Stewart and the Family Stone was my all time favorite at the time but there were other groups.  I would listen to War, Tower of Power, groups that weren’t necessarily at the top of the charts, but when given the choice to watch Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and Don Cornelius’ Sooooooouuuuuullllll Train, it was Soul Train that I watched over and over and over again and I would dis and dismiss Dick Clark and American Bandstand.

Curtis as a teenage meeting the biggest Dick to ever occupy the Whitehouse.  This was after being selected Newpaper Boy of the Year for his part in rescuing a family from a burning building while on his route for the NY Daily News

Curtis as a teenager meeting the biggest Dick to ever occupy the Whitehouse. This was after being selected Newspaper Boy of the Year for his part in rescuing a family from a burning building while on his route for the NY Daily News.  Look at that jacket!

Lupa:  So when disco came along, the dance music of the 70’s, were you into that also?

Curtis:  I was totally into disco, but I didn’t just discard like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, which was my favorite rock/folk music group, cause I like that genre too.  But when given the choice I much preferred to go dancing late at night because that’s what the ladies liked and when you grew up in Canarsie, or you went to East New York or Brownsville or places like that most guys were gavones. They didn’t want to get up and dance.

There were three types of guys A. the sitters, the guys who would sit or stand and stand and glare, B. the guys who were waiting for the slow jams so they could grind on the dance floor and cop a feel.  That didn’t require any great skill level.  C. the guys who liked to step out and do the hustle.  So if you had any kind of fluid motion, if you could churn and turn a young lady on the dance floor, if you could twist and just bend, the ladies were queuing up to dance with you because all the gavones, all the Italian stallions, were sitting on the sidelines thinking that was totally unmacho.  And this was before Saturday Night Fever and John Travolta so I got into the dance mode very early in my growth period.

Lupa:  How accurate would you say Saturday Night Fever was in representing that time, place and culture?

Curtis:  Oh yeah, Saturday Night Fever was very, very accurate at sort of bringing together the street and the culture because Travolta wasn’t a hitter, he wasn’t a member of organized crime, he was a pretender, a poser as a tough guy.  You punch Travolta in the face and he would have had an immediate mental collapse because remember, it was all about his look.  It was all about him primping up like he was a peacock.  But his ability on the dance floor was what I would always seek to achieve but then again remember, there were other dance styles incorporated by blacks and Hispanics.  So you had the robot that blacks loved to do at the time, the Patty Duke, the bus stop, the hustle obviously which was more in line with what you saw in Saturday Night Fever, but then salsa and merengue.  So I dabbled in a little bit of everything.  Often times I just created my own dance steps.  I would go when I was a night manager at Mickey D’s in the Bronx and close at 2 in the morning and go to the late night red light clubs, the illegal clubs.

Whoever photoshops a picture of Curtis' head onto Travolta from Saturday Night Fever wins a special prize... free access to this website!

Whoever photoshops a picture of Curtis’ head onto Tony Manero wins a special prize… free access to this website!

Lupa:  What were the names of some of them?

Curtis:  There were no names!  They were illegal joints.  Sometimes they would move from place to place.  They didn’t have liquor licenses.  Everything was supposed to be closed by 2, they were open til 6, 7 in the morning.  It was an eclectic mix of people on the fringes of society.  Drug dealers, gangbangers, heterosexual couples who had already been at regular clubs.  A tremendous eclectic mix.

A lot of times they were frequented by these big bull dagger lesbian women with their… females who were – the best way to describe them at that time – is that they were young ladies who were intimidated by men, they had had bad experiences with men, but they loved music, they loved dancing, they were there with the bull daggers – clearly lesbians – but they hadn’t sort of lost the attraction to guys.  So I would be there to try to pick off what they called at the time “fag hags.”  These were young ladies intimidated by heterosexual men, probably because they had been battered, bruised and taken advantage of.  Because I could dance so well often times I would attract them out to the dance floor, have great conversations with them, until all of a sudden a woman would step in between wearing construction boots and telling me to mind my P’s and Q’s and I knew it was time to do the bird.

Lupa:  What about the mainstream clubs like Studio 54?

Curtis:  No, I would have never have been chosen because I smelled like a McDonald’s french fry and hamburgers at 2 in the morning.  I was low budget.  These were clubs where there was a lot of illegal activity going on, illegal drugs, it wasn’t part of my thing.  Guns.  All kinds of vices going on in the back rooms.  I was there to DANCE.  I mean, I was like a Whirling Dervish.  From the time that I got in there at 3 in the morning till the break of dawn at 6 in the morning, that’s all I was doing, dancing.  Not with guys.  Just looking for females to dance with and there were lots, cause again, a lot of women would show up, they would be good dancers, hardcore lesbians, but they would see I was the only one out there on the dance floor.  They didn’t mind doing the boogaloo, the bump, all kinds of dances they probably wouldn’t have normally engaged a heterosexual male in.

Lupa:  In the 80’s came the rise of techno, house music, rave parties.  I understand you went to a rave in England?

Curtis:  I was over in England to bring the concept of the Guardian Angels to the West Indian Caribbean community of which most lived in council estates.  I was over in the Wandsworth section of South London, and I had gotten stabbed up while making a presentation to their youth by their youth supervisors all of whom were working what they call the dole.  20 hours of work as counselors, then they would get put on the dole and they were all working off the books at The Fridge which was a club in the south end of London, a notorious club, very rough.  After I got stabbed up and I was recovering from multiple wounds to my mouth I was still trying to develop the Guardian Angels and people said “if you want a lot of young people, you gotta to go to a rave.”

Lupa:  What year was this?

Curtis:  I’d say ’87, ’88, ’89 somewhere in that time period.  So I said “what’s a rave?”  They’d say it’s a collection of young people, they get together usually in warehouses or community rooms in council estates and they just play music nonstop.  There’ll be sweating and the atmosphere will be almost putrid because of all the body smells, but the music is great, the lights are dimmed and it’s like nothing you’ve ever experienced over in the States.

So I walked in one time to what had originally been a factory of some type, I think spinning wool, all the machinery was down and off in the corner there were like hundreds of these people sweating. You could smell the body odor because they had obviously been out on the dance floor for hours but they were like in a trance.  They were like Whirling Dervishes.  I loved the pulsating sound of the music.  I loved the way they would segue way from song to song after long periods of time.  This isn’t like disco where you’d have a three minute song and then they would try and merge into a different song.  Some of these songs would go on for a half hour!   The beats would change but it would still pretty much be the same song.  Then it would have the urge to merge with another song and I fell in love with what was rave music.  There was nothing like it back in the States.  Nothing I could find on the radio, certainly nothing like this I could find in the underground.

Curtis and The Guardian Angels outside the Bronx McDonald's Curtis worked at in the 70's and started The Guardian Angels

Curtis and The Guardian Angels outside the Bronx McDonald’s where Curtis worked at in the 70’s and started The Guardian Angels

Lupa: Didn’t you have a responsibility to try and shut them down or call the cops?

Curtis:  Well actually I felt an identification with the ravers because they were ostracized, they were like nomads, Bedouins, they had to move from place to place.  They had to squat on property.  The bobbies, if they knew of their existence, would have put them out of existence but they were curmudgeons, crabby crumb cakes.  They were out of it.  So I really identified with all the rave people.

Now a lot of them they were in a drug induced psychosis.  Special K, ecstasy they were all emerging and they were taking drugs to enhance the experience.  To me it was like a natural mood elevator.  To this day when I need extra energy I’ll put on techno music, house music, rave music, play it over and over.  People here at WABC where I’m broadcasting once again will tell you about times where they would come in at 3, 4 in the morning when I was doing the morning show and they would be blasted off the foundations listening to this rave music coming from the office and that would be the way I would pump up before the show cause I had only had 2, 3 hours sleep.

Lupa:  Have you ever heard of PLUR?  Peace, love, unity, respect?  It’s like a rave mantra.

Curtis:  No, and in fact if you were to ask me the names of my favorite songs or the DJ’s who were actually responsible for putting together the music and the groups, I would be able to identify them by the sound of the songs but not by acronyms or terminology or groups that would get together.  I’m very much what you could call a free agent.  I love all this music and I think it surprises people, as I approach 60 years old, that I would be into techno, rave, dance music of this type that goes on and on and on till the break of dawn.  In fact, there have been periods where people have left me, come back two, three hours later and they say “are you still playing that same song?”  Cause all I would do is play it over and over again.  I would have it on rewound (sic) and that would be the only song cause I would like completely bug out to it.

Lupa:  What’s the final thing you’d like to say to anyone that had no idea you were into this kind of music?

Curtis:  Not only was I so into it and still am, but I remember this past summer when they were conducting the Electrical (sic) Daisy Carnival on Randall’s Island (*I had previously misinformed Curtis it was EDC when it was Electric Zoo) that was supposed to go three days but they had to cut it short, that when I was coming over the Triborough Bridge going from Manhattan, Harlem to Queens and I heard the music and I saw the lights pulsating down there on Randall’s Island and the bodies just moving in tandem.  I told the Guardian Angels “PULL OVER TO THE SIDE!  PULL OVER!  I NEED TO LISTEN TO THIS!”  I must have been there for a half hour just grooving.  And it was European DJ’s that were dominating, there’s no doubt. As much as I want America to be #1, second to none, when it comes to rave, house, techno, dance music, the Europeans dominate.

Curtis & Kuby

Below you will find a playlist Curtis made of some of his favorite techno, EDM, whatever you call it songs, with some commentary on each track. Make sure and listen to Curtis back on the air with acclaimed attorney Ron Kuby 12-3P Mon-Fri on 77 WABC in NYC and you can find the stream at WABC or the I Heart Radio app.  Besides having a great show with great chemistry, Ron also happens to be The Dude Jeff Lebowski’s legal counsel of choice!

Above & Beyond ft Richard Bedford – Sun & Moon 

Curtis:  This is so appropriate to house/techno music cause you could start when there was sun shining out and play this song till the moon was shining and then until the sun came out again.  Ohhhh, then it just gets into that nice little slow move and then just breaks wild again.

BT & Andrew Bayer – The Emergency

Curtis:  Emergency.  It’s my entire life, emergency, one big 9-1-1 call responding.  I love the flow of the music here because it has the urge to merge.  So if you’re on the dance floor this is where you get up tight, close and like really, really personal.

Ercola – Every Word

Curtis:  These… songs… are the bomb!  It’s OK when a guy sings it but when you hear that female voice vibrate through both your ears.  Then you start listening to the strains and pains in her voice and the anguish of the song.  You just melt, and you imagine she’s melting right into your arms.

Freemasons ft Wynter Gordon – Believer

Curtis:  One of my all time favorite techno/house songs because I fancy myself as a true believer and people who would be out on the dance floor after 4, 5 hours they’re true believers in the music cause it requires the flow to just pump through every vein and artery in your body.  When this song comes on, knock out the lights.

Kaskade – Angel On My Shoulder

Curtis:  Ohhhh, it’s like you’re just floating, from the subways to the streets, and the name of the song definitely attracted me.  Angel On My Shoulder.  Since I created the Guardian Angels it is so appropriate that music like this would be pulsating through my cerebellum and medulla when I would board that number 4 train, that mugger’s express.

Katy Perry – Waking Up In Vegas (Manhattan Clique Remix)

Curtis:  Katy Perry, Lady Gaga.  I go with the Gaga goo goo girl except when it comes to this song Waking Up In Las Vegas.  Anyone who has ever been to that town where the former mayor said “whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” knows why her pitch and rhythm fits this city like a finely tuned glove.

Kim Sozzi – Secret Love

Curtis:  Listen to how Kim Sozzi’s voice just jumps from octave to octave and it’s almost like you can imagine yourself chasing her out on the dance floor.  And this is live and local.  She’s a Long Island girl, so she’s got everything the 5 boroughs is comprised of.  She could have been on the BQE heading in to a club in Brooklyn or Queens to sing this very song.

Maniacalm ft LALA – Never Forget You

Curtis:  THIS.  IS.  THE.  BOMB!  This is dedicated to every girl that I had to be extricated from on the dance floor.  Either because, feet don’t fail me now, I gotta get outta here before her boyfriend gives me a beatdown and his friends gather round.  Or it was just getting too hot, too heavy and either the woman knew it was time to turn off the faucet or I’d recognize it was time to take a coooooooold shower.

Evan Seinfeld Interview

Posted in Interviews, Music, NY/NJ, Porn on March 27, 2009 by Lupa

Enjoy! Next is a review of Evan’s website

AL: I’ve noticed that out of all the places in NYC, natives of Brooklyn have the strongest identity and connection with their borough. What was BK like when you were growing up and how do you see it differently than what it is now? Also, what part of BK are you from, a wild guess and I would say Williamsburgh?

Evan: When I was growing up in Brooklyn, East New York, Canarsie, Flatbush, etc., it was very generational and neighborhoods were all either Italian, Irish, Jewish, Black Puerto Rican etc. Now it is kinda gentrified and clean. It looks a lot nicer now, but it has lost it’s flavor. When the wiseguys were visible there was a lot more old school respect. Tera and I have a place in Williamsburgh, but it is full of wannabe artsy nerds.

A: (Evan is definitely right about Williamsburgh, but Williamsburgh used to be some real rough shit.)

A; Were you a mack growing up or were you more the shy type?

E: I always managed to get a lot of really high end trim, since I was about 13. Chalk it up to game, because it may not be my matinee idol looks. Chicks love the bad boys, the rockers, and in the end guys who are real. Never was much of throwing down a “rap”. I always thought guys who told chicks bullshit were the weakest. My approach has always been direct, and very effective. I never had to or ever would “pretend” to like a chick for more than sex if i wasn’t really into her. There is nothing wrong with saying, “wow, you have an incredible ass, we should really be fucking right now.. wanna take a walk to the ladies room?” Nothing pains me more than games. No time for nonsense. Now I love being married to Tera, she is my soulmate. Getting to bang chicks on camera for my website and our Teravison and Iron Cross movies is just a great NSA bonus.

A: (That’s whats up!)

A: To be tatted up like you were back in the day really meant something. How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was your motivation? In the Jewish faith getting tattoos is looked down upon (due to the Holocaust) was your family upset at that?

E. My family was pretty upset, I was 18 and just started Biohazard. My first tattoo was a Biohazard symbol, I lived on my own, so I never showed my parents. One day my dad stopped by my apt, and I was doing pushups with my shirt off. He saw that i was half sleeved and had my chest and back tattooed, he handled it pretty well. I think that modern Jews are a lot more lenient about those kind of cultural judgements. I don’t really care what anyone thinks about me anyway. I always laugh at hypocritical Jews who obey all these rules, but are scoundrels in their daily life. I don’t believe in religion, but I do believe in karma, so don’t judge me, lest ye be judged.

A: (good point)

A: I read you are a cousin of Jerry Seinfeld, is that true? If so, what was he like back in the days?

E: We are second cousins, our grandfathers were brothers and came over to this country from Europe together, but I never met him. I even had to buy tickets to his show in Vegas for Tera’s bday, and I left a message for him to wish her a happy bday either backstage or on stage and he didn’t reply. My family all thinks he is a scumbag, but hey, to each their own. I loved his show, and his standup is pretty funny. Tera loves his humor too, I heard we were at a Bar Mitzvah together, but once again I never met the guy. If you see him, tell him to hit up his cousin.

A: (LOL, I may have the writing game on lock but I don’t think Jerry is gonna take my calls either)

A:. Who are some of your musical influences in general, and as a bass player? Were you ever into other native New York music of the 80’s like hip hop, freestyle, or DJ shit like Frankie Bones?

E: Songwriting: The Beatles, The Doors, Hendrix, Kiss, The Who, The Stones, AC/DC etc. Bass playing: Geezer Butler, Billy Sheehan, Jamie Jameson, Phil Lesch, Steve Harris and more. I loved hip hop back in the day especially early KRS one, Eric B and Rakim and Public enemy of course. I also loved the early NWA and Wu-Tang Clan. When rap became a fashion show, I dropped it like a bad habit. The first time someone made a whole song about their clothes or their watch, I was like, this is super gay, im out. I love the gangster shit when it is real, my current fave is 50 cent with the melodic Nate Dogg hooks, that is the shit. I just started Dj-ing, so I am connecting with all the latest hip hop, and there is some great shit out there. I like the sound of some of that dirty south shit. Looks like it is starting to get fun again, I have done collaborations with Onyx, Cypress Hill, House of Pain and more. Also Jam master J, RIP.

A: ( You’d probably really like Papoose, he’s from Bed Stuy. Check out Alphabetical Slaughter)

A: What was the NY hardcore scene like in the 80’s and where was most of the action? Downtown mostly, LES, Alphabet City or also other places?

E: My first exposure to the hardcore scene was around 85 when I was in college. My roommate turned me on to the Cromags, AF, Bad Brains, etc.

Funny, I had to go to Upstate NY to meet another guy from Brooklyn who turned me on. I was really into metal like Mercyful Fate, Slayer, Motorhead back then, early Metallica. I quit college, moved back to Brooklyn and started Biohazard. I used to go to hardcore matinees at CBGB’s it was astounding, the Cromags, Age of Quarrel demos were my favorite, along with Carnivore, etc. We used to play with the NY Hoods, Absolution, The Icemen, Leeway, Warzone, Sick of It All Madball and more.alot

I used to roadie for Carnivore and they shared a rehearsal space with Agnostic Front. I got exposed pretty early on and was immediately into it.

I never stopped loving rock and roll and metal though. Brooklyn had it’s own scene at Lamour’s, and I liked that better. There were not chicks at CB’s, just a lot of fights.

A: (I saw this documentary called American Hardcore that really documented the hardcore scene well)

A: A lot of people born in my era ( mid 70’s to early 80’s) treasure the Judgment Night soundtrack. I personally think it doesn’t get enough due. That helped start shit for real, along with the Anthrax/Public Enemy collab and Rage Against The Machine’s first album (Aerosmith/Run DMC and Faith No More is different). How did your collab with Onyx come about? Was it just natural because they were sort of like rap Biohazard and they are also from BK?

E: We were managed by Rush artist mgmt, Def Jam, Russell Simmons. They thought Biohazard was the most hardcore rock band, and Onyx the most hardcore rap group. They threw us in the room and the rest was history. Billy did the remix of the number one hit SLAM, and we made a video for it at a Biohazard gig in the early 90’s at the academy. The scene was open back then and it was groundbreaking. I ran into Cobra from Booyaa Tribe in Vegas last week and we talked about Judgement Night. It was my first gold or platinum album, I was proud to be part of it. Rage came after, but I loved it. Run DMC / Aerosmith and Public Enemy / Anthrax was dope but not original music. I loved Anthrax’s first few albums, Awesome riffs, GO SOD!

A: (I know Rage’s album came out in 92, I could have sworn Judgement Night was 93, but I ain’t gonna argue)

A: I was addicted to Oz when it first came out but got disappointed towards the end when it started turning into a soap opera of sorts. Was that your first foray into acting? What was it like to portray a character who was down with the Aryans (though he himself was in the biker clique I believe)?

E: It was my first acting job, they pulled me off the stage at the Hammerstein ballroom when we were playing with Insane Clown Posse and brought me to meet Tom Fontana. He asked me to come to the set and read a script, I thought it was an audition, but actually it was the SHOW itself. They read an interview where I named it as my favorite show and my old A&R guy at Roadrunner connected me with them. After 5 years and 40 commercial free episodes, I felt like an actor who was very fortunate to have some killer on the job training. It was cool to play a biker, as I ride and it was not a stretch. Chuck Zito was there as my personal script supervisor, lol. Hanging white in prison was the idea behind the Aryans and bikers together. Some of the stories were unbelievable, but hey, people love bad guys. A lot of people would come over and be like, hey man, I just got out of prison, I really relate, it was cool. It got a little soupy at the end, but hey man it was still the best show ever, except Family Guy.

A: (Chuck Zito is straight gangsta!)

A: I’ve read that Tera contacted you after seeing you in Oz and neither of you previously knew who the other was. Were you traditionally into porn? What were your initial thoughts of being seriously involved with someone who makes porn?

E: We didn’t know each other but we were attracted. I was making a Biohazard album, New World Disorder, and shooting Oz, being a single dad. She was in L.A. shooting for Playboy TV. We spoke on the phone for 3 months and fell in love, I was a little nervous about measuring up to her sex-pectations, but deep inside I knew we were the freaks of the week for each other. We are to this day so sexually compatible. Initially, I never thought I could be serious about a porn star but you live and learn that hey, it is only sex. Love is so much more. I have an incredible life, I would not knowingly trade for another.

A: (well put)

A: At what point did you decide to make the jump into porn? Was your first scene nerve-racking at all? When I interviewed Necro one of the reasons he said he would not make a similar transition when I referenced you doing it was that he has reservations over what his fans would think. How have your Biohazard fans reacted to you doing porn?

A: I don’t really care what anyone thinks, that is what hardcore is really about. Way more of my fans think it is cool than not. Shit I don’t judge what anyone else does for work or play, as long as you are not hurting anyone else and it is not like anyone is going to MAKE you watch my porn. Basically if you are so uptight that someone having fun and making money having sex with hot chicks makes you uncomfortable, you were never cool enough to like Biohazard or hardcore, metal or rock in the first place. When did rock become so gay anyway? I never understood the whole thing of rappers standing around in a porn movie with their clothes still on. To me, sex is not a spectator sport, I gotta get mine! My first scene was in TERA TERA TERA and was directed by world famous drag queen Chi Chi Larue. He was screaming about my cock being so big, and it was totally unnerving. Eventually I asked him to please stop calling my name while I was trying to fuck my chick in strange positions.. Performing on camera comes easy to an exhibitionist like me, and now I feel like I have a black belt in on camera fucking. But hey, this was uncharted territory. As far as I know, I am the first mainstream actor, musician, etc to do porn, and not act like it was some leaked video, lol. Paris, Kim, whatever yo. Take ownership, yeah I fuck, you got the balls?

A: (Even better put. Rock is mad gay nowadays, I don’t listen to it for the most part. I can’t stand that Kings of Leon song “Sex Is On Fire” If the sex is on fire, one of yous got an STD, ya know?)

A: Your name Spyder Jones made me think of something, which is the fact that there are a lot of Jewish performers, however there are no porn names I can think of with Jewish surnames. I’m Jewish myself and that kind of boggled my mind. Why did you pick an Anglo last name for your porn name? Now that I think about it Spyder Greenberg or Spyder Jonestein doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.

A: Spyder Abramowitz, Spyder Mendlebaum, and Spyder Levine were all taken. LOL. The idea was for the name to sound like a basketball player swinger brother from the 70’s, you know the kind of guy with a motherfucker mustache that referred to himself in the third person, like “spyder is ready to get his dick sucked now, where the white women be at????”

A: (LMAO, I feel you, that’s hot. Someone’s gonna take Spyder Abramowitz I think though, that’s too hot)

A: What has been your favorite and least favorite experiences in the porn game?

E: I love the production side of it and although it is very profitable, there are some of the shittiest people I have ever met in my life in this business. People don’t pay their bills and don’t have a lot of respect. In the golden era of porn when the mob ran shit, I would have gotten along a lot better. People in this business are jealous and haters mostly, never to my face, but hey, I got the hottest girl in the business and I made sure that no one would ever exploit her from the day we met. I helped her build an empire, she is all about female empowerment. Most porn people are frustrated flunkees who never did anything else in their lives. All the awards and shit are fixed and so lame. This is the only industry in the world where people cannibalize their own market and undersell themselves due to over saturation. Between that and piracy, like p2p and tube sites, I’m watching this fast become the music business all over again. When everyone is stealing free porn, no one will be able to afford to produce high end porn, as it is becoming less and less profitable every day. We will always survive as we have a great brand in Tera, but I feel bad for no name porn companies with nothing original or exclusive, content is king, and my wife is the princess.

A: (lol, no comment)

A: I read for a flick you fucked 10 Asian chicks. Man, that’s got to be the shit. 10 Geishas beggin for the di-dick! Is that a lot pressure? You ever bust too early and have to start over?

E: In Reign of Tera, my directorial debut, I do a scene with about 12 hot asian girls. I wrote, directed, produced and cast it myself with some great support staff. It was possibly the best selling title of 2004 in all of porn. I only fuck Tera in that scene but 4-5 of the girls suck my cock while 6-7 others fuck each other in the background.

Earlier on in my career as a performer, sometimes I have busted too quick. Normally, what I would do would be do film the cumshot, then take a little break and go right back and film more footage, the postman always comes twice!

A: (Shit, that works for me. I heard you guys have to take nut supplements to make the jizz mad thick and white, that’s bananas)

A: What’s good with your groups the Spyderz and Tattooed Millionaires, how would you describe the sound of those bands? Are you going on tour with them anytime?

E: My main musical project is the Spyderz, It is modern day fuck you classic rock, melodic, yet punk, heavy, but anthemic. We have been compared to STP, Guns and Roses, the Cult, Black Sabbath, the Misfits, Social Distortion, ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynyrd, Motorhead, The Stooges, and even the Black Crowes. I think it is original yet timeless, we have so much fun as the band projects our lifestyle, of good old badass whiteboy culture. Smokin hot chicks, badass hotrods , chopper culture, SEXXX, and outlaw living.

A: (I gotta check that out)

A: Be real, are you strong arming Tera into getting tattoos? Just playin, does she plan on getting more?

E: Funny thing is that it is nothing like that. As her husband I love it, but as her manager I advised her that it might limit her mainstream work. She is a big girl and makes all her own decisions. That is the best part about our marriage, we are both here to support each other no matter what the other wants to do. I mean, when she made up her mind, I took her to Japan to get the best tattoo money could buy, and we needed some real connections to get it right in japan as the tattoo world is totally “controlled” there. I was tattooed there in the early 90’s so I was in. My friend Mario Barth hooked us up with Hori Taku and the rest is history. We both love to shop in Shibuya and look at the girls, Tera loves hello kitty and they have a theme park there, so I take her every year. It is great to have the means to do whatever you want. Life is good.

A: (I’m trying to get my paper like that)

A: What kind of stuff do you have lined up for the future, anything you would like to let people know about?

E: When I am not with my son Sammy boy, or globetrotting with Tera, I am co writing the Spyderz album and recording with my boy Dirrty. Playing a lot of gigs in Vegas and LA, touring with BIOHAZARD original lineup, mostly in Europe and abroad, South America, Australia, Japan, etc. Producing and shooting erotic entertainment (check out, and helping manage Tera along with Violator Mgmt. She just signed a book deal with Gotham publishing and is coming out in the new Saints Row 2 video game. I just did voiceovers for the new Grand Theft Auto game, and we are staying busy. Tera has a new fitness video she is putting out called fit 4 SEX. We do a radio show on playboy radio together, and a Tera has a show on Playboy TV called School of Sex. We are working on some really exciting things that collide our worlds or rock, porn , glamour, burlesque and more. I am shooting a lot of photos of Tera , and spending a lot of time on some of my Kustom Car projects, as I am a tragic motorhead. Actually man, actually reading back all the shit we have been doing is making me tired, good night then Later E.S

A: (lol, did you leave anything out?)

A: Thank you for your time, it was a pleasure.

E: No problem, Hardcore is a state of mind. XXX por vida, porno loco!!!

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Evan Seinfeld

A: (lol, orale pues! Good luck with everything in the future)

Intro To Evan Seinfeld Interview

Posted in Interviews, Music, NY/NJ, Porn on March 24, 2009 by Lupa

I never thought of myself as an interviewer, but after interviewing Necro I realized the interview process was a very rewarding experience for me.  Interviewing is a collaboration and as such it gave me a unique pleasure as opposed to just writing things I come up with.  I’ve decided I will selectively reach out to certain individuals I have a genuine interest in and try to ask things of them I don’t think they’ve been asked to try to extract more of the person for their fans.


My next choice for an interview subject was actually very easy; I didn’t think long and hard about it at all.  I wanted someone who is a legitimate star, someone who I was a fan of and someone in the porn world.  I sent Evan a message on Myspace not sure if I would hear back, but sure enough Evan was game.


Evan is best known to the mainstream public as the singer/bassist for the group Biohazard formed almost 25 years ago in Brooklyn, New York.  A mix of hardcore and metal, Biohazard are also known for being one of the first groups of that kind to fuse elements of hip hop in their music.  What I like about Biohazard is that it represented New York to the masses.  NY in my opinion more than any other locale pioneered hardcore and it’s associated ideals and lifestyle.  Whereas punk before it was all over the place, hardcore channelled the DIY ethic into more serious topical issues.  Brash and uncompromising, hardcore is about being yourself and fuck everything else.


In 1992, Biohazard released Urban Discipline, the album that unleashed Biohazard into the mainstream public.  More than being a certain genre, it’s a record about Brooklyn: the streets, violence, drugs and gangs.  Viewed today it can give younger people an idea of the landscape that was Brooklyn, which at least on the surface, does not exist anymore.  The album went platinum and the video for the song “Punishment” became the most played video in the history of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball.  Platinum was always a critical benchmark, but let’s face it, a band nowadays would sell their family to slave traders to make their album go platinum.  In 1993 Biohazard teamed up with hardcore rap group Onyx for a metal remix of their song “Slam” which led to their collaboration on the hugely influential “Judgement Night” soundtrack, which was an album entirely comprised of collaborations between metal and hip hop groups.  


In 1998 Evan made his first foray into acting portraying Jaz Hoyt on the critically acclaimed HBO prison series “Oz”.  Oz was a groundbreaking, gritty depiction of prison life with an impeccable cast.  Evan made his debut in the show’s second season and was a part of the show until the series 6th and final season in 2003.  Unbeknowest to him at the time, he would later return in front of the camera, albeit in a different way.


In 2004 Evan married the beautiful Tera Patrick in Las Vegas after a three year relationship.  It was around this time Evan began performing in adult film under the alias “Spyder Jonez.”  This fact I find extremely fascinating.  Never before had a mainstream individual made a calculated decision to enter the porn world in such a visible way.  The two have been hugely successful in their endeavors in porn and the rest is history.

Interview With Necro

Posted in Interviews, Porn on March 9, 2009 by Lupa

As posted on LIB, however as it was originally sent to me:

Without question – and by his own admission –  Necro is a sick fuck, possibly one of the sickest fucks on the planet.  For those unfamiliar, Necro is a Brooklyn, NY based MC who can lay claim to being the most explicit MC in hip hop.  His music is littered with porn refernces, a good example is his song “Get On Your Knees“, from the I Need Drugs album, which is entirely about porn.  Necro also directed Lanny Barbie in the porn flick Sexy Slicks.

His latest album is Death Rap which explores his other pechants besides sex, death and violence, as his name would suggest.  In November he released a special edition CD/DVD of his album The Sexorcist which contains a video for his single “Who’s Your Daddy” that has appearances by Ron Jeremy, Joey SilveraMax HardcoreVince VouyerErik Everhard, Jack Napier, Bobby Vitale, Rebeca Linares, Kinzie Kenner, Britney Stevens, Alexis SilverSavannah Stern and more.

18 and over can watch the music video here

1.   What are your porn preferences?  Do you tend to stick to certain porn companies, directors, stars, websites etc? 

It all depends on the season of the year, I always like bitches gettin fucked, so its always straight shit
I’m not into shit eating, or any weirdo shit, just girls getting fucked real good in numerous different ways
i like companies like evil angel, reality kings got good shit,, asstraffic, allinternal, private sometimes
it all depends, i notice companies go through phases, but really i need to quit porn, because its fucking up my head
i expect all girls i meet to fuck and suck like pornstars and most women cant live up to that shit
as far as directors, raul christian was the shit for about a year, but he seems to be falling off lately
as for stars, i love new chicks, brand new, off the banana boat or the white slavery boat
names of hos i like, sorana i think, she is black haired from romania with a fat ass, u r good for this week
i like too many to name, im a freak and a pervert man, i had this german russian bitch in my house last week, and i was eating
her pussy til she came, and she was straight out eurosexparties, thats how i get down man
2.  I think gangbangs are gay and cum play is retarded.  Are there certain acts you prefer to see and ones you dislike?

gangbangs are something that i was never into, a girl getting fucked by 5 guys, but they dont show the guys at all, and its
focused mostly on the girl and her being shreaded by 5 dicks, thats more poetic, cuz she is being abused, and how many girls
u know in real life that arent porn stars that would let that happen to them? id love to see a regular girl in my acting
school take 5 dicks at once, they would probably die from the stress, so it all depends with gangbangs, franco roccaforte is
an actor that can pull that off with jamaica, they can gangbang bitches and get creative
cum play is nothing special, it all comes down to the girl, and what she is doing, if she is really into it, and she is
begging for the sperm, and she is making noises and moaning then its dope, its like silence of the lambs meets blood sucking freaks meets casino
is that a little girl i hear???? a little after dinner music?? put the lotion in the fucking basket!!!
3.  What is your opinion of alt porn?

what is alt porn?? i dont know what that term means

4. Do you remember what was the first porno you saw, or the first porno or performer that got you really
interested in porn?

must have been some 70’s shit with hypatia lee, i loved traci lords, ginger lynn, amber lynn, all those whores were the shit
i used to steal it from my fathers extensive collection of vhs cassettes

5. I think the extended up close penetration shot fucks most pornos up.  What’s your take on that?

i dont think their is any reason for “oooopah” man to show the inside of an asshole or the inside of a pussy
im not getting turned on by looking at intestines unless im in a faces of death mood, and when i fuck its usually not a 
gore mood im in, or else id be killing the woman, not cuddling with her
so that autopsy upclose and personal with michelle pfiefer isnt needed, i think a foot away is enough
its bad enough u get shit on ya dick fucking her in the ass, or blood on ya dick, dont ruin the fantasy, porn is fantasy
thats why im fucked mentally, i want the girls in my real life to want my dick like the girls in porn want it
sure, alot do, but they arent dime pieces, they might be 6’s and 7’s
i want the girls in music videos to be pure whores and the fact is most wont be that
thats why sheiks abduct women and thats why the white slavery business is the biggest racket in europe
cuz motherfuckers are porn freaks and wanna fulfill their fantasies, so they do it by force, im not with that
but hey, im just me, im quite fucked up, but im always willing to pay for a woman’s meal if she does the right thing, 
a little fair trade
6.  I noticed in the “Who’s your Daddy Video” that all of the bitches have natural tits.  Is that a coincidence or 
are not you not into bitches with implants or plastic surgery as a whole? 

i didnt analize that
honestly when i was casting those bitches, but in general i prefer natural, but some girls with fake tits get my dick 
rock hard, its all how they are packaged

7.  What do you think about Max Hardcore, his work and his imprisonment? 

i think max is cool for being in my video, he was walking around like a dick and not many people i was down with 
liked him for that
but he is a porn legend and i respect him, i have watched some of his work, i was not a die hard fan, but he was ill, 
and i dont think he should have to suffer any laws, thats wack, he didnt force anyone, thats the porngame, fuck that shit
free max!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
8.  Ever have thoughts of doing an Evan from Biohazard and start fucking bitches on camera?

nah, thats not my thing, i mean i would have to marry a Tera, im sure thats why he started doing it, 
plus they make alot of money, knowing you got houses and cars and u r stable, and probably financially free at this point, 
who gives a fuck, he aint worried about bio-hazard fans not liking him, i am worried about what my necro fans would think, 
so i couldnt do that, but everyone has their own path in life and how they wanna do shit, im noone to judge anyone, 
especially another jew from brooklyn, god bless him and his endeavors, im gonna win at mine
9.  Your song “I Need Drugs”, which is told from the perspective of the user, is an extremely vivid and realisitic 
depiction of New York City drug culture.  Does your ability to convey that come solely from your time pushing drugs and 
your observation of fiends or were you a heavy user? 

i was a heavy pot user, 
but never coke or crack, so thats just me being visual and wanting to create something that would blow peoples minds, 
that song now doesnt impress me that much, but it seems to have had a great effect amongst alot of people, and at shows 
in europe the crowds chant i need drugs, but i never do it live
i like to perform the more brutal mosh pit anthem tracks
10.  Lastly, what are your plans for the future?

i just started acting and landed my first 3 acting gigs on tv, 
same show called personal justice, but different episodes
some crime reenacment shit, one show im a serial killer, another im a construction worker, another a detective
i love movies, so im thinking long range, i feel by 40 i can be on the level of a pacino when he was 30, which aint bad, 
that means i might be able to do some big roles
plus i got the necro music thing which is huge all over the world, i just love art, even more than the business
i love creating, rapping, acting, whatever, writing rhymes, screenplays, ect. so i needed to get the movie thing in 
now its there, so while i move forward as necro the rapper, i can move forward as ron braunstein the actor
i got 2 lanes now to pimp
11.  Thanks for your time and I wish you continued success. 
thank you, and same to you, keep doing ya thing



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