Critical Praise for Isaiah Toothtaker:
“I am fairly certain that my former scripture teacher would confirm that this is, beyond a reasonable doubt, the devil’s work.”
– Cool’eh Magazine
“It’s got Machina Muerta cuts that draw their power from moaning screwed choruses then songs over rapid drums with stretched out vocal effects that get laced with Isaiah’s voice that fluctuates with each breath stressing itself across the beat, stretching to make the beat and retracting before going over that edge.” – Sergdun of BEERANDRAP.COM / SoManyShrimp.com
“If you’re a fan of raw hip-hop, Toothtaker’s Illuminati Thug Mafia is the first must-hear record of this young 2011.” – MyOldKentuckyBlog.com
Last week, Isaiah Toothtaker released “Baby,” the second single from the recently released, and already highly acclaimed, new album Illuminati Thug Mafia. Now, the Tucson, Arizona rapper – who also just so happens to be a renowned, Hells Angels-trained tattoo artist and respected street fighter (and no, we don’t mean the video game) – is unleashing a brand new video to accompany the single. For those fans already familiar with ITT’s one-of-a-kind style, which combines dark production with violent wordplay and his infectious part-sung, part-chanted flow, the video serves as the perfect compliment for the song, as well as a logical extension from the first video from Illuminati Thug Mafia, “Intruder.” Filmed at night, often with split-screen shots and grainy effects distorting the images, the video features the Machina Muerte capo and crew, looking tough as ever and spliced between a variety of disturbing images (that may or may not be considered NSFW, depending on where you work), while rapping, “I killed you, I killed you, I killed you,” before finishing, “Uh huh, okay. What’s up? Shut up!”
Isaiah Toothtaker’s newest album Illuminati Thug Mafia is available now via Machina Muerte/Alpha Pup.
Watch the video for “Baby” here: http://vimeo.com/20051638
Download Isaiah Toothtaker’s “Baby” here: http://media.audibletreats.com/Isaiah_Toothtaker-Baby.mp3
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Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona in a broken home, Isaiah Toothtaker was kicked out at age 11 and quickly learned to defend himself, often resorting to violence. Throughout his violent young adulthood, Isaiah relied on music to identify with and it provided the soundtrack to his teenage antics of stealing cassettes and walkmans and riding the public transport all city to tag, battle rap, sell dime bags and acid tabs, and fist fight. He began tattooing under the tutelage of the local Hells Angels, leading him to open his own parlor, STARING WITHOUT CARING, which has won numerous Best in City awards over the years. Throughout all the trouble, Isaiah has been able to duck or beat charges, until recently, when he landed multiple violent felonies on record. Built from misery and built to destroy, he has since co-founded the label Machina Muerte with Mestizo, the duo also forming the group HUMANSUIT. Since 2001, Isaiah has independently released one EP and three full-length albums (one with rapper Murs) and his forthcoming album Illuminati Thug Mafia is available now via Machina Muerte/Alpha Pup Records.