Hellfyre Club, “DVT”

As we learned in our interview with 2014 Rapper of the Year Open Mike Eagle, Hellfyre Club is meant to be a label, but there are some things you can't fight, like the impulse to gang up on tracks until you've reanimated the infamous posse cut.

Technically the Dorner vs. Tookie title track, "DVT" features Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle, VerBS, KAIL, and Rheteric Ramirez issuing threats that let the listener know there's nothing softbatch about art rap. It's a tradition that dates back to Project Blowed, which in its early years tested the boundaries of rap as much as its contingent tested the law. The track illustrates the stylistic diversity within the collective, as Open Mike Eagle raps about alliances to certain grocery stores, while KAIL's verse twists a story of the dirt he has no problem doing even with LAPD neighbors.

Hellfyre Club (Nocando, Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle and milo) tour in February on into March for SxSW:
11 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (Free Show)
14 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
15 Ashland, OR @ Lounge South
17 Seattle, WA @ The Croc
18 Portland, OR @ Star Theatre
21 Denver, CO @ The Marquis
22 Fort Collins, CO @ Road 34
24 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
25 Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
26 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Tavern
27 Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
28 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
01 Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Tavern
03 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
06 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
09 Washington, D.C. @ DC9
10 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor (Free Show)
11 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory Room