Arsonists alumni Q-Unique can always be counted on to bring through the amped-up mic skills. The Brooklyn MC’s fourth solo project starts with the booming “Look Up In The Sky,” where he bigs up his rap-rock connections—“I’m tatted up and I’m on the road with Korn”—before signing off in superhero terms: “Capital Q, Brooklyn, look up in the sky!” The energy and intensity continue via a couple of collaborations with Ill Bill—the eerie “No Country For Old Men” and the dramatic, string-powered “Cult Leader & Capital”—along with the discordant modern borough shoutout “Brooklyn Stomp.” -Phillip Mlynar

Arsonists alumni Q-Unique can always be counted on to bring through the amped-up mic skills. The Brooklyn MC’s fourth solo project starts with the booming “Look Up In The Sky,” where he bigs up his rap-rock connections—“I’m tatted up and I’m on the road with Korn”—before signing off in superhero terms: “Capital Q, Brooklyn, look up in the sky!” The energy and intensity continue via a couple of collaborations with Ill Bill—the eerie “No Country For Old Men” and the dramatic, string-powered “Cult Leader & Capital”—along with the discordant modern borough shoutout “Brooklyn Stomp.” -Phillip Mlynar

This collaboration album is years in the making. It started when Iron Myke guitarist Kieran did a remix for Q-Unique, applying what he thought was the “Street Metal” sound that Q was pushing during the 1st STILLWELL album. Q really digging what Kieran had did, with applying heavy music to one of his songs decided to work with Kieran on Q-Unique songs, old & new. Here’s the 1st song, “Crack Era” off their collaboration album “Medina Bridge” dropping October 31st 2018 on Fat Beats Records, worldwide.
Video animation by Olise Forel
Album art by Myke Type
Produced by Chris Collier

This collaboration album is years in the making. It started when Iron Myke guitarist Kieran did a remix for Q-Unique, applying what he thought was the “Street Metal” sound that Q was pushing during the 1st STILLWELL album. Q really digging what Kieran had did, with applying heavy music to one of his songs decided to work with Kieran on Q-Unique songs, old & new. Here’s the 1st song, “Crack Era” off their collaboration album “Medina Bridge” dropping October 31st 2018 on Fat Beats Records, worldwide. Video animation by Olise Forel Album art by Myke Type Produced by Chris Collier

Unofficially released 1/21/18, this 9 track album features guest appearances by: Phil Harmonix, Wordsworth, Timid MC, Napoleon da Legend, Blacastan, DJ Presto One, DJ Shark, DJ Eclipse, Jise One and Freestyle

Unofficially released 1/21/18, this 9 track album features guest appearances by: Phil Harmonix, Wordsworth, Timid MC, Napoleon da Legend, Blacastan, DJ Presto One, DJ Shark, DJ Eclipse, Jise One and Freestyle

A powerhouse of an underground collaboration, the Arsonists’ MC Q-Unique calls on the production services of former Fat Beats record store soldiers the Brown Bag Allstars to craft 10 steely hip-hop tracks. The opener, “And Everybody Say,” is a potent sub-two minute statement of intent, with Q spitting a straight-braggadocio resume over a thick, funk-infused beat. From there, he goes on to tackle the pitfalls of nostalgia on “No #Tbt” and humbly holds a mirror up to what his own legacy will be on the Jay Z-sampling “B4 I Fade Away.” Consider BlaQ coffee a modern boom-bap attack in all the right ways.

Phillip Mlynar
November 29, 2016

A powerhouse of an underground collaboration, the Arsonists’ MC Q-Unique calls on the production services of former Fat Beats record store soldiers the Brown Bag Allstars to craft 10 steely hip-hop tracks. The opener, “And Everybody Say,” is a potent sub-two minute statement of intent, with Q spitting a straight-braggadocio resume over a thick, funk-infused beat. From there, he goes on to tackle the pitfalls of nostalgia on “No #Tbt” and humbly holds a mirror up to what his own legacy will be on the Jay Z-sampling “B4 I Fade Away.” Consider BlaQ coffee a modern boom-bap attack in all the right ways.

Phillip Mlynar November 29, 2016

Q's second solo album following 2004's "Vengeance Is Mine", "Between Heaven & Hell" finds him refusing to concede to current trends by changing up his dense wordplay or ear for relentlessly rugged production. His storytelling verses tackle everything from pre-Giuliani NYC ("Crack Era") to small-time robbery gone bad ("Mr. Lopez"), while getting a hand from co-conspirators such as Ill Bill, Mr. Hyde, Jise, Slaine, plus Arsonist homies D Stroy and Freestyle on "Questions." This is music for people who still like their hip-hop grimy, and preferred Times Square with more peep shows and less Applebee's.

Featuring: Ill Bill, Slaine, DJ Eclipse, Psycho Realm, Cashis, Realm Reality, Mr. Hyde and Arsonists members D Stroy, Freestyle, Jise & Ching Production by: Necro, Q-Unique, Quincey Tones, Rob Flow, Lost Son and Q-Dog

Q's second solo album following 2004's "Vengeance Is Mine", "Between Heaven & Hell" finds him refusing to concede to current trends by changing up his dense wordplay or ear for relentlessly rugged production. His storytelling verses tackle everything from pre-Giuliani NYC ("Crack Era") to small-time robbery gone bad ("Mr. Lopez"), while getting a hand from co-conspirators such as Ill Bill, Mr. Hyde, Jise, Slaine, plus Arsonist homies D Stroy and Freestyle on "Questions." This is music for people who still like their hip-hop grimy, and preferred Times Square with more peep shows and less Applebee's.

Featuring: Ill Bill, Slaine, DJ Eclipse, Psycho Realm, Cashis, Realm Reality, Mr. Hyde and Arsonists members D Stroy, Freestyle, Jise & Ching Production by: Necro, Q-Unique, Quincey Tones, Rob Flow, Lost Son and Q-Dog

Q-Unique's critically acclaimed solo debut, "Vengeance Is Mine", is considered by fans a classic.. With guest features by: ILL BILL, Goretex, DJ Eclipse, Swel, E Dot and Necro. Production on this 50 minute album is an all-star selection of East coast beatmakers. JuJu from the Beatnuts laces "Diamond in the Ruff" and "Me, That's Who." Necro is on point with "The Set Up," "The Ugly Place," "Canarsie Artie's Revenge" and "Father's Day" among others. Phase One handles "H to the C", Context blesses "One Shot," S Groove shines on "Nature of the Beast" and Q-Unique handles most of the rest of his album. Basically speaking, this is a high quality audio venture from start to finish. With so many sharp tracks, Q-Unique becomes the difference maker on turning songs from warm to blazing hot.
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released October 19, 2004

Q-Unique's critically acclaimed solo debut, "Vengeance Is Mine", is considered by fans a classic.. With guest features by: ILL BILL, Goretex, DJ Eclipse, Swel, E Dot and Necro. Production on this 50 minute album is an all-star selection of East coast beatmakers. JuJu from the Beatnuts laces "Diamond in the Ruff" and "Me, That's Who." Necro is on point with "The Set Up," "The Ugly Place," "Canarsie Artie's Revenge" and "Father's Day" among others. Phase One handles "H to the C", Context blesses "One Shot," S Groove shines on "Nature of the Beast" and Q-Unique handles most of the rest of his album. Basically speaking, this is a high quality audio venture from start to finish. With so many sharp tracks, Q-Unique becomes the difference maker on turning songs from warm to blazing hot. credits released October 19, 2004

Marvels Team-Up (Collabo Tapes 3) Featuring: DJ Soulbuck; Freestyle (of Arsonists); I.D.; Ill Bill; Jaysaun; Jise (of Arsonists); Nems; Odoub; PMD (aka Parish Smith of EPMD); Phil Harmonix; Realm Reality; Sabac (of Non-Phixion); Sean Strange; Slaine; The Sargonites; Vinnie Paz

Marvels Team-Up (Collabo Tapes 3) Featuring: DJ Soulbuck; Freestyle (of Arsonists); I.D.; Ill Bill; Jaysaun; Jise (of Arsonists); Nems; Odoub; PMD (aka Parish Smith of EPMD); Phil Harmonix; Realm Reality; Sabac (of Non-Phixion); Sean Strange; Slaine; The Sargonites; Vinnie Paz

The Collabo Tapes vol.2 Featuring: C-Rayz Walz, CAEN Project, D-Stroy (of Arsonists), DJ Dolo, DJ FM; DJ Fingaz; DJ Js-1; DJ Piklz; Glo; Ill Bill; Immortal Technique; Krondon; Mr. Hyde; Murdoc; Rakaa Iriscience (of Dilated Peoples); Reef The Lost Cauze; Riviera Regime; Sean Strange; Sick Jacken; The Massive Ching Rock; TzariZM

The Collabo Tapes vol.2 Featuring: C-Rayz Walz, CAEN Project, D-Stroy (of Arsonists), DJ Dolo, DJ FM; DJ Fingaz; DJ Js-1; DJ Piklz; Glo; Ill Bill; Immortal Technique; Krondon; Mr. Hyde; Murdoc; Rakaa Iriscience (of Dilated Peoples); Reef The Lost Cauze; Riviera Regime; Sean Strange; Sick Jacken; The Massive Ching Rock; TzariZM

The Collabo Tapes vol.1 Featuring:  Artson; Axtext; Big Steele; Datin; Durte; Gore Elohim (aka Goretex of Non Phixion); Ill Bill; Jise; Kemo The Blaxican; Necro; Nems; RADIx; Sabac (aka Sabac Red of Non Phixion); Sick Jacken (of Psycho Realm); Sicknature; Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks); Wiggles

The Collabo Tapes vol.1 Featuring: Artson; Axtext; Big Steele; Datin; Durte; Gore Elohim (aka Goretex of Non Phixion); Ill Bill; Jise; Kemo The Blaxican; Necro; Nems; RADIx; Sabac (aka Sabac Red of Non Phixion); Sick Jacken (of Psycho Realm); Sicknature; Vinnie Paz (of Jedi Mind Tricks); Wiggles

Q-UNIQUE "THROWBACK" A collection of rare released, unreleased & demos from 1992-2002
Rare demos from his group the Nomaads, early demos with the Rock Steady Crew, the Arsonists and ILL BILL.

Q-UNIQUE "THROWBACK" A collection of rare released, unreleased & demos from 1992-2002 Rare demos from his group the Nomaads, early demos with the Rock Steady Crew, the Arsonists and ILL BILL.

Q's second solo mixtape 2006. Featuring D-Stroy (of Arsonists), DJ Presto One, Ill Bill (of La Coka Nostra + Non Phixion), Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan) and Sabac Red

Q's second solo mixtape 2006. Featuring D-Stroy (of Arsonists), DJ Presto One, Ill Bill (of La Coka Nostra + Non Phixion), Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan) and Sabac Red

Q's 1st solo mixtape featuring  Breeze Brewin (of Juggaknots), Cyn Rock, D-Stroy (of Arsonists), Godfather Don, Ill Bill (of La Coka Nostra + Non Phixion), J-Treds, Jise (of Arsonists), M.F. DOOM, Mazzi (of S.O.U.L. Purpose), Mr. Wreck, Necro, Slope, Steven King, Swel 79 (of Arsonists)

Q's 1st solo mixtape featuring Breeze Brewin (of Juggaknots), Cyn Rock, D-Stroy (of Arsonists), Godfather Don, Ill Bill (of La Coka Nostra + Non Phixion), J-Treds, Jise (of Arsonists), M.F. DOOM, Mazzi (of S.O.U.L. Purpose), Mr. Wreck, Necro, Slope, Steven King, Swel 79 (of Arsonists)

2018 will mark the return of the original Bushwick Bomb Squad! Legendary emcee crew, the Arsonists have announced a double-album release via Below System Records. This will include a deluxe edition of the group’s classic debut album “As The World Burns” (released in 1999) which yielded such underground anthems as “Blaze”, “Halloween” and the “Session.”

2018 will mark the return of the original Bushwick Bomb Squad! Legendary emcee crew, the Arsonists have announced a double-album release via Below System Records. This will include a deluxe edition of the group’s classic debut album “As The World Burns” (released in 1999) which yielded such underground anthems as “Blaze”, “Halloween” and the “Session.”

“Lost In The Fire” includes many unreleased gems including tracks with J-Live, High & Mighty and Mass Influence as well as six new tracks from the group (the first in over fifteen years!) with guest appearances from Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) and Ill Bill (La Coka Nostra, Non-Phixion).

“Lost In The Fire” includes many unreleased gems including tracks with J-Live, High & Mighty and Mass Influence as well as six new tracks from the group (the first in over fifteen years!) with guest appearances from Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks) and Ill Bill (La Coka Nostra, Non-Phixion).

On the sophomore release from this Brooklyn underground trio (surfacing here as Jise, Q-Unique, and Swel 79), the Arsonists continue to swim away from the mainstream, not in a calculated manner as some backpackers do to try to make a name, but because for these self-proclaimed hip-hop pyromaniacs, this is the only way to make their music. As a result, many hip-hop luminaries have taken notice, including the legendary Chuck D, who at one time quipped: "When you see a group like the Arsonists out there, they're better than what any major label has got." Living by KRS-One's immortal credo — "Rap is something you do, hip-hop is something you live".

On the sophomore release from this Brooklyn underground trio (surfacing here as Jise, Q-Unique, and Swel 79), the Arsonists continue to swim away from the mainstream, not in a calculated manner as some backpackers do to try to make a name, but because for these self-proclaimed hip-hop pyromaniacs, this is the only way to make their music. As a result, many hip-hop luminaries have taken notice, including the legendary Chuck D, who at one time quipped: "When you see a group like the Arsonists out there, they're better than what any major label has got." Living by KRS-One's immortal credo — "Rap is something you do, hip-hop is something you live".