I’m a bitter, pissed off dude and I pretty much just want to smash everybody all the time. I usually write about autotuned scene bands because it’s what I’m into these days, but my first love was hardcore, especially the kind that made me want to hurt people even more. When it comes to hardcore, there are few people who you can talk about in the same league as Ezec. He’s played in Crown of Thornz, Skarhead, Icepick, done solo hip hop records as Danny Diablo with more guests and collaborations than I can even begin to list, and was even in the bridge scene of the Biohazard “Punishment” video!
I figured he would be a great addition to Stuff You Will Hate because few people have had as many haters as Ezec. Despite being such a legendary figure in hardcore, people have pretty much hated on Ezec, Agnostic Front, Madball, Hatebreed, DMS, and their friends since day one, I guess because jealous, butthurt pussies are never in short supply. Unlike the neon kids in the bands I usually write about, Ezec doesn’t fuck around and has put many haters in their place. I thought it would be good for SYWH readers to see that not only is being a hater unattractive and annoying, sometimes it has painful consequences when you fuck with the wrong person and maybe get more than you bargained for.
Thanks to special correspondent and Queens technical adviser Carlos Ramirez. He is a Queens native, member of Black Army Jacket and current Noisecreep writer. And thanks to Ezec for putting up with my retarded questions- hope I get to keep my face!
From Crown of Thornz to Skarhead, Danny Diablo, and everything else you’ve done, you have always had more than your fair share of haters. Many of the bands I like and write about are also widely hated: Winds of Plague, Suicide Silence, Hollywood Undead, etc. How should a young band like them deal with haters? Do you ever listen to “Haterz Be Damned” on your Walkman before you do interviews??
Who the fuck are Winds of Plague and Suicide Silence??? Don’t listen to “Haterz Be Damned” but laughed at the cover for it with Jay Reason a few times!!! Hollywood Undead are good kids…
I’m guessing you have seen that people on various metal sites had some unflattering things to say about your new video. I know you have a kid now and I’m sure you are a chill guy, but do you ever read that stuff and shake your head thinking, “Dude… you are in so far over your head you have no idea. Lucky for you my son has kept me up for two days and all I want to do is take a nap because I’m old.” If you want, I can send them a postcard with the lyrics to “Beatdown” by Bulldoze on it just to let them know what’s up. How many of them would cry if they understood who they were shit talking?
What video are you talking about??? I did like 5 in the last month or so nigga!!! Plus metal sites are really wack!!!
No one has ever said anything stupid to me in my face cause they want their face!!! Kevin Bulldoze and I have spoken to a few people last Bulldoze and Skarhead tour about keeping thier faces.
Hipsters are always bringing back old styles and making them fresh again. I’m hoping they bring back the puffy vest/no shirt/dreads look, as seen in the video for “Do Or Die” by Jersey Shore legends Fury of V. How do you think that would be received in 2009?
I think Stick Man wouldn’t let you keep your face either for that silly little comment.
Back in the day I always wanted to work at the Relatively warehouse in Queens because I heard it was a good way to get your foot in the door if you wanted to become an authentic member of the NYHC scene. What kind of people worked there, and who was the shotcaller??
My brother Scot worked their and he actually got me the job cause he got locked up 18 years ago for murder and will be out in 2 more years!!! Bennet was my real boss and Mike Scorcesse of Vietnom was my fake boss. Everyone had a criminal record at that job. Homicide cops knew MQ and I by our real names cause at least 3 people at that warehouse were arrested for murder when I worked there. The cops would look at us and arrest someone who worked there and then be at our crib later on in the week harassing us for our boy was on the run for murder also. Petey Hines, Anthony Communale, Sick Of It All and many more N.Y.H.C. legends worked there too.
You have known Rick Ta Life for a long time, even introducing many people to his strange, strange world through your part in the NYHC documentary. Since you know him so well, maybe you can translate. I have always wondered, what did Rick Ta Life mean when he said “Face to my shit will blow up / Mush you in the face, my respect I’ll take” in “Short Fuse”? Because depending on how you want to take, it sounds a little dirty… like I might wake up with a greasy asshole and a nickle in my hand!
I never really tried to translate a 25 Ta Life song!!! Ask Roger Miret to do it.
The other day I played the Merauder “Master Killer” video for this 24 year-old indie rock girl that I know and asked her what she thought of it. She said, “I dunno, it’s not really my thing. They seem like a bunch of white trash guys from the suburbs trying to look tough but they’ve never even been in a fight.” What do you think of her review?
Merauder is the illest crossover band!!! My mother used to call Jorge Lorenzo Lamas when we were kids. Always stupid white bitches from the midwest can’t understand that latino people can be white, black and brown. I guess Sean Paul isn’t Jamaican also!!! Fuck her review.
Review these Jew Rican nutssss baby…
Sometimes it’s hard to know what someone in the scene is REALLY like unless you get to know them. For example, I always wondered if Howie Abrams really qualified as “street.” He acted like a homeboy, but was also pretty much up Danny Lilker’s ass. What do you think??
Howie and Danny are fellow tribe members and we all stick together so watch your mouth. Danny Lilker is Queens to the bone. Bass Mafia.
Speaking of those two bands, I really miss when bands did that thing where the first song has a melodic intro for a minute or so then they break into the ass-raping dance part. Which song does this better, “Juggernaut” by Crown of Thornz or “Time Ends” by Merauder? How about “NY Metal” by Irate?
Crown Of Thornz of course. Who is Irate??? Is that a band???
I stayed with this girl I knew in DC for a bit while she was living with Martin Castro and Jeff from Better Than A Thousand. While I was there, I found a pair of Ray Cappo’s shoes at their house and was very, very disappointed at how tiny they were and how tightly he laced them up (SO TIGHT, dude). Have you ever had a moment like that when you realized one of your idols was human? Maybe you saw Tommy Rat going #2 in the Port Authority bathrooms while he was reading the comics and laughing at “Marmaduke”?
Tommy Rat is a working man and started this whole hardcore shit so I can never diss my brother but I really hated it when I punched Paris Mayhew from the Cro-Mags in the face and he bled real human blood.
Scott Vogel from Terror says a lot of… interesting things between songs. For example, what do you think he meant by “I wanna see dudes, fucking dudes, front to back, side to side!”??! If you looked in his closet, would it just be like 100 pairs of shorts with 100 hardcore longsleeves? Is he going to be ok? Like, with life in general??
I love smashing Scott Vogel’s outlook on hardcore legends. I always tell him that most of these dudes are straight up bitches. I love telling him that I smashed his favorite vocalist and that hardcore sucks after 87. He will be bitter in the end like me and the rest of these old N.Y.H.C. dudes.
(Note: Visit Vogelisms.com for an amazing collection of Scott’s stage banter, I love him!)
When I lived in Cleveland, my PO Box was about a foot away from Dwid’s at the Lakewood post office across the street from Arabica and Drug Mart, so I would run into him from time to time. One time around 1999 he came home from tour in Europe looking pretty banged up, I don’t know if maybe they had a rocky flight back and he bumped his head or something… do you have any information about that?
I feel bad cause I should have beat Chubbie like I beat Dwid. At least Dwid stood for the beating!!! I smacked Chubbie only twice in my life. He can run pretty fast for a fat fuck. He even ratted me out so he deserves a worst beating then Dwid. I left Cleveland because of the legal situation. All I know that both of those dudes can really scream when they get hit. I love that I also knocked out Chubbie’s cousin who he left for dead. The Lunachicks saw the whole thing so it was kinda funny. I even slammed his cow print ninja bike on the concrete.
Speaking of Cleveland, in 1997 or so my friend Bobby and I went to a tanning salon owned and operated by One Life Crew’s Mean Steve. We were hanging out and chatting, but it was annoying because every 30 seconds or so the phone would ring, and he would pick it up and say, “Sunbelievable, this is Steve, may I help you?” (this is 100% true) I know you are a ginger so probably don’t tan that much, but how would you feel about going to that salon? Do you think Steve could fit into the beds, or would they have to stack two together?
Mean Steve got punched in the face years ago by me and has never said anything else. He is a smart man. Smart man sells a tan. HHAHAHAHHAAHHAHA. Those dudes are all fat fucks.
I am going to be starting college soon for creative writing and my parents are trying to pick out an apartment for me. I want to live somewhere really authentic, though, not some fake, trendy place full of college students and punk rockers. Since you are from the streets, can you rank the following Qeeens neighborhoods in order of hardest to softest: Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Little Neck, and Woodhaven so I can tell my parents where to look?
Of course Jackson Heights cause that is where I am from, then Elmhurst, then wack ass Woodhaven , then Little Neck cause it is next to wack ass Bayside which is where TMR is from!!! DMS rules for ever!!!
“All I know that both of those dudes can really scream when they get hit”
The popular band Hollywood Undead is clearly inspired by Skarhead, with catchy rapcore songs about drinking, fighting and fucking that are fun but still hard. They even namecheck DMS in their single “Undead.” How did they get to be down with DMS? Does MQ listen to them??
Hollywood Undead are doing it up kid!!! Loki introduced them to me and they love the stuff Skarhead does!!! They are friends of the Family…
MQ only loves Leeway when it comes to hardcore music.
That’s it for me. Is there anything you would like to add? Thanks for your time, and congratulations on being a father!
You are a funny mutha fucka and I give it to you!!! You know what you are talking about.
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Thank You for everything bro.