I had the opportunity to check out lil guillotine’s new track “Spiffy Crimes” that just dropped on Soundcloud. I also had the opportunity to check out his website as well as lil guillotine’s facebook page and get an idea of the type of persona that lil guillotine is exhibiting. Overall it is very VIOLENT, and anti capitalist too. Lil guillotine seems to have a bone to pick with police and capitalist slimebags who are responsible for the most deplorable conditions in life. He is constantly hinting at revolution and of course, the name guillotine is a reference to the device used to decapitate eighteenth century French ruling class scumbags.
Where are you from and how did you get started?
Hey, I’m from Madison, hailing from Pittsburgh PA. I have been a fan of rap and hip hop since the boom bap. I grew up as a large fans of KRS One, DJ Premier, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Dr. Dre, Erika Baduh, Pharcyde, Tribe Called Quest, De la Soul, Cypress Hill, NWA, Ice Cube and of course WU-Tang Clan, especially Gravediggaz. About Twenty years back now I got in to hip hop dj’ing and a couple of my friends became rappers. I always threw down a little on the mic here and there but was always more interested in battle scratching, stunting, mixing and juggling wax on the ones and twos. It wasn’t until recently, after ten years of anticapitalist organizing, that I returned to music making through grassroots organizing opportunities. Due to my consistent and persistent love of hip hop dj’ing I proceeded to come up with a lefty radical revolutionary anticapitalist set, but it wasn’t until writing a song that I realized the true potential of rhyme writing to put forth meaningful messages that have the ability to spark lasting and effective change in society. After years of political writing, writing revolutionary raps was the one thing that satisfied the ability to put forth complex arguments that writing long essays about in-depth socio political philosophical subjects has.
The goal was to write a song about abolition of prisons, but then I couldn’t stop creating.,’
Why are you so violent in your lyrics?
Who’s violent? Asshat, this society is violent as fuck. Folks like you who would ask such a naive question as that are the same people who sit by and advocate the calling of cops on folks and for us to just vote for a democrat while hundreds of thousands of babies are slaughtered by our Imperialist forces and while our own babies starve in the street and die in our racially unequal medical system. White privileged folks talk big game about how they are pacifist and therefore morally superior to those who engage in violence but I challenge you to show me a single human being that wouldn’t throw a punch to save their life or the life of a loved one, non-violence doesn’t exist. The same folks talking that non-violence game are quick as fuck to call police on folks and snap respond with a “he had it coming” or “they were a criminal and deserved it” when those cops brutalize and murder innocent people, inhumane as fuck bullshit. Those same folks who are “pacifists” but aren’t down for abolition of police and are all about that anti-black racist status quo are violent as hell!
Okay… Well… What Is Your New Track, Spiffy Crimes, about?
Yes, thank you for asking, I just dropped this track and it was kind of rushed. I have multiple tracks entering the mastering phase so watch out for those to drop soon. Follow my soundcloud and my facebook and check out my website.
My new track is about robbing from the rich and giving to the poor, the Irish resistance movement and how bomb they have been with resisting colonialist police brutalizers, being anti racist and anti oppression and about revolution, ya know?
Are there any performances in the making for you?
I will be making a cameo at the Free The 350 Bail Fund Concert Fundraiser on February 3 at the Art In on East Washington at 7pm.
Check it out, a ton of great artist will be there and all the proceeds go to the bail fund, it’s an abolitionist organization that ultimately seeks to abolish prisons and in the short term, bail folks out who can’t afford to bail themselves out and who are sitting in Dane County jail simply because they are poor. Check out the bail fund’s website, facebook and twitter as well!
Oh yea, Trump is a shithole, but the system is a shit ABYSS! Focus on the system not the symptom!