A Salute To Party Arty (D.I.T.C.)
Friday December 05th 2008,
Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Crates,Features,Steady Bootleggin'
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The Bronx lost another trooper yesterday with the passing of Party Arty (aka P-80) due to heart complications. A long-time D.I.T.C. affiliate, Party was one half of the Ghetto Dwellas crew with D-Flow, as well as being a close associate of Show & AG. His gruff, Cookie Monster delivery demonstrated in his early appearances evolved over the years, and by the time he was featured in the SBX! Holding Down Tradition DVD had toned it down to a less abrasive technique. P-80 was the kind of MC that you either loved or hated – there was no middle ground. But regardless of which camp you fell into, let’s take a minute to appreciate ten of his finest recordings. Respect due.

Show & AG feat. Ghetto Dwellas – ‘Neighbahood Sickness’

There’s no missing P.A’s contribution to this cut from the Goodfellas LP.

Show & AG feat. Ghetto Dwellas – ‘Q & A’

Strong effort from the Full Scale EP.

Ghetto Dwellas feat. A.G. – ‘Who’s The Dirtiest’

This was the b-side of GD’s only vinyl single.

Ghetto Dwellas – ‘Ghetto Dwellas’

Part of the SBX soundtrack, DJ Paul Nice on production.

Party Arty – ‘A Look At My Life’

For one of his many solo cuts on Show’s Street Talk project, P gets reflective for a minute.

Party Arty – ‘All Seasons’

Pimpin’ ain’t easy, but it sure is fun.

Fat Joe & Party Arty – ‘My Bad’

This joint bangs harder than Angel Dark.

Ghetto Dwellas – ‘Make It Official’

Diamond destroys shit with this beat. Best GD cut ever.

Ghetto Dwellas – ‘Style Is Ill’

“You want it? I got’s to give it to ya – Boo Ya!”

Party Arty, A.G. & A-Bless – ‘Hold It Down’

Show flips some harp strings for this Wildlife-era burner.

P-80 live in London (photo by Brad Strut).

You can cop some of his more recent mix CD’s here

Party Arty @ MySpace if you want to pay your respects.

Party Arty – ‘Everyday’ performance:

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Damn, another rough week….RIP Party Arty

Comment by Travis 12.05.08 @

R.I.P. P-80
from stgo. Chile
D.I.T.C. 4ever

Comment by nacho 12.05.08 @

R.I.P. Party Arty, one of the rawest voices in hip hop history, you will be missed.

Comment by steady nix 12.05.08 @

R.I.P Party Arty..

Comment by chima 12.05.08 @

RIP Party Arty.

Comment by Fugu 12.05.08 @

R.I.P Party Arty your place in hip hop is forever. Gone but never forgotten

Comment by cash 12.05.08 @

Party Arty was incredible…seems like we lose a gifted talent each week.

Comment by mercilesz 12.05.08 @

Damn…. one of the best to do it and one of the hardest flows out there! SALUTE BROTHER. Get Dirty for life.


Comment by SurgeCess 12.05.08 @

Party Arty was so under appreciated.

A sad loss!

Need to find that song “On My Way”… off the red DITC 12″s from 2004-5

Comment by Bastid 12.05.08 @

original rockstone voice.

Comment by swordfish 12.05.08 @

this is THEE Party Arty tribute.

everyone should know that. big ups to unkut.com.

that SBX footage is nuts.

Comment by Kid Hum 12.05.08 @

R.I.P. Party Arty, dude had the gruffest voice and raw flow, another loss, we are losing far too many good MC’s in this day and age. Props Robbie.

Comment by Jaz 12.05.08 @

Sad news.
R.I.P. soldier.
“Always carry heat & sleep with a machine gun”.
Arty’s a monster!

Comment by Lenny Dunn 12.05.08 @

R.I.P Party Arty

Lost but never forgotten.

Comment by Brad Strut 12.06.08 @

“Fuck a Bentley, I push a Benzy…500”

R.I.P to Party.

I always been a huge fan.

Comment by AFFEX 12.06.08 @

Sad day R.I.P did not expect this

Comment by chris 12.06.08 @

R.I.P Party Arty
from coquimbo chile
i appreciatiated the best mc

Comment by RAPLIFE 12.06.08 @

Estaba escuchando Da Graveyard
del disco de Big L y me acordé
que un amigo me dijo que habia
fallecido Party Arty ..


Comment by Jorge 12.06.08 @

YOU’ll stay in our mind & heart.
For all the lovers of his music, there’ll be a Special REAL HIP HOP SHOW dedicated to him on http://WWW.DJMODESTY.PODOMATIC.COM
Stay tuned…R.I.P. PARTY ARTY

Comment by DJ MODESTY 12.07.08 @


Dude was a beast. His memory will live on through his music.

My sympathies go out to his family.

Thanks for hitting us with all these joints Robbie.

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Comment by Headlock 12.08.08 @

R.I.P. Party

Solid till death.

Comment by Kors tha Force 12.08.08 @


His memory will live on through his music. My condolences to his family and friends.

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Comment by Eons 12.08.08 @

R.I.P. Party Arty
DITC Forever…

Comment by dj blendz 12.08.08 @

Ayo Rest in Peace ..To party arty DITC Era…same day as pimp c thats fcked up…

Comment by Killahbeedublin 12.08.08 @

RIP Party Arty…
Colabs on A.Gs get dirty radio were ill too

I heard remember reading somewhere in an AG interview that a p80 album was in the works?? wonder how much of it got done…

Comment by JonnySimps 12.09.08 @

R.I.P. Party Arty, they should have posted the battle he had with Murda Mook he killed him in my opinion

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Comment by THERESAW 12.15.08 @

It’s so dirty they can’t believe that we did it,
It’s weed scented,
Get the Dutch,
And put some trees in it,
Bag a shorty at the bar,
Then leave with it,
Spit a verse,
Pass the mic…


Comment by haze300 12.18.08 @

a real brotha from the gutta

..that’s word ta muvva

Comment by onthastrenf 01.29.09 @

^(that’s mu-v-v-a – the 2 vees look like a W)^^


it’s Party Arty, so hit the deck
the kid with the tech
smokin’ n!gg@z like cigarettes

Comment by onthastrenf 01.29.09 @

R.I.P 80! My man… You STILL

-“Poppin ni**az like guitar wires still doper than the average rhyme writter. dendendenit denden deen…Like Tom’s diner”


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