Filed under: Bronx Bombers,Crates,Features,Steady Bootleggin'
Written by: Robbie Ettelson
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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