666 (Three, Six Word Stories)

December 11, 2020
Fat Beats, Trescadecaphobia
Producer: Pharoahe Monch

th1rt3en is Pharoahe Monch, Marcus Machado & Daru Jones.
Our debut album, “A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism” is available now!

th1rt3en- 666 (Three, Six Word Stories)

th1rt3en unleash the epic new track “​666 (Three Six Word Stories)​” which finds the band musically covering ​Black Sabbath’s “Hand of Doom”​ so authentically that Sabbath band members thought it was a sample rather than a replay. After Monch sent a letter to explain his intent with the song, the band allowed th1rt3en to use their composition for this new song.
“​666 (Three Six Word Stories) was not written for the sake of simply being provocative,​” explains Monch, “but to be able to spaz out over a dark groove, losing all control, allow Marcus, Daru and myself to clear a path through this heavy darkness and forge through towards the light at the end of the archaic tunnel we’re all collectively experiencing. I also wanted to embellish on the legend of Ernest Hemmingway’s six word story, so I wrote three six word stories at the end of the song, hence the title 666.”
Aggressive, abrasive, often irreverent and fearless with their examination of the world today, the propelling percussion, bewitching hooks, elite lyricism and brilliant guitar work makes for a sonic explosion worthy of the best of all genres. In a landscape where we are constantly being conditioned to shrink our thinking into social media’s algorithm and age demographic, the world is in need of reflection and atonement and th1rt3en is just the band to get the process started.

th1rt3en -unmasked: 666 (Three, Six Word Stories) Video Credits

th1rt3en – unmasked: 666 (Three, Six Word Stories)
Director/Editor:  Milton Walker
Executive Producer: Pharoahe Monch
Production sound:  Andrew Litton
Creative Director: Zoi Ellis

th1rt3en- 666 (Three, Six Word Stories) Song Credits

Song written and performed by: Pharoahe Monch, Daru Jones, Marcus Machado, Marcus Strickland 
Guitars: Marcus Machado
Drums: Daru Jones
Vocals, Bass and Guitars Recorded @ The End – Brooklyn, NY
Engineer – Chris Pummill
Asst. Engineer – Joshua “LJ” Avalos
Recorded by: Chris Pummill
Mixed by: Parks
Photo by David Wallace


th1rt3en – 666 (Three, Six Word Stories) Lyrics

Eureka! Franklin, D, Roosevelt, Frank, Lynn, Collins, Ferguson, Rick, James, Brown, Ferguson, son? come on son, 13, I’m on one, 2 3 4 5 Jacksons in action, my eyes are stained glass look thru you’ll see my labor pains, when brain goes into contractions. Crack pipe, Wesley, snipes all over the city like stop signs, fall back pull out the act right. While they cat fight I rap like parking parallel with 18 wheels in snow storm, jack knife. Too black, too strong, exactly! That type Could somebody please Tell Father Time to kiss my ass, (pause) get it? then add a loss to his resume because he is no longer undefeated, 13 I am the best that ever did it. When you travel back thru time you lose 24 hours for every hour you remain in the past committed. I will complete a perfect final four bracket, water the roses at your grave and then criticize that weak shit you are about to say before you fix your mouth to spit it. I bet you I am the one like Mookie! not Mookie Betts or Spike Lee in the movie. I move the crowd like I have (TURRETS) syndrome in the movies … “I hate people! (Inaudible) slut / whore / fuck it / I voted for Trump, pump shot gun bomb, fire! everybody Run! DMC, Houdini with my treacherous 3 stripe adidas fat gold chain necklace /Master of the guillotine, put their heads on a chopping block lucifer killing machine ex-e-cu- tioner. Get em and then umma put em in the middle of a firing squad load n lock pop pop pop! watch me water board em, peel their nails back torture them cigarettes on the eyelids scorching them to the pupil to iris to the Retina viruses/ Silencing them like they’re silence us except I’m more violent / fuck em! I mute their music when they’re unplugged throwing up middle finger to the future of these young thugs the game of thrones guess I’m going back to hell again cracked skeleton bones Spawn black melanin the attitude free radical, Islam rap cellophane around the mouths these boys I keep telling em.. They ain’t trying to hear me tho but word get around in the hood like venereal, merry go’s aerial views drug dealer burials crack head flat screen tvs and cheap stereos …
Swing, go ahead take a swing, you a thug you looking like you wanna swing on me, but hesitant cause you don’t know if got the thing on me! … And by thing I mean 29 books of rhymes words are the bullets pages are the clips that hold unlimited ammunition and I just committed crime . The scenery is not fictitious clips or quick depictions of cops taking pics of ice picks sticking out of the victims .. But a Detective taking notes, on a deceased Post, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Quaker Oats and in the bathroom scripted with love is he got nearer, 3 six word stories written with blood on the mirror …




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