The Lo-Life General, Thirstin Howl The 3rd returns with a fatal combination of emcees. New single “Thirsty Giant Mastas” (with accompanying visual) features the Polorican alongside A.G. (of DITC) and Masta Ace. Over a gully beat produced by Matteo Getz, the three drop classic sounding East Coast bars.
Speaking on the cook up, Thirstin said “I’ve known Ace since like 84 as a graffiti writer in Brownsville but we didn’t really get cool till a few years ago. I’ve been tight with A.G. since the 90’s and he would come hang with me in Brownsville and I would hang with him in the Bronx. So I get to work with people I’m also a fan of and becoming friends and family with these people is like a dream.”
“Thirsty Giant Mastas” is taken from the forthcoming LP Thoughts Skillustrated (SKILLIONAIRE Enterprises / Getz Productions) which drops on May18, and is fully produced by Matteo Getz. Another track from the project also recently dropped in an animated clip “Elephant Trumpets” featuring Da Buze Bruvas (Him-Lo and Clever1).
First connecting via a random street-cypher in Framingham, MA (where Thirstin fresh from hospital surgery and still on crutches was handin’ out gems) Thirstin Howl and Matteo Getz has been musically connected since the mid 90’s.
The fruit of that connection is evident on the forthcoming album where Thirst fires off his abstract and punchline heavy bars off of brolic production with an A-Star list of collaborators. Features (besides the aforementioned one’s) include Smoothe The Hustler, DV Alias Khryst, U.G., Hurricane G, Rockness Monsta, Blaq Poet, Comet & Ajax Lo among others. Narration throughout the LP is handled by Hip-Hop historian and Lo-Life, Sunez Allah.
Fashion icon, street legend, emcee bar-barian, author and film director Thirstin Howl The 3rd’s credits stretch back to the 1980’s and encompass everything legit and infamous about New York City during it’s hip-hop heyday. Among his credits is co-authoring a coffee-table sized book Bury Me With The Lo On, which sold out of its first run, being featured in Ralph Lauren‘s documentary, Very Ralph, as well as on Vice TV’sThe Black Market TV Series (with Michael K. Williams) and was a feature subject in Mass Appeal’s Film, Fresh Dressed.
Matteo Getz, owns and operates his own recording studio, The Matt Cave in Framingham, MA where he has recorded work with many legends including Sadat X, Termanology, Heltah Skeltah and Masta Ace. In addition to his work in music as a DJ, producer and engineer he also is a well-known barber and runs his own fashion line, Original Recipe.