Oh hi there. I’ve had D-Sisive on my mind a tinch today for two reasons: First, a huge poster of him in a mask scared the shit out of me when I randomly walked out of a McGill bathroom, and second, I’ve been pondering a certain Now Magazine article that dragged Derek into the wrong storm of their ongoing fiasco with the fat assed Rob Ford. For those who visit TCUS from outside the region of our home base, I’ll indulge that Ford is known to many as the seriously pig-headed mayor of Toronto who perplexingly managed to win the vote this past election. Ford recently ordered that Now cease publication and remove all current issues of the mag from stands across Toronto after he laid eyes on a fine piece of Photoshop artwork that adorns the most recent cover. It was sure-shot button toucher. We all know Mr. Ford is pretty sensitive about his weight.
In the midst of this flurry, one of Now’s writers decided to write an article on some of the more recent portrayals of Rob in music, art, and the public sphere, but unfortunately misunderstood Derek to be a supporter of Rob Ford’s. Derek understandably wasn’t to happy about that fuck-up given he’s been meticulously stoking a war with the dude over the past couple months. But since the article was published, its safe to assume Now has finally listened to the song since they tweeted that D-Sisive’s “Rob Ford” is indeed, a “diss track.” The song may not be the most straight forward nailer in the coffin, but the bit about “selling your soul to the devil” is more than a hint, no?
In all seriousness, check out the controversy and lay down your two cents on a message board over there. I’ll admit Ford’s antics make for pretty amazing watercooler banter. But it’s not so funny anymore when the laughing dies down and you remember that this off-the-handle is actually the acting power and representation of CN city. What the fuck!
WOLVES, the collaboration between D-Sisive, Muneshine, Bix, Ghettosocks and Timbuktu has nothing to do with the above shenanigans, but I’m a blogger, and that means I do what I want and you get what you get. Stream the guitar oriented cut below from our player, then read the rest of the entry to see D-Sisive’s poetic press release and download.
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On the outside, Freedom is yours. Yours to discover. Yours to embrace.
On the inside, Freedom is nothing but a lead vocalist for C + C Music Factory.
Welcome to Folsom State Prison. California’s most notorious correctional facility. A Johnny Cash concert made it famous. The men who roam its halls make it infamous. It’s a home to thieves, liars, cheats, gamblers, and murderers. One wrong move will change your life…By ending it. FOREVER! A life sentence is considered a ‘piece of cake’ to inmates. Inmates who get their cake and eat it, too. If they’re still hungry, eat your cake and eat it, too. And by that, I mean lodge an unsharpened #2 pencil deep inside of your body. All because your cake was the moistest.
Folsom State Prison is also home to 5 artists. Artists who are paying for their mistakes with their lives. Ghettosocks, Muneshine, D-Sisive, Timbuktu and Bix. Also known as…Wolves (because of the way Bix ‘howls’ on his harmonica).
They were forced to interact during a prison program designed to teach inmates discipline through creative writing. Their novellas were selected by the Folsom Board of Creative Minds to compete in the Dean Koontz sponsored International Prison Olympics for Creative Writing. Their novellas ended up taking the gold medal back to Folsom. The first ever five-way tie. Dean Koontz organized a special reading at the prison. He was stabbed one sentence in.
The Wolves, now becoming role models in the prison, were presented with the opportunity to start a program to teach other inmates novella writing. The Wolves were interested, but didn’t want to teach the same old shit.
“We were interested, but didn’t want to teach the same old shit,” elaborates Timbuktu.
They decided the most effective way was to teach through rap. Something the boys did very well. The success of the program led to Folsom investing in a recording studio. The Wolves taught inmates how to use studio equipment…through rap. Ghettosocks had an idea.
“Why don’t we teach those outside of the prison how well we rap? Through rap!”
The light bulb exploded. Class is in session.
Ghettosocks, Muneshine, D-Sisive, Timbuktu and Bix are…