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D-Stroy of The Arsonists | Interview

D-Stroy is an emcee, DJ, producer, actor, and event host from Brooklyn, NY. He won a talent show in 7th grade by rhyming, and met DJ Tony Touch in 9th grade while working at a record store. The two formed a group called Touch & D-Stroy. At age 17, D-Stroy toured the east coast with Run-DMC and Naughty By Nature. He later created a group called The Arsonists with friends Jise, Freestyle, Q-Unique, and Swel. The group landed a contract with Bobbito’s Fondle Em Records and released two underground classic singles called “The Session” (1996) and “Blaze” (1998). In 1999, the group’s debut album released, As The World Burns, followed by Date Of Birth in 2001. Later that year, D-Stroy’s solo single, “Roll Out”, was released and he went on to tour with The X-Ecutioners. D-Stroy contributed vocal work to artists such as Atari Teenage Riot and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine). He’s hosted events, modeling for sponsors, and appearing in film, radio, and video games. In 2011, D-Stroy released the mixtape, More Than Beats & Rhymes. He is currently promoting a romantic comedy feature film with Mr. Complex called The Funny Thing About Making Sex and appears in the original web series, East Willy B.

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