The rapper and producer from Queens, NYC has released his latest EP record, “Holy Trinity.” The album comprises five original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 20 minutes. It is the newest addition to Glitch Arsonist G5’s growing repertoire which popularly began with 2013’s “Ten Years of Writing,” to be followed by “The Great Tribulation,” released on Sept. 11th one year later. All three albums have been proudly published on the Establishment Records independent music label, outside the scope and influence of the corporate music industry.
Gritty, real, and written in the truest tradition of the borough that first brought hip hop to the world at large, “Holy Trinity” by Glitch Arsonist G5 is urban poetry with a gospel heart and a New York soul.
Glitch Arsonist G5 has repeatedly cited Nas as his chief influence, in addition to the work of legends like the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, the Lox, Cormega, Big Pun, Beanie Sigel, and others. His own sound cleaves mostly to the darker, heavy-hitting tones of Nas than to the others, but overall Glitch’s sound is his own.
“I used to always try to top [Nas’s] album lyrically after every time he dropped,” writes Glitch Arsonist. “He used to put me in the real lyrical mood and state of mind. He would have me rapping about that similar content and mind-state for days.”
Bringing razor-sharp lines which alternate between social commentary and spiritual inspiration, his “Holy Trinity” is only the latest reason for rap fans to pay close attention to this rising star from the East Coast.
Asked to describe the general theme and message of his “Holy Trinity” EP, Glitch Arsonist writes, “Just be yourself and anything is possible – and to also have faith in God.”
Glitch Arsonist G5 grew up in the Woodside Houses and was exposed to violence, robberies, blackouts, and other harsh realities of the urban landscape. Though he had always dreamed of a life in the NBA, Glitch began rapping at the young age of 13 and before long had spent time in a Manhattan recording studio. He has been described as “humble and consistent, regardless of surrounding circumstances and the current climate of the hip-hop industry.”
“Everything you do is a stepping stone to the next stone,” Glitch Arsonist G5 has said. “Take everything as a grain of sand and put your own sense into it. If people ain’t hating on you then there’s something you’re not doing right, so don’t let hate fold you. Always remain humble, because that ego sh-t is no good. It might be good for recording purposes, but it’s no good for networking purposes.”
“Holy Trinity” by Glitch Arsonist G5 is available online worldwide.
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