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As the World Burns Brooklyn's Arsonists lift musical inspiration from the Wu-Tang Clan and Dr. Dre, but lyrically these five MCs are in a league of their own. Complex, ...As the World BurnsHip-Hop/Rap Brooklyn's Arsonists lift musical inspiration from the Wu-Tang Clan and Dr. Dre, but lyrically these five MCs are in a league of their own. Complex, ...1999-08-20

As the World Burns

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Producer (group): Matador

Brooklyn’s Arsonists lift musical inspiration from the Wu-Tang Clan and Dr. Dre, but lyrically these five MCs are in a league of their own. Complex, humorous freestyling is their specialty, and they apply it liberally to menacing, minor-key piano hooks and mellow, head-nodding beats. Though many elements will sound familiar, songs like ”Pyromaniax” – which sets jet-speed verbal japes over Fats Waller- cum-organ-grinder oompah – show the Arsonists have fresh ideas to burn.