To date, very little has been officially disclosed regarding Staten Island, NY’s outspoken and enigmatic emcee known as “NYOIL.” Many, however, are familiar with him through the incendiary viral video phenomenon, "Y’all Should All Get Lynched,” the controversial track featuring photos of A-list hip-hop luminaries Three 6 Mafia, Jim Jones, The Game, 50 Cent & more juxtaposed with stark images of slavery and lynchings, that was banned from YouTube within its first 48 hours of posting.
Now, amidst great anticipation, NYOil’s debut release, “Hood Treason,” will finally see its wide release on July 8th, 2008 courtesy of renowned indie Babygrande Records in conjunction with Petroleum Empire Music Group.
A multitalented emcee and spoken word artist, photographer, graffiti artist, dancer, composer, video director and editor, NYOil is truly aunique, multi-dimensional talent amidst a hip-hop landscape often criticized for its formulaic musical and at times demeaning lyrical content. With the exception of the likes of an Immortal Technique, no other contemporary emcee offers such compelling, scathing and insightful commentary as to the sad state of hip-hop music and culture.
Most recently, NYOil generated a firestorm of controversy, professing industry superstar Nas’ historical and cultural ignorance in light of the announcement of the title of his latest album, “Ni&^er.”
See NYOil’s incendiary remarks as widely reported by a multitude of sites:
Both a divisive and unifying figure, NY Oil speaks unabashedly about the deplorable state of commercial hip-hop music and culture on his debut release, “Hood Treason,” which will enjoy its inaugural wide release on July 8th after a recently limited self-release by the artist himself.