When Long Island MC Diabolic broke into the rap scene with a hidden verse on Immortal TechniqueÕs 2001 album Revolutionary Volume 1, it was evident that his explosive, uncut rhyme style would be something underground circles could salivate over. However, despite his obvious prowess on the microphone, empty offers from labels in the beginning stages of his career left him no choice but to steer clear from commitment until the perfect opportunity arose. Along came Viper Records, who gave Diabolic full control of his debut album, Liar & a Thief.
With over three years of work put into his inaugural LP, Diabolic rose to the occasion and let the industry know they had a problem on their hands. In the production of the British Columbia-based Engineer, Diabolic found the ideal soundscape to complement his enraged, often self-destructive lyricism better than one could expect.
A notable lineup of guest appearances from the likes of ILL BILL, Canibus, Immortal Technique, and Vinnie Paz, combined with BolicÕs razor sharp rhyme schemes that permeate through EngineerÕs melodic and articulate production, all lend itself to the perfect storm, and one of the more promising debut efforts that we had hoped would live up to the hype.
For the first time ever, DiabolicÕs acclaimed debut, Liar & a Thief will be available on vinyl as a 2XLP, in time for RSD 2023. The 17 track LP will be pressed on two black and silver swirled discs in a sturdy 24pt jacket with metallic silver trim.