Cult 45

th1rt3en is Pharoahe Monch, Marcus Machado & Daru Jones.
Our debut album, “A Magnificent Day For An Exorcism” is available now!
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th1rt3en- Cult 45

th1rt3en has unleashed the searing “​Cult 45​” single/video a few days before their debut album release and during inauguration week. Monch describes the song as “verbal voodoo” and wants it to speak to an exorcism from hyper consumerism and political corruption, with 45 only as a backdrop for a commentary on the entire system.

Executive produced, written and directed by Pharoahe Monch, he shares: “​The video is a continuation from “Fight” in the sense that the band is exorcising yet another systemic thorn from the soul of the oppressed. Police brutality against the black man. The occult’s manipulation of the masses behind the veil of democracy. This song speaks to the overall temperament of the album. The frustration with fighting the evil perpetrated against us. th1rt3en is tired of holding hands and singing hymns. We’ve been assigned from a higher power to combat you on your own terms. In this existence head on. Here, hold this voodoo! Fuck you!”

th1rt3en – Cult 45 (Video Credits)

STORY WRITTEN BY: Pharoahe Monch
DIRECTOR & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Pharoahe Monch
PRODUCERS: Get a Grip Productions, Zoi Ellis
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Rashad Frett
CAMERA OPERATOR: Sam Motamedi
1st AC: Dave Rawolle
1st AD: Arianna Thibodeau
GAFFER: Josh Therriault
GRIP & ELECTRIC: Malik Rush
EDITOR: Josh Therriault
VFX ARTIST: Dimitris Aguilera
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Bryane Fleming
GET A GRIP PRODUCTIONS: https://bit.ly/3913w8e
Cast Billionaire Lou Siffer: Richard Thorne

Special Thanks
Yellowbrick
NYU
Sanford Biggers
Andrew Freedman Home
Tatjana Krstevski
Rob Soucy

 

th1rt3en – Cult 45 (Lyrics)

[Pharoahe Monch]

Chop the head off of false idols, toppled your statues and set them a blaze. T Donald, make Ronald Reagan turn in his grave. I season discrimination, sprinkle a little sage, add a dash of hatred, eat it then get on stage. Chase it down with some poverty and a splash of the murder rate, regurgitate it then I spit out rage.

Sit in a circle of 13 candles and smoke haze, thinking we should miss Christ, Christmas will make you a slave. Lactose intolerant at birth, I was never fazed by the race for chasing American cheese in the maze. In 4th grade I played scrabble, scrambled the letters in the name Santa, magnified and deciphered the clauses in the game. Nauseating, I’m angry, Bill Bixby, Exorcist! make the Presidents head 360.

Emergency! you should monitor the mercury in your thermometer, witchcraft immortal, Paranormal phenomena. The dark side of the truth, no apology! Carbon monoxide in the booth do not follow me (wheezing) please do not breath! You are now Listening to the killer bees in my lungs when I wheeze. Hex for the klux clan, clues for the alt right, enchanting incantation for their adult life,
Flows overthrow Pharaohs & kill Caesars. Iris inside of an isosceles pilot the Nebuchadnezzar heaven! 7 orifices over crossed fibulas, 13 spit a poison dart through the heart of Caligula

Cult 45, vehicular homicide, insidious the meticulous way that I’ve arrived! It’s Cult 45, the particulars so sublime, it ridiculous the ubiquitous flow is so conniving.

 

th1rt3en – Cult 45 (Song Credits)

Produced by: Nottz
Written by: th1rt3en, Nottz,
Vocals: Pharoahe Monch
Guitar: Marcus Machado
Live Drums: Daru Jones
Saxaphone: Marcus Strickland
Exorcism – Ali Shaw & Marcus Strickland
Intro Arrangement and Edit work @ Pencil Factory Recording Brooklyn, NY
Engineers:Chris Pummill
Mixed by: Parks
Mastered by: Dave Kutch (The Mastering Palace)
Artwork: Cayetano Ferrandez
Label: Fat Beats
Distributor: Soulspazm

Watch th1rt3en perform Cult 45 during their Tiny Desk Home Concert

 

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