Lord Infamous: Back From the Dead
With a penchant for painting dark, twisted imagery over sinister production, Memphis legend Lord Infamous has captivated rap audiences with nearly two decades of mystical lyricism.
As a founder member of Three 6 Mafia and brother to DJ Paul, Lord Infamous aka Ricky Dunigan intertwined his lyrics with elements straight from horror movies for unsettling yet unmistakable verses.
His unique sing-song delivery combined with his natural, guttural tone helped create his “Scarecrow” persona over the course of Three 6’s Mystic Styles (1995), The End (1996), and Ch.2 World Domination (1997), easily the group’s darkest recordings.
Lord Infamous’s one-of-a-kind flow and trademark “Blay” adlib would continue to engage listeners through his standout cameos as 2000’s When The Smoke Clears: 66 61 and 2003’s Da Unbreakables veered into more commercial territory.
Although jail stints and personal issues would eventually lead to Lord Infamous departing Three 6 Mafia before the release of 2005’s Most Known Unknown, the Scarecrow would continue to satisfy the fans eager for more horror-core rhymes.
Delving deeper into the macabre, Lord Infamous continued to feed the underworld by collaborating with such artists as Chamillionaire and former Hypnotize Minds personnel T-Rock, La Chat and Koopsta Knicca on a number of underground releases.
Fast forward to 2011 and Lord Infamous would rekindle the magic with “Oxy Cotton” collaborator Lil Wyte on the incredible “187 Invitation” as well as the Lex Luger-produced “Posse Song” marking an alliance with Wyte Music Records. 2012 would see Lord Infamous appear on Lil Wyte’s Still Doubted LP on the track “Welcome 2 Tha Gathering” and on $hamrock’s Money Green LP on the standout “Wyte Music.”
The latest offering from The Scarecrow will be Back From The Dead: Deadly Proverbs on October 30th, 2012 right in time for Halloween 2012. Featuring appearances from Lil Wyte and the entire Wyte Music camp, this release will satisfy long-time Mafia fans in addition to maintaining his gruesome musical traditions.
Expect more horrific tales and grisly details from one of the horror-core sub-genre’s finest. After all, Lord Infamous is back from the dead and that experience alone should provide for morbid stories for years to come.