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The X-Ecutioners is a group of hip hop DJs/turntablists from New York. They used to include 11 members and were originally called X-Men, after the Marvel Comics characters, but had to change their name due to copyright infringement. The crew was later reduced to members Rob Swift, Roc Raida, Total Eclipse, and Mista Sinista, the last of whom later left the group. Their original name was chosen partly because Super DJ Clark Kent's crew of DJs was called the Supermen. They have been known to do several collaborations with Linkin Park, especially the group's MC, Mike Shinoda.Read More...
The X-Ecutioners have worked with many famous artists on Built From Scratch and Revolutions and are highly respected in hip-hop for their turntable skills. They are famous for beat juggling which is a well known DJ-ing technique.
The X-Ecutioners contributed to a remix of Run-DMC's King of Rock on the Harmonix game Amplitude.
In 2005, the X-Ecutioners released a collaboration album with Mike Patton, the former lead singer of Faith No More. Entitled "Joint Special Operations Task Force" and credited to General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners, the album received significant critical acclaim.
Artists that have worked with The X-Ecutioners are as follows:
Aasim, Anikke, Black Thought, Cypress Hill, Dead Prez, DJ Premier, Everlast, Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah, Kool G Rap, Large Professor, Linkin Park, Mike Patton, M.O.P, Pharoahe Monch, Rock Marcy, Rob Zombie, Saigon, Sean Daley, Start Trouble, Trife, Wayne Static, Xzibit
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Body Rock - 72,241 plays
- It's Going Down - 75,810 plays
- LyricsI knew I was being threatened
Do you think it's worth holding out'
I mean I've heard some pretty ugly things about those guys
"Watch them flee, watch them flee"
- LyricsYeah, yeah
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present
May I introduce, four of New York's finest
Give it up for the X-Ecutioners
Yo, I'm like a country wild western, rhyme style murderer
- X-Ecutioners Scratch - 19,627 plays
- 3 Boroughs - 17,201 plays
- X-Men Doctrine And Declaration - 16,736 plays
- General P. Counterintelligence - 16,663 plays
- Let It Bang - 19,697 plays
- Intro - 14,956 plays