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|Birth name||David Melendez|
|Also known as||D-Sturbed|
|Born||citation needed]June 27, 1975 [|
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States|
|Genres||East Coast hip hop
Underground hip hop
|Years active||1993 - present|
rock steady crew Q-Unique
Miri Ben Ari
D-Stroy (born David Melendez; June 27, 1975) is an American hip hop Host, rapper, DJ, producer and actor of Puerto Rican descent. He is a founding member of and current CEO of Play Big Inc. and a former artist of Matador Records, D-Stroy began his career in music as a member of the Touch and D-Stroy with DJ Tony Touch. He later found fame with the influential Underground Hip Hop group Arsonists with Q-Unique and Freestyle. His 2001 solo debut single, "Roll Out"/"The Show Must Go On", released under Matador Records, led him to become the subject of a label dispute between Matador and Rawkus Records. In 2001 he released "The Matador"/"Vitamin D", he left Matador Records and went on to tour with X-ecutioners. During the 2000s, he focused his career on hosting radio shows and events. D-Stroy has appeared in film, radio, video games (State of Emergency and NFL Streets). He recently tour Europe under the Arsonists umbrella with fellow member, Freestyle. D-Stroy also directed Q-unique's "Mr. Lopez" music video. Early Jan. 2011 he released the More Than Beats and Rhymes mixtape.
- "Session"/"Halloween" Arsonists 12", "Fondle Em Records"
- "Blaze"/"Geembo's Theme"/"FlashBack" Arsonists 12' "Fondle Em Records"
- "Pyromaniax" Arsonists 12"- 5/5/99 "Matador Records"
- "Backdraft" Arsonists 12"- 9/28/99 "Matador Records"
- "As The World Burns" Arsonists - 1999 "Matador Records"
- "3 Guys in a Bar" Featuring Sole, Mr. Complex
- "Center of Attention" Massive Tone (East/West Records, Germany)
- "Scan The Field" Iam (Virgin Records, France)
- "Sience" Curse (Jive Records, Germany)
- "Rage" Atari Teenage Riot, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine (Elektra Records)
- "Roll Out"/ "Show Must Go On" (2001) "Matador Records"
- "The Matador"/ "Vitamin D" (2001) "Matador Records"
- "Party Crasher" 12', "Draft Records"(2007)
- "Bring It to Me Now" Pity the Fool: Experiments handing out dummy smacks, Matador Records - 2001
- "More Than Beats and Rhymes" (Mixtape/CD) via Fat Beats Records - 1.11.11
- More Than Beats And Rhymes (2011)
- Rivera, Raquel (2003) New York Ricans from the Hip Hop Zone, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-1-4039-6044-3, p. 153
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- Powers, Ann (1999) "Album of the Week: ARSONISTS: As the World Burns (Matador)", New York Times, August 27, 1999, retrieved 2011-06-05
- Hageman, Lisa (2002) "HIP-HOP", CMJ New Music Report, 6 May 2002, p. 17, retrieved 2011-06-05