Islord is a rapper and a member of the hip hop group Killarmy. Islord was named Rodney Stevenson at birth, but he, as all members of Killarmy, is a Five Percenter, and, thus, changed his name to Islord. The first three letters of his name: I, S, L, are also the first three letters of "Islam"; in the Five Percent way of life, "Islam" does not represent the religion but "I.S.L.A.M." which is often represented as "I Self Lord And Master."[1] The name Islord is a reiteration of the rapper's assertion of his divinity: "I Self Lord," and a fusion of the terms "Islam" and "lord." Islord is also known as the "Thief of Baghdad."[2] In addition to appearing on Killarmy's albums, Islord appears on two tracks from Bobby Digital in Stereo and the song "Holy Water" from Dom Pachino's Unreleased solo album.[citation needed]

Islord
OriginSteubenville, Ohio, Staten Island, New York
GenresHip hop
LabelsWu Music Group
Associated actsKillarmy, Wu-Tang Clan

DiscographyEdit

Discography with Killarmy
Album Title Album Info
Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars
  • Released: August 5, 1997
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #34
  • R&B/Hip Hop chart position: #10
  • Singles: "Swinging Swords," "Camouflage Ninjas"/"Wake Up,"
    "Wu-Renegades"/"Clash of the Titans"
Dirty Weaponry
  • Released: August 11, 1998
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #40
  • R&B/Hip Hop chart position: #13
  • Singles: "Red Dawn"/"Where I Rest At," "The Shoot-Out"
Fear, Love & War
  • Released: September 11, 2001
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #122
  • R&B/Hip Hop chart positions: #34
  • Singles: "Street Monopoly"/"Monster," "Feel It"/"Militant,"
    "Nonchalantly"
Greatest Hits
  • Released: May, 2011

VideographyEdit

Artist(s) Album Info Video Title(s) Release Date
Killarmy Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars Swinging Swords
Wake Up (featuring Hell Razah, Prodigal Sunn and various Wu-Tang Clan cameos)
Wu-Renegades (featuring various Wu-Tang Clan cameos)
1997 Loud/Priority/Wu-Tang Records
Killarmy Dirty Weaponry The Shoot-Out (featuring Rza) 1998 Wu-Tang Records
Killarmy Fear, Love & War Feel It 2001

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Washington, Teresa N. (2014). Manifestations of Masculine Magnificence: Divinity in Africana Life, Lyrics, and Literature. Oya's Tornado. pp. 65, 98, 265. ISBN 0991073002.
  2. ^ Killarmy. Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars album booklet. Wu Tang Records.