Four Questions with…Muneshine

Posted in funky snob, music on October 2nd, 2012 by urbanguy

When the prolific Saskatoon-born, Toronto-based rapper/producer known as Muneshine dropped There is Only Today earlier this year, heads listened…and liked what they heard. Maintaining a careful balance between Muneshine the Producer and Muneshine the Emcee wasn’t easy, but he pulls it off impressively on all 13-tracks. Known more for his work with Toronto emcee D-Sisive, Muneshine (real name Rob Bakker) calls upon names such as !llmind, Buckwild, and DJ Spinna to help deliver a soul-sample driven rap project. We caught up with the busy artist and hit him with the Four Questions...

Q: What can we expect from Muneshine between now and the end of the year?

A: There’s a lot going on! Now that my new solo album (There Is Only Today) has dropped I’ve got my producer hat on. I’m finishing up the Dorian Grey project with new-comer, ELMNT, the new Jonestown (3) with D-Sisive and I’m in the early stages of conceptualizing my next solo project which will be a production album featuring different artists. Besides these, there is the Wolves (myself, Ghettosocks, D-Sisive, Timbuktu & Bix) album coming out soon and a remix project from There Is Only Today with producers I didn’t get a chance to work with on the main release (such as The Herbaliser, Moka Only, Slakah the Beatchild, Croup and more).

Q: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing right now?

A: I can’t imagine not working in music. If I couldn’t create it, I would still find a way to be surrounded by it in a professional sense. I’m at my best when I’m creating, so I hope I’ll have that option for some-time.

Q: Who is your target fan/demographic?

A: I’m trying to reach people like myself. People who came up on (or even recently got into) hip-hop when it was still driven by the art. People who like smart, relatable music. I also hope my music will get to people outside of hip hop’s reach.

Q: What separates you from current producer/emcees right now?

A: I don’t rely on one position (producer or emcee) to support the other. I work with different producers (as an emcee) so I can really focus on the writing and delivery, just like I work with other artists (as a producer) so I can put everything into that aspect of the music. I give both 110% and that enables me to maintain a consistent level of quality and productivity.

Muneshine – “Lower Level”

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