2011 is the year that we decided, rather managed to catch up with this clandestinely prolific Dutchman and rap producer Rob “Muneshine” Bakker. Last time we interviewed the chap (almost 8 years to the day), he was on the move from his pastoral upbringings of Saskatoon to the big smoke of Toronto. Big things were in store, holding down producer/rapper positions with international hip hop collectives Wax Reform, Lightheaded and otherwise churning out dope material. Inking a deal with Universal/Handcuts in Japan in 2005 found him rapping over Pete Rock and DJ Spinna beats – later the roster would include U.S. underground legends Sean Price and Termanology. These days he’s amped about defining an autonomous Canadian rap culture – perhaps one that doesn’t solely rely on U.S. support to be culturally (and economically) successful – with other recruits: D-sisive, Shad, Ghettosocks.
Aug 29, 2011