August 29, 2011


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.

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