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TOM CARUANA: Strange Planet

TOM CARUANA: Strange PlanetRating: ★★★★★ As heralded by the arrival of single Bounty Hunter On The Rise featuring Kosyne last week, Tom Caruana’s new album, Strange Planet is imminent. Long famed for epic mashup LPs such as his Wu-/Beatles Magical Mystery Chambers and Wu-/Hendrix Black Gold, Caruana is also the brains behind sterling all-original hip-hop releases such as 2017’s equally epic Son Of
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TOM CARUANA feat. KOSYNE: Bounty Hunter On The Rise

TOM CARUANA feat. KOSYNE: Bounty Hunter On The RiseA Tom Caruana release is always a bit special round these parts so I’m sure you’ll be as pleased as the monkey to hear that the man behind mash-up albums like 2011’s epic Wu/ Hendrix Black Gold LP and original dope like 2017’s Son Of Sam Cinder Hill LP has new material in the offing. Enter forthcoming album, Strange Planet, which promises to be a total retro-sci-fi, boom-bap trip if
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TOM CARUANA: Adaptatrap

TOM CARUANA: AdapatrapRecently released, Adaptatrap is the new instrumental album from producer Tom Caruana.  MB readers will know Caruana as the man behind such mash-up LP colossi as Black Gold and An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space as well as for various Professor Elemental releases and his live hip-hop project Son Of Sam.   Clearly a man who has a
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TOM CARUANA: Inner Space (CAN vs. hip-hop legends)(Free download)

TOM CARUANA: Inner Space - Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ Blimey – don’t sleep – a massive new Tom Caruana hip-hop mash-up LP has just landed as the producer pairs a host of MCs with beats crafted from the discography of mighty Krautrock pioneers Can – a.k.a. Inner Space – hence the name of this monster. And it is a monster – thirty-six cuts featuring a host of underground legends, many of whom sent
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TOM CARUANA presents: Black Gold (WU-TANG vs JIMI HENDRIX) Ltd. black and gold vinyl LP

TOM CARUANA presents: Black Gold (WU-TANG vs JIMI HENDRIX) Ltd. black and gold vinyl  LPRating: ★★★★★ Oh man – now here’s a Christmas present. Those with longish memories might remember that between the Guardian and New York Times-featured Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers mashup LP and The Beatles vs Hip-hop Legends: ‘An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space’ (he’s not one for short titles), Tom Caruana delivered what is not only still
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BOOG BROWN: Boog Brown

BOOG BROWN:  Boog BrownWhile producer Tom Caruana is well-known to MB readers for a string of epic mash-up albums and his live hip-hop band, Son Of Sam, the name of rapper Boog Brown is not one that has previously graced the virtual pages of monkeyboxing. Nevertheless, the Queens-based (by way of Detroit and Atlanta) emcee has an impressive CV including previous work with Apollo Brown and
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PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL: School Of Whimsy + ‘Good Morning’ video

PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL:  School Of WhimsyLast time the monkey hopped onto the Professor Elemental omnibus it was for his excellent Apequest album – a glorious steampunk-chap-hop-time-travel-concept adventure as the Prof. desperately tried to find beloved simian butler Geoffrey whilst battling his great-great-great-great-great-great grandson, Gideon. But how do you follow that? One can only imagine Elemental
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PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL: Apequest (2015)

Apequest Professor Elemental Tom CaruanaRating: ★★★★★ That most British master of ceremonies is back. I refer of course not to Mr B the so-called ‘gentleman rhymer’ (a mere charlatan, despite his many enthusiastic confederates) but to a true eccentric genius from the days of empire – Professor Elemental. Regular followers of the Professor may recall that our man was careless enough to mislay his friend
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THE BEATLES VS. HIP-HOP LEGENDS: ‘An Adventure To Pepperland Through Rhyme & Space’ (2015) Free download double album exclusive!

THE BEATLES VS. HIP-HOP LEGENDSRating: ★★★★★ Some will be aware that today is the fifty-first anniversary of a musical singularity, for it was February 7, 1964 when The Beatles once boarded Pan Am Flight 101 to New York. However, as you’re about to find out, today itself is also a musical singularity
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DIZRAELI & TOM CARUANA: People Taking Pictures (2012)

People Taking Pictures, the lead single off new Tom Caruana and Dizraeli hook–up LP White Man (Moves) (due 15 March) reprises TC’s penchant for Bollywood-fuelled beats (check his excellent Okayplayer – The Bollywood Remake LP) while rapper Dizraeli lays into western backpackers. You may be surprised to learn that it’s the picture-taking he doesn’t like – that and the people who take them. So pretty much all of them then..? Well
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