California rapper and self-described ‘rap game Mark Twain’ Monk Mandino presents his new single F.L.I.M NROP (read it backwards), produced by DamCold$
Monk made his name as a battler on the GrindTime circuit (watch Monk battle Dizaster) before releasing last year’s ‘Full Metal Rapshet’ mixtape (stream on Youtube). In 2014 he released the ‘Eat Like A Player’ videos which documented his one-week tour of impromptu performances in fast-food restaurants and supermarkets across California, and more recently ‘Security Guard Barz’, where he documents himself rapping through his late-night work shifts (watch both series on his Youtube page).
His last album was 2014’s Monk McNizzle (listen). Monk Mandino is finalizing two EPs: ,You’re Gonna Write Us All Out Of Poverty Monk Mandino’ and a collaboration with DamCold$ into a new genre the duo have dubbed Hawaii Bass. Both releases will drop on Oakland-based Drum Dealer Music.
Regarding the new single, Monk says, “I’m getting older. Chicks got kids, you know? It is what it is. Fun fact: I was on the drug they call molly when I wrote this”.