Oakland, California rapper and self-described “Rap Game Mark Twain”, Monk Mandino presents his new single, IF YOU LIKE IT I LOVE IT
Produced by DamCold$, the single is the duo’s introduction to a sub-genre they dub ‘Hawaii Bass’, which Monk calls
“what you’d get if you mixed 2 Live Crew, Too Short and early Eminem”.
McNasty made his name as a battler on the Grind Time circuit (watch Monk McNizzle battle vs. Dizaster) before releasing last year’s ‘Full Metal Rapshet‘ mixtape. 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’. Monk Mandino is finalizing two EPs: ‘You’re Gonna Write Us All Out Of Poverty Monk Mandino’, and the ‘Hawaii Bass’ EP, dropping mid-July. Both releases will drop on Oakland-based Drum Dealer Music. Monk’s last single release was ‘F.L.I.M NROP‘.