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Once in an eternity an artist will come along who defies all explanations, breaks all boundaries, and destroys all preconceived notions as to what music is. In reggae, we were blessed with the maniacal genius of Lee Perry; in jazz, we had Sun Ra; and in hip-hop no one even comes close to the one they call Sensational.

Hip-hop abounds with eccentric personalities such as Kool Keith, Old Dirty Bastard (R.I.P. ), and Busta Rhymes, but Sensational trumps even these colorful MCs with an abstract flavor and a charm all his own. Born into the world of beats as Torture, a name perfectly befitting his dusted productions and not-ready-for-prime-time style, Sens linked up with the world-famous Jungle Brothers when he was only 15. Starting off as a back-up dancer , he went on to prove his mettle on the mic, rhyming to records by the German avant-garde electronic composer, Stockhausen. In fact, Torture’s legendary performances on the Jungle Brothers’ album JBeez Wit Da Remedy (Warner Bros., 1994), on which he rhymes at 180 beats per minute, are still way ahead of their time. (They may be heard on the Black Hoodz release, Crazy Wisdom Masters (BH006)).

In 1995, Torture came to the attention of WordSound through producer Bill Laswell, who had worked on the Jungle Brothers sessions.


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  • Arsylwi

    Is kool keith his father?

    19 Jan 6:30pm Reply
  • przt

    Сенсейшонал русский же, это очевидно ; )

    10 Jan 11:34am Reply
  • drochlen

    жители страны с самым высоким уровнем пиратства котируют, хотя тут вообще абстрактный хип хап жрут баллонами. всё замечательно, чудесный альбом и вообще 11/10.

    26 Sep 2014 Reply
  • rhythmic_nique

    на века стаффчик

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Eiwozz

    отец всего

    17 Jul 2013 Reply
  • patogenez


    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • interste11ar

    чувачек ) на стиле

    16 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Spinnbar

    blitz baby! xD

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Spinnbar

    wiki is done.

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Spinnbar

    ill 'n' dope!

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • iceb0y

    женился чтоли?

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • abibok_vatakat

    единственный зарубежный рэпак, который можно слушать не понимая текстов. минуса у него пиздатые!

    18 Oct 2012 Reply

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  • zeitgen

    Ленина Пакет в симилар. Всё правильно.

    5 Sep 2011 Reply
  • iambeppe

    по старью так. настроение задает хорошее. мрачновато

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • Das_Werkzeug

    Я будто бы накуриваюсь вместе с ним :)

    21 Apr 2011 Reply
  • antiminister

    A EARFULL is great, man!

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Mammox

    Hey man, we played with you in B-More. You are straight FIRE!

    30 Jan 2011 Reply
  • zvyagin_d

    раша котирует сенсея)

    10 Jan 2011 Reply
  • YureTZzz

    завораживает, такой бас и читка - пдыщь мозгам

    15 Dec 2010 Reply
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