"The First Toke" EP originally released in 2008, signalled Arsenic's break out on his own, carving a unique identity with his chilled out, headnod constructions, perfect for all you blunted heads and beat freaks. Although he's known for hip-hop beats, his "joints" have a distinctive jazzy feel, his sound is unique and commandingly his own. In the past he has worked with Fungus aka Sammy Sparxx, Eavesdrop, Ben Sharpa, The Hymphatic Thabs and Garlic Brown to name but a few.
This release, "The First Toke" is an EP-length project containing a few instrumentals as well as collaborations with MCs and DJs. Dont get it twisted though, the title refers more to the feel and tempo of the album.
The EP was entirely produced and visualized by the one man army, recording/mix engineer, and beat creator, Arsenic (aka The Jazzy Mongrel). "The First Toke" features some of Cape Town's illest emerging talent; The Archetypes, Fungus , Endz The Otherness, Eavesdrop, Jitsvinger, and Big Dre contributing cuts and scratches!
released December 1, 2008
All tracks produced by Arsenic for Metalloid Lab Productions.
All tracks recorded, mixed and mastered by Arsenic at the Metalloid Lab for Metalloid Lab Productions.
Featured artists: The Archetypes, Fungus, Endz the Otherness, Eavesdrop, Jitsvinger, Vernon Visqus, Monolith and Big Dre.
Arsenic - The Maniac MetalloidCape Town, South Africa
Arsenic is a South African Hip-hop producer/beat maker based in Cape Town. His unique style is characterised by an
undeniably jazzy sound, contextualised and grounded in his distinct Hip Hop flavour. The evolution of his style consistantly keeps heads turning and directly challenges any narrow-minded views of what Hip Hop should sound like. Beats and bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org...more