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Thank you Stilltown for this great compilation.
-Introduction to this compilation by Stilltown:
It’s been a while since I’ve done a post about an artist without Pittsburgh connections, but today’s may be a start of more to come. By now, most hip-hop fans are familiar with the work of Daniel Dumille. When Zev Love X returned to the hip-hop scene as MF Doom, he was part of a New York crew known as the Monsta Island Czars. The most notable emcees included were street legend MF Grimm, Kwite Def, Arron, and Tommy Gunn. Production was handled by Doom and X-Ray da Mindbenda. Each member took a Godzilla-themed alias, Doom as King Ghidra, Grimm as Jet Jaguar, Kwite Def as Kamackeris, Arron as Rodan, Tommy Gunn as Megalon, X-Ray as King Ceaser, and newcomers Kong, Gigan, and Spiega.
The focus of this post is Spiega. His deep, distinctive voice and monotonous delivery make him a unique talent. Unlike many of the groups members, Spiega has yet to release a solo album. However, he made several contributions to Kong’s latest album, Shackles Off. Other ventures include his work on the Reavers’s album Terror Firma.
I brought these discreet and scattered appearances together for a “best of” type album. Solo songs, group work, and guest features were included.
Spiega – Forgive Them Father (2010) [Compilation]
01. True Believers Feat. Kong
02. I Seen It All
03. Now That’s Sweet
04. America Feat. Hasan Salaam & Akir
05. Cross My Heart Feat. Kong
06. Witchcraft (Remix) Feat. Monsta Island Czars
07. Ride The Arrow Feat. King Ceasar
08. Under Pressure Feat. Monsta Island Czars
09. Broken Safety Feat. Kong & Ikon
10. Genocide Feat. Billy Woods & Kong
11. Kill Or Be Killed Feat. Kwite Def, Rio & Foul Language
12. Weasal (Do Or Die) Feat. Kong
13. Die Feat. Megalon, Egyptian Queen, King Ceasar, Loch Ness & Kong
14. Witchcraft Feat. Monsta Island Czars