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posted by Hoopo (5 comments total)
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are a little-known group of underground rappers, producers, and DJs originally centred around Ottawa and Toronto in the 1990s with a sci-fi/conspiracy-theory/metaphysics/outer-space bent.
Members include Mr I/O (Mysterio)
, Kelron Magnanimous (now known as Nick Knox), Eternia
of Supreme Being Unit
, Aleus and Stubs of Isolated Showers, Governor Bolts
, Fritz tha Cat (Vice Magazine), Wing Able
Ottawa's Zoomalactics, whose "Pro Kid/So-So
" was released on cassette only in 1993/1994, were Nextra's precursors. In 1995 and 1996, teenaged MCs and twin brothers Mindbender
released their debut The First Great Pyramid
under the Supreme Being Unit moniker while based in Ottawa. The next year they released Mental Reverse / Spiritual Rebirth. There is another more recent reunion album of theirs called In Space No One Can Hear You Rhyme
released the Coda Quota
MindBender on Nextra
, Ottawa, and the difficulty facing underground artists in Canada. Mindbender on bandcamp.
The Mars Project
is a 5-minute documentary about Khari of Supreme Being Unit that focuses his mental illness and drug use. Conspiracy's page on bandcamp
featuring an extensive number of releases of varying quality.
Eternia on Soundcloud
Many of the rest are difficult to track down online and I'm not sure if they are all still active. This is a pretty obscure little corner of the music world.