Muneshine There Is Only Today

Muneshine There Is Only Today
Toronto by way of Saskatoon beatsmith/MC Muneshine (aka Rob Bakker) is more known for producing the likes of D-Sisive than being in front of the mic. This is changing, as demonstrated by the release of There Is Only Today, a project that sees Muneshine offering up a better-than-average level of lyricism and delivery. With beats that owe a debt to his love of soulful music (and a healthy respect for producers like Dilla and 9th Wonder), There is Only Today sees Muneshine serve up boom bap synths coupled with polished production. Prepped off of guest rap spots on other people's albums, Muneshine is showing a growing level of confidence on the mic; soulful tracks like "Home Sweet Home," "There Is Only Today" and "Cry Baby" give him the room to progressively refine his flow. The project shines when the many guests arrive to lend a hand: "Starter Jacket" (featuring D-Sisive), "No Days Off" (featuring Ghettosocks) and the standout "Back To The Future" (featuring ELMNT & Kydd). Whether he's delivering the beats or serving up vocals, Muneshine is a passionate entity on the Canadian hip-hop scene. (Independent)