Monsta Island Czars

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Monsta Island Czars
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Background information
Origin Monsta Island, New York, USA
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Emcees
Record Producers
Years active 1997–present
Labels Brick9000 Records (2001)
Metal Face (2003)
Day By Day Entertainment (2003-present)
Website M.I.C.'s Relaunched Myspace page?
Members

Jet Jaguar (MF Grimm)
King Geedorah / King Ghidra (MF DOOM) (1997 - 2003, 2012-present)
Kong (Kongcrete)

Gamma-Ra (Majesty)
Gappa (First alias) Biolante (Kurious)
Grimlock (Infinit EVOL)
Monsta X (Ntrospekt)
Gabarah (Jun Classic)
Spiega / Spiga (Spice)
Lord Smog (Lord Scotch / Keo)
Baragon (Young Equality)
Moguera (DJ Ez)
Past members Megalon (Tommy Gunn) (1997 - 2008)
King Caesar (X-Ray) (1998 - 2004)
Kamackeris (Kwite Def) (1998 - 2004)
Gigan (Zymeer) (2001 - 2004)
Rodan (Doc Morreau) (1998 - 2004)
Wayne-O
Yves St. Larock (deceased)
SpaceGodZilla (DJ Subroc) (deceased, 1993)
Bashton (2004 - 2009)
MeccaGodZilla (RAVAGE/RYU BLACK) (2003-2008)
Destroyah (MF Mez / Mezmerizer) (2004-2006)

Monsta Island Czars is a hip-hop group based in New York City, New York, USA most notable for members MF Grimm and MF DOOM.

History[edit]

The members of the group take their names from movie monsters from Toho's Godzilla movies. Their first full length album, Escape from Monsta Island! was released in 2003 by Metal Face Records. Most M.I.C. (Monsta Island Czars) tracks are produced by King Caesar (aka X-Ray) or King Geedorah (aka MF DOOM) (Both of whom are absent from the MF Grimm American Hunger album. Although MF DOOM was said to have been feuding with M.I.C. after his verse in "El Chupa Nibre" calling M.I.C "Midgets into Crunk" (which was replied to on MF Grimm's diss track "Book Of Daniel"), Grimm and DOOM have repeatedly stated in interviews and blog postings that there is no bad blood between DOOM or any M.I.C. members. Despite this, DOOM is no longer considered an active member of M.I.C; and it appears doubtful that he will produce any future tracks.) There was a rumor that the remaining members of M.I.C. were set to Release a new album titled 'Return To Monsta Island' sometime in 2007, this rumor was dispelled in an interview[1] with X-Ray.

Rumored breakup[edit]

Around the time the rumor of "Return to Monsta Island" was dispelled, fans are unsure whether the group is on hiatus or have split up. Clues include of their MySpace webpage being mysteriously cancelled, their official site (monstaisland.com) being down for a long time, and some fan confirmation about one of its former members X-Ray knowing the story about whether the Czars are still active or not (What?). Some of the older M.I.C. members have scattered to other record labels such as Mindbenda Recordings & Classified Recordings. Nonetheless there is some confirmation that the Czars are still active and have made tracks for their upcoming album.[2]

Since the release of "Escape from Monsta Island!" and the supposed split of the M.I.C., MF Grimm (Jet Jaguar) and Bed Stuy rapper Poison Pen have collaborated on a track for "Stronghold: the Mixtape, Vol. 2" under the moniker Strong Monstas (a collaborative of Stronghold and M.I.C. members). In the intro to the song, Grimm names himself, Poison Pen (Stronghold), Breez Evahflowin (Stronghold) and Rodan (M.I.C.) as the members of Strong Monstas.

Discography[edit]

Main Article: Monsta Island Czars Discography

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Appearances[edit]

  • Operation: Doomsday (MF DOOM album) (1999)
  • Monster Mixes, Vol. 1 (X-Ray album) (2002)
  • The Downfall of Ibliys: A Ghetto Opera (MF Grimm album) (2002)
  • Take Me to Your Leader (King Geedorah album) (2003)
  • Monsta Mixes, Vol. 2 (X-Ray album) (2003)
  • Theophany: the Book of Elevations (Rodan album) (2004)
  • A Penny for Your Thoughts (Megalon album) (2004)
  • Scars and Memories (MF Grimm album) (2005)
  • Soundclash #1: MeccaGodZilla vs. 007 (RAVAGE the MeccaGodZilla album) (2005)
  • American Hunger (MF Grimm album) (2006)
  • The Manhattanites (MF MEZ & Self Suffice (King Orga) album) (2007)
  • Tha Floods (Bashton album) (2007)
  • 2 Much Aint Enuff (Junclassic / Gabarah album) (2007)
  • Artz & Craftz (Kwite Def / Kamackeris album) (2007)
  • They Robot III: Robots of Dawn (DJ Chong Wizard concept mixtape that features a song called "M.I.C. Check" with most M.I.C. members) (2007)
  • American Monsta (RAVAGE the MeccaGodZilla remix of Jay-Z's American Gangster) (2008)
  • Shackles Off (Kong album) (2008)
  • Tha Nickel Bag (Tommy Gunn/Megalon & Raylong album) (2008)
  • Overqualified (Junclassic / Gabarah album) (2008)
  • Erroars (RAVAGE the MeccaGodZilla album) (2008)
  • Late Nites & Early Mournings EP (Junclassic / Gabarah album) (2009)

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