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Birth name Kamal Humphrey De Iruretagoyena[citation needed]
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Alternative hip hop
Underground hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 1998-present
Labels Mush Records
Stranger Touch Records
Flying Carpet Studios
Laitdbac Records
Associated acts 3 Melancholy Gypsys, Busdriver, Daedelus, Antimc, Shape Shifters, Log Cabin

Kamal Humphrey De Iruretagoyena, better known by his stage name Radioinactive, is an indie hip hop artist from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the Shape Shifters collective. He was a member of Log Cabin along with Eligh, Murs and Scarub. He has released a number of solo albums, as well as collaborating with artists such as Busdriver, Daedelus and Antimc.


Radioinactive released the first album, Pyramidi, on Mush Records in 2001.[1] The Weather, his collaborative album with rapper Busdriver and producer Daedelus, was released on the label in 2003.[2]

In 2004, he released Free Kamal with producer Antimc.[3] Josh Drimmer of Dusted Magazine said: "Intelligent and fun, it’s a good record to listen to with a cool glass of lemonade. And a dictionary."[4]

The second solo album, Soundtrack to a Book, was released on Stranger Touch Records in 2006.[5] Mason Jones of Dusted Magazine said, "Soundtrack to a Book is an excellent mini-album, perhaps the best yet from Radioinactive."[6]

He released the third solo album, The Akashic Record, on Flying Carpet Studios in 2012.[7]

His latest EP, Hip-Hop Helmet, was released on April 28, 2014 through Flying Carpet Studios and Laitdbac Records.




  • The Music (1999)
  • Fo' Tractor (2003)
  • Hip-Hop Helmet (2014)


  • "Touch Type" b/w "Winthorp & Winthorp" (2003) with Busdriver
  • "Mint Tea" b/w "Bury Me Standing" (2012) with 2Mex and La Caution

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Omid - "Farmers Market of the Beast" from Beneath the Surface (1998)
  • Busdriver - "Somethingness" from Temporary Forever (2002)
  • TTC - "Latest Dance Craze" from Batards Sensibles (2004)
  • Awol One - "Gagbuster" from Self Titled (2004)
  • Akuma and Factor - "Dig Dig Dig" from Dawn of a New Era (2005)
  • Poirier - "Propaganda" from Rebondir EP (2006)
  • Phoenix Orion & Paranorml - "Ahead of Our Time" from Beyonders: Time Capsule (2006)
  • Prosperous - "Limo Clorox" from Solar Residue (2006)
  • M.Fusion - "One Life to Live" from The Goth Kid EP (2007)


  1. ^ Haywood, Brad (December 3, 2001). "Radioinactive: Pyramidi". Pitchfork Media. 
  2. ^ Thomas, Fredrick (September 1, 2003). "Busdriver & Radioinactive with Daedelus - The Weather". Stylus Magazine. 
  3. ^ Chadwicked. "Radioinactive - Free Kamal (with Antimc)". Tiny Mix Tapes. 
  4. ^ Drimmer, Josh (August 5, 2004). "Radioinactive and Antimc - Free Kamal". Dusted Magazine. 
  5. ^ Gurney, Dave. "Radioinactive - Soundtrack to a Book". Tiny Mix Tapes. 
  6. ^ Jones, Mason (April 5, 2006). "Radioinactive - Soundtrack to a Book". Dusted Magazine. 
  7. ^ Korbel, Meaghann (April 2, 2012). "Video: Radioinactive’s "Mint Tea" (f. La Caution & 2Mex)". ALARM Magazine. 

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