Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind

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Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind
Birth name Kevin Baldwin
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Hip hop producer
Years active 1994-present
Labels Babygrande, Enemy Soil
Associated acts Jedi Mind Tricks, Vinnie Paz, Canibus, Dutch, Red Martina
Website www.badtapemusic.com

Kevin Baldwin, better known by his stage name as Stoupe the Enemy of Mankind, is an American hip hop producer, DJ, and former member of the underground hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks. Stoupe has worked with only a limited number of artists outside of Jedi Mind Tricks, including 7L & Esoteric, Canibus, Virtuoso and Guru of Gang Starr.

About.com placed him on its list of the "Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers".[1]

Career[edit]

After years as a trio and then a duo, Baldwin left Jedi Mind Tricks and Violence Begets Violence would be the first album without Stoupe production. Vinnie Paz stated in a blog on the JMT website that Stoupe had lacked interest in the group and decided to focus on other things in his career, such as his side groups, and that Stoupe would not be producing any of the tracks on the new JMT album.[2]

Stoupe's first solo album, 'Decalogue' was released in 2009 on Babygrande records. It featured a mixture of underground and popular rappers (for instance M.O.P.) performing over Stoupe's productions. In June 2010 A Bright Cold Day was released on Enemy Soil. The album was a collaborative project between Stoupe and long-time associate Liz Fullerton, who together recorded under the name Dutch. Fullerton had previously contributed vocals to Jedi Mind Tricks' songs Death Messiah and Razorblade Salvation. Stoupe resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3]

In November 2013, as one of the first acts on Stoupe's new production company, Bad Tape Music,[4] Red Martina released their debut Intransit with Stoupe as the producer on all thirteen tracks. Other band members are rapper Noesis (from Philadelphia Slick), multi-instrumentalist Ish Quintero, and vocalist Hayley Cass.[5]

In April 2014, Stoupe produced a track called "Isolation" for Grindhouse Gang's album "3 Assassins".

Production credits[edit]

with Jedi Mind Tricks[edit]

Album information
The Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological & Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Superegular
Violent by Design
  • Released: October 3, 2000
  • Label: Superegular
Visions of Gandhi
Legacy of Blood
  • Released: August 24, 2004
  • Label: Babygrande
Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell
  • Released: September 19, 2006
  • Label: Babygrande
A History of Violence
  • Released: November 11, 2008
  • Label: Babygrande

with Canibus[edit]

Album information
Rip the Jacker
  • Released: July 22, 2003
  • Label: Babygrande

Post Jedi Mind Tricks[edit]

Album information
Decalogue (Stoupe The Enemy Of Mankind)
  • Released: March 31, 2009
  • Label: Babygrande
A Bright Cold Day (Dutch)
  • Released: June 8, 2010
  • Label: Dusty Pockets/Enemy Soil
The Waiting Wolf (Vespertina)
  • Released: May 10, 2011
  • Label: Dusty Pockets
The Inanimate Life (with Supastition as Vestige) [6]
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: Dusty Pockets

with Red Martina[edit]

Album information
Intransit
  • Released: November 5, 2013
  • Label: Bad Tape Music

EPs and singles[edit]

Album information
Amber Probe EP (Jedi Mind Tricks)
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Superegular
"Trial by Stone" (Doublespeek)
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: OneSoul Productions
  • B-Side: "Remind Body", "Black China"
"The Move" (Neso)
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Superegular
  • B-Side: "Mad Coolout", "The Balance"
"I Could Have Done More" (Reks)
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Raptivism
  • Track: "In Who We Trust"
"Raw Is War" (Vinnie Paz)
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Direct
  • Tracks: "Language Is Fatal"
Baldhead Slick & Da Click (Guru)
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Landspeed
  • Track: "War Tactics"
World War One: The Voice of Reason (Virtuoso)
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Brick
  • Track: "All We Know"
Dangerous Connection (7L & Esoteric)
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Brick
  • Track: "Terrorist's Cell"
Mic Club: The Curriculum (Canibus)
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Mic Club
  • Track: "Liberal Arts"
The Devil Never Dies (Slaine)
3 Assassins (Grindhouse Gang)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://rap.about.com/od/toppicks/ss/Top50Producers.htm
  2. ^ http://www.hiphopug.com/jedi-mind-tricks.html
  3. ^ Joel & Andy.Day'Vinnie Paz Interview. Art of Rhyme. Accessed May 26, 2008.
  4. ^ http://www.badtapemusic.com/about
  5. ^ http://www.badtapemusic.com/artists/red-martina
  6. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.23712/title.jedi-mind-tricks-stoupe-returns-for-the-inanimate-life-with-supastition