Brassmunk at Polar Jam, Waterloo, Ontario Jan, 2007
|Origin||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||Canadian hip hop|
|Labels||54th/Virgin Music Canada|
|Past members||May 19|
Reign (King Reign; deceased)
BrassMunk is a Canadian hip hop group from Scarborough, Ontario, located in east Toronto. Formed in 1997, the group consists of emcees S-Roc, Clip, the late Reign (aka King Reign), and DJ/producer Agile. Founding member, May 19, was replaced by Reign prior to 2007.
Brassmunk released a number of independent singles in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and released their first EP, Dark Sunrise, in 2002 on 54th/Virgin Music Canada. The following year, Dark Sunrise was re-released worldwide on Battleaxe Records as an LP, and included their previous independent releases. Dark Sunrise was nominated for Best Rap Recording at the 2004 Juno Awards. Their follow-up album, FEWturistic, was released on March 20, 2007, and featured the singles "Take It Easy" and "Drive Me Crazy". In 2008, the album earned them another Juno nomination.
- Dark Sunrise (2003)
- FEWturistic (2007)
- "One, 2"
- "Live Ordeal!"
- "Push Up"
- "El Dorado"
- "Oh Supaman"
- "Take It Easy"
- "Drive Me Crazy"
- 2000 Juno Awards
- Best Rap Recording for "Live Ordeal!" (Nominated)
- 2003 Juno Awards
- Best Rap Recording for "El Dorado" (Nominated)
- 2004 Juno Awards
- Best Rap Recording for Dark Sunrise (Nominated)
- 2008 Juno Awards
- Best Rap Recording for FEWturistic (Nominated)
- Brassmunk > Overview Allmusic. Accessed on July 23, 2010.