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 1993-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 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 duo and then a trio, Baldwin left Jedi Mind Tricks in 2011 and Violence Begets Violence would be their only album to not feature 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] However, Stoupe returned to Jedi Mind Tricks in 2014 and Jus Allah left the group for the second time. Stoupe and Paz worked on a new album called The Thief and the Fallen, which was released on June 2, 2015.[3]

Stoupe's only full-length solo album Decalogue was released on March 31, 2009 under Babygrande Records. It featured a mixture of underground and popular rappers (for instance M.O.P.) performing over Stoupe's productions. In 2010, Baldwin and long-time associate Liz Fullerton formed a duo together called Dutch and they released their first album A Bright Cold Day on June 8 under Enemy Soil. Fullerton had previously contributed vocals to Jedi Mind Tricks' songs Death Messiah and Razorblade Salvation.

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]

Production credits[edit]

with Jedi Mind Tricks[edit]

Album information
The Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological & Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness
  • Released: November 4, 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
The Thief and the Fallen
  • Released: June 2, 2015
  • Label: Enemy Soil

with Red Martina[edit]

Album information
Intransit
  • Released: November 5, 2013
  • Label: Bad Tape Music
Come On Home
  • Released: November 17, 2014[6]
  • Label: Bad Tape Music

with Canibus[edit]

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

Other projects[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)[7]
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: Dusty Pockets

EPs, singles and other production[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. ^ http://www.jmthiphop.com/vinnie-paz-stoupe-return-as-jedi-mind-tricks-in-2015/
  4. ^ http://www.badtapemusic.com/about
  5. ^ http://www.badtapemusic.com/artists/red-martina
  6. ^ http://redmartina.bandcamp.com/album/come-on-home
  7. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.23712/title.jedi-mind-tricks-stoupe-returns-for-the-inanimate-life-with-supastition