Signor Benedick The Moor is no stranger to collaboration, having worked with experimental rap artists such as clipping., Milo, and Open Mike Eagle. But it truly is his solo work that shines. On his first official follow up to ‘El Negro’ for Deathbomb Arc, Signor Benedick takes a brilliant, summery turn towards joy. Combining unlikely inspirations, from mid-00s radio emo to ambient, from baseball to Magic the Gathering, his prog-rap instincts and layered melodic charm are presented through the shine of catchy pop numbers perfect for a day at the beach. It is a fun, surprising twist perfectly matched for this California based rising hip hop star.
In addition to his solo music, he also works in the rap group True Neutral Crew alongside Daveed Diggs of clipping. (Sub Pop) / Hamilton, Brian Kinsman of Foot Village (Fat Cat, Not Not Fun, Northern Spy) & Gang Wizard (Ecstatic Peace, Load), and Margot Padilla of I.E. (Deathbomb Arc).
Feature in The WIRE
“This dude’s got too much talent to be hanging in the underground too much longer, seriously.” – The Needle Drop
Feature in VICE Mexico
“impressively widescreen, big and brash and cinematic, the sort of thing you might hear accompanying a panoramic scene in a movie blockbuster.” – The Guardian UK
“an uncategorisable, genre-jumping trip, woven at home with impeccable detail and instant likeability.” – The Quietus