Monsta Island Czars

Monsta Island Czars was a New York City hip-hop collective that was formed by MF Grimm and included MF DOOM among numerous other NYC MC's.[1] Due to inactivity and DOOM's death in 2020, the group ceased activity.

Monsta Island Czars
OriginMonsta Island, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Emcees
Record Producers
Years active1997–2009
LabelsBrick9000 Records (2001)
Metal Face (2003)
Day By Day Entertainment (2003-2009)
Past membersJet Jaguar (MF Grimm)
Kong (Kongcrete)
Gappa (First alias) / Biolante (Kurious)
Grimlock (Infinit EVOL)
Monsta X (Ntrospekt)
Gabarah (Junclassic)
Spiega / Spiga (Spice)
Lord Smog (Lord Scotch / Keo)
Baragon (Young Equality)
Moguera (DJ Ez)
Megalon (Tommy Gunn) (1997 - 2008)
King Caesar (X-Ray) (1998 - 2004)
Kamackeris (Kwite Def) (1998 - 2004)
Gigan (Zymeer) (2001 - 2004)
Rodan (1998 - 2004)
Wayne-O
Yves St. Larock (deceased)
SpaceGodZilla (DJ Subroc) (deceased, 1993)
Bashton (2004 - 2009)
MeccaGodZilla (RAVAGE/RYU BLACK) (2003-2008)
Destroyah (MF Mez / Mezmerizer) (2004-2006)
King Geedorah (MF DOOM)(1997-2005)
Majesty / Gamma Ra(2004 - 2016 Deceased)

HistoryEdit

The members of the group take their names from movie monsters from Toho's Godzilla movies. Escape from Monsta Island!, their only full-length album, was released in 2003 by Metal Face Records. Most M.I.C. (Monsta Island Czars) tracks are produced by King Caesar (aka X-Ray) or King Geedorah (aka MF DOOM).

There was a rumor that in 2007, remaining members of M.I.C. were set to release a new album titled Return To Monsta Island - however, this was dispelled in an interview[2] with X-Ray. Fans soon became unsure whether the group was on hiatus or had broken up. Clues included the collective's MySpace webpage being deleted and their official site (monstaisland.com) going dark. In 2007 rumors continued that M.I.C. was still active and working on new tracks, but nothing seemed to come out of it.[3]

In 2013 and 2016, X-Ray released two new albums titled All Hail The King and All The King's Men, respectively, featuring multiple members of M.I.C. including Spiga, Kong, Kamackeris, Megalon, and Rodan. Although these aren't official Monsta Island Czars projects, they are confirmation much of the group is still together and making music.

DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Infinit Evol on MF Grimm, Monsta Island & Jay Electronica".
  2. ^ "X-Ray Interview, August 2007". Archived from the original on 2009-10-17. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  3. ^ Rumors of new M.I.C. projects on Wu-Tang Forums in late 2000s

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