Alfred Schoeninger (born June 16, 1981), better known by his stage name Mopes, and formerly Prolyphic, is an American hip hop musician from Rhode Island.[1] He is one half of the duo Stick Figures along with Robust and is currently signed to Strange Famous Records.[2]

Mopes performing live in Providence, Rhode Island in 2009
Background information
Birth nameAlfred Schoeninger
Also known asAlfred Schoeninger, Jr.
Born (1981-06-16) June 16, 1981 (age 42)
Rhode Island, U.S.
GenresHip hop, alternative hip hop
Years active1999-present
LabelsStrange Famous Records

Musical career edit

Prolyphic first became known in 1999 when he had recorded a demo tape and shopped it around Scribble Jam, which caught the attention of artists such as Sage Francis, Sole and Scribble Jam founder Kevin Beacham.[3] Following this, he and Sage Francis continued trading demo tapes and became more familiar with each other through the local Rhode Island hip hop circuit.[4] They continued to stay friends and Sage Francis eventually signed Prolyphic to his label, Strange Famous Records. He became the second artist signed to the label, after B. Dolan.[5]

In 2005, he released Stick Figures' self titled debut album. The same year, he was introduced by Sage Francis to hip hop producer Reanimator.[6] Together, the two released the critically acclaimed album The Ugly Truth on Strange Famous Records in 2008.[7][8] It features guest appearances from Alias, Macromantics and Sage Francis, among others.[9]

He released Working Man, a collaborative album with London hip hop producer Buddy Peace in 2013, also on Strange Famous Records.[10]

In 2016, he released DNGRFLD, a fully self produced album on Strange Famous, which features Seez Mics and Cas One.[11]

Discography edit

Studio albums edit

Stick Figures (with Robust) edit

  • Stick Figures (2005)

Singles edit

  • "Get Out What You Put In" (2005)
  • "Artist Goes Pop" (2008) (with Reanimator)

Guest appearances edit

  • Robust - "Thinking Ahead of Time" from Potholes in Our Molecules (2004)
  • Sage Francis - "SFR Pays Dues" from Sick of Wasting (2009)
  • Guante and Big Cats! - "The Stockholm Syndrome" from An Unwelcome Guest (2009)
  • B. Dolan - "Survived Another Winter" from House of Bees Vol. 1 (2009)
  • Cas One - "Vultures" from The Monster And The Wishing Well (2013)
  • Metermaids - "I'm Alive So Everything I Own Is My Lucky Everything" from We Brought Knives (2014)
  • The Funk Junkie - "Originals" from Moondirt (2017)

Productions edit

  • Sage Francis - "Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead To Me" from Sick to D(eat)h (2013)
  • Sage Francis - "Vonnegut Busy" from Copper Gone (2014)

References edit

  1. ^ Ranta, Alan (November 6, 2013). "Prolyphic & Buddy Peace 'Kraftwerking Man' (album stream)". Exclaim!.
  2. ^ Gillespie, Blake (November 16, 2010). "Robust & Pore, "High Roller"". Impose Magazine.
  3. ^ "Prolyphic | Interview | TheBeeShine". TheBeeShine. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  4. ^ Williams, Wyatt (April 10, 2008). "Survived Another Winter feat. Sage Francis, B. Dolan, and Alias". XLR8R.
  5. ^ "Sage Francis: The RAPstation Interview Part II". Rapstation. 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  6. ^ Ranta, Alan (May 5, 2008). "Prolyphic and Reanimator: The Ugly Truth". PopMatters.
  7. ^ Ma, David (June 11, 2008). "The Ugly Truth". XLR8R. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2013.
  8. ^ Butler, Nick (December 14, 2008). "Review: Prolyphic & Reanimator - The Ugly Truth". Sputnikmusic.
  9. ^ Rinaldi, Matt. "The Ugly Truth - Prolyphic/Reanimator". Allmusic. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  10. ^ Wolfe, Matt (August 2, 2013). "Prolyphic & Buddy Peace – "Go Green"". Sputnikmusic.
  11. ^ "Prolyphic - DNGRFLD". Strange Famous Records. Retrieved 2017-02-20.

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