Sensational

Sensational

Real Name:
Colin Julius Bobb
Profile:
Rapper from Brooklyn, New York

Originally appearing with Jungle Brothers's single, "Troopin' On The Downlow" under the name of Torture in 1993, He was later heavily featured on the unreleased Jungle Brothers album Crazy Wisdom Masters in 1993 (produced by Bill Laswell) but this was shelved by Warner Bros, due to been too "experimental." He released later released his debut album Loaded With Power in 1997. Known for often lo-fi and unique style to rapping, he is also known for his often eclectic collaboration work, He has played with the likes of Cardopusher, Kid 606, Handsome Boy Modeling School, DJ Scotch Bonnet, Kouhei Matsunaga, and Spectre.

Often quite prolific but known for brief spells of homelessness as archived in his documentary "The Rise and Fall and Rise Of Sensational", it not known how much of Sensational's discography there actually is as he can be often selling his music in the streets of New York.
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Sensational Discography

Albums

WSCD022 Sensational Loaded With Power (Album) WordSound WSCD022 US 1997 Sell This Version
CRCL-8064 Sensational Corner The Market (Album) WordSound CRCL-8064 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
WSLP037 Sensational Heavyweighter (Album) WordSound WSLP037 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
IPC-16 Sensational Get On My Page (Album) Ipecac Recordings IPC-16 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
WSLP044 Sensational Natural Shine (Album) WordSound WSLP044 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
QS 136 CD Spectre Featuring Sensational Spectre Featuring Sensational - Parts Unknown(CD, Album) Quatermass QS 136 CD Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
none Sensational Mix Hits On A Fritz(CD, Album, Sel) Amazonas Jungle Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
QS 151 CD Sensational Speaks For Itself(CD, Album) Quatermass QS 151 CD Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
none Sensational Crown Material(CDr, Album) Chunk O Bliss none US 2005 Sell This Version
WSCD053 Sensational Meets Kouhei* Sensational Meets Kouhei* - Sensational Meets Kouhei(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) WordSound WSCD053 US 2006 Sell This Version
WSDD008 Spectre Presents: Sensational Spectre Presents: Sensational - In Dub(16xFile, MP3, Album, Mixed) WordSound Digital WSDD008 US 2006
qr.023-CD Sensational, Göldin & Bit-Tuner Sensational, Göldin & Bit-Tuner - It's Sensational (Album) Quiet Records (4) qr.023-CD Switzerland 2008 Sell This Version
WSCD055 Sensational & Spectre Sensational & Spectre - Acid & Bass(CD, Album, Car) WordSound WSCD055 US 2009 Sell This Version
Skald027 Sensational Meets Koyxeи Sensational Meets Koyxeи - Sensational Meets Koyxeи (Album) Skam Skald027 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Sensational A Earfull(CDr, Album) Not On Label none US 2011 Sell This Version
none Sensational Guestlist+12 (Album) Ich Mach Ernst none Germany 2014 Sell This Version
none Sensational Crown Material(11xFile, Album) Not On Label (Sensational Self-Released) none US 2015

Singles & EPs

OLE 472-1P Sensational Beat, Rhymes & Styles (Single) Matador OLE 472-1P US 2000 Sell This Version
OLE 471-1P Sensational Party Jumpin' / Livin' It Up(12", Single, Promo) Matador OLE 471-1P US 2000 Sell This Version
lanq001 Madteo Feat. Sensational Madteo Feat. Sensational - Basiado Beatdown Lanquid Music lanq001 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
WERK 018 Nochexxx Feat. Sensational Nochexxx Feat. Sensational - Smashing Your System(12") Werk Discs WERK 018 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
Kat 004 Sensational Bouncy Agenda E.P.(12", EP) Autodidakt Records Kat 004 Sweden 2011 Sell This Version
MEOW181 Cardopusher Feat. Sensational Cardopusher Feat. Sensational - We Want Ca$h EP.(8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Tigerbeat6 MEOW181 US 2011
Redose-1 Ra.H & Dynamo Dreesen / Madteo & Sensational Ra.H & Dynamo Dreesen / Madteo & Sensational - Redose-1 Morphine Records Redose-1 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version
mea007 Madteo Feat. Sensational Madteo Feat. Sensational - ReCast(12") Meakusma mea007 Belgium 2012 Sell This Version

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April 15, 2004
Sensational is the hip-hop equivalent of Thomas Mann's Aschenbach character, "the patron saint of all those who labor at the edge of exhaustion".
His brutal, minimalist style rubs some folks the wrong way, as if it were pretentious or overwrought. Nothing could be further than the truth. This is basement, 4-track, dirty analogue drum machine hip-hop at its best. Sensational is an eccentric guy to be sure, but his imagination and hyperreal/surreal lyrics and flow never fail to provoke and challenge his listeners.
Don't sleep.

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