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 being too "experimental." He 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 is not known how much of Sensational's discography there actually is as he can be often found selling his music in the streets of New York.
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Albums

WSCD022 Sensational - Loaded With Power album art Sensational Loaded With Power (Album) WordSound WSCD022 US 1997 Sell This Version
CRCL-8064 Sensational - Corner The Market album art Sensational Corner The Market (Album) WordSound CRCL-8064 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
WSLP037 Sensational - Heavyweighter album art Sensational Heavyweighter (Album) WordSound WSLP037 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
IPC-16 Sensational - Get On My Page album art Sensational Get On My Page (Album) Ipecac Recordings IPC-16 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
QS136 Sensational - Parts Unknown album art Spectre Featuring Sensational Spectre Featuring Sensational - Parts Unknown(CD, Album) Quatermass QS136 Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
WSLP044 Sensational - Natural Shine album art Sensational Natural Shine (Album) WordSound WSLP044 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none Sensational - Mix Hits On A Fritz album art Sensational Mix Hits On A Fritz(CD, Album, Sel) Amazonas Jungle Records none US 2003 Sell This Version
none Sensational - Crown Material album art Sensational Crown Material (Album) Chunk O Bliss none US 2005 Sell This Version
QS151 Sensational - Speaks For Itself album art Sensational Speaks For Itself(CD, Album) Quatermass QS151 Belgium 2005 Sell This Version
WSCD053 Sensational - Sensational Meets Kouhei album art Sensational Meets Kouhei* Sensational Meets Kouhei* - Sensational Meets Kouhei (Album) WordSound, Morphius Urban WSCD053 US 2006 Sell This Version
WSDD008 Sensational - In Dub album art Spectre Presents: Sensational Spectre Presents: Sensational - In Dub(16xFile, MP3, Album, Mixed) WordSound Digital WSDD008 US 2006
qr.023-CD Sensational - It's Sensational album art 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 - Acid & Bass album art Sensational & Spectre Sensational & Spectre - Acid & Bass (Album) WordSound WSCD055 US 2009 Sell This Version
Skald027 Sensational - Sensational Meets Koyxeи album art Sensational Meets Koyxeи Sensational Meets Koyxeи - Sensational Meets Koyxeи (Album) Skam Skald027 UK 2010 Sell This Version
Skald 027 Sensational - Sensational Meets Koyxeи album art Sensational meets Koyxeи Sensational meets Koyxeи - Sensational Meets Koyxeи(CDr, Album, Promo) Skam Records Skald 027 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Sensational - Droping Fly Styles album art Sensational Meets Ninjamaster Sensational Meets Ninjamaster - Droping Fly Styles(11xFile, MP3, Album) Not On Label none 2011
none Sensational - A Earfull album art Sensational A Earfull(CDr, Album) Not On Label none US 2011 Sell This Version
none Sensational - Guestlist+12 album art Sensational Guestlist+12 (Album) Ich Mach Ernst none Germany 2014 Sell This Version
WANIA $ 0.99 Sensational - Special Offer album art Madteo Feat. Sensational Madteo Feat. Sensational - Special Offer (Album) Wania WANIA $ 0.99 Norway 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

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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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