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

Sensational - Loaded With Power album art Sensational Loaded With Power (Album) WordSound US 1997 Sell This Version
Sensational - Corner The Market album art Sensational Corner The Market (Album) WordSound Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Sensational - Heavyweighter album art Sensational Heavyweighter (Album) WordSound Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Sensational - Get On My Page album art Sensational Get On My Page (Album) Ipecac Recordings Europe 2001 Sell This Version
QS 136 CD Sensational - Parts Unknown album art Spectre Featuring Sensational Spectre Featuring Sensational - Parts Unknown(CD, Album) Quatermass QS 136 CD Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
Sensational - Natural Shine album art Sensational Natural Shine (Album) WordSound 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
Sensational - Crown Material album art Sensational Crown Material (Album) Chunk O Bliss 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
Sensational - Sensational Meets Kouhei album art Sensational Meets Kouhei* Sensational Meets Kouhei* - Sensational Meets Kouhei (Album) WordSound, Morphius Urban 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
Sensational - It's Sensational album art Sensational, Göldin & Bit-Tuner Sensational, Göldin & Bit-Tuner - It's Sensational (Album) Quiet Records (4) Switzerland 2008 Sell This Version
Sensational - Acid & Bass album art Sensational & Spectre Sensational & Spectre - Acid & Bass (Album) WordSound US 2009 Sell This Version
Sensational - Sensational Meets Koyxeи album art Sensational Meets Koyxeи Sensational Meets Koyxeи - Sensational Meets Koyxeи (Album) Skam 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
Sensational - Guestlist+12 album art Sensational Guestlist+12 (Album) Ich Mach Ernst Germany 2014 Sell This Version
WANIA $ 0.99 Sensational - Special Offer album art Madteo Feat. Sensational Madteo Feat. Sensational - Special Offer(LP) Wania WANIA $ 0.99 Norway 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Sensational - Beat, Rhymes & Styles album art Sensational Beat, Rhymes & Styles (Single) Matador, WordSound 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
Sensational - Basiado Beatdown album art Madteo Feat. Sensational Madteo Feat. Sensational - Basiado Beatdown Lanquid Music Italy 2007 Sell This Version
WERK 018 Sensational - Smashing Your System album art 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. 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
Sensational - Randfunk vs. Sensational album art Randfunk vs Sensational Randfunk vs Sensational - Randfunk vs. Sensational Misengarde Italy 2012 Sell This Version

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turntable_terrorist

turntable_terrorist

March 14, 2019
what much can be said this guy? Aside from quitting The Jungle Brothers after with the album Crazy Wisdom masters (an album flat out rejected by Warner Bros. at the time cited been "too ahead of its time" ) He's extremely talented wordsmith and has a wide range of appearances, due to him lending his vocals to just any beats (which most could easily be forerunners for the industrial Hip Hop movement). His rap style/eccentricity is similar to that of Kool Keith: odd hit and miss releases which occasionally are very good, but dependent on whose production he is working with. His debut album "loaded with power" and "meets Kouhei" sounds like extremely lo-fi but his words and voice work with it so well. Obviously a victim of drug abuse or some undiagnosed mental illness he is best documented in the film "The Rise And Fall Of Sensational" which gives a meaningful insight to the man as told by himself and many others.

Like the past reviewer said though. One thing if you are wanting to know him or buy things via his Facebook page He's very vocal about selling you merch and making a quick buck. I remember been a plane to go on a holiday and the day before saying i was interested in him and he wanted money asap! i never parted cash but he wished a safe journey anyway. Def you should clock though if you enjoy the music of Techno Animal, ICE or El-P.
genet

genet

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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