Moka Only | Food Truck | Lyric Video

Moka Only | Food Truck | Lyric Video

Toronto based Hand’Solo Records are closing in on a truly spectacular twenty years of putting out dope Hip-Hop. To celebrate Basements of Badmen 3 is coming and Food Truck is the first single from Moka Only.

Good friend of the The Unheard Nerd, Thomas Quinlan aka Doogie Howitzer, has been heading up one of, if not, the longest running independent Hip-Hop label in Canada for a mighty twenty years this month.

The label has been key in gaining exposure for underground artists in and around the Toronto area and continues to support and contribute to the scene.

The endeavour began in 1996 with the release of a compilation album titled Basements of Badmen. The compilation was well received and, in-fact, went on to inspire one of our favourite rappers, Wordburglar, to seek out the label with the intention of getting onto the second compilation in 2003. You can hear Wordburglar recount the story on the first podcast interview I recorded with him.

Thomas Quinlan

Hand’Solo Records’ Thomas Quinlan aka Doogie Howitzer

Hand’Solo’s follow up release to the first Basements of Badmen compilation came in 1997  and featured Moka Only with Sixtoo titled the ‘Crystal Senate EP’.

Twenty years later and Hand’Solo have announced a long overdue third instalment of the compilation series. Basements of Badmen 3 drops on the 30th of September and it’s set to be epic, bursting with 40 new tracks on two discs.

Fittingly enough, the first single from the album comes from the afore mentioned Moka Only who explored four of his favourite things on the track ‘Food Truck’. Food, travel, music and sex.

There’s a fast food themed lyric video to accompany the track and you can download the song from the Hand’ Solo bandcamp page for free.

About Hand’Solo Records | Operating out of Toronto, Canada since 1996, Hand’Solo Records is devoted to releasing quality hip hop that is creative, clever and often experimental. Early releases, now out of print, include music from Buck 65, Sixtoo, Moka Only, Tachichi i & Moves and more. Currently home to Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!, royceBIRTH, Chokeules, More Or Les and Backburner.

About Moka Only | Daniel Denton, better known by his stage name Moka Only is a critically acclaimed Canadian underground hip hop artist. He has won 3 JUNO Awards, 5 MuchMusic Video Awards, and has been nominated for 11 Western Canadian Music Awards.

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