video premiere: wordspit the illest and shinobi ninja collaborate for an acid trip of a ranger ‘monks in the moshpit’

May 4, 2016

‘Monks In The Moshpit’ is a brand new, all-up-in-your face collaboration between Wordspit The ILLEST and Brooklyn-based Shinobi Ninja. A fearsome fusion of high-energy punk-rock and hip-hop, ‘Monks In The Moshpit’ is a no-holds-barred track with an equally dynamic visual that looks like the early 90s acid trip I was never on. It was recorded at Shinobi Ninja’s midtown Manhattan studio and was a true meeting of creative minds, resulting in on-the-spot freestyles by Wordspit, Duke Sims, and Baby G. ‘Monks In The Moshpit’ is a boisterous, psychedelic, and party-ready track/visual—check it out down below.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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