Influenced by the golden-age sound of Tribe Called Quest, Pharcyde, and Black Sheep, MC Munie Taker is a throwback who blends his witty storytelling with buried samples and classic breaks. An original member and producer of the college house-party crew, Joint Venture, Munie records his first solo album 'The Unusual Suspect' with an introspective, intellectual, and spiritual viewpoint that counters the cultural force of hip-hop today. Munie Taker epitomizes the hip-hop underdog who has nothing to offer but honesty, delivered with an upbeat rhythmic narrative of his experiences, frustrations, and observations of life. Munie Taker carries the torch of old school hip-hop like other indie artists PUTS, Giant Panda, and Ugly Duckling. In fact, Dizzy Dustin of UD represents Long Beach with a guest appearance on the Rising Sons reunion and posse track "Here We Go". Munie Taker is a DC area native now residing in Central Virginia and collaborating with the talents at Vandabilt Records. Future projects include a collaboration with peer producer extraordinaire Dom C aka DtheNextLevel.