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Background information
Birth nameRob Bakker
BornSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresHip hop, alternative hip hop, Canadian hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, producer
Years active2002–present
LabelsScissor Records/Tommy Boy Entertainment
Droppin' Science Productions
Mumbles Hip Hop
Blunted Astronaut
Associated actsD-Sisive, Twin Peaks, The Birthday Boys, Wolves, The Residents, Phocus, Wax Reform, Lucky 7, Lightheaded

Rob Bakker, better known by his stage name Muneshine, is a Canadian hip hop recording artist, record producer, DJ and mix engineer and performer.

Since 2005, Muneshine has released 3 major label projects in Japan, and contributed production and vocal appearances on more. His sales in this territory exceed 30,000 units. His first release (Phocus – A Vision and a Plan) debuted on HMV Japan’s hip hop charts at #8. Since then,

Muneshine has collaborated with a number of popular U.S. hip hop musicians, such as Pete Rock, Sean Price, DJ Spinna, Buckwild, Guilty Simpson, Rob Swift and many more.


  • 1 Juno Nominations
  • 2 Musical career
    • 2.1 2009-2012: Let The Children Die, SOCAN, Vaudeville and Jonestowns
    • 2.2 2013-Present: There Is Only Today, Bed Bugs and In Transit
  • 3 Discography
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Juno Nominations

Four projects Muneshine has collaborated on with D-Sisive have been nominated for a Juno Award. In 2008, D-Sisive’s B.O.O.K., which was engineered by Muneshine, was nominated for Rap Album of the Year. D-Sisive’s 2010 release Vaudeville (engineered and featuring rap vocals by Muneshine) was nominated under the same category, and Jonestown 2, D-Sisive’s 2011 release received the same Juno nod and was produced and engineered by Muneshine. This year, D-Sisive’s video for “Friend Of Mine,” (prod. Muneshine) was nominated for Video Of The Year. Muneshine’s production on D-Sisive’s “Nobody With A Notepad,” was also chosen in The Huffington Post’s “100 Best Canadian Songs Ever” in 2014.[1]

2009-2012: Let The Children Die, SOCAN, Vaudeville and Jonestowns

In the beginning of his career, Muneshine often collaborated with fellow Canadian MC D-Sisive. The duo won SOCAN’s coveted Echo Songwriting award for the song “Nobody With A Notepad” taken from D-Sisive’s album Let The Children Die.[2] The song caught the attention of notable hip hop artists such as DJ Premier and DJ Eclipse. Since then, they have released the albums Vaudeville, Jonestown, Jonestown 2, and Jonestown 3.[3]

2013-Present: There Is Only Today, Bed Bugs and In Transit

In 2012, Muneshine released a solo project There Is Only Today, his first under the Droppin’ Science label. The album featured production from DJ Spinna, Buckwild, !llmind and M-Phazes, among others. Guest appearances include Emilio Rojas, D-Sisive and Ghettosocks, among others.[4]

2013 saw the release of Muneshine’s limited edition 12” EP, Bed Bugs via Blunted Astronaut Records (UK). This release featured remixes from producers Herbaliser and Soundsci, as well as a vocal feature from Canadian hip hop artist Moka Only.[5]

On June 30, 2014, Muneshine released his fifth solo album, In Transit, on Toronto label Scissor Records & Tommy Boy Entertainment (NYC).[6] This whole album was written “In Transit”, meaning on a plane, train, bus, car, walking and biking. It featured production from Exile, Oddisee and DJ Spinna, among others.[7] The same year, Muneshine premiered the single “Venus & Mars” (Freddie Joachim Remix) on Majestic Casual, gaining 400,000-plus plays on YouTube and 300,000-plus on Soundcloud. On the production side, Muneshine’s Portugal. The Man and Spandau Ballet flip also recently went official with over 300,000 plays.[8]


Studio albums
  • Opportunity Knocks (2005)
  • A Walk in the Park (2007)
  • Status Symbol (2008)
  • There Is Only Today (2012)
  • In Transit (2014)
Collaborative albums
  • A Vision and a Plan [EP] (2004)
  • A Vision and a Plan (2004)
  • Open House (2010)
  • The Perfect Strangers EP (2010)
  • Kissing Hands & Shaking Babies (2011)
  • Mount Crushmore EP (2012)
  • Wolves (2013)
  • Home Brewed Productions (2010)
  • Train of Thought (2011)
  • "Overdrive" (12") (2005)
  • "Imagine That" (12") (2006)
  • "Mark My Words" (12") (2007)
  • "Kaboom!!!" (12") (2007)
  • "Bed Bugs" (12") (2013)
  • Miguel Ft. Kendrick Lamar - How Many Drinks (Muneshine Remix)
  • Portugal. The Man - Purple Yellow Red Blue (Muneshine Remix)
  • Thrillers - Can't Get Enough (Muneshine Remix)
  • Muneshine Ft. Grimm - Sunshine (Lcaw Remix)[9]
Awards & Nominations
  • 2014 Juno Nomination - Video of the Year: D-Sisive - "Friend Of Mine" (Produced by Muneshine)
  • 2011 Juno Nomination - Rap Album Of The Year: D-Sisive - Jonestown 2 (Produced and Engineered by Muneshine)
  • 2010 Juno Nomination - Rap Album Of The Year: D-Sisive - Vaudeville (Engineered by Muneshine, featuring Muneshine)
  • 2008 Juno Nomination - Rap Album Of The Year: D-Sisive - B.O.O.K. (Engineered by Muneshine)
Guest appearances
  • Factor - "Walk Don't Run" from Con-Soul Confessions (2003)
  • D-Sisive - "I See" from Let the Children Die (2009)
  • Ghettosocks - "U Ain't This" from Treat of the Day (2009)

See also

  • iconMusic of Canada portal
  • iconHip hop portal
  • Canadian hip hop


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  2. ^ "Muneshine - Droppin' Science". Droppin' Science. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  3. ^ "D-Sisive Changes Gears". Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ "Muneshine Is Always In Transit - Noisey". Noisey. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  7. ^ "Muneshine 'In Transit' (album stream)". Retrieved 2017-03-06. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ Haven Sounds/MuchFACT [CC]

External links

  • Official website

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