Blockhead

US hip-hop producer on Ninja Tune

Biography

James Anthony "Tony" Simon, better known by his stage name Blockhead, is an American hip hop producer based in Manhattan, New York.

Aside from his solo efforts released on the Ninja Tune label, Blockhead is most associated with producing for Aesop Rock, a rapper for the indie hip hop labels Definitive Jux and Rhymesayers. He has also previously worked with rappers Cage, Hangar 18, Open Mike Eagle and Murs. He is also a member of the comedy hip hop group Party Fun Action Committee. According to him, his stage name comes from the shape of his head: "While it's not square, it's pretty close."

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of The Music Scene

    The Music Scene 2010

    Reviewed by Sam Hesketh
    An engrossing instrumental hip hop album to be admired.