Yesterday Jonah Brown, AKA Th’ Mole, unveiled his sophomore release, Magnum Poopus. Continuing where he left off with his Daly City Records debut, Logfather, the self-produced album consists entirely of bragadocious battle raps over catchy boom-bap beats, all of the lyrics centered on the theme of poop. Although the subject matter is patently juvenile, it is crafted and delivered with such flair and cleverness that 8th graders and adults alike will be able to appreciate it for the brilliant artistry that it is.
Expanding his repertoire beyond the scope of Logfather, in Magnum Poopus Jonah includes songs of romance (“Brown Sugar”), holiday cheer (“Poop Santa Claus”) and spirituality (“Meditations On Mysticism & The Infinite Nature Of Doodoo”). Additionally, guest juggalette MC Gory Pussy shares the female perspective on defecation in “Lady Lumps” while Oregonian shaman LXOR (of New Cocoon) gives an environmentally-minded touch to “Compost”.
The first single, “Shit Crimes”, is available to stream at http://soundcloud.com/motionrecordings/jonah-brown-shit-crimes, while just in time for the holidays, the aforementioned “Poop Santa Claus” is a free download at http://soundcloud.com/motionrecordings/jonah-brown-poop-santa-claus.
The entire 18-track album is available to download on sale for just $2 until the New Year at http://thmole.bandcamp.com/album/magnum-poopus.