1. First off, introduce yourself to the readers who may not be familiar with Panik and Molemen Records.
Hi my name is Panik from Molemen, we are a crew based out of Chicago that’s been doing our thing since the early 90’s. Crew members consist of Panik (Me) , Vakill (MC), Pnd (DJ, Producer), Memo ( producer), Scheme (mc), Astonish (mc) & others.
As producers we’ve worked with Slug from Atmosphere, Saigon, Kool G Rap, MF Doom, Aesop Rock, Vinnie Paz, Brother Ali, Planet Asia, Rasco, Juice, All Natural, Esoteric, Apathy, Del The funky Homosapien, Myka Nine, Sage Francis, Grand Daddy I.U., Percee P. Rhymefest & many many more.
The Label started in 1991, first we were releasing tapes/ cassettes that had 4-6 tracks locally & also doing mix tapes locally. Then in 97- we started releasing vinyl with Percee P, Rhymefest Vakill – Keep The Fame & E.C. & Rubberoom – Taste Of Chicago on the b side. We released a string of 12s inch vinyl ( Below the Ground 1995), (Buried Alive 96) ti’ll 2001 when we released Molemen -Ritual of the on double vinyl & cd which is our biggest album to date. Since then we’ve released 3 albums with Vakill ( The Darkest Cloud (2003), Worst Fears Confirmed (2007), Armor Of God (2011) , more Molemen album ( Chicago city limits vol 1( 2002 )& 2 (2007) , Killing Fields (2006) , Lost sessions (2004) & we released album with several artist such as Longshot (2004) – Sacrifice (2004), Decay – Unlikely Hero (2008) , Astonish – From Now Until Forever (2008)