James Greene Jr writes at Hopes&Fears:
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A long time ago in a borough not especially far away, a musician known as Supergenius created a funky contortion called Star Wars Breakbeats.The album weaves portions of dialogue, sound effects, and incidental music from the original trilogy into mesmerizing, rhythmic concoctions that effortlessly convey the intrigue and appeal of the fictional realm inhabited by Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Salacious Crumb.
Star Wars Breakbeats quickly became an underground sensation upon its release in 1996, but it wasn’t enough to keep Supergenius (né Morgan Phillips) from changing his handle to the Sucklord and moving into custom toy production. Star Wars Breakbeats has been out of print for years; thankfully, the Sucklord is finally making his creation available digitally. As The Force Awakens looms on our pop culture horizon, we reached out to the Chinatown-based artist to pick his brain about the album’s creation, its legacy, and the Godzilla companion album that remains unreleased.