“These guys are the best of what indie hip-hop has to offer, which is a fresh, intelligent approach to a genre that is filled with so much mainstream crap these days. The Other Guys are incredibly talented and are the type of group where the instant you hear them you wonder how they’ve managed to stay underground”. – HillyDilly.com
Mighty Joe & Isaiah “Insanate” Mensah are the alternative hip hop group The Other Guys, and yes before you ask, their name predates the Will Ferrell movie. The two musicians are both cousins and hail from the Washington, DC area. The Other Guys began producing together back in 2006. They have produced for and worked with artist such as Homeboy Sandman, Substantial,Tanya Morgan, Sadat X (Brand Nubian), yU, and Fresh Daily.
In 2012, The Other Guys walked away from panhandling beats to underground artist, and began releasing their own EPs independently. “The Other Album” which they released in 2012 was received with critical acclaim. Their Instrumental project “The Week EP” was rated as one of the Top 25 Instrumental Projects of 2013 by DEADENDHIPHOP.
Utilizing an eclectic assortment of samples, live drums, analog keyboards, and discussing “everyday man” issues, The Other Guys’ music is a testament to what hip-hop music used to be, as well as what it could be.