Blockhead (US hip-hop producer on Ninja Tune)

~ Person

Legal name: James Anthony Simon (also known as "Tony" Simon)


James Anthony 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 is also a member of the comedy hip hop group Party Fun Action Committee and has previously worked with rappers Cage, Hangar 18, Open Mike Eagle and Murs. 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 Raw Thoughts Blockhead 1
2001 Blockhead's Broke Beats Blockhead 1
2004 Music by Cavelight Blockhead 8
2005 Downtown Science Blockhead 2
2007 Uncle Tony's Coloring Book Blockhead 1
2009 The Music Scene Blockhead 5 3
2012 Interludes After Midnight Blockhead 2
2013 Capture the Sun Illogic & Blockhead 1
2014 JustPlayWitIt MarQ Spekt & Blockhead 3
2014 Bells and Whistles Blockhead 1
2016 Keep Playin' MarQ Spekt & Blockhead 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Peanuts in Your Mouth Blockhead 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Insomniac Olympics Blockhead 2
2006 Alright Blockhead 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Expiration Date EP Blockhead 1
2005 We Didn't Invent the Remix Blockhead & Omega One 1
2012 Preparing for Capture Illogic & Blockhead 2
2013 After Capture Illogic & Blockhead 1

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