duo Charles X and Hypeman R2D,2 also known by their parents as Charlie and Nick, are a Sydney based hip-hop duo whose sound is heavily influenced by 90’s hip-hop legends such as ATCQ, Wu-Tang Clan and Big L. One of the reasons Charles X started performing was because of Busta Rhymes’ old crew Leaders of the New School. They call their sound ‘Mutant Style’ probably because their hip-hop is a mutation of classic 90’s infused with modern sounds and diverse beats.
X and Hype are also involved with another collective Da Mutantz who released their debut EP in September last year. When you listen to it you’ll hear a wide range of samples in their music, as the producer 26th Letter loves the use of samples to give the EP a nostalgic feel with popular old school sound bites. Songs off that EP to listen to are Whos Got The Funk, a jazz infused song with the saxophone trilling throughout and Mutant Style where Charlie X is spitting fast verses with a very 90’s production.