Cappablack is a duo comprised of iLLEVEN (programming) and Hashim B. (programming & scratching). Influenced by the raw hiphop sound of groups such as Mobb Deep, Cappablack released their debut album "the state of the night" in1997 from soup-disk, which combined experimental beats and noir soundscapes. This album became a classic instrumental album in the Japanese hiphop scene.
Their second 12 inch "the economics e.p." was discovered by Pole and they become the first Japanese group to contribute a tracks to the ˜scape compilations "staedtizism 3", "staedtizism 4" and "but then again"