Mobb Deep Affiliate Computa Releases “Catching A Body” Single @ComputaMobbDeep

Mobb Deep Affiliate and Rockboy Records Artist Computa releases his new single “Catching A Body”. The single, produced by “The Hit Maker” D/R Period is available now on iTunes and other digital streaming platforms.

The record follows his latest single “Yayo”, which conveys lyrical imagery to reflect his dominance in the music industry.  Computa goes the extra mile in “Catching A Body” to drive that message while giving listeners a bit of a diversion.

This is a record for the clappers around the world, something to get listeners up on their feet and moving.  Make no mistake though, the deliverance is undeniably Computa certified.

 

Stream “Catching A Body” below. 

 

1st Lady of Rockboy Records, Ms Shica Releases New Single “Boss Lady” @Shica_Ms

Legendary Producer D/R Period and Rockboy Records present new music from the first lady of Rockboy Records, Ms Schica. The single “Boss Lady” is also produced by D/R and available now on all digital streaming platforms.

“Boss Lady” depicts Ms Shica’s lyrical rap skills and songstress vocals. The single sets the tone for her classy yet not about the games vibe.  A strong and confident artist, she is a boss in her own right who is reigning rank status along-side some heavy hitters in the industry.

 

Ms Shica is on a mission for success and sweeping all haters to the side. Stream “Boss Lady” below. 

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Interview | Legendary Tazmania Talks New Music, Hip Hop Icons, & What’s Next @sizzlejimi

Legendary Tazmania has been deep rooted in the music scene dating back to his teenage years. He can recall the late legend Easy-E bringing him to his very first concert which of MC Breed and DJ Quick.  Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, he was up rooted at age thirteen to Los Angeles where music forever changed his life. He signed his first record deal in 1992 and released hit after hit. As he enhanced his craft and progressed in his career, he had the opportunity to tour the globe with major artists Mike Jones, Beat Nuts, Dilated Peoples, Eve, and more. To date he holds a lengthy catalog of music and hasn’t stopped yet.

” I believe in the words that Guru once told me, “keep spitting because you are what they need”

MJ: Thank you for taking time away from creating music for this interview. Let’s take it back to your younger years.  Do you think your career would have taken a different direction if you and your family didn’t move to Los Angeles?

Taz: Thank you for having me, and yes, it definitely would have been different.  I wouldn’t have met the people that actually made me love Hip-Hop like Skoolz, who let me have my first speaking role on a song.  Also Yomo and Markel who are Ruthless Records artists and their album “Burn Old Glory”, and I can’t leave out my relationship with the Bell’s of New Edition or how the Kinky Boys helped me to be original in my approach when it comes to creating music.

MJ: Talk about that concert that Easy-E took you to. As a young by that must have been an adrenaline rush to experience.

Taz:  It was I was on top of the world! To see everything up close was life changing, even though DJ Quick thought we were Crips because we were in blue…but Eazy smoothed it over.

MJ: In 1992 you released your first project “Come Say Hi to The Bad Guy”.  It can be mind-blowing to look back at your very first single or project. What would you say to that young Taz?

Taz: I would say don’t be so full of yourself, work hard and party later.

MJ:  From that you started your own rap group and label, which became a staple for Cali Hip Hop, and opened up some major doors for you. Share some of that with us.

Taz: Yeah being part of a group was cool it give me a chance to see other point of views and to remain humble in the face of so many egos. It also gave me the opportunity to meet a wide range of artists such as Outcast, Luda, and others. It gives you a sense of professionalism you need to have to live up to.

MJ: You’ve shared the stage with a handful of major artists and key players in the industry.  What stands out the most from those experiences?

Taz: I would say my chance meeting with Jay-Z in Stockholm along with Mr. Hayes, may he rest in peace, he was like a mentor for a short time. Meeting Warren G and his uncle Ron G was also life changing when they saw me perform overseas and let me know I had worth in the music scene.

 MJ: Let’s bring fans up to speed now. You’ve released a lengthy catalog of music throughout recent years.  Talk about your style and flow and how as an artist you have progressed and evolved from each project.

Taz: I have always looked at this business as an ever-changing one, and as an artist you must evolve with the times.  My flow is one of a kind, and smoothed out with a conscious realism.  I am a product of my environment with a world-wide sense of my people and the habitat we live.  But sometimes I like to make light of those differences.

MJ: What’s hot right now with Taz? Talk about your latest single “Flash Flood”. Also give us some inside scoop on upcoming projects or collaborations.

Taz: Yeah it’s coming out later this month.  It was produced by Synthetic, who made a fire track about getting rich quick dreams we all have at some point. The rest you will have to wait until it’s released, can’t give it all away…My latest single “Vinus” is the sh*t! It’s a shout out to all women of the world and how in their grace and beauty have made me feel that there’s always an unspoken meaning to someone special.

MJ: When it comes to influences, whether it be musically or personally, who do you credit?

Taz: Wow that’s a hard one.  I actually try to stay away from anyone else’s style, but some think I’m similar to T.I. But I think there is no other to credit for my style.

MJ: As we wrap up is there anything else you want the world to know about Taz?

Taz: Yeah, no one will give a better live performance than Taz. Be on the lookout for my new album “Paper Cuts”, I promise I will do everything in my power to make it groundbreaking for my fans!

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[Single] @SuspensJr ‘Tip Toe On Fire’

Suspens Jr® is a Florida based rapper, recording artist, and songwriter with a triple threat in the studio and on the live stage. He grew up watching his father firsthand in the studio and during live shows. Rolling out excellent scholastic dedication in school, Suspens Jr® is poised and ready to jump into the Hip Hop game as a mature young professional. As an artist, his passion, charisma, and all-natural swagger bring a fresh new trend and sound to the youth market that is his own. SJ wrote & released his 1st video “Kids Drink Pina Colada” at age 7. He released his 1st EP titled “Slidin” at age 12 which featured 3 videos: “Slidin”, “I’m Straight” & “Swag Meter”. In addition to his busy schedule in the studio, Suspens Jr® is dedicated to school along with hobbies that include basketball, video games and acting. As a musical artist and creative force, Suspens Jr® created, initiated, and launched his own t-shirt line called Color Shirts® that is catching on in popularity in its initial debut with both youth and adults.

[Single] @SuspensJr 'Tip Toe On Fire'

“Thirteen” is his first official album, and was released on January 13th 2017. During this time, he was featured in This Is 50, Hood Illustrated, Jammerzine and She Knows. “Confused” was dropped as a teaser for Valentines Day of 2017 & was well accepted. “Hulk” is the most popular song on the album “Thirteen” & his 1st official single & video. After the release of “Thirteen” Suspens Jr® has made it to the first round ballot of the Grammys. Yes, that’s right! Suspens Jr® was considered for a 2018 Grammy nomination. The duo with his dad (Suspens®), titled “Dads & Sons” has earned him this recognition! Sadly the song was not nominated.

Suspens Jr® current project is his mixtape titled “Youngest In Charge” which is being released on July 16th 2018. As of July 4th his single “Tip Toe On Fire” is available on all online platforms.

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Tribeca-Grand Announces The Release of “Sport of the Gods” Album @SportOfTheGods

Tribeca-Grand, lyrically mastered and iconic Hip Hop duo, present their latest album titled “Sport of the Gods”.  The ten track line-up is available now on all digital streaming platforms and CD.

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“Sport of the Gods” represents the true essence of Hip Hop notably the lyricism and storytelling in Boom Bap’s truest form.  The first track off the album “NY-PHI” can be coined as the next arena size chanted anthem on the East Coast.  The record is also symbolic as Tribeca and Grand represent two different boroughs and two different states, but are bonded in a lyrical brotherhood.

Although the album only dropped a couple of weeks ago, one of the records is already being celebrated in France, Italy, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Poland.  “Let’s All Get Funky” is a let loose, fun record that all walks of life can kick back and vibe along with.  It is also going down in the history books for uniting those countries that some leaders have diligently been trying to divide.

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Tribeca-Grand have claimed their stance in Hip Hop and hold the highest respect from other major artists, peers, and fans.  “Suicide Rhymer”, another record off the album, bar for bar tells that story with no skits or cockiness, just three and a half minutes of bodied punchlines!

“I put my life on the line, don’t go no patience nor the time, recline lazy boys get left behind”

“Sport of the Gods” undeniably will be another notch for the duo to add to their countless accolades including college and FM radio chart toppers, international tours, and collaborations with other Hip Hop iconic pioneers.

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U-NIK STYLEZ RELEASES 3RD INSTALLMENT OF “CLASSIC” ALBUM @UNIKSTYLEZ

Seasoned Hip Hop Artist from Reading, Pennsylvania U-nik Stylez  announces the release of his third installment of his “Classic” project. “Classic III” includes features from major Indie Artists Ren Thomas, King Magnetic, Recognize Ali, Illconscious, as well as others.   Stylez collaborated with all-inclusive production teams on top of self produced tracks to create this thorough and timeless project.

“I wanted to keep a similar vibe and work with artists and producers I’ve met along the way and also add a very personal track on the project.  “The record “Due Time” gives an explanation to fans on my 2-year hiatus from releasing new music.” 

“Classic III” is a reflection of Stylez growth and progression as an artist and was inspired from the major success of the first two installments.

“This time around I even added a little humor… a comedy skit mocking “Mumble Rap.” 

At 27 years of age Stylez continues to claim eminent accolades as other notable artists from tours to a worldwide fan base, major media and press, and ranking as a chart topper by both domestic and international DJ’s.

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[Single] Capi Cu ‘Gwalla’

Rising rapper Capi Cu makes a massive impact with a new trap anthem named “Gwalla”, released via indie label AMG. The up-n-coming rhymespitter is ahead of his competition with his dynamic and unique sound and style. He perfectly proves that with his new single “Gwalla”. The song is available for download on all digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon Music and Spotify and the blazing music video can be watched on YouTube.

[Single] Capi Cu 'Gwalla'

When talking about “Gwalla”, the Puerto Rican American explains: “My single ‘Gwalla’ is a Latin trap/hip-hop song about getting to the money. It’s a song about survival in these streets, drugs, and hustling from the perspective of a Puerto Rican American… Capi Cu also known as Papi Da Connect.” With a style and delivery all his own, Capi Cu continues to craft complex, rewind-worthy rhymes that reveal increasingly clever wordplay upon repeat listens. He has the style, production and stage presence to captivate mainstream and radio audiences without sacrificing intelligence. Despite his present success, this ever-improving artist is hungry for more, spending hours on end in the studio up to seven days a week. He is constantly striving for harder-hitting punch lines and further development of his unique flow while keeping his eyes set firmly on Grammy heights. Fame, in fact, is a dream that Capi Cu said he dreams about nearly every day. It’s a lifestyle that he says chose him, and he’s getting closer and closer to realizing it as each day passes. In fact, his brand new single “Gwalla” is getting a lot of attention through Atlanta and the southern hemisphere so make no mistake to overlook this rising rapper!

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“How We Like It (The Take Off!)” Featuring Dinco D x C “Boogie” Brown @DincoD

New School Inc. presents “How We Like It” (The Take Off!) produced by Mr. Adassa (Tha PartyCrasha), engineered and mixed by Jonathan “Mudnoc” Carter.

Dinco D and C “Boogie” Brown of Leaders of the New School team up for a classic record that revives the sounds and elements of Hip Hop. “How We Like It” brings a mixture of old school beats, bass, with a bantam of techno. Only bona fide and creditable emcees can deliver Empire State lyrics execution style!

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Mercy Gang Emancipates Hip Hop With Their Latest Album “M.E.R.C.Y.” (Murdering Every Rapper Coming at You) @MercyGang1

MJ here your favorite Hip Hop blogger!  Tonight it is more than a pleasure, it is an honor to interview Pennsylvania’s and East Coast’s own Mercy Gang!  Mercy Gang embodies the definition, lifestyle, and culture of Hip Hop.  Album after album the group conveys unity, brotherhood, and Hip Hop in it’s true form.

Their latest album “M.E.R.C.Y.” is an imperishable work of art created with blended talent and a mastery of lyricism, beats, and straight bars! This album is in tribute to the group’s fallen soldier Hefty Metal…

MJ: Let me begin by thanking you for taking the time to chop it up with MJ. Its an honor, you’re an amazing journalist, and poet.  Let’s jump right in and talk about the new album M.E.R.C.Y.  You have some of my favorite emcees on the album as features such as Chris Rivers and Ren Thomas.  Give everyone the who, what, where, when, why, and how of M.E.R.C.Y.  What does the acronym stand for?  Talk about the production. Talk about the cover art. Talk about the meaning behind it.  How was it creating music and an album without the core member Hefty (RIP)?

MG: The acronym M.E.R.C.Y. stands for Murder Every Rapper Coming at You. It was an honor to work with some of the nicest lyricists in the game.  Ren Thomas is like family, we have done plenty of shows with him and our brothers over at Sensi Starr so it was bound to happen. Our fellow Bax War brother Pryme Prolifik did the production on that record. As for Chris Rivers we chopped it up on the phone with him, sent him the track and he murdered it. We also have U.G from the legendary Cella Dwellas. He has been like a big brother and mentor to us since we went on tour with him, and Adlib in 2013. We wanted to work with some producers we didn’t get a chance to work with on our first album, but still keep that in your face sound that our fans were used to. We had some of the usual suspects like JL Studios, Level 13, U.G, Chris Fields, Nysom, and a couple of new producers like Holla da Schollar, Will Sully, and Pryme Prolifik. The artwork was done by the Soloist. We wanted to let Hefty know how much we miss him and that we know he is watching over us. This was a long and emotional 2 years; a lot of tears were shed working on this album without him. He was very creative and had such a powerful voice that was a big part of our sound. We appreciate the amazing poem you wrote for Hefty on this album; it really meant the world to us and his family.

MJ:  What do you want fans to embrace most from this album? Tell us what three words would Hefty use to describe the album.

MG: We want the fans to truly appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears we put into this album. The three words Hefty would use would be amazing, compelling, and honored.

MJ:  Will there be a M.E.R.C.Y sophomore album or trilogy?

MG: Yes, we’re constantly working on new material. Maine has a project with suspect from Marmel coming soon, and DJ Merc is working on a mixtape.

MJ:  I have to share that Mercy Gang is in my top 5 of favorite Indie Hip Hop groups for many reasons!  To begin each of you share the same core belief that Mercy Gang is a reflection of a family and true brotherhood.  To further, the group has an incredible know-how and skill to combine individual unique talents into fused perfection!  So often you hear of groups that break up or call it quits after a few hits or an album.  2017 Mercy Gang is still thriving.  Share the secret of a successful group. Also what would you say are some challenges?

MG: Thanks MJ! That’s means a lot coming from you, being the Hip Hop head you are.  We trust each other’s creativity and respect each other’s point of view as it comes to beats, rhymes, and life. We argue and bump heads like most groups do, but the love and respect that we have for each other and for our Mercy Gang Brand is stronger than our pride or any egos.

MJ:  Listening to M.E.R.C.Y talk about how the group has progressed musically from previous albums.  How would you like to further progress as a group?

MG: Just continuing to make the music from our hearts, and daring to be different. We’re not afraid to take risks, always giving our all on every song, verse, or hook. We don’t sit around trying to make a hit. We just let the music bring the best out of us organically.

MJ: Mercy Gang has shared the studio and stages with several major artists!  Talk about a memorable time in your career that still stands out to you.  Also, who would you like to add to that list of collaborations?

MG: We have had a few but the performances that stick out the most were the Staten Island shows where Method Man came on stage and started rocking to our song. We have also had the honor of rocking the stage with both Sean Price and Prodigy who sadly are no longer with us. May they both rest in peace. Our bucket list of artists we would love to work with, for Maine would be Redman and Nas. Paulie would like to collaborate with Eminem and Tech N9ne. We would also love to work with Philly’s own the 30 and Over League.

MJ:  As we move into the new year give us some inside scoop on upcoming shows or other projects you will be working on.

MG: We’re working on some dates for a couple of mini tours in Canada with Marmel and with universal entities from MA, VA, and NC.  We are working on another Mercy Gang album. Maine and Suspect are working on a project titled “Cross Boarder Connections Vol 2”.  DJ Merc has a mixtape coming out, and we have a couple of surprises under our sleeve as well, so stayed tuned!

MJ:  Let’s talk about support!  I find it amazing how incredibly supportive and encouraging you are to other artists.  I remember one show, our first time meeting in person, you arrived early, supported every single performance and performer, and even stayed afterwards to network.  Why is that so important to you?  How does that help you as artists?

MG: Well first and foremost I’m a fan of the culture so I love to see other dope artists, and we are always down to do build for collaborations. Networking is extremely important when you’re an artist, dj, promoter, manager, or even just a fan. So many doors can open up through networking. We’ve met some great people who share the same love and passion as we do.

MJ:  I get called an ol’ head quite frequently because I debate and critique music that so many are quick to categorize or label as Hip Hop.   When I think of Hip Hop I think lyrics, boom bap, knowledge, delivering a message, instruments, poetry, art, etc. I think of a 4-minute track with a hook.  I think of catchy intro’s and outro’s.  I think of longevity; I can go on forever.  Tell me in your own words how do you define Hip Hop?  Do you see Mercy Gang ever conforming to fads or trends?

MG: We will never conform to fads or trends, that’s just not us. Hip hop is a way of life for us!  we eat, sleep, and shit Hip Hop…Hip Hop is a feeling, Hip Hop is competitive, Hip Hop is beats, rhymes, originality. It’s being true to yourself, and not trying to fit in.

MJ:  I’m curious, how did everyone link up and create Mercy Gang?  If it wasn’t for music where would you be right now in life?

MG: Maine did a record with Sway one of our earlier members, and Hefty came to the session and the three of them hit it off instantly. I was part of a group called Unstable Minds when Hefty reached out to me about joining the group. The original group consisted of Hefty, Maine, Ace, Sway, myself, Paulie, and Bagz. Our name was “The Mercenaries,” but Maine wasn’t feeling it so he started saying Mercy Gang and it stuck. We met DJ Merc at a show we did in Jersey and he was dope. So three months later Hefty approached him about being in the group and the rest is history. We still try to keep the essence of the original group by putting the former members on a lot of our projects. If I weren’t doing music I would probably be pursuing my interest in writing scripts for movies (Maine).

MJ:  Play along with the quick 3…. Name three places you would like to tour.  Name three artists in your playlist regardless of genre. Name 3 people who have influenced you both personally and musically.  Describe in three words a Mercy Gang performance.

MG: We would love to tour overseas like Europe, Japan, and definitely the United States. My playlist right now has Redman, John Mayer, and Conway. Paulie’s playlist right now has Twiztid, Wu Tang, and Benny from Griselda. My three influences would be my cousin Sudan who I learned how to rap from. My mom who made me the person I am today and I would have to say the culture of Hip Hop.  Three words to describe a Mercy Gang show without a doubt would be energetic, raw, and amazing.

MJ:  Each member of the group has their own personal lives, where does the balance come in?  How do you balance career and family?  Sometimes in this industry to be successful in both is extremely difficult.

MG: It’s a thin line, because one is going to effect the other.  For Paulie and myself we both have wives and kids, and both of our wives are nurses and their schedules are crazy.  So when it comes to touring we have to work around our family’s schedule. But the thing that makes it work is the love and support our family shows us when it comes to our music, they know how much it means to us.

MJ:  As we wrap up, is there anything else you would like the world to know about Mercy Gang?

MG: We would want the world to know that we love what we do, and we try our best to give our all on every track we do. We love Hip Hop!  We love our fans, and we love making music.

MJ:  I wish Mercy Gang a future filled with success and extraordinary accomplishments! Thank you for being true to Hip Hop, salute!

MG: Same to you MJ.  We want to thank you for being our voice for Hip Hop. Continue to hold it down for us independent and underground artists. We salute you and it was an honor to do this interview with you.

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BRONX’S OWN CONFLIKT RELEASES “STAY UP” VIDEO PRODUCED BY GUMMY BEATS X DJ PAIN 1 (@CONFLIKT718)

Up and coming artist Conflikt from Bronx, NY is paving the streets and creating his own lane when it comes to music.  Steering away from the club banger and popping bottle hits, “Stay Up” produced by Gummy Beats and DJ Pain 1 delivers a clear message.  Even in the darkness, in the self doubt and in the pain, it’s vital to point your head to the sky. “Higher than your word, I’m like an apostrophe.”

Conflikt delivers unequivocal and vivid punchlines with each lyric.  Even with the realization that “Life is a gamble, a knife with no handle” he declares to live life with no limitations, and has proven this much.  Conflikt continues to buildup his fan base and recognition with Coast 2 Coast competitions and showcases, Team Backpack tours, live performances across the East Coast, and for representing real Hip Hop!

 

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