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The homie Snake Lucci is back in the free world and he is already putting out new projects, this time with long time friend and collaborator Kxng ISO. The two just dropped Dabs Vol. 2 and they are reppin’ Omaha and the Mid-West to the Fullest.
Alot fo the production was done by Kxng ISO himself but they also got various producers including Meeks, Tae, and SCRSWRTH. They have features from King Frost, MCE, SCRSWRTH, and Tae to name a few.
Some of my favorite cuts off the album are Snake’s Unload, which is very high octane, and Str8 Jacket by MCE and SCRSWRTH which has more of an East coast vibe to it. Then of course Snake Lucci and Kxng ISO killed it on the Beef remix!
Over all this is a dope Mid-West project full of rapid fire deliveries, hard beats, and street tales. I liked the majority of the tracks, my only complaint is there is a couple with a little autotune and I don’t fuck with autotune at all, but other than that this is a very well rounded dope project!
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First and foremost I have to congratulate II Tone, Mr4twenty and
all of Black Rain Entertainment for landing on the Billboard
Independent Charts debuting at #6 and has remained at #7 for the last
two weeks continuing to move units. Also II Tone’s solo album which I
reviewed earlier this year “New Direction” is currently charting at the
same time. This is huge for Memphis rap and independent rap all over
considering how hard it is in this era for artists to get attention,
especially with some hard shit like Black Rain. They are nothing like
these new age mumblin’ swag rappers, they spit hard street
shit over hard beats.
This is that M-Town real shit! This is the label that put out solo and group projects
with the Late Lord Infamous. You already know Lord would be proud!
With that being said Chicken Talk is one of the hardest street albums to
drop in 2017. With songs like Sell Out, South Memphis, and Bang,Bang you
can’t go wrong! Bang, Bang also has a dope video and there are features on
the project most notable from ATL flame spitter T-Rock. Another track I keep
playing is Say No More which is about gettin’ paid by any means necessary.
All the beats are hard as f-ck.Mr4twenty has a dope flo too, he put out an
album recently called Smoking Jacket which was also hella dope.Once again can’t
stress enough how dope it is to see some real cats hits the Billboard Charts
with some hard street music! This is A huge victory for the underground!
Check out the links below to cop Chicken Talk and to see the Bang Bang Music Video
Some brand new shit comin’ outta central Texas from A1-YO called Meth Muzik. For our regular listeners you might remember A1-YO from Episode 279 of the Murder Master Music Show back in 2016. He recently sent me this new EP Meth Muzik and it’s definitely some A-1 shit, some mob music about gettin’ paid and keepin’ it authentic!
The beats remind me of some Sac-Town Mob shit from Sam Bostic and Mike Mosley. It gives you that feel that is not like anything from this new age era which is dope as f-ck! The production on here was done by Kmakehitz, and Jay G.P. bangz. They brought that sound to match what A1 was saying perfectly. It all kicks off with Same Thing, then followed by my favorite cut off the project Bust Back.
This is his tenth project and you can tell he is not new to this at all, well rounded, lyrically sharp, and tons of mob tales! He is originally from Oakland so you can tell where he gets that Mob Sound from, but he also has some of that Texas sound in his music. He was successfully able to merge the two regions and rep’em both on this project! He even has a Slowed-N-Chopped version to the song Mob Move. As always with good EPs my only complaint is it leaves you wanting more. I definitely recommend this project and look for some of it to land on In Tha Murder Mix from time to time!
Musiq Matisse has been in the music business for well over 25 plus years . He started his career in the late 90s doing independent street promotions in the south for his own company RUFFCUT ENTERTAINMENT promoting independent artist (at the time) from labels such as SUAVE HOUSE, NO LIMIT, RAP-A-LOT, etc . Originally from Brooklyn NY the company started in Columbia SC and operated for three years before relocating to NY.
Musiq has been an internet radio personality ( on downshiftradio.com .1stfamradio.com ) and Managing Editor for TRUE MAGAZINE. He has served as a managerial consultant for NAAM BRIGADE( ELEKTRA /ARTIST DIRECT) & TRACEY LEE ( BYSTORM /UNIVERSAL ) . In 2016 he formed FORWARD MOTION MANAGEMENT LLC an independent company that is comprised of Management ,Media and promotions .
The first release is the mixtape CADILLACS COLLARD GREENS AND CORN BREAD and features MUSIQ returning to the mic with the sounds that inspired him to get behind the microphone …..” I love good music but am inspired by the pioneers from the south and the west coast so that’s where I naturally went to .”
Contact Matisse at email@example.com or at the companies website listed below .
Also Download the Cadillacs, Collard Greens & Cornbread mixtape from the following sites below!
When I got ready to listen to Musiq Matisse’s new Mixtape Cadillacs, Collard Greens & Cornbread I already knew in advance he was gonna bring that grown folk music to make you think. Not only did he do so but he gave you a constant supply of lyrical talent over dope beats with out mumbling or doing your typical mainstream trend chasing bullshit!
Musiq Matisse paid homage to Rapalot, Suave House, No Limit, Three 6, DJ Quik, Ice-T, and several others on the song Legends. He cleverly put names of so many pioneers and legends into this song paying his respect to their contributions to the game. I respect the hell outta him for this because it is something that many artists don’t do anymore. Rarely do artists pay homage to those before them, now days they seem to try to tear them down, so my hat goes off to Musiq for this one for sure.
Like I stated earlier this project is grown folk music and one of the best songs is Mama’s House where he speaks on the importance of looking out for the one who looked out for him. On the song Something Southern he pays homage to the South, which I thought was dope considering he is from the East. Another dope track was Hustlers Like Us which has a soulful beat laced with lyrics of making moves and living life to the fullest.
My only complaint is there was only 7 tracks, but then again I’ve always preferred full length LPs over EPs, but the good thing is you don’t have to skip through anything because all 7 are on point. On top of that it leaves you wanting more, so I’m guessing the homie has alot more in store for us in the future. Defintiely worth checking out considering it is free and full of dope music!
Download this mixtape from the following sites below!
T.C. is A dope artist and producer out of Columbia South Carolina. His style of production is definitely “Crunk” and his amped up rapid fire lyrical ability fits his music perfectly. He was once part of the group 2econd Theory with A.K., G.B. , Suspect da Villain , Kada and Prince Blue. In fact their classic album War zone was just re-released and is available everywhere online.
As a solo artist T.C. just dropped the brand new dope album “Black Out: The World Ain’t Ready” which features the likes of C-Mob, MC Mack, T-Rock, La Chat, and many others. The whole project was produced by T.C. and features around 20 hard hittin’ bangers!
With influences such as Bone, Three 6, Lil Jon, and others T.C. has created a lane for himself and has the respect of some of the best in the underground today! You can catch him making dope crunk beats or droppin’ fire 16s, either way the man has talent on both ends and has already proven that he is capable of putting out good quality music. Check out the links below to his social media as well as links where you can purchase his music!
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THE HISTORY/STORY OF SuiZiD3PaKT
In 1999 August Witzgall got a Boss BR8 digital recording module,Shortly after that Don Mattson got a Roland MC 303 and a Boss BR8 digital recording module also. By the end of 1999, Don Mattson, August Witzgall and Jeff Sanders had recorded a few tracks and decided to actually make an entire album. They called them selves “Cerabus”.
By mid 2000 The album was complete. They went from freestyling in underpasses, to actually having a whole album recorded. Only 10 copies were made and Jeff and Don had gone off and started another project together called D3DPo3TSoZi3TY. Though hundreds of D3DPo3TSoZi3TY songs were recorded, an album was never completed.
In 2001, Aug and Don decided to create another project with more determination, they called it D3MoN HaLo. this was when FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX was formed. D3MoN HaLo is still alive and have 3 albums under their belt.
In 2006, Jeff and Don made a choice to completely stop the D3DPo3TSoCi3TY project, wipe the slaight clean and start over as HoLLoWZGLooM. 50+ songs were recorded for the first album over 3 years when the album was complete only 200 copies were pressed.
In 2012 the founder of FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX Don Mattson started a project called SuiZiD3PaKT with the intention of working on tracks with the artists that greatly influenced him. He wanted it to be as brutal and violent as possable. In the early stage of the project, Dons wife commited suicide and he took a break. When he came back he decided to switch gears and go back to the traditional FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX lyric content but with more honesty.
SuiZiD3PaKT is my heart, I dont give a fuck if anyone likes or hates it. It is me, as I am and I just want to express issues that touch me and FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX in the same way a priest touches an alter boy.
THE HISTORY OF FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX
In 1999 August Witzgall started recording an album titled: Aug Dawg Texture and Attitude. He had Don Mattson on a track with him and write the hook for another track. Don, August and Jeff Sanders soon later decided to do a group album together called Cerabus.
In 2001 Don Mattson was a part of 2 different projects, DeMoN HaLo and D3DPo3TSoCi3TY. He decided to unite the 2 projects and any other project him, Jeff, or Aug did. Using FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX or Funeral Parlor Products/FPP, any and every project that is a part of it is credited to every “member” of FuN3RaLPaRLoRPRoDuX.
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The Supah Smash Bros. are out of the Middle of the map from a spot known as Kokomo Indiana. I immediately noticed how much they rep their area, the first track on the new album Stoplight City is US 31. Another thing I noticed and liked was their distaste for mainstream music with the song F Da Mainstream where they speak on the repetitive nature of the industry. “Fuck the mainstream all I hear everyday is the same thing!” Even though I interviewed many mainstream artists throughout my career, I always made it a point to rep the underground.
Another thing I related to was the nostalgia, these guys were speaking about all the shit I grew up on with the track 80’s Baby. I was born in the 70s but grew up in the 80s and automatically took a trip back in time, so this track definitely worked if they were going for that effect. The production on there gave me the same type of feeling, the beats were hitting hard and had that synth 80s vibe. The sound quality was on point as well with the vast majority of the project mastered by D-Payne.
The Hellraiser himself, Mastamind was all over this album. He was on 3 tracks with Nightmarez being my favorite, they all brought that Wicket Shit on this one. They also had features from Skitzo, Dirty White Mike, SuiZid3PaKt and Project Born who was on my favorite track off the album Midwest Massacre. The beat hits hard and the Middle of the Map is represented to the fulled, a good blend of Michigan and Indiana. I can’t really complain, I was impressed! Aside from maybe a couple tracks I enjoyed the majority of this album. The Middle was repepd, the Wicketshit was repped, the features were dope, and the sounds were original and fresh!
Battle Rap Champ Juice broke down the artform and then Faided of Smoke Shop Click called in. Another Double episode of dope Hiphop!
Detroit OG Jackfrost Chopped it up with us then H-Town Vet Killahoe of 20-2-Life called in with a dope interview!
Threi and Chilly Chill of Da Lench Mob joined us for the first hour, then the homie MC Mack joined us, and made it a dope show from L.A. 2 Memphis
First up wrestler and entertainer Rude Boy of Psychopathic Records joined us, follwed by some dope Hiphop convo with Pittsburgh Pat
First up Doggie Diamonds called in for some serious convo, followed by Three 6 Mafia early affiliate Lil Noid
Renizance of the Immortal Soldierz broke the sound barriers with a dope interview and dope music.
Yukmouth of the Luniz called in with some dope music and great convo
EDIDON of the OUTLAWZ Came on the show to speak about the new Outlawz album Living Legends on Black Market Records
Nashville underground Vet Greenwade had the music scene in his city making noise in the 90s, but then he caught a case that alnded him in prison for 18 years. Listen to his amazing story!
Bootleg of the Dayton Family along with Taylor Mud from the movie Shattered Dreams chopped it up, then the homie T-Rock joined us for 2 1/2 hours of dope music and good convo.
Swifty McVay of D12 joined the archive and chopped it up about his new album Grey Blood and Detroit’s Hiphop History
Legendary New Orleans Producer O’Dell formerly of Beats By The Pound joined us for an in-depth interview
First the Creator and Cast of Let’s Go called into the show, then they were followed by Wrestling Legend Stevie Ray of Harlem Heat
Prez , Mac Jay , Brandon and X-It Only chopped it up and played dope music. Coo Coo Cal never showed up but the show went on and is now in the archive! #UGS4LIFE
Brooklyn 2 Jackson with the homies Fred Stuy from Brooklyn follwed by Jackson Mississippi Vet X-It Only
Cedric Singleton of Black Market Records called in to speak about his legendary label and roster of artists past and present!
Fresh Kid Ice is a Pioneer that needs no introduction! Himself along with artists from Chinaman Records , plus JT Money and Da Lench Mob spoke about Fresh Kid Ice’s new compilation Breaking Glass Ceilings and much more
Mr. Sche of Immortal Lowlife , came through and chopped it up with us about Memphis, Devil Shyt, and much more!
PSK-13 called in and reflected on DJ Screw , Mr. 3-2 , Pimp-C and also spoke about his latest project Space Age Sippin:Somethin To Lean to
II-Tone of Black Rain Entertainment outta Memphis Tenn is back with a new solo album New Direction and a in depth interview.
II Tone is back with a brand new solo album in 2017! Black Rain Entertainment and II Tone have been puttin’ it down for years, and always represents Memphis Tennessee to the fullest! This album is crunk as fuck to start off with! The production is done by different producers including Jack Daniels, DJ Cree and St. Kittz but the majority of this dope production was done by Cuttoffurmind! It captures that classic M-Town Get-Buck sound, so if you are a fan of dope Memphis rap then this is a must!
One of the songs I cant stop bumpin’ is Water Off featuring Mac Montese and T-Rock because it is about how people change when you quit doing shit for them. Basically goin’ in on them snakes that lay around waiting for your downfall! Another one I’m feeling is Different because he opens up about alot on here including having Vitiligo which is the same condition that Krizz Kalico of Strange Music has. The album is packed full of heat, including the fire track Take A Puff featuring Mr. 4Twenty and Mac Montese, this one is a real smoker’s anthem!
I’m feeling at least 90% of this album, even the couple songs I’m not into are bumpin’, but then again I’ve never known II Tone or Black Rain to put out anything wack. He even has Lord Infamous(RIP) on here whom was a huge part of Black Rain Entertainment.I love the beats, the dope rhymes, but also the quality. This is the first II-Tone solo I’ve heard in a minute and I strongly recommend it to anyone who is into hard street shit. Definitely a breathe of fresh air for the new year!
Sticky Fingaz of ONYX chopped it up with us about music, film, and much more! Then the homie X-It Only called in for a while and kicked some game for the listeners!
Supah Smash Bros kicked it off followed by Kendrick of Dead Walkers plus the homie Polk of Project Born called in.
Ganxsta NIP joined us on Grinchmas to debut Parts 2 and 3 of the Landlord Trilogy produced by Detag and also chopped it up about Horrorcore , South Park Coalition , and much more
Sire Juke Box is part of the original line up of the Geto Boys and was there for the conception of the influential group as well as the legendary record label Rapalot Records
Lil Troy is not only known for his own success as an artist, but he was also one of H-Town’s early CEOs and was the first to put out Scarface among others!
Poppy , and Ron Savage along with others are determined to keep pedophiles out of Hiphop
Tray Dee , Tha Chill of CMW and Weazel Loc of the Diirty OGz joined the archives in this new episode.
Three 6 Mafia is one of Rap’s most successful groups in History. During the years when the line up changed, Crunchy Black stayed down for almost every release and also runs his own label Hard Hittaz Money Gang
One thing I can say is that I never before in my life reviewed 7 albums at once, that’s because no artist in any genre of music, let alone Hiphop has ever dropped 7 brand new albums with 80+ songs, all on the same day, until now because that is exactly what H-Town Lyrical Legend K-Rino has done. I’m gonna break down each of the 7 albums, but first I want to encourage all media outlets, no matter what form of entertainment, to cover this historical Guinness Record worthy accomplishment because like I stated earlier, no one, I mean no one has ever even attempted this let alone done it! And if you have a Hiphop Media platform and you choose not to speak on this, then you DO NOT REPRESENT HIPHOP! Remember folks, we live in an era where non-talented mumbling morons who lack ability, creativity, knowledge and respect of Hiphop get more acknowledgement than true artists with lyrical supremacy!
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The first album is entitled Universal Curriculum and it is packed full of classics, in fact my favorite song off the Big 7 is on this album, Extreme Malice. Once the beat kicks in you can already tell K is about to do some serious lyrical damage, and he just goes off kickin’ it with shit like this “Anyway you script it ima blaze and rip it I’m 3 times as gifted like a birthday for triplets.” I can’t review each track, otherwise I would be here for days but another one that really stood out for me off this album was S.P.C. This track he breaks down the history of the 1st Southern Rap Click, the South Park Coalition which was formed in 1987 and is still alive and well today with a catalog of 200+ albums combined. The album features Z-Ro, Klondike Kat, and others.
The next album is Conception of Concept and right off the bat track number 3 Anesthetics is one that you can’t stop listening to. The lyrical ability on this song would destroy anything that Eminem ever put out. Another example of why the mainstream needs to acknowledge K-Rino’s talents, but outside of a few outlets, he is unfortunately slept on! Trifflin‘ is another track that I can’t stop bumpin’ because it blasts these fake suckers and parasites out here. Listen Up is a track that exposes the evil corruption and racism that the system was built off of.
Now it is time to Enter the Iron Trap and the first track Barbarian is K speaking about how the lyrics are still relevant and then goes off into one of his signature non-stop verbal assaults. It’s hard to break down K’s styles because he has so many, but if I were to break them down into 3, you would get the extreme lyrical, the dope creative story telling, and then the educational and this album, just like all his previous work embodies all three. The song that I can’t stop listening to on this album is Keepin’ Your Name Alive is dedicated to the Late Wickett Cricket. K reflects on all that he learned from him as well as his impact on the city of Houston.
The 4th album is The Wizard’s Ransom which contains my second favorite track off the Big 7 entitled Flashbackwards. Even though I can bump this whole album front to back, this song I have on repeat! In the last verse he speaks about living his life in reverse, from the present day all the way back until he wasn’t even a thought in his parent’s minds. I don’t think I have ever heard another song so creative. “Then back to the day of birth some how I remember though, back into the belly changing from fetus to embryo, then a sperm cell exiting the egg in reverse, then out of the memory of both parents I disperse, Then I heard A voice say how ungrateful that I had been, and said when you appreciate life then I will send you back again.” Once again this proves K’s creativity is bar none.
Number 5 is American Heroes which is probably my favorite album of all, but I’m sure the more I listen to all 7 this will change frequently. But as of now this contains my favorite lyrical track Brain Damage where K literally tells other rappers that he will bump them off and then he will make them clean up their own murder scene. The title track breaks down real American history, as always K didn’t pull any punches. He exposes the evil atrocities of Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and more modern monsters such as Ronald Reagan, Both Bushes, and Henry Kissinger to name a few. Then he brought in Ganxsta NIP on the song Administrative Leave where both SPC pioneers go in on crooked cops.
Welcome to Life is the 6th album, and the title track lets you know that we all struggle, there is pain for everyone! This is the type of song that you listen to when you are going through some real shit. All of K’s albums have songs that make you think, like I said he don’t pull punches, that’s always been one of his strongest points. The song Crazy World gives you a vivid glimpse as what is going in the world today, with everything from child starving to how certain medicines will kill you faster than the actual disease do. Hypocrisy is about how people can be fake and ready to stab you in the back in a heartbeat.
The ending comes with album number 7 Intervention and the story telling once again is untouchable. After 6 albums you would think that he would run out of concepts but not the case at all. Wizard’s Ransom 2 takes you on a journey where K is telling a dope story where everyone is against him and he has to figure out how to make things right overcoming various obstacles. Then on The Man Who Lived Forever has more metaphors than a dumb fuck like myself can keep up with. It’s one of those songs you will need to listen to a bunch of times. Then he caps off the album with a posse song called Firing Squad featuring Klondike Kat, Rapper K, Chucky the Killer, Mr. Cap, B-1, Point Blank, Rhyme Felone and others.
I’m still soaking up the dope music, and to be honest it will take me a long time, because K’s lyrics are unmatched, his concepts are original and always creative beyond belief, but what I respect about K the most is his relentless pursuit to tell the truth. He is not afraid to tell it like it is. He did the unthinkable, he dropped 7 full albums on the same day, never been done before and I don’t think it ever will be done again or outdone, unless it is K-Rino himself who is the one to do it! With that being said I once again encourage ALL MEDIA OUTLETS to cover this amazing achievement. To get physical copies send K-Rino an email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details, otherwise get’em all digitally on Itunes! -Prezident Bejda
JT Money is a long time friend of the show and he is back to speak about his new compilation The Florida Classic Vol.1 plus the return of Incarcerated Omaha Emcee Snake Lucci of Snake House Records
Props to the homie Miguel from San Diego who likes to send me dope new music from his city. He recently sent me this banger by Damu and Looselyric entitled Loyalty is rare and it proved to be a great album. Sometimes I feel lost in this new era with rappers who mumble, wear dresses, and have no respect for the art at all let alone the legends that came before them, these are some OG Vets and the music speaks for itself. No BS, all dope beats, lyrics, and substance!
Like I mentioned earlier, you don’t have to worry about that new era bullshit with this one, it’s all hard West Coast San Diego Street Shit! Songs like Vision expose you to reality about living in the streets while trying to provide a positive message. It’s about taking risks and doing what is necessary for survival in a rough environment rapped over a laid-back G-Funk smooth beat! Some shit to ride to and something that makes you think about life.
The very next track Feel This is one I got on repeat, the beat is the same sample from Pooh-Man’s classic “Fuckin’ Wit Dank” so you know it’s knockin’, then the lyrics are as hardcore as you could get and reps that Killa Cali Gangsta shit to the fullest! Another one I keep listening to is If I Was Broke where they speak about humble beginnings and how people come around when you start doing good, they say “Would you F-ck wit me if I was broke?” and that’s what we see alot of, people are no where around when you are down but when things start to look up here they come!
I can’t say anything bad about this project, it’s West Coast, hard, street, good music, and G-Funk all the way through! This is the type of music that was made during my favorite era in rap, the 90’s! If you are like myself and can’t stand this radio lame-stream crap of today then you will love this one!
Get their Damu and Looselyric “Loyalty is Rare” on Itunes
Ben Westhoff is back to speak about his book Original Gangstas plus legendary Queens Hiphop Legend MC Shan called in to debut his latest song Highly Acclaimed
K-Rino who is known as one of the greatest lyricists of all times if not the greatest, speaks on being the only artist to drop 7 brand new albums on the same day!
Poppy returns to the show and speaks about the rights of children and what we can do to stop pedophiles
Al Kapone makes his return to the show and speaks about his new venture into the liquor business, touring, and upcoming music
DJ Paul makes his return to the show as well as Father and Son Horrorcore artists Rellik and BKB of Deified Records outta Cincinnati
Slaine is a Rapper and Actor from Boston who overcame drug addiction and is now acting in Hollywood Blockbusters and touring the globe performing his music
Big Oomp along with DJ Jelly and DJ No Request join the archives
SJ & AL of the College of Hiphop drop game for people trying to succeed in the entertainment industry followed by an interview with veteran Detroit rapper Timmi 2 Tymes
S.I.C.K. is a new group outta Detroit featuring two legends Dice and Poe Whosaine and they were on the show to speak about their upcoming album.
Lil Soulja Slim the Son of the Late New Orleans Legend Soulja Slim returns to the Murder Master Music Show after almost 5 years
E.B. Wright the Daughter of the Godfather of Gangsta Rap Eazy-E joined us to speak on her upcoming documentary A Ruthless Scandal and much more!
NWA & Eazy-E:Kings of Compton producer Jessica Bennett along with producer and co-director Andre Relis were live to speak on the new documentary
Esham did a mini Murder Master Music Show Bomb Ass Podcast, then came on live to talk about his upcoming show with Ganxsta NIP then NIP stayed on and previewed songs off his upcoming album Souljas Only
What young boy growing up in the 1980s at one point didn’t run up to one of the girls in class, or in some cases straight to the hottest teachers desk and screamed out “We Want Some Pussy” at least once? Ok, maybe most kids didn’t go that far, but by the fourth grade I had already heard the song of that same title and many other 2 Live Crew classics. Even though they went above and beyond to ensure that little motherfuckers like myself didn’t get to hear the music by being the first to place Parental Advisory stickers on the albums or to even recording complete clean versions and still were demonized. As nasty as the music was the group took precautions and did it right, but in the end faced horrible backlash from the Media, Angry Parents, the Government, and the Police. In 1991 after releasing several successful albums, the group as we know it with all four members, disbanded. Sure there were different variations and line ups, but as a true 2 Live Crew fan to me the best line up is with Fresh Kid Ice, Luke, Brother Marquis, and Mr. Mixx all together.
Everyone knows the 2 Live Crew, but what many don’t know is the amazing life of the groups founder Christopher “Fresh Kid Ice” Wong Won. I already knew much of the history of the group and bits and pieces about the members, but when I sat down to read Chris’s book “My Rise 2 Fame” I was immediately blown away about the pain and struggles this man has went through. He was born in Trinidad and by 1977 he moved to Brooklyn, and when he arrived he was greeted by the infamous serial killer Son of Sam and the Black Out. By the early 80s Chris was in the Air Force where he first started the Rock-On Crew, but it wasn’t until he was stationed in California where he met Mr. Mixx and Amazing V and formed the 2 Live Crew.
A few years later Luke brought them down to Miami, Brother Marquis replaced Amazing V and the rest is history. During those years of success, Chris experienced some very traumatizing events as in this book he details health issues as well as a serious car crash where he was a passenger in a friend’s Camaro that left him with his arm and shoulder internally severed. The only reason he survived this horrible crash, Doctors say is that he was asleep during the moment of impact.
He also shares with the readers about his wild times on the road, describing in nasty detail only as the founding member of the 2 Live Crew can. When speaking about the groupies that he would fuck, he mentions that some would give up the goods for just a 2 Live shirt. He speaks of group sex, fucking college girls, and speaks about their famous Japanese Tour where one night a chick came on stage and gave JT Money head and the following night the chick did it to Luke.Chris speaks of how sometimes girls would be waiting on them in hotel rooms eating each other out. Like I said, this is the founder of the nastiest rap group ever, so of course you already know you are gonna get some tales of crazy sex with groupies.
It’s also packed full of rare pictures of Chris with all kinds of entertainers such as Ice Cube, Too Short, and E-40 to name a few. When he is speaking about the classic album As Nasty As They Wanna Be he breaks down virtually every song. He speaks on the concepts, ideas, who came up with what, I thought that was dope how he did that. Nasty was one of the most talked about, controversial and remembered rap albums in history.
Things were going good or seemed to be and by the next album Banned In The USA Chris speaks of only receiving a check for less than 10K. They put out As Nasty As They Wanna Be II and shortly after the group broke up. By the mid 90’s Luke Records filed for bankruptcy due to law suits and owing people money, not long after Lil Joe bought the rights to the music and put out 2 more group albums, one with Mixx, Marquis and Chris and one with just Marquis and Chris. Even though the group was honored by VH1, they have still not reunited with all four members.
After reading the book I took a lot away from it. You have a man who came to this country as a youth, served in the US military, formed one of the most controversial groups in Hiphop history, fought for our Freedom of Speech, but also has battled personal demons, survived 2 strokes, a car accident that left him with permanent nerve damage, was not paid what a Multi-Platinum artist should have been and much more. My Rise 2 Fame is one of the dopest books out there, not only does it tell the story of 2 Live from the beginning , but it also goes into great detail of the success and personal struggles of a true pioneer. Fresh Kid Ice helped to pioneer the West Coast and Down South, that alone makes his legacy set in stone! -Scott “Prezident” Bejda
Dez of HellBorn was on the show to preview his new album “Tunnel Vision” followed by an interview with L.A.’s own E-Roc Young
Ronald “Riskie” Brent is an Author of the new Book Riskie Forever which is about his life as an artist for Death Row with his most notable work being done for Tupac especially his
posthumous album Killuminati
K-Dee and Arcyn Al are the Black Rolling Stones and they came through to speak about their latest project, then the homie Don Blanco called in to preview his new mixtape
Classic LDP (Livin’ Dead Productions) at it’s finest brought to you by Jackboy D-Payne with this brand new mixtape Ambitions of a Hustla. It starts off with Get Rite featuring DH Statking and it details his struggle in life, basically trying to keep his head above water, trying to provide for his family, stay out of prison, and live his life, any real motherfucker with responsibilities has to feel it.
I love the beats he has on here, and some of the beats that he rapped on like the classic “I Got 5 On It” with his twist called “Battle Dont Stop” which he wrote while he was in prison. Plus his deliveries vary, he is not a one track emcee, some songs he rhymes slower, others he flips it fast, like on the track “They’re Back” featuring Scratch LDP and Chico Slim, all 3 of’em kill that shit.
He doesn’t do this alone he enlists several emcees from all over the place including the homie Scratch LDP, Rico Laww, Chico Slim, DH Statking, Slow Mo, so LDP is all over this project. I like the fact that he showcases other cats talents as well as his own.
We fuck with the homie Jackboy D Payne. He is definitely one to look out for. You cant beat the price, $FREE.MOTHERFUCKER so shout out to the homie for putting out a dope project for free. If you want to check out more from Jackboy D-Payne get at him on Facebook and get him on your next project, he also does mixing and mastering so let him fix up your audio too.
You can download Ambitions of a Hustla on Datpiff for free
Project Born outta Flint came through for the first hour followed by Monte Cristoe from Detroit for the second hour.
Don Blanco drops his new mixtape EP Love Y’all, but it’s more like a full album because it has about 9 or 10 cuts on there. Right from the jump he reps his home with Nine Six Teen reppin’ that 916 Sac-Town California. Full of substance plus you already know it’s a dope project, it’s comin’ from Paystyle. On the track Contemplating he gets real deep about his life and thoughts that go through his head.
Then he goes right into Food For Thought featuring E-Moe and Mistuh-G and all three rip the hell outta the track. The beats on here are all knockin’ some Northern Cali Mob Music mixed with grown folk mentality. This is definitely for the OGs but at the same time it will appeal to the younger generation, but the ones who are not brainwashed and mind f’d by the swag and the lamestream!
Another track I’m feeling is All The Way Up feat E-Moe, the way they flow on there has the appeal to make it in any market. The whole mixtape is bumpin’ but if you are into some trap type shit or some materialistic music, then this is not for you. This is that grown folk music as I mentioned earlier, the type of stuff you listen to when you are in deep thought, when you take a ride and wanna clear your head, this is great for that.
There might be a track or two I don’t completely vibe to but overall I’m diggin’ this whole project for the most part. The best part about it is the fact that it’s hella dope music for f’n free! There is no reason not to at least check it out. The download link is below show some love to Don Blanco because like his mixtape says “Love Y’all” so make sure to show him some love and download the mixtape!
You can download the whole Don Blanco Love Y’all Mixtape for free on Soundcloud
Cli-N-Tel , Arabian Prince Polk of Project Born , RBX , MC Shan , Poppy , K-Dee , Rahiem of the Furious Five , Gangsta Pat , and Dice joined Mac Jay and Prez for the 300th Episode. Also our UGS Fam Sin from France and UGS Fam Brandon outta Pittsburgh joined in for some good convo
Hatchgotti is comin’ outta Clarksville, Tn and is a part of Vi.D.O.’s Tennessee Butcher’s which just dropped a dope group album “The Sound Of Violence”, but this is his latest solo effort “The Return of Mafia Musik”, which gives you a better glimpse of who he is and what he is about. In the past he went by the name of Lil Hatchet and was also a part of the Clarksville pioneering rap group U.S.A. United Soldiers Affiliation.
The Return of Mafia Musik has a one two punch because there is alot of music on here that would appeal to the younger audience and the females as he refers to making money, going to the club and partying. If you know me you know I’m not into that but, where he makes up for us older cats is by supplying us with plenty of substance, and hard street shit.
The first track that had me listening over and over was My Apology which is packed with substance where he speaks about Ferguson, and his belief’s of what life is all about through the pain and struggles. Then on Mafia War he goes the fuck off on a very aggressive beat, those are the kinds of tracks that I think he is at his best on. He can do virtually any style and do it well, but I love his more aggressive amped up stuff.
The track You Can’t Come Back Here is another one I got on repeat. On this one he is letting you know pretty much not to fuck with him, he’s lettin’ be known that he don’t play no games. Then on Feel The Pain he captures his essence of a classic Scarface type of song, with a beat laced with Piano, reminds you of some mobster shit for sure! He ends the project perfectly with a bonus track “Burn Their Studios Down” featuring the Tennessee Butchers, which is self explanatory as it lets other rappers know not to cross Vi.D.O.
I definitely recommend this album. It was like a Do or Die project because he had tracks for the club, and maybe the females, but he also had that straight Al Capone or in this case John Gotti Mafia Musik! The beats are all tight, and his versatility shows, he can speak about injustices, struggle, and pain, but then can speak on having a good time or maybe just blowing your head off and leaving you in the gutter, either way he puts his all into his music. Dope project!
Get the new album “The Rerurn of Mafia Musik” on Itunes
Original Gangsta’s Author Ben Westhoff returns with more stories about West Coast Legends Eazy-E Tupac and many others
Gary Ballen , cousin of Jerry Heller joined Prez and Mac Jay as they honored both Jerry and Eazy-E during this special tribute episode. The homie Cli-N-Tel also called in to pay tribute to Eazy and Jerry.
DJ Ready Red formerly of the Ghetto Boys and the Geto Boys joins us once again to kick some convo and tell great Hiphop stories
UGS4LIFE.Com Exclusive: Poppy who was a past guest on the Murder Master Music Show, and one of the Afrika Bambaataa Sexual Molestation accusers, submitted audio to UGS4LIFE of a Zulu Nation conference call which lasted close to 1:40:00 with ZULU Nation members on the line from around the globe.
During the conference the members discussed how to move forward as well as how to lead the ZULU Nation in the future, but several addressed their concerns and grievances. Around 48:15 into the conference King Monk from the UK refers to Michael Jackson, and Bill Cosby stating that it cannot be solved legally.
A few minutes later around the 50:30 mark Monk says “I see them attacking the temple of Hiphop now and I see them attacking KRS-One for standing up and saying what he thinks is true.”
Then around the 53:40 mark, Minister Alex from Australia said people have received death threats and that he is the only one left from his chapter “All the problems that come from New York is riddled all across the globe. We’ve all suffered the consequences of it. I’ve had people over here that have lost their jobs because of it, people that have been threatened! Members of my own chapter have gotten death threats over this!”
Then around 1:28:10 into the call Bambaataa comes on the line and drops some bombshells! First he speaks on the legacy of the ZULU Nation and then he starts to speak how he is tired of excuses. “I’m tired of hearing the excuses of everyone!” Later he states how he is not scared of social media “I’m not scared, I’m not no bitch.”
Then he even referred to Bill Clinton and how Clinton didn’t step down when he was accused. “Did you see President Clinton bow down and step down when he was President and went through his type of shame for whatever he did and the whole Government left and got scared and had to change his flag and business? Stop acting like bitches!” Then later he boldly claims “I’m Not Going Nowhere!”
So for all of the rumors about Bambaataa still running the ZULU Nation, it sounds like people are trying to reorganize but also sounds like he is clearly still involved behind the scenes.
Check out the audio in this youtube link below
Rahiem of the Furious 5 speaks on real Hiphop and much more in this exclusive interview. We were also joined by the legendary DJ Ready Red
DJ Ready Red , X-it Only and Jackboy D-Payne joined Mac Jay and Prez for some good convo
OYG redrum 781 one of the OG’s from the classic Bangin’ on Wax project spits game for the listeners.
Flatlinerz member Redrum calls into the show to speak about new album 6ix and much more
Schoolly-D spoke about his early career, art and much more and then after he split the legendary Fresh Kid Ice called in
Kid Frost is a true pioneer in many ways. The West Coast OG Kid Frost came through and spit some real game.
Original Gangstas Author Ben Westhoff joins us to discuss his new book
DJ Precise produced classics for the likes of Mystikal, Fiend, Ghetto Twinz and many others that helped shape the New Orleans music scene
Jackboy D-Payne and Scratch LDP chop it up with Prez and Mac Jay about Livin’ Dead Productions
Ric Jilla aka the Pride of Indiana chops it up with Prez and Mac Jay during this episode
Shoestring of the Dayton Family speaks about new album Fix My City and much more
Rass Kass headlined this episode but X-It Only and Drill’em Out also came through
Seed of 6ix is back to speak about their new album Smoke N Mirrors and much more
Chinaman Records joins the show. Fresh Kid Ice brought along Monte Cristoe, Fame Faiella, Drillem Out, and B Durty.
A1-YO bring you game from Oakland to Texas on this brand new dope interview
Woodpile comes back to the show to discuss their newest album Blood, Sweat, and Beers and much more!
Court Dog aka Big Court speaks about his early and current days with No Limit, his classic music, films and much more!
UGS4LIFE This is a 5 year Tribute Mix for the release of the F-ck Tha illuminati Compilation of Rap’s biggest Global project with 15+ Countries, 120+ artists and close to 70 tracks!
Mac Mall speaks a bout his new book, his latest album, friendship with Tupac, Mac Dre and much more!
Greg Mack is A legendary radio personality credited for breaking Eazy-E and NWA records
Tennessee Butches explain the sound of violence in this group interview
Hassan Campbell speaks out about Afrika Bambaataa and the sex abuse allegations
Human Organs Sold on the Black Market discusses
T-Rock Announces his final solo album in this all new interview
Ronald Savage discusses Afrika Bambaataa and speaks out against child molestation
Mac Jay and Velvet Rose give you the latest news stories as well as get a surprise call from the elusive West Side Willie
Cold187um of Above The Law speaks about his upcoming film trilogy and album the Black Godfather
Born 2wice shares incredible memories of Ice-T, Pimp-C, Rapalot, and much more during this rare interview.
Mac Jay and Velvet Rose Knock the 1st Episode of Underground Saturday Night out the park as they got calls from Alex the Fairy and Backwoods Bubba
MC Shan is back once again to chop it up with Prez and Mac Jay
Brian Shafton RBC Records CEO chops it up with us about Priority Records, Master-P, E-40, Tech N9ne, and of course RBC Records!
B~Style Yukmouth chopped it up with us about the rap game, real life, the Real Rick Ross and much more!