New Jersey’s 050 Boyz, consisting of rappers Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK, have been making moves in New Jersey's underground scene over the past couple of decades, whether as solo artists or in local collaborations, making them undisputable veterans in the field of pure, authentic hip-hop.
There's truly few artists out there who possess the formidability to see their careers survive through the unpredictability of the past fifteen years in the music industry, however Constant Deviants are a prime example of what real dexterity and determination can achieve. The New Jersey and Baltimore hip-hop duo of lyricist M.I. and producer DJ Cutt are ready to drop what is their fourth album in five years, with the release of 'Avant Garde' on May 12th 2015.
It certainly takes something special to pave a path to success in the current hip-hop climate. Cincinnati's Buggs Tha Rocka had an early ambition to take his music in the same direction as hip-hop legends Q-Tip and Biggie. Beginning with the release of his first mixtape 'Hip Hop Supa Hero' hosted by Mick Boogie in 2009, Buggs caught the attention of locally established artists Donte (MOOD) and Hi Tek (Reflection Eternal) who recognised his potential and helped with Buggs' gradual progression into the hip-hop industry.
Releasing his debut album "Timing Is Everything" on 22nd July, Kid Vishis has emerged as one of Detroit's most talented lyricists over the past ten years. While still at school, his skills were honed during the "family freestyle basement sessions" with his elder brother Royce da 5 9, before touring initially as the Slaughterhouse veteran's hypeman. Over time, these shows saw him perform his own freestyle slots to sell out crowds nationwide, sharing bills with the likes of Rakim and Slick Rick, Ghostface and many more.
Even from a young age, the legacy of Triple Darkness lyricist Iron Braydz seemed almost written in the stars. Finding entertainment in the Harlesden playgrounds reciting Kriss Kross' 'Jump', he quickly built a reputation for rhyming, regularly reciting Wu-Tang Clan lyrics in what he called "who knows Wu" lyric battles as a child.