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.
The Lords of the Underground are perhaps best known for their ground breaking 1992 album Here Come the Lords. It featured their greatest hit ‘Chief Rocka’ which took the hip hop scene by storm, and helped to earn the Lords the BET award for ‘best rap group of the year’ in 1993.
Any real heads that hold memories of the mid-nineties “Golden Age” of Hip-Hop will no doubt have memories of Ohio / New Jersey resident, DJ Lord Jazz of The Lords Of The Underground. Like so many Lord Jazz tried out dancing and graffiti before trying DJing and knowing that was for him. He kept at it and held down a radio show and played at parties whilst at Shaw University.