In any underground market, certain goods become hot commodities and The Blow Up’s Black Market is no exception to that economic rule. Each week we’ll bring you the ‘Coveted Contraband’ from The Black Market (based on your ratings).
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Hometown: Watts-Angeles, CA
Signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records as his first Hip-Hop act in 2003 and then dropped my sophomore 12″ “Volume” b/w “Slum Funk” which was very well received and moved 5,000 units on vinyl. Released my debut LP “Ill-Oet…The Last Element” in Oct. of 2004 on Dim Mak Records, which is honestly considered an underground Hip-Hop classic. “Volume” was licensed by Tony Hawks Thug Underground 2 video game.”Gangsta Jazz Vol.2″ is my first full length LP/Cassette Tape since my debut album.
“When people hear me, they’re probably going to think of…” Big Daddy Kane, Guru, Rakim, Kam voice similarities… east coast or west coast, original golden era classic style of Rap
What sparked your inspiration for a music career?
Being a B-Boy/Bomber with a love for poetry and rhyme, then taking it to the next level with expressing myself vocally over music.
What crew do you roll with?
I roll with Watts-Angeles Ent. out of Watts, CA and the Misfit Massive out of Portland, Oregon.
Who are your go to producers?
Jumbo, Rev. Shines, Scrap, Wolveryne, Stewart Villian, Disciplin3, Seth Paul and myself.
What other special talents can you throw down?
I can write, read and play sheet music. Plus play from the head…
What separates you from the rest?
My voice and style.
3 definitive tracks or favorites right now
Anything by WestSideGunn