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).
Check out this week’s gem Mojo Barnes and continue to light 1-5 stars for future submissions so they can separate themselves as highly coveted contraband!
Artist: Mojo Barnes
Hometown: Southend Seattle, Washington
I was born and raised in Seattle.
Music became a way to express how my daily life was going.
Finish this sentence: “When people hear me, they’re probably going to think of…”
Old heads. Cause I like old head music.
The white devil himself Eminem
What sparked your inspiration for a music career?
Watching musicians on tv. I wanted to taste that fame so badly.
What crew do you roll with?
These are all people I’ve recieved beats from locally. Homegrown is the best.
What other special talents can you throw down?
I can sing a little. I whoop everybody in tekken. Get at me on psn ish206 cause when that tekken 7 comes out im quitting rap to be pro in tekken.
What separates you from the rest?
I don’t know. Lol. I like bars. I like wordplay. I can’t get with this simple shit. Not that I don’t like some of what comes out cause when I’m drunk it all sounds good, but when I first started rapping there was just a higher regard for quality of lyrics. I can’t undo 10+ years of leveling up to try and strip myself bare to appease people for a year.
Im doing shows frequently.
Next show is Dec. 12 at the Funhouse also performing: Brakebill, MustIMind, Peace and Red Velvet, Dj Corndogg and Mamoon Abu
Currently cultivating music for a new album.
Building new relationships with more prominent names in Seattle.
Working so I can [pay] these bills and get a space for my gf and daughter to live.
3 definitive tracks or favorites right now:
Say more by Deadmics is my shit.
Real Shit by Dj Corndogg
Knights of Zen by Zen Seizure