Rapper, Haze Mahdi, of Far Rockaway Queens dubs himself “Hip Hop’s Golden Child.” Adhering to the sounds that he grew up to in the “Golden Era” of Hip Hop, Haze has also learned to adapt to current Hip Hop music trends.
Influenced by artists such as Nas, Wutang Clan, The Lost Boyz and Stack Bundles, Haze embodies these artists as he continues to refine his own sound. On his new single, “Eye Do This,” Haze takes on a gritty, trap production produced by Matcy P.
It’s a rather boastful, introductory track for the underground artist, but why not start the year off with confidence?
Trak D is a producer, engineer and DJ who is looking to spread his work around the country this year with his new single “Skate On Em”, off of his Traffic mixtape. The single features Problem, Too Short and Hot Dollar; and is tearing the nightclub scene up on the Westcoast.
Hip Hop duo Slum Village collaborates with legendary Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg and producer Young RJ for their brand new single, “Push It Along”, which will be off the duo’s forthcoming 8th studio album, Yes. The album, slated to drop this Spring, will feature appearances from Chance The Rapper, Jon Connor, De La Soul, Phife, Dilla, Black Milk and more.
From the streets of Chitown, DJ Averi Minor presents the official return of one of the rap game’s illest lady MCs. She was the leading lady in Ludacris’ hit joint, “What’s Your Fantasy” and was featured on tracks with some of hip hop’s biggest heavyweights. Now, Shawnna has returned with a vengeance with “N—a Please”, the first offering from their forthcoming Miconia mixtape, dropping soon!!
Raf & Snook, the two brothers that make up Baltimore’s rap duo Dirt Platoon has been making noise since 2002. Their goal? Putting their city on the map with their own spin on hip hop. Performing with acts such as EPMD & Keith Murray AND not to mention being inducted into Baltimore’s Hip Hop Hall of Fame, they plan to do just that with their upcoming album, Bare Face Robbery, which drops March 23rd. I met up with the group during their NY promo weekend and discussed the album over drinks and some very noisy patrons.
Bare Face Robbery drops March 23rd, but you can pre-order the CD or vinyl on the Effiscienz website.