If you know me, you know I appreciate good music. Luckily for me, great music is spewing out of a couple guys I grew up with. These guys are on the verge of taking not only hip-hop, but music to a new level.
Columbus, Ohio has many talented artists within the hip-hop realm and fairly new to the scene are Riggz and Madd Rich of the MOB. You probably have seen me mention them on my Nights With Nish: MOB Edition vlog talking about their mixtapes Words Unspoken and Point Proven that were released yesterday as an H$R (H-Madd & Riggz) set. Both mixtapes are PHENOMENAL and very different.
Madd Rich aka H Madd’s first mixtape entitled “Point Proven” is very hard. By hard, I mean not only sweet f***! But hard as in raw….he doesn’t hold anything back. On this mixtape, Madd had the goal of proving the point that he is not one to be overlooked in this industry. This guy is extremely lyrical due to the fact that he has the book smarts and the street smarts. And we’re not talking street smarts like totting pistols and selling dope, we’re talking REAL street smarts. Betrayal, love, friendships, family, being constantly over looked and then finally overcoming it all. These are the things that Madd talks about; real life stories.
To prove to you how lyrical this guy is, here’s a line from his song “Madd City”:
“N*gga 23, but tote a 45, just in case a pussy wit a 9 try to take his prime.”
Think about it and get back to me.
Riggz has always been, and probably always will be, a very misunderstood person. He has a persona that gives “jokester” and “ladies man” that has followed him around his entire life and he may never shake it; a lot of people take what they see on the surface and run with it. Riggz takes an intimate approach to this mixtape and allows listeners to get to know the real him. A lot of slow tracks with a smooth vibe; something you can ride out to or stare at the ceiling if you’re in your feelings that day. The first tracked entitled “The Mission”, and the second, “Family First” let you know right there what motivates this man and it is constantly revealed through other tracks like “Letter Home”.
Like I said, both Words Unspoken and Point Proven are the hottest mixtapes out right now but tell a different story. Now, go listen for yourself! You can download the mixtapes for free at Hot New Hip Hop.
Listen, enjoy, and let me know what you think!