(MOB) Music Monday | The wait is over…

I don’t think words can express how antsy I am as I await for MOB Music to release their very first project as a unit.

Yes, for the first time Bizz, Riggz, Madd and Sledge will release a mixtape comprised of the creative vision of all four artist.

Why will this tape be amazing?

Let’s start with Bizz

Bizzoe’s a lyricist; hands down. His word play is amazing and he even manages to create an imagery of a sexual encounter using basketball as a metaphor on “Alley Oop”. Like seriously? He’s the type of rapper that you have to double back on and rewind to make sure you heard him correctly. You’ll do that a lot with this tape.

Next you have Riggz who always manages to get you thinking about life and the journey. Tracks like “Chosen” show you that he is working relentlessly to be sure that people know who MOB is. It also shows you that he is always thinking about life and the unknown. That is something that is always prevalent in his music.

Then you have rude ass Madd who is too smart for his own good. Hard is his style and he goes hard every time. You don’t even get two seconds into the tape before you hear this man coming at you demanding respect and clarifying his zero tolerance for bullish*t. He’s a genius and it shows with his verses easily.

Sledge is coming fresh off of the People’s Champ Vol. 2 release better than ever. He had a lot to do with the flow of the tape and was even called “the symphony manager” when it came to how “beautifully” the “Egos Interlude” was set up. While Sledge is known for getting on our favorite trappers beats, he hops on slow tracks like “Fly Away” and gives us something smooth.

The tape was produced by Von out of JoksClub who “put a blessing on this tape” that is set to be released next Monday, July 28.

As we lead up to the release, I have had the pleasure of speaking with each artist individually about this project and their journey through life, music and the road to the tape with a full documentary to be released this Friday.

Until then, change your avi to the MOB Mixtape Vol. 1 cover and check out the preview:

Unspoken Words Have Proven a Point

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.

Point Proven

madd richMadd 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.

Words Unspoken

riggzRiggz 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!