Going to Syracuse University only strengthened and solidified the fact that I was seeking real connection amongst down-to-earth people. For an artist named Yung Morpheus from Miami, Florida – his college experience shaped who he became as an artist.
JAH MONTE IS HOLDING IT DOWN – WORD TO ALLAH. BEFORE HE GOT ON HE WOULD POP UP AT EVERY SOUND CHECK IN HIS CITY TO NETWORK. AS AN ANIMATED FORCE HE DERIVED HIS KINGSHIP FROM STUDYING HEBREW ISRAELITES.
The new underground to me means functioning at the same standard as a label, or how we may believe a label should or could have operated. I try to treat 2000 Entertainment like I don’t run it. Like I have to keep up with what 2000 expects from me as the CEO, Producer, Engineer, shipping & handling and doing all these things. I treat it like I might get fired if I’m not clocking in at the right time.
The more that hip-hop becomes mainstream, it simultaneously becomes much more underground. Real revivalists will focus on bringing back the … More