It was one of the more memorable night in NYC recently. The TWitterati had gathered to enjoy the vibe and suck up some free Belvedere vodka. This may seem awkward to some of you since we aren’t on TWitter right now but take it from me and follow these people… @meldcole, @ltdmag, @okpshamz, @missinfo, @elliottwilson, @ruffianroni, @fluxuryb, @deephunk, @rlfnowhere, @marv_carbonado, @bosnaud, @scullybros, @thisislala
There was hell’a more heads up in that piece but I’m still kind’a buzzed off the Belvy and Red Bull. The event was to introduce the Money Makin’ Jamboys to the public. Some of Philly’s finest emcees have collectively formed Voltron for this project. Black Thought, Dice Raw, Truck North, P.O.R.N. and the most buzzed on, Sugar Tongue Slim or STS which is a slick rapper name if you ask me. Check STS’ mixtape ‘Demand More 2‘ here.
Rap supergroups are nothing new to real Hip-Hop. In the beginning, rap was usually best represented by crews of emcees. Cold Crush Brothers, The Furious Five, The Funky Four(plus one more). When rap music became an attractive pop music platform you started to see the duos and individual artists gain prominence, but there were groups always forming to bring us back to the essence from Wu-Tang to the Goodie Mob even up to Dipset. Last year’s collaboration between some of rap’s most prolific emcees – SlaughterHouse was a great moment in the industry, if not at the cash register.
Music can’t only be about how many records are sold. It has to be about how many artists you inspire to follow your path and to create art on their own. For that reason I think the MMJB project is already a success. If last night was any indicator at least. Stay tuned for more music from the Money Makin’ Jamboys.