I’m diggin’ this new crop of young artists from the bay. Moe Green is dope.
Moe Green – Rocky Maivia (Interdependent Media) July 15th, 2010
Album download: http://moegreen.bandcamp.com/album/rocky-maivia-non-title-match
The California city of Vallejo has been making noise this year, much of it thanks to rising lyricist Moe Green and his album Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match. While the album title borrows its name from The Rock – Rocky Maivia served as the superstar wrestler/actor’s moniker when he first debuted in the ring – Green, named as part of KMEL’s Bay Area Freshmen 10 earlier this year, largely eschews sports talk, instead using the title as a metaphor for where he is in his own career – the newcomer with great potential. Potential, we might add, that has the accolades pouring in for this 22-year old rhymer, including a spot in XXL Magazine‘s coveted Show & Prove.
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