Spotlight: Meech Merlo

Name: Meech Merlo Age: 26 Location: Brooklyn & Queens, NY (Far Rockaway) How did you get into rapping? “It started for me at the age of 11. Just learning how to write poetry in school and always listening to HipHop inspired me to piece words together and be able to tell my story.” What’s the …

New Kids On the Block: Skitzo

Name: Skitzo Age: 26 Location: Brooklyn, NY (Bedford Stuyvesant  / Crown Heights) What makes your music unique? “What makes my music unique is that I don’t follow trends and I like to experiment with different sounds. All of my music is personal and sometimes, I touch topics that others wouldn’t dare to. Even though hip …

New Kids On the Block: GQ Marley

Name: GQ Marley Age: 28 Location: College Station, TX Where are you from? “I grew up in Eastside San Antonio,Texas and now I currently reside in College Station, Texas but plan on moving to Houston to expand my musical career.” How did you get into hip hop? “My brother was the first person to introduce …

Spotlight: Mack Benton

Name: Mack Benton Age: 24 Location: Atlanta, GA Where are you originally from? “Buffalo, NY” How did you get into singing? “I started singing back in high school. People suggested that I should start actually singing seriously. “ What’s the greatest part about what you do? “The greatest part of what I do is that …

Spotlight: Lazy Rios

Name: Lazy Rios Age: “Twenty something…I don’t like to keep count.” Location: Northern VA. (Nova) What makes your music unique? “Well, if anything, I think it’s the range of shit you’ll get from me. I want people to be able to wild out to my shit. I want people to make love to my shit. …

New Kids On The Block Appreciation Month – Week 3

Another week down, and the greatness continues to pour in. There are so many people out there who need a little motivation to keep going towards their goals, and I’m here to help. Everyone has a talent they may or may not have discovered. If you haven’t found that hidden talent, keep looking and it …

New Kids On the Block: Claymore

Name: Claymore Age: 26 Location: Brooklyn, NY (Park Slope) Where did you grow up? I’m Claymore, I’m from Brooklyn, NY. I rep the whole NYC though, I literally lived in every borough except Staten Island, fact! What inspires you? “I had no choice but to learn how to rap…I’m from Brooklyn! Growing up, all I …

New Kids On the Block: Blanc Rogers

Name: Blanc Rogers Age: 23 Location: South Bronx, NY ( Melrose) What motivates you? “A person from the same circumstances & conditions as myself becoming successful at whatever it is they do is what motivates me the most. People like Jay-Z & Kanye West are perfect examples of the fact that, when all odds are …

New Kids On the Block: Scoot The Villain

Name: Scoot The Villain Age: 27 Location: Brooklyn, NY (Linden) Where are you from? “Well, I was born on Powell St. and Howard Ave in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Then my family moved to the East New York section of Brooklyn, Linden Housing Projects, when I was a child. I’ve been living there ever …

New Kids On the Block: A Plug Named Pablo

Name: A Plug Named Pablo Age: 23 Location: Atlanta, GA Where did you grow up? “I’m originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I moved to Atlanta, GA when I was in the 5th grade, so basically I grew up in both places.” What motivates you? “I’m going to say society motivates me because as people, we …