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Five New Jersey Rappers You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Posted: December 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Articles | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments » For decades, New Jersey rappers have observed the ongoing success attained by many New York City-based artists. Throughout the early-mid 1990’s, New Jersey and its cross-town rival were parallel within the hip-hop community.  Anchored by artists like Redman, Notorious B.I.G., Naughty by Nature and the Wu-Tang Clan both regions were tri-state powerhouses. Redman and Method Man exemplified this on their 1999 Grammy award winning single, “Da Rockwilder”. However, as the new millennium approached, Read more

Album Review: Mista Encore, ‘BARSsince 1986’

Posted: November 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Mixtapes, Reviews | Tags: , , | No Comments » 2013 has been a significant year for Mista Encore. He gained national attention after appearing on the Sway in the Morning show in early January. The show introduced Encore to a new audience, while solidifying him as an authentic lyricist. “Bow to the throne when we running through your area/ I was born prince like coming to America.” Formerly known as Jay Encore, Mista Encore has majestic rhyming ability, yet he’s gone uncrowned within the hip-hop game. BARSsince 1986 is the Read more

Mista Encore, ‘BARSsince 1986’

Posted: November 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Independent, Mixtapes | Tags: , , | No Comments » Mista Encore has been relatively low-key since making an appearance in the 2013 Garden State Hip-Hop Cypher, and now I understand why. He's been crafting this newly released project entitled, BARSsince 1986. 2013 was a phenomenal year for Encore, he showed the hip-hop community how nice he was with a chance appearance on the Sway in the Morning show. BARSsince 1986 is the prelude to what listeners can expect in 2014. Download Now Read more