Friday, May 4, 2012

The protocol and security was tight when I arrived. Picture an unsigned rapper with goons, surveillance cameras and ‘trap doors’ greeting visitors. Its weird. Imagine walking through an half empty Beauty Salon, only to discover blank stares along with language barriers. An awkward pause. Feeling the tension inside the room, I politely asked for “Moe Millionz”.
More tension and hard stares. The women rolled their eyes at me. Some burly man pointed towards the back steps. Following his directions led me to another ‘trap door’ where music could be heard beyond the threshold. The sound was low but intense. The ’old school’ drum pattern knocking in sync with my heartbeat. I knocked on the door then waited for a reply. No answer. Just the music continuing. I knocked again. Still, no answer. Then suddenly, the door was buzzed open and I stepped inside the dangerous looking trap door. Right before my eyes stood Moe Millionz giving directions to his producer JuJu of Just Amazing Music. Figuring I’d get my interview and leave without getting settled into the studio session, I usually set aside one hour on my schedule. Wrong. Three hours later I could recite the whole process of  watching Moe Millionz record songs in clips of ’five’. It was simply amazing.

 Collaborators sum it up as follows: “Jumping in and out the booth, barking orders on tracks, being aggressive with his music is the norm…but either way its hot” according to longtime producer JuJu. I agreed. Moe can be meticulous about beats, lyrics, the studio lighting etc etc. But after the ‘close encounter’, the picture gets clearer and clearer. Moe is the real deal. He’s ready. The closest description is this: “Moe Millionz is the type that can start rapping on Wall Street and draw a crowd.” said manager  Warren ‘Woo’ Miles. So secretly I wondered to myself…Why No Mix Tape? The god MC kinda read my mind stating
“ I know people been waiting since the summer for my Mix Tape” continuing “I’m getting it ready now” said Moe Millionz.

The delay in releasing his Mix Tape is unknown. I probed him for answers but Moe remained quiet about the delay, instead choosing to speak around the subject. Whatever happened, Moe Millionz soon left stranded as an solo artist. He had plenty of street buzz but became frustrated with no product. Speaking from experience, “Battles cannot pay the bills, so I just got focused on my goals and stopped waiting for people” said Moe Millionz.

 Last Summer rekindled the burning flame inside Moe Millionz to pick up the mic again. Rumors spread.
The neighborhood teenager recalls it vividly: “The park was packed. Moe Millionz stepped to the mic and ripped some unknown rapper to shreds. The kid got mad, gassed his boys up and started acting tough. Long story short, you cannot violate Moe Millionz. The boy is nice. Period. Point blank.” Verbatim. Instantly I was astonished because “I heard the exact same story.” Wow. But really…who cares? Nobody knows about Moe Millionz except for the Bronx. Wrong. Lately, Moe Millionz has been touring the East Coast with stops in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Opening up for such acts like Black Rob, Mims and Method Man.
Hot lyrics, Charisma and Energetic stage presence won Moe Millionz followers from state to state. The upcoming artists even signed an undisclosed deal with Team 28 marketing  company which promises placement in Commercials and Print Ads adding to Moe’s visibility. All is well for the humble Moe Millionz. Speaking on behalf of Team 28, Vice President Frank Jacobs stated “We heard about Moe Millionz through the grapevine and grabbed him early in his career quite confident he‘s destined for the stars. Wait. You‘ll see.”
Besides the street hype, promotional tours and marketing concepts, what could be NEXT for Moe Millionz. “I just want to be heard. Besides that, mostly respected. By everybody. Known for good music. Buy it. Listen. Have fun.” said Moe Millionz. Spoken like a true politician which explains the delay on the goods. The Mix Tape. Win, lose or draw Moe Millionz has my endorsement. Check for the hot singles
 “Stepped In” and “Round the Clock”. Most of all, Remember I told you First.

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