Jay Lonzo, DJ DPONE, M2, Prince Wiser, John Tr3 Pritchett
Following a successful release of his debut album, "It Takes A Village," the soon to be nineteen-year-old, Brooklyn MC, has garnered accolades for lyricism belying his young age and enlisted the support of acclaimed producers, Marco Polo and Statik Selektah. Lonzo was just 15 when the process behind the 12-track It Takes A Village began, but the themes display a maturity of a seasoned writer. The album is a collection of stories from his high-school years, including those inspired by a father in recovery from alcoholism, a mother recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a complex relationship with an older brother and internal struggles with religion. With a heavy focus on family, the album and it’s title reflect the notion that we are all stronger as a unit, whether related by blood or otherwise.
Shortly after an interview and freestyle with Statik on Shade 45, Lonzo took to Knitting Factory for his first, packed, headline show. With a new LP on the way, Lonzo is now gearing up to return to the stage before shipping off in January for his first semester of college at Florida International University.
Brooklyn based rapper, M2, is working hard to become a household name. The Park Slope native is in a lane of his own; from Vlogs to mixtapes and even his own web series, M2 is making sure that his talents do not go unseen. You can feel the truths in his words as he doesn’t leave his personal experiences in the dark with his fan base. You can expect a strong delivery over beats from collaborating with his peers on the rise. M2 has been very dedicated to his rap career and is proud to keep his originality at a time where that’s so hard to come by.
Prince Wiser is a lyrically outstanding and technically skilled hip-hop artist coming straight out of hip-hop's birthplace (Bronx, NY). From his jaw-dropping punchlines and relentlessly catchy hooks to his deeply poetic lyricism, Prince Wiser has a clear but quiet intellect that the culture craves right now.
Queens is the home of some of the greatest Hip-Hop legends and heavy hitters, notably Nas, LL Cool J, the late Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Meyhem Lauren, 50 Cent and more. Joining the fray of creative lyricism and rap music that has stood the test of time at the age of 18 is aspiring rapper John TR3 Pritchett, hailing from East Elmhurst, Queens NY. With a moral compass to not follow current Hip-Hop trends and tropes, he delivers focused and engaging performances with a witty lyricism that would make anyone of Hip-Hop's industry vets proud.