That NJ Ish: Mike Zombie x Benzi Ayo – Ea$tside Story [MIXTAPE]


Fellow Willingboro, New Jersey natives Mike Zombie and Benzi Ayo have teamed up for a collaborative 12-track project, Ea$tside Story.

With an undeniable chemistry, Zombie and Benzi trade boastful rhymes over diverse production among the likes of Beasely Bangorz, Young & Fly and of course – Zombie himself!

Stream the project below, and cop on iTunes here!
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Mixtape: Tsu Surf – 2:00AM

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After sharing a few tracks, New Jersey‘s Tsu Surf has released his highly anticipated 2:00AM project yesterday (8/23) during his weekly #TSUesday series. This is the first body of work from Surf fans have received since his well received Newark mixtape in ’15. This new, 10-track mixtape is entirely produced by Global Empire Music Group‘s Clutch Beats and only features Sy Ari Da Kid, AR-AB and Chad B.

Blending his storytelling prowess with frantic flows packed with vivid lyrics that capture his everyday life, Tsu Surf continues to prove why he is just as deadly in the booth as when he battles.

Fans can expect more #TSUesday releases and another project from Tsu Surf to close out 2016. Stay tuned for more updates!

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That NJ Ish: Kenif Muse – My $ide / Ya Tu Sabe


In celebration of his birthday, South Jersey singer/song-writer/producer Kenif Muse releases a raw, yet catchy new single, titled “My $ide.” Mercilessly addressing the fakes, Kenif croons: “There’s a thin line between all the love and the hate/ Energy the same.”

With dark production from Kil Confirmed, “My $ide” is slated to appear on Kenif‘s forthcoming project. This record serves as a follow up to Kenif‘s previous Infamous Rell-produced “Ya Tu Sabe” single (also below) as well as the various credit he received on Mir Fontane‘s Who’s Watching The Kids? project.

Enjoy “My $ide” below, and stay tuned for more releases from Kenif Muse to close out the Summer.

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That NJ Ish: Mir Fontane Releases ‘Who’s Watching The Kids?’ Album


As promised, CamdenNew Jersey‘s Mir Fontane shares his highly anticipated Who’s Watching The Kids? mixtape. The 10-track project has few features with Young Savage, Ish Williams and Kam DeLa being the only artists involved.

The project’s first single and regional hit, “Wanni Wag” as well as the recently released, “Space Jam” both appear on #WWTK. Blending melodic cadences, unforgiving punchlines, and soulful hooks, Mir Fontane proves that #WWTK is his best body of work to date. The mixtape also features production some of the freshest east coast talent, including Kenif Muse, Menace, KilConfirmed, Kam DeLa, Zach Capner, Roca Beats, and Kev Rodgers.

During an in-depth interview at Mir‘s official listening party, we got to chat about the concept for WWTK, and even a few of his favorite 90s Kid things. Mir Fontane also offers up his thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement & police brutality, the importance of the resurgence of storytelling in hip-hop, and one very special person that the album is dedicated to.

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(Video) That NJ Ish: Mir Fontane Freestyles to Mike Zombie Beat on Sway In The Morning


2016 has been a breakout year for Camden, NJ rapper Mir Fontane. Gaining buzz over the past several months through his regional hit “Wanni Wag,” and collaborations with Jersey heavy-hitters: Tsu Surf, OVO Sound‘s Mike Zombie, and G.O.O.D Music‘s Charlie Heat, Mir Fontane is positioning himself to be an east-coast household name sooner than later.

Fontane recently visited Sway In The Morning to discuss the origins of his stage name, growing up in Camden, NJ, the #BlackLivesMatter movement and of course, spit some flames for the Friday Fire Cypher over some Mike Zombie production.

Enjoy below, and stay tuned for Mir Fontane‘s forthcoming Who’s Watching The Kids mixtape.

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That NJ Ish: Mike Zombie Releases ‘Humble Genius’ Album


Mike Zombie has released his highly-anticipated album, Humble Genius. This third studio album was entirely produced by Mike Zombie, and contains only New Jersey features from Trev Rich, Connect and Benzi Ayo, giving Mike and crew all the space they need for this East Coast lyrical exercise on the music industry!

Fans will also be excited for the 14-track album, which contains the full version of the “Underdog” single Mike exclusively premiered on our March That NJ Ish segment. Earlier this month, Mike Zombie gave a special preliminary interview on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning show that you can check out below.

Read on for our talk with Mike Zombie, and make sure you cop the album on iTunes here.

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