I had the pleasure of co-hosting Mike Zombie’s second annual celebrity basketball game this year, featuring Joe Budden, Chill Moody, Tsu Surf, Chad B., Kazzie and many more!
It was such a great time (just like last year,) and I got to meet so many fans as well!
Before Tsu Surf pays homage to the city that raised him with his long-awaited Newark project, the New Jersey rapper gives fans a bit of an appetizer with Garden Grillz.
Released today, the 16-track mixtape doesn’t disappoint, and definitely sets the tone for what Tsu has coming next. Stream and download Garden Grillz below. As for a release date for Newark – fans should be able to get their hands on it by next month.
As I’ve said for a while now, New Jersey is on quite the wave, and one of the artists helping push us is battle rapper Tsu Surf. With co-signs from the likes of Drake and Joe Budden and countless W’s under his belt on the battle scene, Tsu‘s profile continues to grow, and he recently stopped by Hot 97‘s Ebro In The Morning to discuss everything he has going on.
After trying to come for my neck by saying I only rock with Jersey artists with hit records (such lies bruh!), Tsu and the morning show crew discussed Murda Mook, why he WON’T be doing Summer Madness and more. Check it out below.
This past weekend was Willingboro, New Jersey‘s first annual celebrity basketball game, brought to us by our very own Mike Zombie! Since unveiling himself to the industry in 2013 by producing Drake‘s super-successful “Started From the Bottom” single, Zombie has put his town on the radar for many of music’s elite underground and mainstream leaders, and continued his momentum by hosting a charity event for the town’s community sports teams.
Taking place at Willingboro‘s John F. Kennedy Recreational Center, the Panthers basketball teams were split into the Blue team and the White team, consisting of some of the most prominent local celebrities that dominate both the music and sports industries. Just a few of those names include legendary battle rapper Tsu Surf, Big OOH!, Gillie Da Kid, NY Jets safety Calvin Pryor, Porta Rich, Empire‘s Black Rambo, Kazzie, Chill Moody and plenty more. Over 200 people packed the newly renovated JFK gymnasium, making for an excellent turn-out.
I’m not even going to pretend like I know how to describe a basketball game, so I’ll say that no one expected the Blue Team (Zombie‘s team) to come out with such a victory of 57-41. The most entertaining players to watch were Gillie Da Kid, who landed 3-pointers back to back accompanied by a smug smile and an energetic and warm attitude, and Calvin Pryor of the white team, who had a good start in the first quarter, weaned by the second, and came back to finish strong by the last quarter.