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King Mez- “New Vinyl” (Prod. By Oddisee)

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“I don’t do swag but you can feel my aura when I meet you.”

Up-and-coming emcee and recent Warner/Chappell Music signee King Mez, who I’ve known and been following for a few years now releases this new single crafted by one of my favorite producers, Oddisee. Mez’s Long Live The King 2 project is set to drop this fall, but it appears that this track won’t appear on that. Just something nice to hold the fans over. Commissioner Gordon on the boards.

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Photo Finish: Photographer FISDJ Talks Shooting Rapsody’s “She Got Game” Cover, Camera Phones & More

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On Tuesday, Rapsody releases her highly anticipated DJ Drama-hosted She Got Game mixtape, and if you check it out, the first thing you’ll see is the work of Sammer Abdel-Khalek a.k.a FISDJ. He’s the photographer who snapped Ms. Evans sitting atop the 10-foot high rim for the mixtape cover, and has become an integral part of the North Carolina hip hop scene from behind the lens. 2words The Top caught up with FISDJ to talk about working on the She Got Game cover, other projects he’s taken on throughout the years and throughout the globe, and the profound story of how he chose the name FISDJ.

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Album Review: King Mez- “My Everlasting Zeal” (Release: June 2012)

An area that doesn’t get too much national attention as having a strong presence in the hip hop community is North Carolina, and making much noise recently from NC is 22-year-old emcee King Mez. In fact, Mez has been at this for awhile. I first became aware of him as one half of the rhyming duo, The Lazeretto Crew, before really getting a taste for his skills as the lead emcee on his 2010 release with producer Commissioner Gordon, The ParaplegicsIt was a project strong enough that back then anyone could’ve easily thought the then 20-year-old Mez had next.

Over the following two years King Mez released the highly touted The King’s Khrysis EP, along with a barrage of solid features and well received singles. Those only had more people, especially resident NC hip hop fans, convinced that Mez was poised to make noise on a national level at a volume similar to hometown heroes Little Brother and J. Cole before him. So when I talked with King Mez in December and he said that watching his debut album develop made his past music seem almost mediocre to him, I knew My Everlasting Zeal would be a project I’d have to lend an ear to.

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King Mez: “Monte Carlo” (Prod. By Commissioner Gordon)

Brand new leak from King Mez produced by Commissioner Gordon off of Mez’s upcoming debut album, My Everlasting Zeal, which I believe we can expect at the end of the month.

Exclusive Interview: King Mez Talks Upcoming Debut Album, Self-Producing & More

 

At the Kooley High “David Thompson” release party at The Pour House last night I caught up with performer King Mez to talk about his upcoming debut album, “My Everlasting Zeal,” which is dropping February 2012. Listening to what he has to say you’re going to want to look out for this one.

After the jump check out footage of his performance, including an unreleased track off the album, and Mez using the MPC to make a beat and rap at the same time.

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King Mez: “Reign” (Prod. By King Mez)

King Mez gets on the production side as well as on the mic on this new track, which dropped outta nowhere. Enjoy.

Music Video: Kooley High- “Skyview” Feat. King Mez

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Yes, this track did get released awhile ago, but we finally get some visuals. Kooley’s High David Thompson project drops December 6, and this is the first offering from it.

Live Footage: Ski Beatz Makes Song Live With King Mez, Murs Rocks & More

 

Last night Ski Beatz & Murs rolled through Chapel Hill, NC as part of their Hip Hop & Love Tour. Ski Beatz decided to do what he does and make a beat live on stage in front of the crowd. He then pulled an unexpecting King Mez out of the audience to rock over the beat as he made it, and it was DOPE.

After the jump catch more footage of Ski, Murs and Tabi Bonney rocking during the night.

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