Director: Tyrone Z. McCants, Moves2Make Ent. / Visual Poetry Productions
Len Berzerk was born in Brooklyn but raised on the mean streets of the South Bronx. His passion for music developed early in life. When he heard the song “White Lines” he immediately began imitating the “Street DJ” and started scratching the record. He developed his ear for music with this simple gesture. Eventually, he began producing beats and started rapping over the tracks. His lyrical skills are diverse and he focuses on real life situations. Len Berzerk has been recording since 1991 and received his first break into the industry in 1996. Len Berzerk is credited as a Producer, Video editor, and Rapper.
Last spring, way back in 2014, we sat down with Large Professor, partly on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Illmatic but mostly because he’s the reason for much of the New York rap we both love so much.
I recently sat in on a studio session with Mickey Factz as he knocked out track after track for his upcoming Y3 Mixtape. Moving around the studio like a worker bee in production. From the booth to the boards to his cell to communicating with his fans via social media then to his playlist and back to the booth.
He took a few minutes to talk about his Y3 Mixtape – G.A.T.M. (Gospel According To Me). This is the third installment to his “Y” Trilogy. Mickey talks about his growth as an artist and why he feels it’s important to produce music that can reach the everyday person by making music that takes the listener into his world.
Mickey via his Facebook page “this is really special. Art, Lyricism, Video Games, Love, Heartbreak, Politics, Religion, Honesty, Style and History. Couldn’t ask for a more well rounded body of work from myself…”
The mixtape comes with a collection of amazing beats from producers like 100 Bulletz to Just Blaze. It is also expected to feature some of today top lyrical emcees such as Cyhi Da Prynce, Elzhi, Charles Hamilton and few more surprised guests.
What does it take to be a HipHopeuner? It takes commitment to do the work to drive your brand and music, it takes focus and consistency, one must have a deep appreciation for the art and culture of hip-hop while being true to your expression of the art that you contribute to it.
“… I’m hoping that people are appreciating this, man, that’s pretty much it for me man. I want people to love what I’m doing…. I just like to rap, and I like showing people I can rap…” says Mickey
Sean Price “Planet Apes” Audio + ‘Songs In The Key Of Price’ Mixtape Bundles
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