Best of Mistah Metro
Mistah Metro has always had a passion for self expression. A painter and tattoo artist as well as a hard hitting emcee, sky is limit when it comes to the amount of mediums he uses as tools of communication. Mistah Metro sees almost everything as a blank canvas in which he can transform in to a masterpiece for the world to enjoy. His passion for Hip-Hop and emceeing began at a young age in the lunchroom where he would spit his rhymes while his friends banged beats out on the table. It was a glorious time for Hip-Hop and emcees were delivering the truth, that non commercial early 90's vibe that is so missed today. In 2003 Mistah Metro released his first EP with production from Yonkers comrade Kahzy. '7:30-24-7' gained much attention in the underground cicuit. A broke student at the time Metro began spitting his poems on the subway for loose change and a chance to sell a disc. It was from his performances on the metro line that he was given the name 'Mistah Metro'. He began gaining recognition but still had a thirst for more exposure. Along with fellow classmate Brolly the General, Mistah Metro began searching for all the battles, talent shows, and open mics he could find. From The Pyramid to the infamous Stinger Club he would make his rounds. Around this time he met Koore Dub, a young producer with a unique sound . Together they created Metro's self titled EP which opened new doors to many venues. It was at the Stinger Club where he would meet Jendog Lonewolf and Bazill, who along with Bogota, Omega Moon, DJ Black Pearl and Heks Heat formed the group Noble Elite. At the time another group 'Mind Spray' consisting of emcees 'C.O.N.C.E.P.T.' and 'Leftist' (R.I.P.) would throw their open mics at the stinger club, and all of these talented emcees would claim Stingers their new home. Black Pearl would scratch the wax and Heks who was well known for producing tracks for big names such as 'The Lox' and 'Joell Ortiz' would lay the most melodic & hardest tracks possible. In 2005 to the disappointment of many, the Stinger Club closed down and many of the talent that played began to go on their separate ways. Jendog, Metro and Bazill remained united and developed 5.F.M. ( The 5 Foot Mafia). The name stemmed because of the trios petite size and their larger than life presence on the mic. In 2006 they released a mixtape/street album that gained attention of magazine publication, radio stations, and television shows. 'Mixtape 101' was a milestone for the group and a joy for Hip-Hop Heads worldwide. This same year Mistah Metro began to flex on his visual art talent, creating album covers for many independent and signed musicians. It was through these power moves that he met DJ Black Panther well known for his production for such famous artists as 'Immortal Technique', 'Pumpkinhead', 'Dead Prez', and 'Oktober Zero'. A new sound would emerge in Mistah Metro's production catalogue. Present day Mistah Metro has released a collection of songs recorded between 2003-2008. 'The Best of Mistah Metro' is a classic Hip-Hop album with that same early 90's vibe that captured his soul so many years ago. Along with the production of Black Panther, Koore Dub, Heks Heat, and Kahzy, some new over seas talent is featured as well. DJ Blastik Ice from Izreal, and Sunz of Atlantis from Sweden donate some jazzy tunes to match Metro's sharp lyrical wit. Last but not least the smooth blends and sound of Brooklyn based DJ Honeyknuckles is added to the entourage along with many other emcees such as Yang-Chi. A must have for all music lovers.