Back in 2003, 2 emcees named ENZAYNE ONE and KIAL, had an idea for an album with the sole purpose of reviving the dying art of HIP HOP. together with other emcees, KONFUZED, DON QUIJOTE, and THIRD FLOOR MAN and a full month of rigorous work in the studio, they came up with the classic album MASSACRE I:PERSONALAN NA TO. searching for their own identity the group came up with the name 187 MOBSTAZ.
As the album went out independently taking the local scene by storm, the group garnered a non mediocre fan base, and as the believers grew, so did the detractors and haters heavily multiplied. Despite adversity and lack of financial assets to spread the word that HIP HOP is still alive, the heavy criticism and hate they had to endure fueled their hearts and further awakened their passion and love for HIP HOP.
Early 2004, the group went back to the studio to record the second installment of the infamous massacre series. After a month of work, they came up with another underground classic which is MASSACRE II:MASAKIT PERO TOTOO, although this time they finished it without KONFUZED because of conflicts with his schedule. Another classic that shocked and rocked the independent underground HIP HOP scene.
Trying to find ways on how to finance the production and get it off the ground, ENZAYNE ONE had his studio rented to other aspiring rap acts that also wanted their voices to be heard, slowly but surely assuring a foundation to build around the 187 MOBSTAZ franchise. As acts spread the word of a place where they can record and produce their music at the budget friendly cost, more and more came and obtained the services of the 187 MOBSTAZ STUDIO. Some of the regulars at the studio even earned the mutual respect and bond with the original roster and later became a part of the budding underground powerhouse. Then the roster included the likes of MIKE KOSA, INOZENT ONE, ABBADON, FHAT DEE, PUTING UNGGOY, and more…
The year 2006, the third salvo of the legendary underground trilogy, MASSACRE III:REAL VOICES OF THA LORDZ which then included a number of new emcees that incorporated their own brand of rap to one of the most successful underground acts in the Philippines. The same time the third massacre album went out, solo albums of the individual emcees featured on the album also came out which showcased not only the mobsta emcee’s cohesive tenacity on the microphone but their solo prowess as well. Later that year, the 187 MOBSTAZ roster further expanded after adding the likes of ESSE, JSKEELZ, SMUGGLAZ, POETIC BROTHERS and TONEY CHROME of LYRICAL ASSAULT.
2007, the other half of LYRICAL ASSAULT, LOWDOWN also jumped in the bandwagon along with TUGLAKS and BADANG which completes the full current roster of the 187 MOBSTAZ.
And the rest is what we call, HISTORY…