About Us / 187 Mobstaz - HISTORY

Posted by Madshock Santos at 7:22 PM

Thursday, June 19, 2008

About Us / 187 Mobstaz - HISTORY

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…

Lyrical Assault - From the Ashes

Posted by Madshock Santos at 7:14 PM

Lyrical Assault is back with fresh tracks and surefire songs. I would say their new album titled “From the Ashes” is like a comeback album. Their intro song “Humanda na” is a very good introductory song for an album. Personally, when I first heard the first track which is “Humanda Na”, I feel like being blown away with their strong message and wanting to listen to their entire album. Also, the nice bouncy song “Groovin’” and another bouncy song “Sumabay” plus a rapid rhymin’ all-star track including the 187 Mobstaz are all good. Some of my fave tracks in this album are: Humanda na, Kawal ng Kalye, Lupang Tinubuan, Pagkakaisa, Salamin, Groovin’, Sumabay and Mobbin’.

I would say that Lyrical Assault’s new album never fails to impress me. If you’re still thinking if you’ll buy this album or not, I would recommend you to buy it.
It has 2 bonus track on the first 100 copy which is a more personal track titled “Lowdown” and “Toney Chrome”.

Support our local artists! Buy original!


Album Details
Album Title: From the Ashes
Artist: Lyrical Assault
Produced by: Lyrical Assault
Executive Producer: Gab
Label: 187 Mobstaz Entertainment

Track Listing:

  1. Humanda na (listen)
  2. My World (feat. Just Hush)
  3. Pagkakaisa*
  4. Holla
  5. Groovin’
  6. Salamin** (feat. 2Tay & Screw)
  7. Sumabay (feat. Third Floor Man)
  8. Lupang Tinubuan*** (feat. Gods Will, Mike Kosa, Inozent One, JSkeelz & Mista Blaze)
  9. I got you*** feat. Just Hush & JRuss
  10. Why You Hatin’ (Feat. North Ave. [J.O.L.O. Cali, Mary])
  11. Kawal ng Kalye (Feat. Mike Kosa & Enzayne One) (listen)
  12. Tara**** (feat. Gobas & Gloc-9)
  13. Mobbin’ ***** (Feat. 187 Mobstaz All-Stars) (listen)

Bonus tracks: Toney Chrome (by Toney Chrome) & Lowdown (by Lowdown)

*Produced by: B-Roc
**Produced by: Pikaso
***Produced by: Konfuzed
****Produced by: The Beatmonx
*****Produced by: Just Hush

For orders, pls email: lyricalassault2007@yahoo.com (you can also add them to friendster.com and send them a message)

Also, watch out for the 187 Mobstaz website (www.187mobstaz.tk), comin' very soon...

187 Mobstaz / Artists Profiles

Posted by Madshock Santos at 7:34 PM

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

187 Mobstaz / Artists Profiles

ENZAYNE ONE aka DATING LONG HAIR
Born Gabriel Grajo, the CEO and founder of 187 MOBSTAZ ENTERTAINMENT. An emcee, technician, producer and the commander-in-chief.

A fierce lyricist and tactician. The head honcho. The commanding general of the hip hop fleet known to many as the 187 MOBSTAZ.

"as long as we happy on what we do, fuck the fame… as long as I do what I wanna do, as long as I say what I wanna say… there’s nothing anybody can do about it, that’s what democracy is for. Same goes for rap music."

ESSE aka MARKANG BUNGO
Born Domingo De Guzman, gun runner, thug, emcee, lyricist and street poet. He thrives on transforming his street experiences to songs that captivate the ears of those who are living the same life that he has.

"when I do good things nobody hardly notices but when I do bad things all eyes are on me… so bring the heat and I bring the guns. Esse is my name, trouble is my game"

BADANG
Born Darwin Ferineza, lyricist, composer, technician, producer, director and graphic artist. An emcee who has two sides in his repertoire, you can piss him off and he would beat you down the ground with a barrage of verbal attacks or you can be on the other end of his sweet serenades.

"silent but deadly…your either on my good side or my bad side…so choose well coz I aint gonna be too gentle when you cross the line"

MIKE KOSA

Born Michael Castro, lyricist, battle emcee. One of the most heralded underground emcees in the game today. He has strong mass appeal without loosing an ounce of true hip hop.

"this is not a hobby, this my bread and butter…when I go to the office I bring my all to get that grind on"

TUGLAKS
Born Joren Machan, a lyricist with one of the fastest tongues whenever he blesses the microphone. Loves to ride on melodic patterns on the beats that he laces words on.

"change the game, no matter what it takes, I’ll take it one small step at a time until we make those giant leaps"

WEEDS
Born Alvin Cruz, emcee and hype man. And overall henchman…

"hip hop is in my blood, it’s the nutrient that keeps me alive…the culture that I grew up in would be the same until the casket drops"

RIGHTEOUS ONE
Born Charlemagne Ilagan, lyricist, emcee, musician, singer, tattoo artist. Gave life to a lot of hooks for 187 mobsta hits.

"music is my life, the air that I breathe, and no one can’t take it away from me"

TONEY CHROME
Born Ronald Manabat, lyricist, emcee, producer, director, entrepreneur. Seasoned rap veteran. Been in the game for more than a decade. One half of the duo lyrical assault.

"life is full of surprises…gotta be ready for anything that comes your way. Expect the best but be ready for the worst"

LOWDOWN
Born Antonio Camagong Jr, lyricist, emcee, arranger, composer, spokesman. Diversely multi faceted hip hop repertoire. Spokesperson for the mob. A seasoned rap veteran for more than a decade. One half of the duo lyrical assault.

"I've been rockin the mic since you were in your diapers, I be one of the illest emcees you never heard of"

FHAT DEE
Born Armando Matitu, lyricist, emcee, entrepreneur. Master on retaliation that he channels thru Heavy lyrical display. Cross the line and it’s your funeral.

"my heart pumps hip hop through my veins and all through my body. I bleed hip hop"