The Mash Out Posse, aka M.O.P., is one of the
few hip-hop products that continues to live up to the rugged ideology that embodied
the 90s. But while the M.O.P. grinded for years, plowing through the underground,
they didnt meet the mainstream face-to-face until Ante Up,
from their Warriors CD.
Now, M.O.P. will take their audio street fight
to heavy metal with an album backed by rock band Shiner Massive. The Brownsville
team has always given way to unstoppable energy and aggression, which often
manifests itself in mass mosh pits.
During a rehearsal, M.O.P.s Billy Danz
rock the industry off its high horse.
AllHipHop.com: What made yall do a rock
Billy Danz: Well thats us. We make a lot
of aggressive music. We did a joint a few years back called, Handle Ur
Business a lot of screaming guitars in it. People took a liking to it
and we wasnt uncomfortable with it. And its a sound like [that],
we dont reach, if it dont work – it just dont work. So this
is something that worked for us. So we put a couple joints together see how
it happened, if people dont catch on to it, Ill still like it, Imma
still listen to it.
AllHipHop.com: For the EP Handle Ur Business,
that was more of an in the studio type of guitar right that wasnt live?
BD: Yeah, well no, on a couple of them joints
we had a live guitar, I think it was The Way of The World. We had
live guitar on that joint. But most of it was trinity. It came out banging though,
Im really proud of it.
AllHipHop.com: As far as the group can you talk
about how you got together? Whats their name?
BD: You know what; I dont even know how
it happened. They came out of the blue, Laze [group manager] hooked up with
them. They name, I dont even know the name of the group, I just know theyre
dope as hell. Ive really sat down with them and see how the way they play
with each other. Thats it, you got to be dope to be playing with another
dude, another dude on drums, three guitars, I mean they smoking. We smoking.
AllHipHop.com: [They are rehearsing] Hows
the show going?
BD: We have fun. Just another regular M.O.P.
show and they tight with they s**t. Its like working on the turntable,
we play anyway. Them dudes is just dope, its a pleasure to work with them,
whoever the f**k they is. But they dope.
AllHipHop.com: Do you guys think this will broaden
your market with this project?
BD: Maybe it would, but our concern is not that.
Our concern is just, we try to let people know how it is, where we from and
why we make music the way we make music. So its real obvious with the
rap and roll stuff that we doing, thats really not going down in the Brownsville,
up in the Bronx. And its something that works for them, the guitars and
the loud drums and all of that that works for them and we still comfortable
with doing our thing.
AllHipHop.com: Do you think people in Brownsville
will go cop the album or will they feel it even if they buy the bootleg?
BD: Of course we yelling and screaming all on
it, cursing all on it, violent, everything is still the same. And thats
what people here listen to, where we from.
AllHipHop.com: So this was something that yall
also did in the mean time with the album coming up
BD: Yeah. Well, we need to keep something in
your face. Like when you think about the greats, all the dudes that really helped
us, helped Hip-Hop to get to where it is right now, people dont even speak
about them, people forgot about them. And you still put them on the mic today,
with the newest, most sellinest dudes and theyll blow them off. So some
people hurt themselves by not being out there. We aint them kind of people,
we aint out there out there like that, we aint in every club, at
every party and all of that, but as far as just music goes, we got to keep it