Release Date: Nov 6, 2012
Record label: INgrooves
Underground indie-rap heads rejoice! After 15-plus years of persistent work put in individually via different facets of the industry, Ohio native sons MHz (Copywrite, the late Camu Tao, Tage Future, Jakki Da Motamouth and producer RJD2) have finally released their long-overdue debut album, MHz Legacy, and it doesn't disappoint. First off, the production on this album is bananas. Okay, let's see: Harry Fraud? Check.
Picture a high school cypher. A friend beat-boxes or pounds on lunch tables while others crowd around hopeful emcees. Every high school has a slew of aspiring rhymers mirroring this image, but one such group in Ohio had a lineup that would eventually plant flags all over the Hip Hop globe. Back then, in the mid ’90s, Copywrite, Camu Tao, RJD2, Tage Future and Jakki Da Motamouth formed an alliance known as MHz.
Most of us despise high school reunions in fear of not measuring up to either our younger selves or our peers. But MHz Legacy, gave it as much thought as an MC on a freestyle binge. Like a fine wine, which aged well until its point of tasting, the MHz crew has travelled a rocky road to this current state of bloggerific hip-hop. Most notably they lost one of their central pieces in the late Camu Tao, who succumbed to lung cancer in 2008?hence the addition of the word “Legacy” to the original MHz.