Masego Schooled Radar Radio LDN On Uber Wisdom, "Melanin Man," His Superhero Collective & More

Get to know the Melanin Man a little more with a chat he had with Kamillah Rose of the UK's Radar Radio.

Masego popped a squat with “the UK’s future taste maskers” Radar Radio while in Europe last month for his debut shows. And he introduced himself in the most expected unexpected nature that is sincere to Masego’s demeanor, by spitting something that had to do with M&M’s and Eminem.

In his conversation with Radar Radio’s own Kamilla Rose, Uncle Sego speaks highly of his TrapHouseJazz collective as he describes them as superheroes. According to the saxophone king, every member of THJ is a specialist in whatever makes them different from the others. This creates an atmosphere that can be donned the "gumbo of music” that combats the boxed-in trends of the industry.

Delving deeper into what music means to the Melanin Man himself, he discusses his interest in every instrument he’s ever played being ignited by a girl he had a crush on growing up. Although, he went back and “re-fell” in love with the saxophone and drums intrinsically.

Speaking of “Melanin Man,” the idea of the Basstrack’s song stems back to the words of an Uber driver. No, that’s not a mistake. Masego describes the warning words from a wise Uber driver as he embarks on turf that should be treaded lightly in an “uppity, rich part of town” in LA: “Listen man, before you get out of this Uber, understand where you’re at. You’re melanin man. These white people are scared of you. You know what I’m sayin’? They think you’re about to go rob the bank and steal their children. I don’t know why. But you need to carry yourself like royalty.” In exchange for the cherished words of enlightenment, the musician gifted him with a five-star rating and sonically blues-esque track.

The musician briefly reminisced on how the genre of gospel has influenced his style of music with its sincere and soulful nature and how if he didn’t play the sax, he’d be too busy creating masterpieces with an instrument referred to as a “birang stick” and ducking collab requests from Hov, himself. For the grand comical finale of the nearly seven-minute video clip, Masego went on to explain the friend-assisted twerk to a dumbfounded Kamilla. The conversation arose in part by K. Rose’s questioning on how Uncle Sego feels about the resurgence of dancehall into mainstream, with the instrumentalist reacting gratefully because the popular “Controlla” track by Champagne Papi blesses him with the “the meanest of twerks” with the cross-hand motions and all.

Check out the video below to become witness to the “Jamaican and country” nature of the Melanin Man, himself.

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Back in 2013, Coach K of Quality Control brought a buzzin' rap trio through to the VIBE offices. Migos' "Fight Night" was a club hit and "Versace" with Drake was ruling the game. He announced Quavo and Takeoff, but the third member looked different from the pics we saw previously. "This is Rich The Kid," he stated calmly. "He's rolls with us." Rich wasn't known heavily at that point, but what we determined by his easy going nature and ability to network was this kid is a star, or soon will be.

The smartest thing about that whole scene was how Coach K did a great press run for the Migos as a trio, even with Offset locked up at the time. Having Rich The Kid roll with them accomplished the mission of keeping the Migos' look as a trio annnnd establishing another new artist at the same time. As the relationship didn't materialize as Rich being on Quality Control, it provided the youngin' valuable knowledge on the game and how to do roll outs and such. Thus, Rich The Kid's own Rich Forever Music label being born a few years ago. With enormous success on his own with hits and tours under his belt, the New York native turned Georgia repper started signing up talent. Most notable acts Famous Dex and Jay Critch signed with Rich bolstering his start up company (established in 2016) to fast recognition.

Now in the same way that Rich was introduced to VIBE, 83 Babies are following suit. A few months ago the North Carolina trio, with strikingly similar sounds to Migos', came through the office with a visiting Rich The Kid, who was playing our team some of his unreleased album cuts. We got a chance to kick it with Lil Tony, Set It Off and Young Boss Tevo for a sec. With their minds taking in the atmosphere, we learned that they were in a tug-of-war state as various labels were vying for their talent. Judging from the Rich announcement of 83 Babies being signed to Rich Forever Music this past March, the fellas made their choice.

With co-signs from the Migos and many others, 83 Babies have a clear shot at success. The trap rap "No Cap" single and video finds the group stating just who they are in their music, real dudes that happen to rhyme. Slated to open up on Rich The Kid's "The World Is Yours 2" tour, the three MCs will learn about traveling the country for fans that have never seen you up close. We are sure they are more than ready.

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Mrs. M Releases Video For First Ever English Track "Tasty," From VIBE's 'Urban Asia Vol. 2'

Mongolian MC Mrs. M has just released the video for "Tasty," her first-ever song in the English language, and she's making it count.

"Tasty," which is produced by Silverstrike and mixed by Pro Era's Nastee, shows Mrs. M living lavishly with furs, chains, champagne, fast cars, and rooftop shots with a beautiful Mongolian skyline as the backdrop. The video is a perfect match for Mrs. M's confident, melodic bars. The song is the latest single from Urban Asia Vol. 2, the second installment of a series of Asian hip-hop compilations released in a partnership between VIBE and the Hong Kong-based label B2 Music.

“I’m so excited to release my first English single 'Tasty' and to work with Nastee from Brooklyn’s Pro Era, and Silverstrike in Hong Kong. Growing up listening to Hip-Hop and R&B music in Mongolia we never dreamed of such things," Mrs. M said with excitement in an interview with CelebMix. "I sang and rapped in Mongolian because we are a small country, and I didn’t think we can go past that. We just make this music for ourselves. We only watch U.S. artists on YouTube and follow the new sounds, and never think we can be connected to places like Brooklyn. I really love the internet because it connected me to all of this.”

Urban Asia Vol. 1, the first compilation from VIBE and B2, was released in May 2018, and has songs by Edison Chen, MC Yan, Thaitanium, Bohan Phoenix, the Higher Brothers and Jackson Wang.

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Today (May 17) is clearly DJ Khaled's day and he's got a lot to share with the world. Not only did his new album Father of Asahd drop today—once again executive produced by his son, Asahd—but the producer, rapper and hype man turned the release into a surround-sound affair.

In the midst of heading to MTV to share gems about the making of the album, he also spent the day releasing multiple videos. In addition to releasing visuals for "Higher" (Nipsey Hussle's last video appearance) and "Celebrate," featuring Post Malone and Travis Scott, Khaled also shared the flick for "Just Us," featuring SZA.

In the elaborate Joseph Kahn-directed and Dave Kemp-produced video, SZA and Khaled assume the roles of gladiators over a beat that samples OutKast's heralded "Miss Jackson." Upon release, SZA expressed her gratitude for being part of the project.


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