MPR Entertainment presents
InkMonstarr, Hannibal Leq, MobFam
3613 E Van Buren St
Phoenix, AZ, 85008
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:01 PM (event ends at 12:01 AM)
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
Problem was born in Germany, raised in Compton. He entered the industry writing a verse for a producer & friend Terrace Martin, for a song called "Be Thankful", featured on Snoop Doggâ€™s compilation album "The Big Squeeze". The track garnered praise from notable artist such as Nas and Talib Kweli amongst others. Problem began recording records with various West Coast artists such as Daz, Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, and DJ Quik. Problemâ€™s first big break was when Snoop Dogg heard a record which was also produced by Terrace Martin called â€śNeva Hafta To Wurry About Thatâ€ť. He went on to write three records on Snoop Doggâ€™s â€śEgo Trippinâ€ť LP. His breakout was when he was featured on E-40's "Function". Since that time Problem has worked with the various artists such as Jamie Foxx, Jim Jones, Game, Wiz Khalifa, Bobby Valentino, 9th Wonder,Chris Brown, Nipsey Hussle, Warren G, YG, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Travis Barker, and John Legend among many others. Over his career Problem has dropped seven mixtapes, he was signed to Universal & has experienced success with the release of his party anthem "Iâ€™m Toe up". On February 13, 2013, Problem released a collaborative mixtape with Iamsu! titled Million Dollar Afro with guest appearances from Juvenile, Too Short and Omarion. On June 13, 2013, he released a mixtape titled The Separation with guest appearances from Wale, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Game, Chris Brown, Tank, Tyga and Wiz Khalifa among others.
Born Landon Nicholes, On August 18th 1993, in Grand Island , NE. Landon grew up in a small town called Hanford, CA. Where he lived for 10 years with a family of 5 boys and 2 girls. Like many families, he has gone through his upâ€™s and downâ€™s with his family leaving his brothers in foster care and parents splitting up. Though they are currently working on being together again. Landonâ€™s love for his family is the strongest and believes that nothing is better and more important than family and the support of them in his career, They motivate him to be the artist he is today. Uniquely built standing at 6â€™4" Landon grew up playing basketball his whole life, common for a 6â€™4" body. Growing up rapping may have not been Landonâ€™s first passion but it is now definitely something he loveâ€™s and takes very serious.
Landon who goes by the rap name â€śInkMonstarrâ€ť is one of the most talked about recording artist on the west coast currently residing out of the "Sin City" Las Vegas , NV to be exact. As seen on Worldstar Hip Hop and every other social network on the net, Ink has over 80,000 followers on twitter with a verified account and coming up on 1 million views on Youtube and hasnâ€™t even released a mixtape yet. Also his highly anticipated debut mixtape is expected late this summer with many celebrity guest appearances and exclusive unheard tracks. Be sure to stay up to date on Ink and his official website www.inkmonstarr.com
â€śSmall town kid wit some big city dreams. Iâ€™m hungry for it all and Iâ€™m not stopping even after I have it!â€ť â€“ InkMonstarr
When it comes to Hannibal Leq, his presence is immediately felt when he walks into the room with strong energy of experience, respect, and influence. Leq has been an emcee for more than 13 years whose influences range from Gospel music to Rakim (interesting right?) to the Chi-Lites, Surface, S.O.S. Band, and more. N.W.A. and Public Enemy are part of the reason that Leq avoids making cookie cutter music and sticks to the real - regardless of genre. That trait alone is part of the reason success is right around the corner for him as he carries limitless love for good music as long as it moves the crowd.
His resume includes working with artists such as Royce da 5'9, Mr Cheeks, Rza, Big Kap, Next, Rah Digga, Mike Jones to name a few, and has been on tour with 50 Cent, Usher, Dj Quik, Fabolous, The Clipse, Young Jeezy, Busta Rhymes, Shwayze and Cisco, Lupe Fiasco, and more.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona these three brothers from the Southside began excelling in their musical genius at a young age and in 1998, together they formed a latino hip hop group and coined the name "Mob Fam" as their own. Each brother expresses their individuality through tone and demeanor not to mention as a whole the group exudes an incomparable work ethic.
Being the brilliant Latino hip hop artists they are Mob Fam is making serious waves in the music industry. "T.S." with his strong stature and melodic mouthpiece he wears the hat of the business man of the group, "Javi" with his bold fashion and heavy swag heâ€™s considered by many to be the heart throb of the group and "S.C." is a smooth, calm and calculated producer and engineer. As a group Mob Fam is responsible for creating a sound deemed as the anthem for loyalty and respect among their city and ever growing fan base.
Their 2006, independent debut album entitled "Street Fame", sold a respectable 10,000 copies nationwide. The buzz created by "Street Fame" shined a spotlight on both the "Mob Fam" brand and the Arizona hip-hop scene alike. Rightfully so, they immediately retreated to the studio and began working on their second project 2011â€™s "The Anticipation". They followed up with a subsequent release properly titled â€śAZ To The Worldâ€ť two months after. Mob Fam has been performing throughout Arizona and beyond and is one of the most well-known and highly demanded Latino hip-hop groups in the South Western United States. With Co-Signs from such artists as Willy Northpole, Baby Bash, WC and M.C. Magic to name a few this band of brothers is soon to be a household name and to be blessing the national air and radio waves as well. As they continue defending their title and self proclaimed status as they maneuver throughout the music industry they stay grounded and humbled by the blessings before them and all who has supported them along the way.
Once they caught the eye and ear of M.C. Magic and worked in the studio with him on their single Tu Amor the rest was history and since they be signed and added to the Nastyboy Records roster so be sure to keep an ear to the streets and an eye out for their upcoming releases and if you get the chance to see them perform donâ€™t hesitate to buy a couple extra tickets because their emotion and energy packed performance will not let you down.