The struggle between artistic growth and keeping the listener’s happy is a delicate balance for any musician, even more so in the ever-fickle rap world. Do you keep making remaking the same songs that got you fans in the first place or try and test the limits of your abilities by stepping outside your comfort zone? Cormega has never been afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, and even though he fills many of the tracks on Born and Raised with personal sentiment there’s no need for alarm – this isn’t some emo rap shit. Mega just spills it how he sees fit. (more…)
Much like his one-time partner in rhyme Tragedy, Cormega suffered a number of set-backs and betrayals early on in his career, but he’s continued to develop his technique and catalog over the years to the point that he’s now independent mainstay, thanks to a tireless work ethic and genuine respect for his loyal fan-base. Here are some of the highlights from my conversation with this QB veteran earlier this week as he prepares to release his third official solo album next month.
Robbie: Did you used to have a little MC crew back when you first started or were you always a soloist?
Cormega: Me and Tragedy were partners for a little while.
Your earliest appearance was on DJ Hot Day’s album, and later with his group PHD. Where did you know Hot Day from?
I knew him from the streets. And I knew Poet, ‘cos Poet was like a warrior amongst rappers in Queensbridge. We made the song, and the rest is history, man. (more…)
Time to give shine to another under-appreciated rhyme verbal assassin – Cormega. With his latest project Born & Raised due in October and featuring another outstanding selection of producers and guest MC’s, now’s the perfect time to take a look back at some of his finest work to date. Let’s set it with some of his better team-ups… (more…)