Vallejo Rapper Releases
New Album After Two Year Prison Bid
March 25, 2013 at 11:00 PM
ET - LatinRapper.com (words by Dante)
Fresh off a two-year
prison bid, Texas by way of California rapper and former Funky
Aztecs member Merc100Man has released a new album which
reflects his new lease on life. "Young, Fly, and
Self-Employed" is a 16-track LP released January 15, 2013, and
features a variety of established guest Hip Hop artists and
The new album includes
beats by producers such as Happy Perez, Z-Will, Tony Staxx and
Hitman Cortez. Notable guest features on the LP include fellow
Vallejo, California native Baby Bash, as well as Big Gemini,
Javi Picazo, J-Minixx, H2 and Yung Ro.
"This album is like having
a big bowl of menudo, little bit of everything" the veteran
artist explained to LatinRapper.com. "Got that thug shit,
those club bangers, songs for your trunk, tracks for the
strippers, and some songs for people to stop and think about."
In addition to promoting
his new album with live performances, Merc100Man has also
recently released a video of his single "On the Go" featuring
Dallas rapper Yung Ro.
"Young, Fly, and
Self-Employed" is the first full-length album to be released
by 5-Star G Entertainment, the record label created in 2010 by
Merc100Man as he began serving a prison sentence for marijuana
possession at TDCJ Smith Unit in Lamesa, Texas. The
Vallejo, California native was released from prison after two years,
and immediately returned to recording music in Dallas, the
city he presently calls home while on parole.
Merc100Man, formerly known
as Merciless, took on a new stage name as part of his musical
evolution. "I have always been called Merc since I was a kid,
it's just a new path, a new beginning for me" the MC
explained, adding "Plus I always keep it 100, man."
The Left Coast artist
originally rapped under the name Merciless as part of the
California rap trio Funky Aztecs. The group released several
albums from 1992 until 2000, as well as the popular 1995 track
"Slipping Into Darkness" featuring Tupac Shakur.
Although he now performs as a solo artist, Merc100Man
continues to collaborate with former members of the group,
which include his brother "Indio" and cousin "Sapo."
"Young, Fly & Self
Employed" is currently
available for purchase through iTunes. Merc100Man is
presently in the process of recording for his next album, as
well as making plans for additional music videos this year.