- Monsta - RushMobb
RushMobb is a music group stationed in Green Bay Wisconsin, based out of Chicago, Il and Milwaukee, WI. Different surroundings and different upbringings brought together a sound that is musically undeniable. With “BoyBoy” being Rushmobb’s initial artist, him and childhood friend Vontay had a vision that stemmed from a strong love and passion for music. Over the years, the two of them started recording music, shooting videos, doing shows, and gained a large crowd of supporters. Using his Chicago ties, “Vontay” brought cousins “KingPenn” and “Lil Rellow” from Chicago to Green Bay and started an instant epidemic.
Now, currently riding the wave of RushMobb’s latest project, “Nothin 2 Lose” which artist “BoyBoy” dropped on Thanksgiving Day. The video for the single “30 Rounds” featuring artist “Lil Rellow” did over 10,000 views in a matter of few hours. Lil Rellow & KingPenn are currently working on highly anticipated projects to be dropped later in the winter. With everybody watching, and the motivation being evident, the sky is the limit for RushMobb. With A lot of different personalities combined with similar backgrounds and motives, the “Mobb” has been locally acclaimed “The Trillest.”
What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth:
BoyBoy: I was Born in Milwaukee, WI Coming from a two parent home. My father was in and out of jail and im the youngest of 4 sisters. My mother some how made it work while my pops was incarcerated but being in the area was tough financially plus the violence. Having to live in a 2 bed room duplex with my sisters her 4 children & my auntie with her 5 children. I was into basketball at a young age and loved to do it, being around all sisters I was introduced and hearing different types of music so I always had the passion. As a kid I was always moving around from Chicago to Milwaukee and back with my cousin who is now incarcerated as well. Milwaukee was getting worse by the year which caused the move to Green Bay, WI.
KingPenn: Grew up in a south side community of Roseland in Chicago,Il. Raised by my Grandmother with a host of aunts in uncle’s heavily involved with local gang activity. Mother was never around father wasn’t around due to his life sentence witch made me have to look towards the streets for guidance. Being creative in my own right with passion i easily adopted music to set me apart from the rest. I moved to Green Bay, WI to take my talent to another level creating the RushMobb sound with a host of close friends we quickly set the bar for the city with bigger dreams to become greater as we continue to grow.
Lil Rellow: Basically, I grew up in the south-side of Chicago trying to follow in my pops footsteps who ran a block full of niggas and was the best rapper my 6 year old ears had ever heard. My mom worked day and night to provide for the three kids she had to eventually raise on her own. I always dreamed of being of a superstar but eventually I had to take my head out the clouds to duck all the bullets that was flying. The rest is living history…
At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?
BoyBoy: I Knew music was apart of my life when I notice I would put up my last dollar towards it including videos, studio time and ect. I believe I bring a lot of soul in my music for people to relate to with some of the stories I can tell. I try to paint a picture
Lil Rellow: To be honest with you, music been apart of my life for as long as I can remember. My pops had it in him and he passed the torch. Even though I always stood out for my abilities, I was about 15 when I realized I had the fuel to the flame on that torch. As far as making an impact, in the long run I see my music being motivation to be whatever you want to be regardless of the circumstance. I believe that’s enough for my legacy to last as long as Tupac.
KingPenn: I took my music serious the day my father was released from prison after 10yrs. At the age of 15 I started to see my progress in started to push hard and take it even more serious. After moving to Green Bay, WI putting together the RushMobb sound with my friends we knew as a whole things would get better once the right oppritunity presented itself. The Bad Boy lifestyle is what im trying bring back due to the fact Biggie Smalls era I grew up under, but with more flavor added striving for greatness.
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
BoyBoy: I was inspired by artists like Lil Wayne, Biggie smalls, Nas , Meek mill, Fabalous , & J cole. If I could collaborate with any artist it would have to be Biggie Smalls because of his unique flow and delivery. Another artist I would like to collaborate with would be Chris Brown because to me he is the Michael jackson of our generation.
KingPenn: I was inspired by Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, and the artists I would like to work with alive would be Drake, Meek Mills, Jay-Z, Big Sean and Rick Ross. The artist I would like to work with passed away would be Biggie Smalls, Pimp C, and Ol Dirty Bastard. I chose to work with Drake, Big Sean, Meek Mills, jay-Z and Rick Ross just because they are the leaders of the game right now in my eye’s. Biggie Smalls, Pimp C, and ODB would be a dream come true to work with mainly cause they are the ones I looked up to in their styles helped shape my sound, and ear for music.
Lil Rellow: My introduction to music was Tupac. I believe that foundation gave me the passion for what I do and the ambition to inspire a generation. As I grew older, Lil Wayne made me feel like rapping didn’t have to be a hobby or source of income, but the best way to express my emotions and the perfect way to show my love and passion for music. As far as collaborating, I feel like putting my minds together with the likes of Future, Drake, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, & The Weeknd is just a masterpiece waiting to happen. Artist that have passed is a discussion of its on. Me & Tupac will change the world. Me & Biggie would take lyricism, swag, & and stunting to the next level. And Pimp C would always put a good word in my hear and a dirty cup in my hand.
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
BoyBoy: To be honest I’m one of the few out of my friends that like Mainstream music. I think Hip Hop now , is in a battle between real hip hop & music with no substance.
Lil Rellow: I’m ah fan in all honesty. I mean everybody popping for whatever reason they popping for but I like what I like.
KingPenn: I feel music today is just a outlook of whats happening not just in the streets but internationally. Mainstream music today is what it is, but me personally feel the content of majority of hip-hop is super watered down with no positive or clear message. We looking to change that soon.
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
Lil Rellow: I’m Dropping my mixtape “BADDAZZ” on my birthday in February 2017 & excited is a understatement. Real day one fans been waiting on a complete project from me for years & new fans don’t know what to expect. I can’t wait to show them the artist (not rapper) that I’ve grown into be.
BoyBoy: I just dropped a 6 song EP called “Nothin 2 Lose” this passed thanksgiving and its doing pretty good online rite now you can find it on spinrilla.
King Penn: Well currently im working on my very first mix-tape “Notice The End” witch will be released New Years Eva or January 15th but nothing set in stone. My mix-tape would follow up with a DVD of “Notice The End” creatively using each track from my project forming it into a short movie/skits.
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
BoyBoy: short term goal I would have to say is to have all my videos done from my last project and to be performing on the highest level. When I say the highest level I mean venues like SXSW and other opportunities for up and coming artists.
Lil Rellow: Within the next 6-10 months, I would hope to be buzzing off my mixtape with countless opportunities to get my and my team’s foot in the door.
KingPenn: Im just focusing on my first project “NoticeTheEnd” with hopes of getting the videos done to each track for the DVD.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
BoyBoy: In the next 2-5 years my goal is to be signed and on tour with our own bus.
Lil Rellow: I’m not gone be modest with you, & I’m not gone fill this page up with the high expectations of myself. Grammy Award Winning Artist.
KingPenn: In the next 2-5 yrs the goal for me is to have a distribution deal so we can control our own music under RushMobb as a record label.
If you had one song out of the catalog you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?
BoyBoy: I got a song called “Blessed” that really explain whats been going on in my life the past 6 months so I would defiantly choose that one.
Lil Rellow: I got a lot of favorites but sad to say I think I show my best sound when I slow it down and talk about my love for drugs. So I would say my latest love song “MaryJane” would be it. Soon to be heard on my upcoming project “BADDAZZ.”
KingPenn: Well its a track on my up incoming mix-tape “NoticeTheEnd” called “It Made Me”. It explains my personal feeling boxed in to remain humble all thought it tells why I can sometimes feel under rated but I remain focus.
To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?
KingPenn: My music would attract the open minded going through the everyday struggles in urban communities. They would most likely dig the many different styles , and outgoing since of style I like to call “old new flavor”.
BoyBoy: To a person that never heard my music, I would say the pain from my voice to the beat would catch them. The way I flow on the beat is not something you hear often
Lil Rellow: Even the ones who can’t relate will still be able to respect my craft, passion, and drive for what I Do.
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
Lil Rellow: Real, Different, Inspirational, Passionate, Creative
BoyBoy: Soulful, Happy, Real, Dynamic, Smooth
KingPenn: Crazy, Creative, Painful, Soulful, Truthful
What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
BoyBoy: I think the way I flow on beats is different from anybody in the industry.
Lil Rellow: My style combined with my passion for good music brought up in the roughest environmental gave me a undeniable story to tell while still trying to show my love for good music in every thing I do.
KingPenn: unexpected sounds with meaning, and substance.
To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?
Lil Rellow: Stay true to yourself. Know your worth. Never settle.
BoyBoy: I would just tell them “Never give up” there is a lot of people that don’t want you to succeed and they gonna do anything in they power to mess up your dream.
KingPenn: I would tell them make a plan follow your dreams, but never give up.
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
Lil Rellow: Follow Me On Twitter @BaddAzzTSG Instagram: @215baddazz & Snapchat: @rellowbaddazz My Upcoming Project “BADDAZZ” Drops In The Winter and will be able to stream from Spinrilla/MyMixtapez
BoyBoy: you can hit me up on Instagram: BoyBoy_Rushmobb6 Facebook: facebook.com/rushmobbmusic Twitter: rushmobbmusic/ My new EP “Nothin 2 Lose” is out now for free on spinrilla
King Penn: follow me on Instagram: Kingpenn500
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
Lil Rellow: Eveything I been through, paths I crossed, & every encounter made me who I am. To those who left me out, I’ll thank you later.
BoyBoy: To the people that left me out, I want to say thank You! Because it made me go even harder. I wanna also Thank and send a huge s/o to the city of Green bay, WI that brought us together.
King Penn: To the people that left me out I just want them to keep being nonbelievers…