Tag Archives: Billy Danze

New Joint – Billy Danze

Billy Danze – “Wop It” (@BillyDanzeMOP / 2019)

Johnny Famous-produced cut from the Mash Out Posse member’s “6 Pack” EP.

New Joint – Billy Danze

Billy Danze – “Halle Berry” (@BillyDanzeMOP / 2019)

How about some hardcore? The Mash Out Posse member drops a concrete-cracking G-Whiz-produced banger from his forthcoming “6 Pack” solo release.

New Joint – Billy Danze

Billy Danze – “6 O’Clock Briefing” (@BillDanzeMOP / 2016)

The M.O.P. member suits-up in the visuals for his new politically-charged single produced by the UK’s Quincey Tones.

New Joint – M.O.P.

M.O.P. – “187” (@TheMashOutPosse / 2014)

Billy Danze and Fame stomp through the streets of NYC in the first visuals to be taken from their forthcoming “Street Certified” EP.

New Joint – M.O.P.

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M.O.P. – “187” (@TheMashOutPosse / 2014)

The Brooklyn microphone brawlers return with this Fizzy Womack-produced banger featuring DJ Premier on the cut off their forthcoming EP “Street Certified”.

Bucktown – M.O.P. / Smif-N-Wessun

Two of Brooklyn’s most well-known rhyming duos interview each other as part of Duck Down’s “Artist-To-Artist” series.

New Joint – Corporal Asskick / Billy Danze

Corporal Asskick ft. Billy Danze – “Spread Love” (R.U.N. / 2013)

The NY emcee flips the classic 45 King-produced Take 6 breakbeat for this gritty Rotten Apple head-nodder.

Warriorz – M.O.P.

Quality footage of Lil’ Fame and Billy Danze running through a selection of Brooklyn bangers at a recent show in Switzerland.

Sparta Album Trailer – M.O.P. / Snowgoons

Snippet trailer for the forthcoming Snowgoons-produced Mash Out Posse album “Sparta”.

Hardbody Hip-Hop – M.O.P

Billy Danze and Lil’ Fame on DJ Eclipse’s Sirius radio show promoting their forthcoming Snowgoons-produced album “Sparta”.

Step It Up – M.O.P.

Lil’ Fame and Billy Danze speak on their forthcoming Snowgoons-producer album “Sparta”plus footage from their CMJ performances.

First Family – M.O.P.

Lil’ Fame and Billy Danze interview with Montreality.

World Famous – M.O.P.

WheresMy40Acres.Com interview with Lil’ Fame and Billy Danze at 2011’s A3C Hip-Hop Festival.

New Joint – Sonnie Carson / Billy Danze

Sonnie Carson ft. Billy Danze – “Hood” (Scream Entertainment / 2011)

The upcoming BK emcee takes a walk through Brownsville accompanied by one-half of the legendary M.O.P..

Salute! – M.O.P.

Croatia’s Phat Phillie interviews M.O.P. during the recent European tour- shoutout to BlackoutTV.

World Famous – M.O.P.

TheHipHopChronicle.Com interview with legendary Brooklyn duo M.O.P. – Billy Danze and Lil’ Fame reminisce on meeting DJ Premier, Guru and Freddie Foxxx for the first time and also recount a convo with Fat Joe after his Lexus was stolen – Danze gets a little confused about which album “Downtown Swinga” was recorded for but years of Hennessy consumption will probably make some memories kinda blurry LOL.

Making Doubters Over Think Mixtape Download – M-Dot

Having recently won the “Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year” title at the 2010 Boston Music Awards, M-Dot rounds out what has been a busy twelve months with the release of his second mixtape “Making Doubters Over Think”.

Hosted by M.O.P.’s Billy Danze and mixed by DJ Pauly Fingaz, the project features appearances from the likes of Krumb Snatcha, Grand Agent and Chaundon plus production from Germany’s Snowgoons.

Official download here.

Tracklisting:

01) M-Dot – My Letter to Hip Hop (Produced By Sandro)
02) M-Dot – No Turning Back (Produced By Confidence)
03) M-Dot – Remorseless (Produced By Alegory) Scratches By DJ Family Tyz
04) M-Dot – No Money Down (Produced By Pauly Fingaz)
05) M-Dot Ft. Jaysaun – The Real & The Raw (Remix) (Produced by Snowgoons)
06) M-Dot Ft. Big Pooh – No Surrendering (Produced By Explizit One)†Scratches By DJ Family Tyz
07) M-Dot Ft. Tek, Grand Agent & Billy Danze – Run For Cover (Remix) (Produced By The Visiting)
08) M-Dot Ft. EMS (Desco, Strick 9 & Rev) – Believe Now (Produced By Skammadix) Additional vocals by Olivia Pierson
09) M-Dot – The Go Getter (Remix) (Produced By Pauly Fingaz)
10) M-Dot – Entrance 4
11) M-Dot – I’m ILL Russell
12) M-Dot Ft. King Magnetic, Chaundon, & Cymarshall Law – East Coast Points (Produced By Reckonize Real) Scratches By ToneDeff Cutz
13) M-Dot Ft. Masta Ace – You Don’t Know About It (Remix) (Produced By The Visiting)
14) M-Dot – Eleven Fourteen Ft. Boycott Blues, Tribeca & Easy Money (Produced By Explizit One) Scratches By DJ Family Tyz
15) M-Dot – Heart Of The City Freestyle
16) M-Dot Ft. Krumb Snatcha – Gotta Be (Produced By Teddy Roxpin) Scratches By DJ Diverse
17) M-Dot Ft. Reef The Lost Cauze & Bekay – Brain Tumors (Produced By Reef Ali) Scratches By DJ Grazzhoppa
18) M-Dot – Vein Insertion
19) M-Dot Ft. Krumb Snatcha – Hate On Me (Produced By Snowgoons)
20) M-Dot Ft. Freestyle & Wordsworth – Struggle (Produced By Abnormal)
21) M-Dot – Full Circle (Produced By Kore)
22) M-Dot Ft. Krumb Snatcha – Shut Down (Produced By DJ Don Chito)
23) M-Dot Ft. Seven & Dre Robinson – G’d Up (Produced By Pauly Fingaz)
24) M-Dot – Self Reflection (Produced By Pauly Fingaz)

Brooklyn’s Finest – M.O.P.

Footage of Lil’ Fame and Billy Danze mashin’ out at their recent gig at London’s Jazz Cafe.

Part One

Part Two

Live Review – M.O.P.

Venue: The Jazz Café, London  Date: 25 August 2010

The first of M.O.P.’s two Jazz Café shows (their first UK appearances in some years) was much like the Brooklyn duo’s music – loud, abrasive and to the point, but a whole lot of rowdy fun.

Not looking to keep their fans waiting and clearly impatient to hit the stage after their long absence from British shores, the burly figures of Lil’ Fame and Billy Danze (accompanied by deejay and long-time accomplice Laze E Laze) kicked the proceedings off unexpectedly early at 9:30pm, spending the next sixty minutes or so blasting their way through a fast-paced selection of Mash Out Posse bangers.

After a brief but heartfelt dedication to lost legend Guru of Gang Starr from Laze, Fame and Billy arrived in front of the packed London audience to the blaxploitation soul of Isaac Hayes’ classic “Walk On By”, before launching into arguably their most well-known hit, the Foreigner-sampling “Cold As Ice”. Immediately the crowd’s energy levels went through the Jazz Café roof, which is where they remained for the duration of the show.

Bouncing around the stage like two retired WWF wrestlers with rhyme skills, Fizzy Womack and Danze were clearly enjoying, and appreciative of, the adulation and roars of the pair’s trademark shout of “Fiyaaah” being generated by the venue of hardcore M.O.P. fans.

Clearly there were no casual Mash Out listeners in the house tonight, as virtually the entire crowd rhymed along word for word to heaters such as the Jay-Z collabo “U Don’t Know” and the Rocky-inspired “4 Alarm Blaze”. At one point Danze put the audience to the test, asking “What was M.O.P.’s first f**kin’ record?”, with shouts of “How About Some Hardcore” being ignored as the pair ran through a verse of other early cuts such as “Blue Steel”, stopping each time with “Nah, that ain’t our first record!” and a gleeful gold-toothed grin from Fame. Eventually the unmistakable bassline of the Rotten Apple favourite’s 1993 debut single pushed its way through the speakers, with more pandemonium ensuing throughout the venue.

Pausing for Laze E Laze to drop a quick selection of party-starting sure-shots from the likes of Biggie and DMX, the Brooklyn bombers then continued on their mission with audience pleasers such as the boisterous “Put It In The Air” and the title track of their 2000 album “Warriorz”.

Eager to connect with their fans, both Billy and Fame bantered humorously with the crowd, passing bottles of their chosen alcoholic beverages along the front row, encouraging as many Firing Squad fanatics as possible to take a drink with them in-between songs.

By the time the opening bars of the night’s finale “Ante Up” burst from the sound system, to paraphrase Busta Rhymes on the track’s remix, it really did feel like the whole world was about to collapse, as audience and artist exploded as one in a near-perfect moment of pure Hip-Hop appreciation.

M.O.P. have had something of a troubled career over the years, with the NYC natives having to battle against label dramas, industry politics and mainstream indifference. Yet throughout their many ups and downs, Lil’ Fame and Billy Danze have always placed making music for fans who truly appreciate their brand of raw rap above chasing commercial success and following popular trends. On this night, a small number of those same fans got to give some of that love and respect back to their hardcore heroes in no uncertain terms.

Ryan Proctor

The Big Payback (Part 2) – Paid Dues 2008

The second instalment of HipHopOfficial’s backstage coverage of Paid Dues in NYC featuring KRS-One, Billy Danze, The GZA etc.