Who the hell are the Mo’ Betta Brothers, and why should I read their Electronic Press Kit?
The Mo’ Betta Brothers are a passionate crew of true school artists creating authentic music for the essence of the Hip Hop culture: Peace, Unity, Love, and Having Fun.
This is their primary focus as family members of the first and last essential element of Hip Hop which is The People.
They are from The People, of The People, for The People, and about The People.
And as traditionalists, the Mo’ Betta Brothers are committed towards serving The People heavy doses of funk, witty lyrics, substantial content, flavorful styles, diverse banging tempos, and entertaining cadences. Just quality Golden Age style Hip Hop music in the 21st Century!
It is their inheritance, ambition, motivation, priority, and honor to be your brother’s keeper. May you never be tainted by commercialized, watered-down, wackness ever again. Things are starting to get Mo’ Betta around here.
Okay. That’s great. Now, who are the crew members?
Danger S, The Verbal Assassin
Also known as: The Microphone Ranger, Apex Predator
Rhyming since: 1985
Music interests: Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Classic Rock, 80’s Pop, Classical, Soca, Reggae, Polka, Square Dance
My personal favorite MCs off the top of my head: are Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J, Eminem, KRS-One, Kool G Rap, Black Thought, MC Lyte, Redman, GZA, Lady of Rage
My personal favorite MC groups off the top of my head: are Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, EPMD, Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Fearless Four, Whodini, Fat Boys, Jungle Brothers
My favorite books and videos from my library about the Hip Hop culture: Subway Art, Style Wars, The Freshest Kids, Can’t Stop-Won’t Stop, Wild Style
Favorite people of the Hip Hop culture: All the true pioneers whose originality and dedication to their craft helped to shape, mold, and evolve all the elements of Hip Hop culture.
Favorite quote: “Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!” – line from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar as quoted by Christopher Plummer in Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country
Favorite sport: Tennis, Basketball, Football, Water Polo, and Curling
Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings trilogy
Favorite comedian: Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor
Favorite rebel: Pee Wee Herman and Bob Ross
Emazing, The British Dream
My Occupation: a rhyme writer that’s not made for hire. Been writing rhymes off & on since 1966.
The sounds I listen to: are anything that I feel has funk in it, and I mean ANYTHING!!!
The MCs who give me the joy of listening: are MC Lyte, Chubb Rock, Lady of Rage, Greg Nice, Yo-Yo, Grand Puba Maxwell, Slick Rick the Ruler (aka MC Ricky D), Danger S, Keith Murray, Jeru the Damaja, Kool Moe Dee, Redman, Del the Funky Homosapien, Phife Dawg, Q Ball, Eminem, Method Man, Mos Def, Chief Rocker Busy Bee, Sadat X, Dana Dane, Tech N9ne, Charli 2na, Grandmaster Casanova Fly, and Doctor Ice.
Hip-Hop groups who give me joy period: are Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five MCs, The Funky Four + 1 More MC, The Treacherous Three MCs, The Rock Steady Crew, A Tribe Called Quest, The Masters Of Ceremony, De La Soul, The Fantastic Romantic Five MCs, The Beatnuts, The New York City Breakers, The Alkaholiks, The Cold Crush Brothers, The Crash Crew, The Fearless Four MCs, and without a doubt The Mo’ Betta Brothers.
Movies I can watch on the repeat tip: everything created by Marvel Studios, Robocop (The Original), Beat Street, Planet Of The Apes (The Original), Pitch Black, Delores Claiborne, Poltergeist (The Original), Enter The Dragon, Casualties Of War, Thelma & Louise, Bustin’ Loose, every Laurel & Hardy flick, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, The Sixth Sense, Forrest Gump, Legion, Malcolm X, CB4, Devil In A Blue Dress, Do The Right Thing, 8 Mile, and Boyz In The Hood.
TV shows I give mad props to: All in the Family, Luther, Fringe, Eastenders, Supernatural, Jackanory, Continuum, The Benny Hill Show, Family Guy, The Rise & Fall Of Reginal Perrin, The Biggest Loser, Catweezle, Scandal, The Saint, The Cosby Show, On the Buses, Roseanne, Rising Damp, and In Living Colour.
Favourite Quote: “All I can do is do what I can” – Emazing.
Favourite Sport: Volleyball
Favourite Actors: Sidney Poitier, Leonardo Dicaprio, Denzel Washington, Johnny Depp.
Favourite Actresses: Angela Basset, Susan Sarandon, Taraji P. Henson, Laurie Metcalf.
Favourite Comedian: Richard Pryor
Favourite Comedienne: Lucille Ball
Favourite Rebels: Martin Luther King Jr, Prince, George Lucas, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Dave Chappelle, Bruce Lee, and Malcolm X.
My goal is to change anyone’s life by injecting wisdom in the rhymes I speak.
Q Ball, The 800 Pound Gorilla
Also known as: The Ape in a Man-suit, The Bolmangani, Q, The Silhouette in the Fire
Rhyming since: 1986
Music interests: real Hip Hop music, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Reggae, Blues, Caribbean Music, Afro-Latin, World Heritage Music varieties
My personal favorite 25 MCs off the top of my head: Rakim, Grandmaster Caz, KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kool G Rap, Chuck D, Black Thought, Eminem, Ice T, Jeru the Damaja, Chino XL, Treach, Keith Murray, LL Cool J, MC Lyte, Big L, MC Ren, Ice Cube, Mos Def, Red Man, Andre 3000, Method Man, Rammellzee
My Peronsal Favorite 25 MC groups off the top of my head: Cold Crush Brothers, Treacherous 3 & Spoonie G, Fearless 4, Fantastic 5 MCs, Crash Crew, Funky 4+1, Public Enemy, EPMD, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Ultra Magnetic MCs, People Under The Stairs, Jurassic 5, Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Geto Boys, DITC, Wu Tang Clan, Alkaholiks, Pharcyde, Beatnuts, 3rd Bass, Run DMC
Ten favorite books / videos from my library about the Hip Hop culture: Subway Art, Style Wars, The Freshest Kids, Born in the Bronx, Graffiti World (series), Planet B-Boy, Can’t Stop-Won’t Stop, Wild Style, Spraycan Art, The Art of Rap
Favorite people of the Hip Hop culture: Other than Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Grandwizard Theodore, Afrika Bambaataa, and the many great photographers, videographers, art houses who documented our culture from its infancy to the present; I also favor all Graff Writers, B-Boys & B-Girls, Funkstylists, DJs, Turtablists, and Beatboxers for their unparalleled dedication to the craft of their skill sets. I hope you all continue to WOW me as you have done so since the early days of Hip Hop before I even knew its name. You are an example to why you deserve much more from this new generation of bastard rappers who refuse to study and elevate their craft like a bunch of dry heaving divas being humped by a corporate suit. Long live the real emcee!
Favorite quote: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
Favorite sports: American Football, Basketball, Hockey, and Track and Field.
Favorite movies: The Star Wars saga, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Shaw Brothers Studios films, Watchmen, Avengers, Planet of the Apes, Kill Bill, Batman Trilogy, Bruce Lee’s films, Indiana Jones series, Denzel Washington films, Clint Eastwood films, and Harrison Ford films.
Favorite comedians: Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Robin Williams.
Favorite rebels: Bruce Lee, George Lucas, Sidney Poitier, Chuck D, Muhammed Ali, and Jesus The Christ.
So what does Betta Hip Hop Music sound like?
Okay. That was dope. Got any videos?
How come you fellas don’t show your faces?
Well, that answer is simple. We put Hip Hop culture first before our egos. We are anti-celebrities.
As a matter of fact, we don’t really care about showing our faces. All that really matters is the audience receives the essence of Hip Hop culture by experiencing Peace, Unity, Love, and Having Fun. This is what we learned from Afrika Bambaataa, so why not relay that back to The People of Hip Hop and the generations to come? Celebrate the life of Hip Hop!
In Yoda speak, “Divas, we are not.”
Are the Mo’ Betta Brothers ever going to release their first album?
Yes! You betta believe it!
It is The Greatest Album Never Heard.
No really. It is!
We deliver two versions of our first album: the original version and The Greatest Album Never Heard: Mo’ Betta Edition.
The original version is for regular listeners.
The Mo’ Betta Edition is for cultural enthusiasts, Lyrical Aficionados, DJs, Turntablists, B-Boys, B-Girls, Rockers, Funk Stylists, Writers, Bombers, Taggers, Spitters, Rhymers, and Lyricists…for nobody else. Deluxe is The People’s edition. It’s the real deal.
You can get The Greatest Album Never Heard right now anywhere you shop for your music like Amazon.com.