Pulling Inspiration From Hometown Struggles And Wrestling Folklore, Moe Green Prepares Debut Album For Summer Release
Burgeoning MC Moe Green, hailing from Vallejo, California, looks to be a beacon of hope for a town in search of a hero. One of California’s fast rising talents, Moe Green is preparing the release of his debut album, Rocky Maivia, this summer on Interdependent Media.
The current economic crisis caught more than just individuals in the financial crossfire. Entire American towns went bankrupt, the largest of which is Vallejo, California, home to a once thriving and profitable music scene where artists like E-40, Mac Dre, and Celly Cell carved out a niche. Aware of the times, and the history of his hometown, Moe Green’s music eschews the gangster trappings of the city’s hip-hop pioneers. Green chooses, instead, a more earnest approach to his music, earning the emcee comparisons with today’s rising stars credited with offering an alternative to a genre that has long relied on, often fabricated, street credibility for success. “It’s a documentation of your everyday dreamer trying to make his dreams reality,” says Green about his debut and his musical direction.
Recently being announced as a part of KMEL’s 2010 Bay Area Freshmen 10 class, the 22-year old rapper has been garnering both local and national attention. The nod of approval was generated with the help of interest in a handful of leaked material, including the chillingly narrative “Hometown” and the debut leak from Rocky Maivia “Non-Title Match.” Leading into the summer, as Green prepares the release of Rocky Maivia, fans can look forward to of a slew of singles, videos, and media content from the project, including the newly released video for “Ride,” directed by Chris Kiker, and shot in Moe Green’s hometown of Vallejo.
To eagle-eyed professional wrestling fans, the title for Green’s debut single and the album itself will ring bells. An avid wrestling fan himself, Moe Green named his album after superstar wrestler/actor The Rock – Rocky Maivia served as The Rock’s moniker when he first debuted in the ring. Green sees his debut album as the Rocky Maivia phase in his own career. “It’s a metaphor for the newcomer with great potential entering the professional leagues,” says Green.
Be on the lookout for Moe Green’s first foray into the ring with Rocky Maivia this summer.