Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mobetta Produces "Self Savior" for Talib Kweli's new album "Gutter Rainbows"

Talib Kweli's new album "Gutter Rainbow" dropped 25th digital-only in North America & all formats in the rest of the world. Gutter Rainbows is currently #1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop charts and #6 all genres. I produced the song "Self Savior" feat: Chace Infinite. The song is also on Talib's Year of The Blacksmith Community Mixtape. The are many great producers on this album such as Marco Polo, MPhazes, SkiBeatz, Nick Speed, BlaqToven, Shuko, Oh No, S1, E. Jones, Khrysis, 88Keys. You can listen to the whole album here.

"Self Savior" is the last song on the album. It features Ray Angry on keys, Nate Jones on bass and a classic Mobetta trumpet solo at the end. Mobetta makes it Mobetta...

Here's a couple of articles & reviews:

Talib Kweli is one of my favorite MC's. I've been listening to him since the Black Star days. I'm honored to be apart of this project! Looking forward to making more music with him in the future. Blacksmith is the movement!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Maurice vs Mobetta

As you can see there's a lot going on with me this year. My birthday is Jan 6th. I'm really excited to be turning 30! Feels like it was just yesterday when I was 16 years old sneaking into the Jazz Clubs of Chicago. Time sure does fly. I've been busy playing, producing and composing new music. My next project will be Maurice v s Mobetta. The LP will feature tracks from some of the best producers on the planet such as DJ Scratch, Devo Springsteen, DJ Center, Joe Blaxx, The Royal Family, Chris Rob & Pimps of Joytime, and Sam Barsh. I will be playing trumpet and rapping on it. I'm so hyped and can't wait to share this new music with you. Wishing everyone a safe, happy, healthy & prosperous New Year!!

Much Love,


Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to personally thank everyone for all the love and continued support. I feel like the people's champ right now! Because of your support, my career has taken off to new heights. This year The Effect has travel all over the globe promoting the new album. We performed shows in India, Indonesia, London, Croatia, Spain, Italy, and all over the country. This has been an incredible year for me with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. I've made some major changes in my life and learned a lot about myself in the process. When I cut my locks off, it was a very spiritual moment for me. I feel so much more in tune with everything. I promise to work even harder next year and raise the bar. This is only the beginning. Thank you all for believing in me. Wishing everyone a safe, Happy Holiday season and a healthy & prosperous New Year!!

Much Love,